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Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (1934)

A reporter interviews Max Fleischer about his creation, and Betty illustrates with excerpts from three prior cartoons.

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Old Man (voice) (uncredited)
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A reporter, played by Dave Fleischer, interviews Max Fleischer about cartoon sensation Betty Boop. Max paints Betty, who comes to life and performs routines from the popular past films Stopping the Show (1932), Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (1932) and The Old Man of the Mountain (1933). Betty then dives back in to the inkwell and accidentally splashes ink in the reporter's face before the film concludes. Written by Melissa

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18 May 1934 (USA)  »

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The Old Man of the Mountain
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Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Billy Hill (as George Brown)
Performed by Cab Calloway and his orchestra briefly in clip from The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)
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Fleischer in the Studio
3 April 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This short starts off with Max Fleischer being asked a few questions by a reporter who basically wants to know a few things about Betty Boop. We then "see" some examples of her, which are just clips from three previously made shorts (STOPPING THE SHOW, BETTY BOOP'S BAMBOO ISLE and THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN). This short works best when we actually get to see Fleischer drawing up Betty and getting to answer a few questions about her. I thought this here was the highlight of the film but there's no question that the clips are also good enough for what they are. I'm just the type who hates to see editing down things and I just think all three clips would have been better watching them in their entirety. Since all three are available it's easy to see them so that leaves this one here worth watching for the interview footage. The best joke actually happens towards the end when we're back in the studio and Betty jumps into some ink and causes another mess.


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