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Poor Cinderella (1934)

In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.

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Jack Mercer ...
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Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)
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In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.

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3 August 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Fleischer Studio's first color cartoon. See more »

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Version of Hey Cinderella! (1969) See more »

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Pretty Cinderella
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Sung by the Fairy Godmother
Also sung with different lyrics by the mice, the lizards and the pumpkin
Played at the beginning of the ball
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Masterful Paramount Cartoon has Aged Very Well
21 September 2001 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

Before moving on to their prolific (and highly successful) POPEYE series (as well as into their unfortunate GABBY series--just imagine Elmer Fudd without his macho sex appeal), Paramount's Fleischer brothers poured their creative genius into BETTY BOOP. This is their finest B-B cartoon, and may just be their finest EVER, period.

Using their 3-D filming process (and a unheard-of budget for a cartoon short), they adapted the Cinderella legend to Betty, adding some marvelous songs and (likely roto-scoped) beautiful dance numbers. For reasons not told, this was the only Betty Boop cartoon ever done in color--a tragedy.

Look for versions with the original opening titles intact--even the titles show that this was a project of love (and yes, money). Plus, Betty's as sexy an ingenue as ever thanks to Technicolor.


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