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20 November 1936 (USA) See more »
Betty Boop is incensed at her farmer neighbor's cruelty to his animals. But the inventive Grampy knows how to teach him a lesson. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A "message" cartoon that's pretty effective! See more (7 total) »


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Mae Questel ... Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
Animation Department
Lillian Friedman .... animator (uncredited)
Myron Waldman .... animator (uncredited)

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7 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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[first lines]
Betty Boop:[singing] Be human! / Animals can cry. / Be human! / It's easy if you try.
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A "message" cartoon that's pretty effective!, 28 November 2002
Author: Paul Curtis from New York

The "be nice to animals" message is presented with some unsettlingly violent images of cartoon animal abuse. It's just a little shocking, which is exactly what the creators intended. It's probably best not to spoil any of the gags; sufficient to say that the mixture of cuteness and brutality is certain to startle present-day cartoon watchers.

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