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Minnie the Moocher (1932)

Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

Director:

Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ... Themselves (as Cab Calloway and His Orchestra)
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Storyline

Betty Boop runs away from home with her friend, Bimbo the Dog. They end up in a cave where a walrus, with Cab Calloway's voice, sings "Minnie the Moocher" and dances to the melancholy song. He is joined in the performance by various ghosts, goblins, skeletons and other frightening things. Betty and Bimbo are subjected to skeletons drinking at a bar; ghost prisoners sitting in electric chairs; a mother cat with skull-like eyes feeding her equally empty-eyed kittens; and worse. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лентяйка Минни See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia

The ghost walrus's dancing is rotoscoped (traced) from live-action footage of Cab Calloway dancing. See more »

Quotes

Betty Boop: singing They always- always pick on me They never-never let me be I'm so very lonely, awfully sad. But I know what I'll do By and by I'll eat some worms and then I'll die When I die, you'll wait and see They will all be sorry they picked on me.
Hankerchief: It's been a long time since you've been glad
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a re-traced colorized version. See more »

Connections

Followed by Minnie the Moocher (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Prohibition Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Thomas
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Cab Calloway and his orchestra
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Wow
6 October 2005 | by mathew-kellerSee all my reviews

The best cartoon I've seen in half a lifetime. Doesn't say much since I'm still rather young. Point is though this seems like a visual (and also audio) symphony of swing.

I only knew the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy version of Minnie The Moocher and only through coincidence did I find this and hear Cab Calloway's version... all I can say nice.

What else is there to say, you almost get nostalgia to the days when you'd sit at home on the Saturday mornings and watch cartoons till noon. Back in the worry-less days.

Perfect collaboration between the Boop and the Swing.


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