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Snow-White (1933)

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Roland Crandall (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Cab Calloway ... Koko the Clown (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Murray Billy Murray ... Bimbo (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Betty Boop / Evil Queen (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The evil, long-nosed queen asks the magic mirror in her hand who's the fairest in the land, and the mirror replies that she is. But into the queen's cave walks Betty Boop, singing that she wants to see her stepmama. Now Betty is the fairest in the land and the queen orders her beheaded. Koko and Bimbo can't bring themselves to do it. Later, Betty ends up encased in a block of ice. The Seven Dwarfs, thinking she's dead, bring her into the Mystery Cave, her final resting place. Bimbo and Koko join them. And so does the queen, who has changed herself into a witch. The clown, with Cab Calloway's voice, sings "St. James Infirmary Blues" in the weird cave full of flying skeletons and floating ghosts. Only a reversal of fortune can save Betty and the two heroes now. Written by J. Spurlin

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Trivia

The title refers to the story of Snow White (in German Schneewittche) which is known from many countries in Europe. The best known story version being the German one collected by the Brothers Grimm and the best known film version is by Walt Disney. See more »

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Referenced in Forbidden Zone (1982) See more »

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Music by Ralph Rainger
Played when the grindstone is dumped down the hole and Betty is saved
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Decent Betty Boop
22 January 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues." The part of the cartoon with the Snow White story is pretty decent, though nothing really all that amazing, either. It has the distinction, I believe, of beating Walt Disney to the story, though this film does not nearly do what Disney did.

I love how when Cab Calloway appears in Betty Boop cartoons, it is always weird and sort of spooky. Now, the one with "Minnie the Moocher" is by far the stranger of these two, but this has plenty of odd moments itself. There is another Cab Calloway cartoon, and I suspect he is every bit as weird in that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Snow White See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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