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Betty Boop is incensed at her farmer neighbor's cruelty to his animals. But the inventive Grampy knows how to teach him a lesson.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Star:

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

Betty Boop is incensed when she sees the farmer next door whipping his defenseless dog. She chides him via song to "Be Human," but her plea only spurs him to punch his cow, beat his chicken and whip his horse. Betty calls Professor Grampy at the Animal Aid Society to come to the rescue. Grampy speeds over in his paddy wagon with a contraption that captures the farmer and holds him until Grampy can bring him back to his place. There, Grampy drops the farmer onto a treadmill in his basement. A mechanical arms whips the deserving brute as he tries to run away. Meanwhile, the treadmill powers Grampy's own farm, which has a variety of inventions designed to feed and pamper the animals. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1936 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This short is controversial for its apparent endorsement of vigilante justice, and was pulled from televised reruns of the Betty Boop series at one point. 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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Be Human
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothman
Sung twice by Betty at the beginning
Played occasionally in the score
Sung at the end by Betty, Grampy and the man
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A "message" cartoon that's pretty effective!
28 November 2002 | by PaulCurtSee all my reviews

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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