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    BETTY BOOP and BIMBO Jack and the Beanstalk (1931)


    by andythebeagle

    Betty Boop
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    Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick. She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She has also been featured in comic strips and mass merchandising.
    A caricature of a Jazz age flapper, Betty Boop was described in a 1934 court case as: "combin[ing] in appearance the childish with the sophisticated — a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button, framed in a somewhat careful coiffure, with a very small body of which perhaps the leading characteristic is the most self-confident little bust imaginable." Despite having been toned down in the mid-1930s as a result of the Hays Code to appear more demure, she became one of the best-known and popular cartoon characters in the world.

    Decent version of the classic tale from Max Fleischer has Bimbo climbing up the beanstalk where he sees Betty Boop being held hostage by the giant. Betty and Bimbo must team up to destroy the giant as well as get back on the ground. At just six-minutes this thing never gets boring but at the same time you can't help but wish something more had been done with it. The execution is pretty familiar story wise, although in this version Bimbo goes up the beanstalk to fight the giant because he dropped his cigar, which ended up falling into Bimbo's house and making his cow sick. The visuals are nice and the Betty Boop character is always fun to watch. This film was at one time banned due to some of its content but it's all tame by today's standards. Of note there is a mouse that shows up and it certainly looks a lot like Mickey.