Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (1934)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This clever "cheater" begins with a live-action sequence, in which animator Max Fleischer is being interviewed by a newspaper reporter (played by Max's brother--and this cartoon's director--Dave Fleischer). When asked how he makes all those "Betty Boop" cartoons, Max demonstrates by grabbing his pen and bringing Betty to live on his drawing board. Our heroine then regales the reporter with lengthy highlights from her previous cartoons (taking time out to change costumes in an inkwell). The rest of the cartoon features Betty's celebrity imitations from 1932's Stopping the Show, her sexy hula dance from 1932's Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle, and a lively duet with a rotoscoped Cab Calloway from Old Man of the Mountain (1933).