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Betty Boop: An Original Max Fleischer Cartoon
Betty Boop An Original Max Fleischer Cartoon
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
NR     2004     2hr 33min

No Description Available. Genre: Children's Video Rating: NR Release Date: 11-MAY-2004 Media Type: DVD

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Movie Details

Creator: Mae Questel
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Animation
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/06/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 33min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

23 classic cartoons
Stephane Levesque | Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada | 07/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 2 DVDs set is the one you must own if you're a Betty Boop fan. Here's a list of all the cartoons in this set.

She wronged him right
Betty Boop and Grampy
Minnie the Moocher
Musical mountaineers
Stop that noise
Swat the fly
Betty Boop and the little king
Happy you and merry me
House cleaning Blues
The impractical joker
Betty Boop and Little Jimmy

Betty Boop's rise to fame
I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal you
Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle
Morning, noon and night
The old man of the mountain
Betty in Blunderland
Be human
Betty Boop's big boss
Parade of the wooden soldiers
Not now

These cartoons are all in original black & white and are enhanced in audio 5.1
Not Perfect, but the best Betty Boop DVDs yet
Curtis Allan | Seattle, WA | 01/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best Betty Boop DVD set currently available, as it contains most of Betty's highest regarded shorts, including all three with jazz legend Cab Calloway (Snow White, Minnie the Moocher, & The Old Man of the Mountain). If the storylines seem vague and abstract, that was the point. Not only do they contain not-so-subtle drug references (listen in songs for "smokey", "cokie", & "kicking the gong [heroin] around"), but they also evoke a surrealism one normally associates with haute culture filmmakers like Luis Bunuel. And the great thing about this is you can watch it with your kids while they just enjoy the pretty images without a clue!

On the down side, the DVD won't allow any monkeying with the time view, has no subtitles which always help with the poor audio from early talkie cinema, makes you look at their annoying Platinum Video interlude between each episode, and the image quality is inferior to the earlier Goodtimes Betty Boop DVD releases. But this is the best set yet available on DVD and it's so cheap you really can't lose by just buying it right now.
Betty Boop gives me a headache!
Michael Osborn | Seattle, WA USA | 06/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first talking picture, `The Jazz Singer' was released in 1927 . It created a sensation and overnight the entire movie industry adopted sound in their productions, and the cartoon industry was not about to be left behind. The Fleisher brothers abandoned their popular series of silent cartoons called `Out of the Inkwell' and created a series of 42 sound cartoons called TALKartoons from 1929 to 1932. Many of these cartoons are now lost, but cartoon 08.TK. `Dizzy Dishes' (1930) was the first to feature a prototype of Betty Boop. She developed in TALKartoons over a few short years to become the familiar figure we all know and love. The last TALKartoon, 42.TK. `The Betty Boop Limited' (1932) marked a seamless transition to Betty Boop's own cartoon under the Paramount Pictures logo. (There were 90 of these.)
Aside from the ever-present main gripe of poor DVD production from poor prints, it is frustrating trying to collect Betty Boop cartoons without getting more duplicates. I have four different sets, the first three of which are currently available here on Amazon. The first set is a two disk set on the PLATINUM label called, `Betty Boop: An Original Max Fleischer Cartoon.' It has 23 cartoons of which TEN are not on the other sets:
34.TK. Minnie The Moocher (1932)
39.TK. Chess-Nuts (1932)
04.PP. Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (1932)
07.PP. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (1932)
13.PP. Snow-White (1933)
16.PP. Betty Boop's Big Boss (1933)
19.PP. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)
21.PP. Morning, Noon and Night (1933)
23.PP. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1933)
24.PP. She Wronged Him Right (1934)
As noted in other reviews, PLATINUM has their logo blaze annoyingly across the screen and speakers before each cartoon. But if you look at the cartoons, the PLATINUM set definitely looks remastered and is much clearer and crisper. (Compare cartoon 58.PP. `Be Human' which is on all three sets,) Also, because the PLATINUM set is the only one that has any TALKartoons, it is further recomended over the others.
The second set on the ECHO BRIDGE label is called `Betty Boop (Two-DIsk Collector's Edition)' It has IDENTICAL ARTWORK and PACKAGING to the PLATINUM set. The cartoons on this set look grey and fuzzy and there is not a `play all' option, and it has 30 cartoons only FOUR of which are unique to that set:
42.PP. A Language All My Own (1935)
47.PP. Little Nobody (1935)
59.PP. Making Friends (1936)
66.PP. Ding Dong Doggie (1937)
The third two-disk set is from the DELTA label called, `The Ultimate Betty Boop Collection' (previously released as separate disks as `The Best of Betty Boop'). The cartoons in this set look dark and shadowy. It has 25 cartoons, and it too has only FOUR of which are unique to that set:
45.PP. Making Stars (1935)
54.PP. You're Not Built That Way (1936)
61.PP. Whoops! I'm A Cowboy (1937)
82.PP. On With The New (1938)
The fourth set is a collection one dollar disks on the DIGIVIEW label from China and are available at Wallmart. I only mention these because they are the only ones who have cartoon, 40.PP. `No! No! A Thousand Times No!!' (Which is on every one of their disks.)"
Very Very Disappointed
Shawn D. Smith | 11/28/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This indeed would be the best Betty Boop collection, if it were indeed the one that you get when you order. Due to some confusion in the ISBN number, what you actually receive is a collection of 30 Betty Boop cartoons from Echo Bridge (not Platinum), which are the same old tired ones that are available elsewhere. None of the Cab Calloway's. Few or none of the pre-code. And definately not the set that is described here. I don't blame Amazon, because the same thing happened when I ordered it at Barnes the Noble. The description does not match the product. I was very very disappointed."