Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Not What You'd Expect
Kelly Zurp | United States | 05/13/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"CAUTION!!! If you're looking for the original Betty Boop for President from 1932, this is not it. Instead, it's a compilation of video clips from a number of BB cartoons that have been spliced together with new audio to create a loose and awkward story of Betty's running for President in 1980! To make it worse, the producer made it a musical, using 1980-period music of various quality. There are a couple of clips of original sound, but not many, and not for long.
Betty's voice is not the original Mae Questel, whose light, perky and happy voice indeared Betty to the world. By comparison, the voice used in this production more often sounds as if it's whining, and the dialog does not help, either.
The creativity and daring of the Max Fleischer studios is completely lost with the half-hearted and uneven attempt of the writers and editors of this movie to join together disparate cartoon clips to create a cohesive movie. They failed miserably.
The best thing I can say about this movie is that at its cost, I didn't mind losing what I paid for it."