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Classic Betty Boop Cartoons, Vol. 1
Classic Betty Boop Cartoons Vol 1
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
NR     2004     1hr 25min


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: 1hr 25min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Nancy Beiman | Ontario, Canada | 02/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amazingly, this disc has some of the musical Betties made before the Hays Office made them put a dress on her. This is the only in-print collection with any of this's made from old TV prints but the quality is pretty good. Well worth the price."
Great Shot of Betty
Selcuk Onat | Seattle, wa United States | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It'a hard to complain much about this DVD, especially at the price of $4.98.
I wouldnt pay more than $12 for this, but it is a good succinct collection
of many musical BBs, and a little bit of racy, anti-establishment, and sexist
material, but done with such aplomb that only a freak would mind it.
The animation is truly amazing. I knew Snow White was good, but the others
are just as incredible. My only complaint would be that the first cartoon is
a compilation episode about Betty's rise, something that should be at the end
of the disc. When it comes on first, its a foggy print with mixed animation and
live action AND its a 'clip' episode. It totally gives the wrong impression of the
whole DVD, which immediately kicks in to crisp, beautifully contrasted and
sharp B&W on the second cartoon, "I'll be glad when you're dead.."
The appearances by Cab Calloway AND Louis Armstrong are impossible to beat
if you have any taste for jazz at all. Recent music videos employt animation,
but its rare to have such a great soundtrack of real historic talent in a cartoon.
When the cartoon isnt sheerly artistic, its very loose and just chill. Its not
grating like so many cartoons can become for adults. The supporting characters
are amazing, and the Tin Soldiers episode in which Betty is a toy is astounding.
The looking glass episode as well is absolutely surreal. You just cant believe the
labor that they put into the detailing of these cartoons and the kind of smoothly
warping motion effects that would probably take digital animators longer with
worse results. This disc will educate and entertain you for 85 minutes.
This is only a sloice, but its of the best ones. Five stars at this price."
Sweet Betty!
Linwood I. Greer | Richmond, VA USA | 01/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A collection of nicely preserved cartoons, most from the early '30s. Music by Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and the Royal Samoans! Some material not politically correct but if you can lighten up enough to enjoy it, you will. The best compilation that I've seen yet."
Not bad, but not the best
Heavy Theta | Lorton, Va United States | 03/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like anyone else who is perusing this product, I am most anxious for someone to lovingly place the Betty Boop collection out on DVD. It is gratifying to find a disc that contains most of the notable collaborations between Fleischer and contemporary pop stars, including Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong. These are fine cartoons, just not the best. Anyone who was fortunate enough to come upon the vhs box from more than a decade ago is aware of some of the truly wild and mind melting efforts representing the earliest efforts featuring Betty. But until "Bimbo's Initiation" and "Jippo", etc. find their way into re-distribution, this collection will do."