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Snow-White (1933) - Betty Boop Theatrical Cartoon Series Snow-White

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  • Betty Boop Theatrical Cartoon Series
  • Distributed by: Paramount Studios
  • Cartoon Characters: Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Bimbo, Wicked Stepmother Queen, Seven Dwarfs.
  • Originally Released in 1933.
  • Black & White
  • Running Time: 6:30 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.
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Actually, two cartoons in one. The main story is a normal Betty Boop story based on the Snow White fairy tale. But sandwiched in the middle is a nightmare vignette which would seem more at home in a 1960s art-house film. The wicked queen tells her henchmen (Koko and Bimbo) "Off with her head!", but they can't do it, and release her. Betty falls into a pit and becomes frozen in a block of ice, and her "dead" body is carried by the Seven Dwarfs into a mysterious cavern. Koko, morphed into an odd ghost figure with the voice and mannerisms of Cab Calloway, sings "St. James Infirmary" and dances. The queen turns herself into a dragon who chases the three until she is turned inside out by Bimbo, and the trio escape.

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One of the most overlooked aspects of this cartoon is the backgrounds behind the dancing Koko. Example: The skeleton card game in the background. Owing to the morbid economic times in the early 1930's, cartoons like these, because of the musical content...  (read more)

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This is probably one of the most astonishing cartoons on all history. The beginning and the end are typical of the animation of the time, with the wacky touch of the cartoons of the period, but the scene where Koko the clown is transformed into a ghost by...  (read more)

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I remember this cartoon from my childhood. It is by far the best cartoon story I have ever experienced. Seeing is believing.

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