Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Overlooked Cartoons: Cab Calloway and Betty Boop in "Minnie the Moocher"

Not long ago, I presented the Betty Boop/Cab Calloway classic, "The Old Man and the Mountain." That's HERE. Now here's another romp with Cab and Betty. In this one, from 1932, Cab and his ghostly cartoon counterpart demonstrate his version of the Moonwalk, which he obviously stole from Michael Jackson (NOT!).



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4 comments:

Richard R. said...

I'm guessing this is the best known Boop 'toon, since Calloway had a hit with the song and his performance of it has been widely seen. Still, well worth watching (again).

George said...

If you're interested in one of the guys who was behind BETTY BOOP, you might want to check out my posting for SUPERMAN: 1941-1942: 17 SHORTS. Max Fleischer was involved in both projects.

Cap'n Bob said...

That step Cab does is, I believe, called the Camel Walk. It differs from the moon walk bcause it goes forward.

Kenneth Mark Hoover said...

This is my fave Betty Boop cartoon by far!