Fantasmagorie, by Émile Cohl, is considered to be the first animated story in film. Though “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton pre-dates “Fantasmagorie” by 2 years, it did not serve as a narrative other than simply showing various facial expressions via the technique of hand-drawn animation.
Betty Boop – Bimbo’s Initiation - 1931
Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society by having to survive a sadistic ‘fun house’. Then Betty Boop shows up (wearing dog ears). The more Betty Boops show up.
Betty Boop – Minnie the Moocher - 1932
Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song. Features a live number by Cab Calloway at the beginning.
Betty Boop – I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You - 1932
Koko and Bimbo take Betty Boop on a jungle safari, where they run afoul of a cannibal tribe caricaturing Louis Armstrong and his band members (they play the title song, partly in live-action).
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Betty Boop’s Ker-Choo - 1932
Betty, Koko, and Bimbo drive at the auto races; Betty has a cold, and her sneezes help her win.
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Betty Boop – Just a Gigolo - 1932
Irene Bordoni sings the title song in French and English with a Bouncing Ball. Cartoon sequences: Betty Boop as a cabaret emcee and cigarette girl; a romantic tom-cat gigolo
Betty Boop – A Hunting We Will Go - 1932
Amorous hunters Bimbo and Koko set out to bag some furs for coat-loving Betty Boop, but things don’t turn out the way they’d planned…
Betty Boop’s Big Boss - 1933
"Girl wanted," says the sign. "Top floor. Female preferred." Betty Boop sees it, but it seems so does the entire female population of the city. The top of the building bulges with applicants, but Betty wins the job from the fat, lecherous boss by sitting in his lap and singing "You'd Be Surprised." The others are dispatched through a trap door. Betty can't type, or do much of anything else, but she sure is cute. The boss chases her around the office, but Betty manages to get to the phone and call the police. The police, the army, the navy and the air force all come to her rescue.
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Popeye with Betty Boop - 1933
Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks. This cartoon was also apparently banned because Betty Boop hulas topless.
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