Cab Calloway - Insane Betty Boop Animation

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Thanks for that and inspiring the idea that some Cab Calloway on Spotify might just make these domestic chores all the more pleasant.
(Currently trying to keep up with feeding a 25 year old son isolating with a mysterious virus that nobody will have heard of.)

I love Cab's voice and the animation is surreal. I always get a Weill and Brecht vibe from that combination.
 

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One of my favorite cartoons ever. Not particularly pc, but a cool work of art.

When I was a kid (1950's) there was a local TV show called Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse and they used to show cartoons. I don't think they paid much attention to the content, but over the course of a couple years my sisters and I saw just about every Betty Boop cartoon. Warped me for life haha.
 

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Rotoscoping...invented by Max Fleisher himself. That particular cartoon is a masterpiece.

TCM ran several documentaries on the 100th anniversary of Fleisher animation. Included "Cartoon Carnival" and "100th Anniversary of Fleischer Animation" in 2 parts, The Silent Era and "The Sound Era". I DVRd all of them...
 

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Xlnt minor key glissandos by that wild man Cab Calloway!

the words "insane animation" in the thread title evaporated any self-restraint I had, so... I re-post this>

If short attention span, jump up to 0:44

Thanks for posting that. I love that song.
I've just recalled an episode of "peak political incorrectness" in 1970s UK. My cub-scout troop had 8 year old me perform that at it local old folks Christmas concert in blackface!
Probably considered abuse of a minor in these more enlightened times.
 

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One of my favorite cartoons ever. Not particularly pc, but a cool work of art.

When I was a kid (1950's) there was a local TV show called Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse and they used to show cartoons. I don't think they paid much attention to the content, but over the course of a couple years my sisters and I saw just about every Betty Boop cartoon. Warped me for life haha.

For me it was William "Blackula" Marshall as The King of Cartoons on Pee Wee's Playhouse. I don't think he introduced anything that was made after the mid-thirties. Also, Dave Sanborn's "Night Music" was fantastic for showing early "Soundies," featuring both cartoons and live performances by the likes of Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, and Gene Krupa. :)

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