Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This is probably my favorite animated film, and, quite possibly, my favorite short film of all time. My brother Sean O))) and his (now) wife gave me a VHS copy of several, what were labeled, "Surrealist Betty Boop Cartoons." They became quite a hit in college as you may imagine. The entire collection is amazing and, since I received it, I've become a fan of Max/Dave Fleisher, especially of this era. You're probably as skeptical as I was since Betty Boop is modernly connotative with the t-shirts of helmet haired, face-painted camel-toed, white-trash and cheap souvenirs from New Jersey. You should watch the entire clip. The end is bizarre and somehow features a cameo by Michael Jackson from 1980.