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Betty Boop in "Minnie the Moocher"

This classic Betty Boop cartoon was produced in 1932. Music by the Cab Calloway Orchestra.

This cartoon is the 17th in the Talkartoon series. It is probably one of the most popular Betty Boop cartoons produced. The cartoon starts with a performance of "Prohibition Blues" from the Cab Calloway before he became Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.

This movie is in the public domain. Since the U.S. copyright has expired, this movie can be watched online and downloaded free. There are no charges or registration required.


"Minnie the Moocher" is from a jazz song first recorded by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra in 1931. It sold over one million copies. "Minnie the Moocher" is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed ("scat") lyrics (for example, "Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi").

Betty BoopIn his performances, Cab Calloway would have the audience participate by repeating each scat phrase in a form of call and response, eventually Calloway's phrases would become so long and complex that the audience would laugh at their own failed attempts to repeat them.

"Minnie the Moocher" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Betty Boop's voice is by Mae Questal.

Producer: Max Fleischer
Audio/Visual: sound, b/w
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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"Best of Betty Boop & 12 Classic Cartoons"
1. Betty Boop’s Ker-choo (1/6/1933) 2. Betty Boop’s Crazy Inventions (1/27/1933) 3. Is My Palm Read (2/17/1933) 4. Betty In Blunderland (4/6/1934) 5. Betty Boop’s Rise To Fame (5/18/1934) 6. Poor Cinderella (8/1/1934) 7. Baby Be Good (1/18/1935) 8. Betty Boop And Grampy (8/16/1935) 9. Judge For A Day (9/20/1935) 10. Making Stars (10/18/1935) 11. Betty Boop With Henry (11/1/1935) 12. Not Now (2/1/1936) B&W • 82 min.

"Best of Betty Boop – 13 Classic Cartoons"
1. We Did It (4/1/1936) 2. A Song A Day (5/1/1936) 3. More Pep (6/1/1936) 4. You’re Not Built That Way (7/1/1936) 5. Training Pigeons (9/1/1936) 6. Be Human (11/1/1936) 7. Whoops! I’m A Cowboy (2/1/1937) 8. The Hot Air Salesman (3/12/1937) 9. Pudgy Takes A Bow-Wow (4/1/1937) 10. On With The New (11/1/1938) 11. My Friend The Monkey (1/27/1939) 12. The Scared Crows (4/1/1939) 13. Rhythm On The Reservation (5/1/1939) B&W • 76 min. Also available as a 2 DVD set

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