Monday, August 01, 2005

Max Fleischer's Classic Betty Boop Cartoons: FREE!




Film Chest Vintage Cartoons has posted a few dozen Fleischer Brother Betty Boop Cartoons over at The Internet Archive, including the trippy Cab Calloway trilogy: MINNIE THE MOOCHER [1932], SNOW WHITE [1933], and THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN [1933]. What are you waiting for? Get some now!

7 comments:

Tohoscope said...

I just found Ray Kellog's Drive In Classic THE GIANT GILA MONSTER in the feature films archive, too:
http://www.archive.org/details/giant_gila_monster

Phil Lee said...

The Betty Boop Snow White is one of my favorite toons of all time, if only for the rotoscoped footage of Cab Calloway dancing his way through the Mystery Cave while singing "St. James Infirmary". Classic, and weird enough to go over well at Hell.

Also be sure to check out "I'll Be Dead When You're Glad You Rascal You", which features our heroes being menaced by the giant flying head of Louie Armstrong.

FnordChan, hoping the archive makes "Bimbo's Initiation" available at some point. Wanna be a member?

Chris Sobieniak said...

Neat to see a few classics I didn't noticed before there. Wonder if Kellogg's other sleepy classic, "The Killer Shrews" is also there too? I feel like seeing some menacing dogs draped in carpet samples prance through the movie! :-)

Tohoscope said...

Maybe we can edit together the flying Satchmo head with the flying stone head from ZARDOZ?

I recently found my copy of BIMBO'S INITIATION but the tape had degraded in storage. The soundtrack had been reduced to mud. If I recall right my tape was from a tape made from a laserdisk. There may be hope of finding a presentable copy yet...
-d!

Chris Sobieniak said...

God I have a decent copy of that I could send you! Pretty much got a bunch of Betty Boop cartoons and no real reason to see what to do about it!

Phil Lee said...

Chris will probably beat me to it, but as soon as I can get around to digitizing all my VHS crap, I've got commercial tape releases of a bunch of old Fleischer toons, including "Bimbo's Initiation".

While we're talking Fleischer, anyone got a copy of "Koko's Earth Control" handy?

Chris Sobieniak said...

Most of what I have are on VHS, as well as some AVI/MPEG files I've downloaded in the past (in particular, the legit VHS releases from Republic Entertainment, the owners of the U.M.& M./NTA library, though now Viacom owns Republic and the library is probably rightfully Paramount's again).

Sorry I don't have "Koko's Earth Control", which is one f__ked up cartoon for it's time, though I have some abridge version that was aired on "Liquid Television" over a decade ago.