Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cartoon a Day: I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You

I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Available on: YouTube

Today's cartoon is a Betty Boop short featuring a great song performed by the one and only Louis Armstrong. Once again, thanks to the public domain, here is the short in it's entirety.

Betty Boop cartoons are just so much fun. Though, this one doesn't featured much of the lovely Miss Boop. Bimbo and Koko take up most of the time in this one, but they manage to carry the short well despite usually being in the shadow of their costar. Some of the visual gags are classic Fleischer...both the fun ones such as the palm trees becoming giant legs for our heroes, and the bizarre ones such as the floating disembodied head of Louis Armstrong. The Boop cartoons just never fail to put a smile on my face.

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