|Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle|
Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle
Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (1932)
- Betty Boop: "Holy smack!"
- Betty Boop: " Whats your name?"
- Bimbo: "My name is Bimbo."
- Betty Boop: "Can you sing Bimbo?"
- Bimbo: "I will if you play for me."
Cast & Crew
- Mae Questel as Betty Boop
- Claude Reese as Bimbo
- Max Fleischer (Producer)
- Dave Fleischer (Director)
- Shamus Culhane (Animator)
- Seymour Kneitel (Animator)
- Bernard Wolf (Animator)
- The Royal Samoans (Music)
- Was released on the 23rd of September in 1932.
- This cartoon is now in the public domain.
- Betty Boop has dark skin and is Samoan. The Samoan people are a Polynesian Samoan Islands.
- Betty's hula dance was a visual high point of this episode and appears to be closely modeled on the hula dancer that appeared in the opening live action sequence (though the dancer was not topless as Betty is). This is one of the more apparent examples of the rotoscope technique which Fleischer Studios used for realistic animation. The hula sequence was later reused in Popeye the Sailor and Betty Boop's Rise to Fame.
- In the 1934 Willie Whopper cartoon Jungle Jitters, a dark-haired version of Mary (Willie's girlfriend) appears to have been influenced by Betty's appearance in Bamboo Isle.
- A the "Movie Star Island" hula sequence in Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Betty's Bamboo Isle.