Before and after Betty Boop was created Bimbo had many other Girlfriends and Wives in various cartoons. Some are known as Betty Boop prototypes,where as others were leading ladies in various Fleischer animated shorts. Essie Fleischer, Max Fleischer's wife suggested that they create a girlfriend for Bimbo. Most Fleischer Studios shorts revolve around female characters.
Bimbo's girlfriend is nameless and has a normal-sized, round head most of the time. In one scene where she comes out of the tent to help Bimbo she has the distinct head of Betty Boop, she also wears a hat with long, ear-like flaps.
Hide and Seek
A flapper girl, wears a fluffy hat she is also nameless. She make's a withdrawal from the bank and is kidnapped by a Grabber. Bimbo saves the girl and they both escape down a hole to china where they are wed by a Chinese priest.
A girl who resembles Betty Boop appears in the hallways of Bimbo's school, her hair is shaped like cat ears, which could be the reason why people mistake Betty Boop for Lulu Belle. She plays with Bimbo in the hallways until a teacher arrives and tells them to go back to class.
My Gal Sal
Bimbo's Serenade's to his girlfriend Sal in the Screen Song. She seems to be cheating on him with his best pal, at the end of the song Sal takes off her clothes and starts to dance until a hand shuts the curtains on her. Sal is most likely African American or Samoan.
Bimbo is an Italian immigrant who leaves him home and wife to travel to America, only to wind up in Coney Island. Bimbo flirts with a girl, and has a run-in with a cop. Bimbo soon sees a sexy shimmy dancer, who happens to be his wife Mariutch.
Row Row Row
Bimbo's girlfriend is called Flo, she rejects him on multiple occasions, he then forces her to dance with him she slaps him many times which leads to him shaking her by her neck her hair gets messed up which makes her put on a new wig, after they finish dancing they have three children who appear from nowhere. Bimbo tries to escape but is chased by Flo.
Bimbo has a Spanish girlfriend in the Screen Song LaPaloma.
My Wife's Gone to the Country
Bimbo's wife packs her bags with her clothes and goes on vacation with three pups to the train station, Bimbo sees them off. He goes to Broadway where he can be seen sitting with Betty Boop (Briefly) who appears to be in her Dizzy Dishes form. Bimbo's wife hears him on the radio and grabs him by the neck through the microphone and hits him with her rolling pin.
Little Annie Rooney
Bimbo plays the role of Joe in the Screen Song entitled Little Annie Rooney. His girlfriend appears to be Annie Rooney (Who speaks and sings in the exactly like Betty Boop) has been given a special birthday surprise by all of her friends. In the brief live action music scene a statue of Betty Boop can be seen wearing the same hat as Annie.
In Barnacle Bill, Bimbo states that he has a wife in every port, but he courted them all but married none. Bimbo has eight girlfriends, Ruth, Lillian, Nell, Mae. Alice, Kitty, Ida, Sonia. Whilst trying to court the Captain's girlfriend Nancy Lee (Betty Boop) at the same time.
Other Fleischer Leading Ladies (Talkartoons & Screen Songs)
Fleischer animated features that feature other leading female roles.
Flapper girl, Bedelia & Mabel.