Monday, January 17, 2011

008 Baby Be Good

1935 Number: 008
Title: Baby Be Good
Studio: Fleischer
Date: 01/18/35
Directed by
Dave Fleischer
Animated by
A\Myron Waldman
Edward Nolan
Series: Betty Boop
Running time (of viewed version): 7:43
Commercial DVD Availability: 600 Cartoons (disc 4)
not cheaper:
In tin and even less cheap:

Synopsis: Brat acts bratty, Betty tells him a story to make him afraid of doing so.

Comments: Betty looks stiff and uncomfortable as a child care giver. The baby has a witch on his bed's footboard, tho Betty shows up as a fairy. He's quite accurate when striping the cat. In the dream he looks like swashbuckling Scrappy in the '39 cartoon Scrappy's Added Attraction. Pleasant background buildings. Fairy Betty seems to be pedaling to stay in the air. Very brushy hair and eggedy head on the one guy. Raspy incurving teeth on the lion. Animation cheater by reversing all the prank animation (something like 1m10s). A fearful child is a well behaved child is the moral. Honestly, the '39 Bettys are much more Betty Boopish than this. They get a bad rap for being over the hill. Betty has a heavy lidded "I'm going to kill this kid when he's asleep" look to her through the cartoon.

It's a comment on the problems of the 600 collection that I prefer using the file to the DVD (because it is problematic in most of my computer drives, making capture difficult).

1 comment:

  1. Myron Waldman was a Fleischer director with Disney story sensibilities. About three-quarters of the time, it worked about like lipstick on a pig, though for long-term marketing purposes, Waldman's development of Pudgy and his later work developing Casper were two of the most profitable things Paramount's cartoon studio(s) ever did.