A Little Soap and Water
Betty Boop series
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Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Adolph Zuckor
Voices by Mae Questel
Music by Sammy Timberg (uncredited)
Animation by Edward Nolan
Myron Waldman
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 21, 1935
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 6 mins
Language English

A Little Soap and Water is a 1935 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop.[1][2][3]


Pudgy the Pup loses his bone on top of the coal bucket. Meanwhile, Betty Boop is preparing the wash tub for a dog bath. When Pudgy realizes what Betty has planned, he tries to get away. Betty has to pursue him through the house, including several laps under the living room rug. Betty finally gets Pudgy into the tub and washes him while singing the title song. Pudgy is all nice and clean, until he finds his bone, and knocks over the coal bucket to get it.


A Little Soap and Water has been released as part of several different DVD compilations: by BCI Entertainment (2003 & 2004), Genius Entertainment (2004), GT Media (2004), and Mill Creek Entertainment (2007 & 2007), and Echo Bridge Home Entertainment (2007 & 2010).[4]


  • Some of the song elements in the beginning are missing in most prints, and is very rare.


  1. Webb, Graham (2000). The animated film encyclopedia: a complete guide to American shorts, features and sequences 1900-1979 (illustrated ed.). McFarland. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-7864-0728-6. 
  2. Maltin, Leonard (1987). Of mice and magic: a history of American animated cartoons (2, revised, illustrated ed.). 2, revised, illustrated. p. 376. ISBN 978-0-452-25993-5. 
  3. "A Little Soap And Water". [[wikipedia:Big Cartoon Database|]]. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  4. "DVD releases for: A Little Soap and Water". AMG. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

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Category:1935 films Category:Black-and-white films Category:1930s musical comedy films Category:Betty Boop cartoons Category:American animated films Category:1930s American animated films

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