|Minnie the Moocher|
|Betty Boop series|
Still from the film
|Directed by||Dave Fleischer|
|Produced by||Max Fleischer|
Cab Calloway (vocal chorus)
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 11, 1932|
|Running time||7 mins|
The cartoon opens with a live action sequence of Cab Calloway and his Orchestra performing the instrumental "Prohibition Blues". Then Betty Boop gets into a fight with her parents, runs away from home with her friend Bimbo, and sings excerpts of the Harry Von Tilzer song "They Always Pick on Me" (1911) and the song "Mean to Me" (1929).
Betty and Bimbo end up in a cave where a walrus, with Cab Calloway's voice, sings "Minnie the Moocher" and dances to the melancholy song. Calloway is joined in the performance by various ghosts, goblins, skeletons, and other frightening things. Betty and Bimbo are subjected to skeletons drinking at a bar; ghost prisoners sitting in electric chairs; a mother cat with skull-like eyes feeding her equally empty-eyed kittens; and so on. The film ends with Calloway performing the instrumental "Vine Street Blues".
- Minnie the Moocher (film) at Internet Movie Database
- Minnie the Moocher at Big Cartoon Database
- Minnie the Moocher at Internet Archive
- Minnie the Moocher at YouTube
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