Zula Hula
Betty Boop series
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Voices by Mae Questel
Animation by Thomas Johnson
Frank Endres
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) December 24, 1937
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 7 mins
Language English

Zula Hula is a 1937 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop, and featuring Grampy.


Betty and Grampy are on an around-the-world flight when they are forced to crash-land on an apparently deserted island. Betty's upset with their situation, but Grampy quickly invents a number of gadgets that allow them all the comforts of home. Things again take a turn for the worse when a group of cannibals show up. Quick thinking Grampy charms the savages by creating a calliope out of the crashed plane's parts. While the natives are distracted by the music, Grampy and Betty repair their plane and make a hasty escape.

Notes and comments

Due to the use of negative racial stereotypes, this short is seldom screened today.

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