Betty Boop Minnie the Moocher (1932)

January 5, 2011

Betty Boop runs away from home with Bimbo to get away from strict parents. They enter some woods where they meet a ghost who sings Minnie the Moocher. This jazz song was performed by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra and featured the lyrics “Hidee-Hidee-Hidee-hi”. Calloway also appears in a live-action introductory sequence to the film in a Blues Brothers style dance. The Fleischer animators worked in a sexy scene where a nude statue comes to life and preservers her modesty by pulling on a skirt.