animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes © Fleischer Studios
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Dizzy Dishes

Bimbo the Dog is working at a restaurant as both the waiter and the cook; receiving an order to make a burly and impatient customer a roast duck. On his way to deliver the duck, he stops to listen to singer Betty Boop, who is entertaining the customers and winds up dancing on the stage, roast duck in tow.

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The debut of many an iconic cartoon character has worn the suit of mediocrity, poor Betty is no exception. This shouldn't be surprising, really. For most animated stars, the...
Created by: Fleischer Studios
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Billy Murray ... Bimbo
Margie Hines ... Betty Boop, Singing Cats
William Costello ... Gus Gorilla
Directed by: David Fleischer
Produced by: Max Fleischer
Animated by: Ted Sears and Grim Natwick

animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes © Fleischer StudiosMarks the first appearance of Betty Boop to theatres, looking distinctly more canine than she would in later appearances.

Betty would be the girlfriend of Bimbo for the next few cartoons, but her popularity saw her supplant him as Fleischer's biggest star

Created by Grim Natwick, a veteran animator at the studio with an art background (a surprising rarity in animation in the 1920s). Grim would go on to modify Betty's design to make her a more visibly appealing character. Betty found herself transformed into a wholly human character, her long, canine ears replaced with ear-rings.

Bimbo meanwhile, remained a dog, and became a secondary character alongside Fleischer's silent star Koko the Clown, who was brought out of retirement to help support the popular heroine.

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