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Silly Scandals (1931) – Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

Silly Scandals (1931) - Talkartoons

Bimbo is trying to get in to see a theater stage show. Because he has no money, Bimbo tries various dodges to sneak into the theater, and eventually succeeds. A standard set of Fleischer audience gags follows: First, Bimbo can’t see because he is behind a large hippopotamus who always shifts to block Bimbo’s view; the hippo is replaced by a woman with a big hat.

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Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp (1939) – Popeye Theatrical Cartoon Series

Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp (1939) - Popeye

Olive has a job at Surprise Pictures as a script girl when she dreams up a story of Popeye in the Aladdin tale. Popeye is a poor young man tricked by an evil magician who tries to use him to get the lamp. The plot fails, and Popeye uses the lamp to become a prince and woo the princess of old Persia (played by Olive). The magician tricks the princess into giving him the lamp, and takes her for himself.

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Betty In Blunderland (1934) – Betty Boop Theatrical Cartoon Series

Betty In Blunderland

Betty Boop falls asleep while working on a jigsaw puzzle of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” characters. The White Rabbit in the puzzle comes to life, and Betty follows him through the mirror (a.k.a. looking glass) into Blunderland, which is just like Wonderland, except that it has subway stations. She finds herself in front of a miniature subway kiosk, through which the rabbit has passed.

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Crazy Town (1932) – Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon

Crazy Town (1932) - Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon

Betty Boop and Bimbo take a streetcar ride to Crazy Town for a little vacation, a city where everything is upside-down: fishes are flying, birds are swimming, mice are roaring, the lions crow like roosters… Suddenly, a piano grows out of the ground, and Betty and Bimbo perform for all the town’s animals.

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