Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hidey Hidey Ho and Boop Boop a Doop!

Max Fleischer was the anti-Disney... producing cartoons with a soupçon of New York Jewish humor that were rather adult... even by today’s standards. But one thing that I appreciate is the showcase he gave to African American artists... like Cab Calloway. Check out Betty Boop in Fleischer’s version of Snow White featuring Calloway crooning the New Orleans standard, “Saint James Infirmary.”

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