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Cab Calloway and the Fleischers fucking KILLING IT in 1933

The Mermaid Boss who appears in Cuphead was most likely inspired by Betty Boop. When she blows her face resembles Betty’s which indicates this is 100% true. Later this year the game will be coming to Xbox One and PC. When it comes to PC I’ll be getting it. As it is very much so inspired by retro 1930′s cartoons, also the Fleischer Studios come to mind.Very unique as no other gaming company as thought of this style as of yet.

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Swing You Sinners!

9 in 42 of Talkartoons
animated short film history
Release: Sept. 24th, 1930
Country: USA
Director: Dave Fleischer

“Bimbo, after getting caught trying to steal chickens by a policeman, walks into a graveyard and encounters various talking gravestones with faces, many farm animals, a walking barn, and plenty of spooks and ghosts.”

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Swing You Sinners! is available on YouTube.

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Dizzy Dishes

7 in 42 of Talkartoons
animated short film history
Release: Aug. 9th, 1930
Country: USA
Director: Dave Fleischer

“This short is famous for being the first appearance of Betty Boop.

Chef Bimbo waits on a hungry gorilla and then goes to the kitchen to prepare the order, roast duck. When he is about to bring it to the gorilla’s table, he sees Betty Boop performing on stage and falls in love at first sight. He forgets about the hungry gorilla and dances on stage with the duck. The gorilla, furious, goes after Bimbo, who escapes on a wooden train.

The as-yet-unevolved Betty Boop is drawn as an anthropomorphic female dog. Except for the ears, she resembles Betty Boop in her regular incarnation. Also, she is merely a side character; the main plotline revolves around the incompetent chef Bimbo and the irate gorilla.”

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Dizzy Dishes is available on YouTube.