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Playing Chess with Betty Boop & Taking a Mean Shot at Mickey Mouse

After exploring all 75 of the Silly Symphony cartoons in spring, now we consider their competitors this summer. Fleischer Studios released this Betty Boop short in 1932.

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August 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm

See the subtle joke at 5:25:

How can conservatives conquer Hollywood? PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle argued in March 2014 that it was through studying how technological changes transformed the culture in the age of classic Hollywood. In this ongoing series mid-day Monday-Friday at PJ Lifestyle he highlights animated short films from the 1920s, '30s and 1940s, beginning with an emphasis on Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. What are some of your favorite cartoons of the era? Please leave URLs in the comments of shorts you'd like to see featured in the future. Image illustration courtesy shutterstock / Ismagilov.
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