Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Title: Musical Mountaineers
Series: Betty Boop
Running time (of viewed version): 6:05
Synopsis: The Hatfields and the Peterses are feuding, and Betty Boop gets caught up in it when her car runs out of gas on Peters land, where she has to dance until they give her moonshine to leave; a rooster hitches a ride with her.
Comments: The cartoon opens with a reuse of the music from So Does an Automobile (which occurs during a driving sequence). The rooster is interesting looking. I think Mrs Meany in later Lantz cartoons may have been hired away from the Fleischers, based on the woman in this cartoon. Betty has weird long limbs in this. She looks out of place in the cartoon, except when she's scared. She claims her job is dancer. I wonder where the hillbillies learned to play Hawaiian guitar?