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Voted #19 on The 50 Greatest Cartoons list, this 1933 Betty Boop short is a very, very loose adaptation of the original tale of Snow White, not to be confused with the Disney version. During wintertime, Betty visits her step-mother the queen, with the two guards Koko the Clown and Bimbo the Dog being instantly smitten by her. After the queen is told by her magic mirror that Betty is the fairest in the land, she orders her beheaded. However, Bimbo and Koko are too infatuated to comply with this order and fall down the hole that was intended for her-as Betty escapes and gets frozen in an ice block in the process, with the seven dwarfs carrying her away. The rest of the short is centered around Koko and Bimbo as they try to save her.
On a side note, this short was a literal one man show-all of the animation was done by dedicated Fleischer employee Roland Crandall, as a reward for his years of hard work at the studio. It took him six months to do.
Tropes Used In This Short:
- Deranged Animation: One of the Fleischer's most bizarre works outside of "Swing You Sinners!" and "Minnie the Moocher."
- Disproportionate Retribution: OFF WITH HER HEAD! For being prettier than the queen.
- Random Events Plot: People tend to randomly turn into dragons and/or a frying pan roasting eggs.
- Rotoscoping: Used to animate Koko.