GenreAnimation, Comedy, Short ProducerMax Fleischer LanguageEnglish
CastThe Royal Samoans (Themselves), Satini Pualoa (Royal Samoan), Mae Questel (Betty Boop) DirectorDave Fleischer
Shamus Culhane (uncredited) Release dateSeptember 23, 1932 DirectorsDave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane Similar moviesPaperman, Feast, Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Tortoise and the Hare, IMAX 3D Deep Sea
Betty boop 04 betty boop s bamboo isle 1932 cartoon
Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle is a 1932 Fleischer Studios Betty Boop animated short, directed by Dave Fleischer. It is now public domain.
After a short live action performance by the Royal Samoans, Bimbo appears on screen playing a ukulele while riding in a motorboat. The motorboat goes faster and faster, until it crashes into a tropical island. Bimbo flies into the air and lands in another boat with a topless (except for a strategically placed lei) and dark-skinned Betty Boop in it.
Bimbo and Betty, after nearly falling down a waterfall, are flung from the boat into a clearing surrounded by hostile trees, who torment the two. A group of savages appears, but Bimbo disguises himself by painting his face and sticking a bone in his hair. Bimbo is treated as an honored guest, and Betty dances the hula. A sudden rainstorm washes off Bimbo's disguise, and he and Betty are chased by the savages until they reach Betty's canoe and take off down the river. When it seems that they are alone, the two proceed to kiss in private behind an umbrella (with a convenient hole).