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Betty Boop and the Little King is a 1936 Fleischer Studio animated short film, starring Betty Boop and featuring Otto Soglow's Little King. The Little King had appeared in several cartoons produced by Van Beuren Studios (1933–34). In those cartoons he was silent (as he had been in his comic strip). This short is the only one in which the Little King speaks.

A special opera performance is held for the Little King and his queen, but the diminutive monarch is soon bored by the music. He sneaks out in search of some new entertainment, and spots a sign for Betty Boop at the local vaudeville theatre. After some difficulties getting a pretzel from a vendor, the curtain comes up on Betty's Wild West show. Betty performs several tricks with her horse, entrancing the monarch. He joins Betty on stage for a song and dance number, just in time to be caught by the angry queen. The monarchs leave in the royal carriage, with Betty (hiding on the fender) holding the Little King's hand.


Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

Ah ha. ? swell.
Pretzels! Pretzels! Pretzels!
Here. Over here.
Throw me one, foodie.
Pretzels.
Hey, boy. Throw me some pretzels.
Oh, you want all of 'em. There you go.
Pwetzels! Pwetzels! Pwetzels here!

Hello, everybody.
Woo! Here we go.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I thank you.
May I ride your nice horse?
I'll help you.
Whoa!

Ohhh! The king is gone! Where's the king? Where's the king?
Where's the king?

(Lyrics)

Yip-e-i-yo
Yippie-i-o
I take a rope around wherever I go
Pepper, salt, mustard, cider, vinegar, vinegar, vinegar, vinegar
Yip-e-i-o
Yippie-i-yo
Carry a rope around wherever you go
First spin it fast around and then turn it slow
Pepper, salt, mustard, cider, vinegar, vinegar, vinegar, yippie!

Oh no. My oh my.


Written Text

Betty Boop cartoon
Adolph Zukor presents a Max Fleischer cartoon
Betty Boop and the Little King
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Animated by Myron Waldman and Hicks Lokey
By arrangement with King Features Syndicate, Inc. and O. Soglow
Approved Certificate No 0623
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Passed by the National Board of Review

Imperial Opera House
Special Performance in honor of His Majesty The King
Vaudville - Tonite Special Betty Boop
Intermission


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