Dizzy Dishes

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Dizzy Dishes
Directed byDave Fleischer
Produced byMax Fleischer
StarringMargie Hines
Billy Murray
Walter Van Brunt[1]
Animation byGrim Natwick
Ted Sears
Distributed byParamount Pictures
(National Amusements)
Release date
  • August 9, 1930 (1930-08-09)
Running time
6 minutes
CountryUnited States

Dizzy Dishes is an animated cartoon created by Fleischer Studios in 1930, as part of the Talkartoon series.[2] It is noted for being the first cartoon in which Betty Boop appears.[3] Under current United States copyright law, the short will enter into the public domain in 2026.[4]


The cartoon begins with four anthropomorphic flapper cats singing "Crazy Town". Chef Bimbo waits on a hungry gorilla and then goes to the kitchen to prepare the order, roast duck. When he is about to bring it to the gorilla's table, he sees Betty Boop performing on stage and falls in love at first sight. He forgets about the hungry gorilla and dances on stage with the duck. The gorilla, furious, goes after Bimbo, who escapes on a wooden train.


The as-yet-unevolved Betty Boop is drawn as an anthropomorphic female dog. She is merely a side character; the main plotline revolves around the incompetent chef Bimbo and the irate gorilla. "Crazy Town," sung by the flapper cats in the beginning of the cartoon, is also the theme song for the 1932 film Crazy Town.

Home video releases[edit]

In the 1990s, this cartoon was released as part of the Betty Boop - The Definitive Collection laserdisc set. On September 24, 2013, Olive Films (under license from Paramount Home Entertainment) released this cartoon as part of the Betty Boop: The Essential Collection - Volume Two DVD and Blu-ray sets.


  1. ^ Scott, Keith (2022). Cartoon Voices from the Golden Age, 1930-70. BearManor Media. p. 328. ISBN 979-8-88771-010-5.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 142. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7.
  3. ^ DataBase, The Big Cartoon. "Dizzy Dishes (Fleischer Studios)". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB).
  4. ^ "copyright". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved May 17, 2023.

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