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Dizzy Dishes is an animated cartoon created by Fleischer Studios in 1930, as part of the Talkartoon series.[1] It is famous as the first cartoon in which Betty Boop appears.

Dizzy Dishes
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Starring Margie Hines (voice)
Distributed by Paramount Publix Corporation
(National Amusements)
Release date
  • August 9, 1930 (1930-08-09)
Running time
6 minutes
Country United States
Language English



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.[2] Except for the ears, she resembles Betty Boop in her latest[dubious ] incarnation. Also, 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 releasesEdit

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


  1. ^ Dizzy Dishes at Big Cartoons Database.
  2. ^ Dizzy Dishes at imdb.

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