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is a 1935 Fleischer Studio animated short film, starring Betty Boop
Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick. She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She has also been featured in...
. The short contains one of the earliest clear examples of the oriental riff that would become popular as a leitmotif
A leitmotif , sometimes written leit-motif, is a musical term , referring to a recurring theme, associated with a particular person, place, or idea. It is closely related to the musical idea of idée fixe...
for asian culture following the release of the 1974 song Kung Fu Fighting
"Kung Fu Fighting" is a disco song written by Jim Brusatto and Vivian Hawke performed by Carl Douglas, and composed and produced by Biddu. It was released as a single in 1974, at the cusp of a chopsocky film craze, and eventually rose to the top of the British and American charts, in addition to...
Betty is the MC of "Making Stars", a stage revue introducing the "stars of tomorrow": a series of performing babies. Acts include the Colorful 3 (a trio of stereotyped Black
Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used in minstrel shows, and later vaudeville, in which performers create a stereotyped caricature of a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the proliferation of stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky darky...
babies singing "Hi De Ho"), an Asian
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baby marksman, and a bouncing Russian
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baby named "Little Miss Trotsky."