Director: Dave Fleischer
Release Date: April 24, 1936
Stars: Betty Boop, Pudgy
When Betty is gone three kittens cause havoc in Betty’s house. Pudgy gets the blame until the kittens plead guilty.
The three kittens are doubtless inspired by the Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning cartoon ‘Three Orphan Kittens‘ from 1935, from which it borrows a milk bottle gag. ‘We Did It’ is not half as elaborate as the Disney cartoon. Nevertheless, it shows the Fleischer’s growth in character animation through pantomime. Pudgy, like Pluto, is by design fit for character animation.
Unfortunately, the Fleischer Studio was very inconsistent and this cartoon was followed by many in which character animation is practically absent. And even in ‘We Did It’ the result of this technique is only mildly amusing and hardly impressing.
Watch ‘We Did It’ yourself and tell me what you think:
This is Betty Boop cartoon No. 49
To the previous Betty Boop cartoon: Betty Boop and Little Jimmy
To the next Betty Boop cartoon: A Song a Day
‘We Did It’ is available on the French DVD Box Set ‘Betty Boop Coffret Collector’