Category Archives: NEEDLE DROP NOTES
In 1940, a color series featuring Gabby from Gulliver’s Travels, and a bunch of lackluster one-shot cartoons filmed in black and white.
Boop by this time was frequently relegated to second chair, taking a definite back seat to her supporting cast.
There was less pressure from Paramount to include songs from their features in the cartoons, though some would still show up.
Even if her cartoons could be broken down into sub-series (Pudgy, Grampy, etc.), Betty was still expected to do her songs.
Never mind what the feature was, it was Popeye the audiences wanted… accompanied by great songs!
The conventional wisdom is there is something missing from these cartoons than those in the pre-code years. But the music was just as lively.