Bimbo (Fleischer Studios)

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Bimbo is a tubby, black and white cartoon dog created by Fleischer Studios.wikipedia
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Bimbo is a tubby, black and white cartoon dog created by Fleischer Studios.
Fleischer Studios characters included Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Bimbo, Popeye the Sailor, and Superman.

Betty Boop

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He is most well known for his role in the Betty Boop cartoon series, where he featured as Betty's main love interest.
In individual cartoons, she was called "Nancy Lee" or "Nan McGrew"—derived from the Helen Kane film Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)—usually serving as a girlfriend to studio star, Bimbo.

Koko the Clown

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Bimbo was initially inspired by animation director Dick Huemer's work on Mutt and Jeff, who, when working on the Out of the Inkwell series, decided to give protagonist Koko the Clown a canine companion.
Throughout the series, he goes on many adventures with his canine companion “Fitz the Dog”, who would later evolve into Bimbo in the Betty Boop cartoons.

Swing You Sinners!

He starred in several famous cartoon shorts of the 1930s, most notably Swing You Sinners!, Minnie the Moocher and Bimbo's Initiation.
Bimbo is seen late at night, trying to steal a chicken.

Bimbo's Initiation

He starred in several famous cartoon shorts of the 1930s, most notably Swing You Sinners!, Minnie the Moocher and Bimbo's Initiation.
Bimbo's Initiation is a 1931 Fleischer Studios Talkartoon animated short film starring Bimbo and featuring an early version of Betty Boop with a dog's ears and nose.

Hot Dog (1930 film)

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Bimbo later became the protagonist and star of Fleischer's Talkartoons series, positioned as a rival to Disney's Mickey Mouse, making his first named appearance as Bimbo in Hot Dog (1930), though Bimbo's design would not become standardized until around 1931.
The film, which was originally released by Paramount Pictures, is the first cartoon to feature Bimbo, as he attempts to gain a lover during the film.

Out of the Inkwell

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A precursor design of Bimbo, originally named Fitz, first appeared in the Out of the Inkwell series.
Huemer, who began his animation career with the Mutt and Jeff cartoons in 1916, brought the influence of the short and tall companions to Out of the Inkwell with the creation of a small canine companion named Fitz, who would later evolve into Bimbo in the sound era.

My Old Kentucky Home (1926 film)

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Bimbo has the distinction of being the first known cartoon character in history to ever have fully animated dialogue, as seen in the 1926 short My Old Kentucky Home where a prototypical Bimbo says "Follow the ball and join in, everybody!"
My Old Kentucky Home appears to be the first attempt at animated dialogue in cartoon history, as an unnamed dog, an early prototype of future studio mascot Bimbo, in the film mouths the words "Follow the ball, and join in, everybody" in remarkable synchronization though the animation was somewhat limited, making sure that lip-synch was synchronized perfectly.

Barnacle Bill (1930 film)

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It was part of the Talkartoons series, and featured Betty Boop (here known as Nancy Lee) and Bimbo (as "Barnacle Bill").

Mysterious Mose

This film contains an early version of Betty Boop and the studio's star, Bimbo.

Dizzy Dishes

Chef Bimbo waits on a hungry gorilla and then goes to the kitchen to prepare the order, roast duck.

Silly Scandals

Silly Scandals is a 1931 Fleischer Studios Talkartoon animated short film starring Bimbo and featuring Betty Boop.

Bimbo's Express

Bimbo's Express is a 1931 Fleischer Studios Talkartoon animated short film starring Bimbo and Betty Boop.

Any Rags?

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Any Rags? is a 1932 Pre-Code Fleischer Studios Talkartoon animated short film starring Betty Boop, Bimbo, and Koko the Clown.

Chess-Nuts

Chess-Nuts is a 1932 Fleischer Studios animated short films starring Betty Boop, and featuring Bimbo and Koko the Clown.

Minnie the Moocher

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In 1932, Calloway recorded the song for a Fleischer Studios Talkartoon short cartoon, also called Minnie the Moocher, starring Betty Boop and Bimbo, and released on March 11, 1932.

Talkartoons

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Bimbo later became the protagonist and star of Fleischer's Talkartoons series, positioned as a rival to Disney's Mickey Mouse, making his first named appearance as Bimbo in Hot Dog (1930), though Bimbo's design would not become standardized until around 1931.
A dog named Bimbo gradually became the featured character of the series.

Betty Boop's Bizzy Bee

Betty Boop's Bizzy Bee is a 1932 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop and featuring Bimbo and Koko the Clown.

Betty Boop, M.D.

Betty Boop, M.D. is a 1932 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop, and featuring Koko the Clown and Bimbo.

Betty Boop's Ker-Choo

Betty Boop's Ker-Choo is a 1933 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop, and featuring Koko the Clown and Bimbo.

The Betty Boop Movie Mystery

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About 56 years after his first absence from cartoons, Bimbo made a reappearance in 1989 as a major co-star in the TV special Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery.
Betty works as a waitress in a diner with her friends Bimbo the musical dog and Koko the Clown.

Billy Murray (singer)

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He did voices for animated cartoons, especially the popular "follow the bouncing ball" sing-along cartoons and the Fleischer Studios character Bimbo.

Betty Boop's Birthday Party

Betty Boop's Birthday Party is a 1933 Fleischer Studio animated short film, starring Betty Boop and featuring Koko the Clown and Bimbo.

Snow-White (1933 film)

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The Queen orders her guards Bimbo and Koko to behead Betty.