Color Classics series - 1934
Fleischer Studios, Inc.
Run time: 10:34
All Betty Boop films in the 1930s were made in black and white except for this one color film. In fact, this is the first color cartoon produced by Fleischer Studios. You’ll notice that Betty appears to have red hair. That’s because this was filmed in an early color process called Cinecolor, basically a two-color process that resulted in a limited range of colors. Technicolor, which gave a full range of color, existed at this time but Walt Disney had an exclusive contract for its use in animation.
Poor Cinderella was also the first film in which Betty Boop appears more modestly dressed -- in response to the new moral restrictions imposed by the Hays Film Production Code, which governed “appropriate” motion picture content in the US from 1930-1968.