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Chess-Nuts: A Hilarious Chess-Themed Cartoon From 1932

Stanislav Pavlovič | July 26, 2012 – 15:54No Comment | 723 views

Browsing throug the net, I happened to stumble upon a not very well known gem. If you would like to relax for a while, you may want to watch this chess-themed cartoon from the early thirties.


Betty Boop is a well known character, concieved in the early thirties. She could be considered a notable part of the american popular culture. By some, she is even considered the first ever animated sex symbol. In this video, you could see her charms before they were tuned down due to a so-called Production code from the mid-thirties.

This particular episode is a dramatic love story, set on a chessboard. It is a battle between the Black Knight and Betty’s admirer Bimbo in the role of the white knight. The animation is very charming and the creativity put into this short cartoon can be admired until this very day. Especially the second half of the video is full of fascinating and hilarious details. If you happen to enjoy vintage animation as well as I do, you should be thrilled.

I hope you enjoyed our video, now you can return to our chess site and play a game or two! :)

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