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Bimbo's Initiation 1931 Occult Cartoon

Bimbo’s Initiation is a 1931 Fleischer Studios cartoon animated short film starring Bimbo and featuring an early version of Betty Boop with a dog’s ears and nose.

Bimbo is walking down the street when he suddenly disappears down an open manhole, and is subsequently locked down there by a mouse who resembles Mickey Mouse.He lands in the underground clubhouse of a secret society. The leader asks Bimbo if he would like to be a member, but Bimbo refuses and is sent through a series of dangerous events. He is repeatedly asked by the leader to join their society, but keeps refusing. Bimbo is brought through a series of mysterious doors that lead him into yet another sub-basement. Bimbo flees through various death traps before landing in front of the mysterious order’s leader again. Bimbo still refuses to become a member, but finally accepts the invitation when the leader reveals herself to be the real Betty Boop and the rest of the society members remove their costumes, showing that they are all Betty clones. Bimbo dances with all the Betties to celebrate.

The surreal, nightmarish atmosphere of Bimbo’s Initiation has made it one of the most renowned Fleischer Studios shorts. Leonard Maltin described it as “the ‘darkest’ of all” the Fleischers’ cartoons. In 1994 it was voted #37 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation industry.

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Marie
Marie
25 days ago

This was loaded, you could do a whole report on all the symbolism here

MontanaBear
MontanaBear
25 days ago
Reply to  Marie

Hi dear community, could you please give some explanation about the symbolism. The post would be then more meaningful and reach its objective of unveiling the hidden.
I saw the clip, it feels really creepy but i did not understand any of the symbols behind.
@deletetheelite could you please dive more into symbolism details.
For example, i often see references to the number 13. What does this number represent? What is the 13th door?
Thank you

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frenchtoast2000
frenchtoast2000
24 days ago
Reply to  MontanaBear

Just to name examples since 13 is a spiritual number. 13 moon cycles as association with the feminine energy of moon goddess, 13 bloodlines of the Illuminati, in astrology it’s the number associated with death, in association with the sun god first 13 laws in the code of Hammurabi most important, witch covens have 13 members.

Last edited 24 days ago by frenchtoast2000
branch
branch
24 days ago
Reply to  MontanaBear

YHWH has numbers that have certain spiritual meanings, some are – 3, 7, 12, 40, 49.

12 is His number for ‘spiritual government’ – this is why there were 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples.

Satan is a counterfeiter, having his own numbers – it seems that his number for ‘rebellious government’ is 13.

Kat
Kat
25 days ago

I didn’t watch the clip as it looked like something that would be etched into my eyeballs. However I can see in the still that their illuminated candles also look like hands controlling them.

frenchtoast2000
frenchtoast2000
25 days ago

I’m assuming why they harass people into joining especially if they have a family history with them is because they think they are gonna reveal their secrets.

Kay
Kay
24 days ago

Yep. And lured him in with a beautiful woman. The phrase: “the lady in red/lady in the red dress.” It’s used as a distraction, and to persuade. It’s kinda sad cause some celebrities try to get out, but they’re met with setbacks—-they’re trapped. Oof.

Plop.
Plop.
24 days ago
Reply to  Kay

They always think “It won’t happen to me.”

Hahahaha wrong!

Matt
Matt
25 days ago
randall
randall
24 days ago

Occult? You were not kidding! Wow, evil