Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Notorious "Betty Boop"

King Features and Fleischer Studios continue developing a PG-rated feature-length 'Betty Boop' cartoon:

Betty Boop debuted in the 1930 cartoon short "Dizzy Dishes", the sixth installment in Fleischer's "Talkartoon" series...

...created as a curvy caricature of singer Helen Kane, imagined as an anthropomorphic French poodle. 

Fleischer finalized Betty as a human character in 1932, for the cartoon "Any Rags". Her floppy poodle ears became hoop earrings, and her black poodle nose became a girl's button-like nose.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Betty Boop"...