Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Notorious "Betty Boop"

Poor 'Betty Boop'. Not only did King Features/Fleischer Studios opt out of a full-length PG-rated animated feature, but Simon Cowell also failed to deliver on his touted partnering with Australian animation, special effects house Animal Logic Entertainment :

Betty Boop debuted in the 1930 cartoon short "Dizzy Dishes", the sixth installment in Max 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"...