Betty Boop, Animated Character
Born: 8 August 1930
Birthplace: Talkartoons, Paramount Studios
Best Known As: Coy and sexy '30s cartoon
Designed by Max Fleischer for Paramount Studio's Talkartoons, Betty Boop began as dog. By 1930 she had evolved into a coy flapper whose innocent skirt-lifting and trademark line "boop-boop-a-doop" were sweetly suggestive of more than just singing and dancing. She starred in over 100 cartoons from 1931 to 1939, getting increasingly less saucy (and less popular). She continues to have strong merchandising power.
Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character appearing in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop series of films produced by Max Fleischer and released by Paramount Pictures. With her overt sexuality, Betty was a hit with theater-goers, and despite having been toned down in the 1930s, she remains popular today for this sexiness. She was also the first truly feminine cartoon character.
SHE WAS BORN ON BROADWAY. Created by Max Fleischer on a drawing board during the dark days of the Great Depression, Betty Boop quickly became a legend, the first animated femme fatale, the Queen of Cartoons. Since her 1930 debut at the New York City-based Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop has starred in more than 100 Fleischer cartoons, two syndicated comic strips, two animated musical television specials for CBS, and in the 1988 film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit She was saluted in a prime-time, star-studded tribute on American Movie Classics and was the first cartoon character to be featured in A&Es award-winning Biography series. With her unique combination of sassy spirit and common sense, she has become a citizen of the world and a role model for women and young girls.
Today, Betty Boop is a worldwide licensing and merchandising phenomenon, with her classic image appearing on practically everything, including cookie jars and other ceramic pieces, toys, food, apparel and accessories, housewares, consumer electronics and even lottery tickets.
Over the years, the beloved Betty Boop, has been a star of films and has adorned a wide range of consumer products and merchandise. Betty Boop also became the decor inspiration behind many retro style restaurants and classic diners. In our online Betty Boop Store, we provide the opportunity to purchase exclusive Betty Boop collectibles and gifts in many sizes and styles including lamps, tables, large statues, figurines, Betty Boop on motorbike, in car, in an airplane, and in many styles and sizes to choose from.
All of our Betty Boop products featured on our website are licensed by King Features Syndicate, Inc./Fleischer Studios, Inc. Hearst holdings, Inc./Fleisher Studios, Inc.