Monday, August 9, 2010
Happy 80th Birthday, Betty Boop
Today is the 80th Anniversary of the first lady of animation, Betty Boop. She made her first appearance in the Fleischer Bros. "Talkartoon", "Dizzy Dishes".
Believe it or not, Betty started out as a dog character but the Fleischers knew they had something special on their hands.
With the help of animator Grim Natwick (who helped define her look), Betty was made a human and had one of the most successful animated series of the 1930's.
Boop - Boop - A - Doop!