Betty Boop

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Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.wikipedia
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Max Fleischer

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Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.
He brought such animated characters as Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, and Superman to the movie screen and was responsible for a number of technological innovations including the Rotoscope, the "Bouncing Ball" song films, and the "Stereoptical Process".

Grim Natwick

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Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.
Natwick is best known for drawing the Fleischer Studios' most popular character, Betty Boop.

Fleischer Studios

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She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures.
Fleischer Studios characters included Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Bimbo, Popeye the Sailor, and Superman.

Helen Kane

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Although Clara Bow is often given credit as being the inspiration for Boop, some say she actually began as a caricature of singer Helen Kane, who performed in a style shared by many performers of the day. In individual cartoons, she was called "Nancy Lee" or "Nan McGrew"—derived from the Helen Kane film Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)—usually serving as a girlfriend to studio star, Bimbo.
Kane's voice and appearance were a source for Fleischer Studios animator Grim Natwick when creating Betty Boop.

Bimbo (Fleischer Studios)

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In individual cartoons, she was called "Nancy Lee" or "Nan McGrew"—derived from the Helen Kane film Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)—usually serving as a girlfriend to studio star, Bimbo.
He is most well known for his role in the Betty Boop cartoon series, where he featured as Betty's main love interest.

Paramount Pictures

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She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures.
Paramount cartoons produced by Fleischer Studios continued to be successful, with characters such as Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor becoming widely successful.

Mae Questel

Later, several different voice actresses performed the role, including Kate Wright, Bonnie Poe, Ann Rothschild (also known as Little Ann Little), and especially Mae Questel.
Mae Questel (September 13, 1908 – January 4, 1998) was an American actress and voice actress best known for providing the voices for the animated characters Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.

Animation

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Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.
Through the 1930s and 1950s, the golden age of American animation saw new animated characters emerge, including Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Betty Boop, Popeye, Sylvester the Cat, Woody Woodpecker, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Tasmanian Devil, Hunky and Spunky, Droopy, Little Audrey, Tom and Jerry, Barney Bear, Mr. Magoo, Mighty Mouse, Gandy Goose, Heckle and Jeckle, George and Junior, the Fox and the Crow and the animated adoption of Superman, Baby Huey, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Little Lulu, among others.

Bonnie Poe

Later, several different voice actresses performed the role, including Kate Wright, Bonnie Poe, Ann Rothschild (also known as Little Ann Little), and especially Mae Questel.
Bonnie Poe (October 15, 1912 – October 16, 1993) was an American actress and voice artist, best known for providing the voice for the Fleischer Studios animated character Betty Boop beginning in 1933.

Cindy Robinson

Today, Betty is voiced by Cindy Robinson in commercials.
Some of her major roles are Makoto Nanaya and Gii from the Blazblue series, Betty Boop in commercials, Queen Beryl in Sailor Moon, Chitose Nanbu in Ah My Buddha, Kukaku Shiba, Jinta Hanakari (kid) and Kiyone Kotetsu in Bleach, Zola in the Blue Dragon series, Amy Rose in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and Megan Lewis, the actress who voiced the Purge Emergency Broadcast System in The Purge series.

Margie Hines

Betty was first voiced by Margie Hines.
She was known for her work as a voice artist at Fleischer Studios, where she was the original voice of Betty Boop before voicing Olive Oyl and Swee' Pea in the Popeye the Sailor cartoons from 1939 to 1944.

Little Ann Little

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Later, several different voice actresses performed the role, including Kate Wright, Bonnie Poe, Ann Rothschild (also known as Little Ann Little), and especially Mae Questel.
Little Ann Little (born Ann L. Rothschild, c. 1909/1910 – October 22, 1981 ) was an American actress who gained fame in the 1930s as the voice of Betty Boop, taking other the voice from original portrayor Margie Hines From 1931 to 1933, Little Ann Little made recordings for the "Betty Boop" cartoons and tour and appeared in variety shows throughout the country.

Talkartoons

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She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. Betty Boop made her first appearance in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes, released on August 9, 1930, the seventh installment in Fleischer's Talkartoon series.
Perhaps his greatest contribution to the Talkartoons series and the Fleischer Studio was the creation of Betty Boop with Dizzy Dishes in 1930.

Dizzy Dishes

Betty Boop made her first appearance in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes, released on August 9, 1930, the seventh installment in Fleischer's Talkartoon series.
It is famous as the first cartoon in which Betty Boop appears.

Any Rags?

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By the release of Any Rags Betty Boop was forever established as a human character.
Any Rags? is a 1932 Pre-Code Fleischer Studios Talkartoon animated short film starring Betty Boop, Bimbo, and Koko the Clown.

Betty Boop for President

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Unable to sell these to television largely because of the sloppy colorization, they assembled a number of the color cartoons in a compilation feature titled Betty Boop for President, to connect with the 1976 election, but it did not receive a theatrical release.
Betty Boop for President is a 1932 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Questel, who began voicing Betty Boop in Bimbo's Silly Scandals (1931), and continued with the role until 1938, returning 50 years later in Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
Joe Alaskey voiced Yosemite Sam (in place of Blanc), Wayne Allwine voiced Mickey Mouse, Tony Anselmo voiced Donald Duck, Tony Pope voiced Goofy (also partially voiced by Bill Farmer ) and the Big Bad Wolf, Mae Questel reprised her role of Betty Boop, Russi Taylor voiced Minnie Mouse and some birds, Pat Buttram, Jim Cummings (imitating Andy Devine), and Jim Gallant (imitating Walter Brennan) voiced Eddie's toon bullets, Les Perkins voiced Mr. Toad, Mary Radford voiced Hyacinth Hippo from Fantasia, Nancy Cartwright voiced the toon shoe, Cherry Davis voiced Woody Woodpecker, Peter Westy voiced Pinocchio, and Frank Welker voiced Dumbo.

Stopping the Show

Betty Boop was the star of the Talkartoons by 1932 and was given her own series that same year, beginning with Stopping the Show.
While it is not the first appearance of Betty Boop, it is the first short to be credited as "A Betty Boop Cartoon."

Minnie the Moocher (film)

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Her popularity was drawn largely from adult audiences, and the cartoons, while seemingly surreal, contained many sexual and psychological elements, particularly in the 1932 "Talkartoon" Minnie the Moocher, featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra.
Minnie the Moocher (1932) is a Betty Boop cartoon produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures.

Screen Songs

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Although it has been assumed that Betty's first name was established in the cartoon Screen Songs (1931), Betty Co-ed, this "Betty" is an entirely different character.

Popeye the Sailor (film)

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This was repeated in her first cameo appearance in Popeye the Sailor (1933).
While billed as a Betty Boop cartoon, Betty Boop only makes a small appearance, as it actually starred Popeye the Sailor in his first animated appearance.

National Telefilm Associates

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U.M. & M. and National Telefilm Associates were required to remove the original Paramount logo from the opening and closing as well as any references to Paramount in the copyright line on the main titles.
In addition, most Betty Boop cartoons made between 1932 and 1934 utilize the Paramount mountain (minus the stars and typeface) as a backdrop for the main titles, with even a select few keeping the original copyright byline.

Rotoscoping

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A ghostly walrus (rotoscoped from live-action footage of Calloway) sings Calloway's famous song "Minnie the Moocher", accompanied by several other ghosts and skeletons.
Fleischer returned to rotoscoping in the 1930s for referencing intricate dance movements in his Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons.

Chess-Nuts

Attempts to compromise her virginity were reflected in Chess-Nuts (1932) and most importantly in Boop-Oop-a-Doop (1932).
Chess-Nuts is a 1932 Fleischer Studios animated short films starring Betty Boop, and featuring Bimbo and Koko the Clown.

Grampy

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The following year saw the addition of the eccentric inventor Grampy, who debuted in Betty Boop and Grampy (1935).
Professor Grampy is an animated cartoon character appearing in the Betty Boop series of shorts produced by Max Fleischer and released by Paramount Pictures.