Happy Birthday Betty Boop!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY BOOP!!

Betty Boop, the much beloved sexy animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, made her first appearance on August 9, 1930 as an anthropomorphic French poodle with long floppy ears and great legs in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes. Fleischer finalized Betty Boop as a human character in the cartoon Any Rags (1932) with her floppy poodle ears becoming hoop earrings and her black poodle nose a girl’s button-like nose.

Happy Birthday Betty Boop!!

 

Clara Bow is often credited as being the model for Boop but Betty Boop’s voice and appearance actually began as a caricature of the popular 1920’s singer Helen Kane.

Betty Boop

While known for appearing in more than one hundred cartoons, Betty Boop has also appeared in two comic strips, a radio show, and two network animated musical specials.

Betty Boop as Snow White in the 1933 animated short based loosely on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale.

Betty Boop as Snow White in the 1933 animated short based loosely on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale.

 ***Betty Boop as Snow White photo found at planetzot.com