Betty Boop movie to be produced by Simon Cowell

Betty Boop movie to be produced by Simon Cowell

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) --The first feature-length Betty Boop film is in the works at Simon Cowell's production company, Syco Entertainment.
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SALFORD, England, March 5 (UPI) -- A British man said his 3-month-old Jack Russell puppy survived a 12-mile ride in the engine of his neighbor's car.

Police recover stolen Betty Boop statue

COCOA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Florida aren't revealing the name of the tipster who helped them recover a statue of Betty Boop that was stolen last April.

Riders celebrate 105 years of Harley

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Thousands of hog-straddling Harley-Davidson enthusiasts rolled through Milwaukee Saturday, celebrating the 105th anniversary of the classic American motorcycle.

Chenoweth to star in 'Young Frankenstein'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth says she hopes to return to Broadway in the musical adaptation of a classic Mel Brooks film.

Film director Richard Fleischer dead at 89

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 26 (UPI) -- "Doctor Dolittle," "Fantastic Voyage" and "Soylent Green" director Richard Fleischer has died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 89.

Animator Myron Waldman dead at 97

BETHPAGE, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Animator Myron Waldman, who worked with Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman and Casper the Friendly Ghost among others, has died in New York at age 97.

Comics legend Harry Lampbert dies at 88

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Comic book legend Harry Lampert, creator of The Flash, has died at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida, the Palm Beach Post reported Sunday.

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Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by animator Max Fleischer, appearing in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop series of films produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. With her overt sexual appeal, Betty was a hit with filmgoers, and despite having been toned down in the mid-1930s, she remains popular today. She has been featured in two different comic strips, one in the 1930s and another in the 1980s.

Betty Boop made her first appearance on August 9, 1930 in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes, the sixth installment in Fleischer's Talkartoon series. The character was modeled after a combination of Helen Kane, the famous popular singer of the 1920s and contract player at Paramount Pictures (the studio that distributed Fleischer's cartoons), and Clara Bow, who was a popular actress in the 1920s who had not managed to survive the transition to sound because of her strong Brooklyn accent which nevertheless became a trademark for Betty. The character was originally created in the mode of an anthropomorphic French poodle.

Max Fleischer finalized Betty Boop as completely human by 1932 in the cartoon Any Rags. Her floppy poodle ears became hoop earrings, and her black poodle nose became a girl's button-like nose. Betty appeared in ten cartoons as a supporting character, a flapper girl with more heart than brains. In individual cartoons she was called "Nancy Lee" and "Nan McGrew", usually served as a girlfriend to studio star Bimbo.

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