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Betty Boop Stars In And Steve Allen Narrates This Journey Through The Best, The Most Historic And The Most Risque Of The Most Iconic Sex Symbol Of The Cartoon World, Through The Courtesy Of The Animation Department Of New York City's Broadway-Based Max Fleischer Studios, And Starring In Cartoon And Soundtrack Form Musical Greats Helen Kane As The Inspiration For Betty, Mae Questel As The Voice Of Betty, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong And Rudy Vallee! 73 Magically Illustrative Minutes Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #BettyBoop #BoopBoopADoop #SteveAllen #MaxFleischer #DaveFleischer #FleischerStudios #GrimNatwick #Cartoons #Talkartoons #Animation #CartoonStudios #HelenKane #MaeQuestel #CabCalloway #LouisArmstrong #RudyVallee #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
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Before the Hays Act took much of the fun out of motion pictures, the Max Fleischer Studios had themselves the time of their lives bringing to the cinema their animated silver screen seductress Betty Boop. Based on singer Helen Kane's appearance and vocal stylizations, she started off as a bit character in the studio's late 1920s cartoons but grew so quickly in popularity that she became both lead and namesake to a treasure trove of unique audio/visual cartoon hallmarks. They were so filled with sexuality that, as Steve Allen points out, some frames showed a great deal more than Betty's ''physique'', as you'll see when you watch this documentary! They were also the first cartoons to feature not only the music of the day, but also the original recordings and original recording artists performing their work for the cartoon's soundtrack, who also appeared in cartoon form in whimsical and sometimes quite surrealistic sequences. And it was in a Betty Boop cartoon that the cartoon character Popeye was first introduced to the screen, and Louis Armstrong's first movie appearance was in one of her cartoons, too, though in cartoon form, but nontheless also in authentic audio form, singing ''You Rascal You'', too! A documentary that can be experienced on multiple levels at once or one at a time, as it goes back in forth between excellent narrations and full-length cartoon presentations (1985, 1 Hour 13 Minutes, Color and Black & White).
Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick. She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She was featured in 90 theatrical cartoons between 1930 and 1939. She has also been featured in comic strips and mass merchandising. A caricature of a Jazz Age flapper, Betty Boop was described in a 1934 court case as: "combin[ing] in appearance the childish with the sophisticated - a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button, framed in a somewhat careful coiffure, with a very small body of which perhaps the leading characteristic is the most self-confident little bust imaginable". Although she was toned down in the mid-1930s as a result of the Hays Code to appear more demure, Betty Boop became one of the best-known and popular cartoon characters in the world.