Betty Boop

animated cartoon character

Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer.[1][2][3][4][5][6] She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop movie series. They were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She has also been featured in comic strips and mass merchandising.

She is based on the singer and actress Helen Kane.

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".[7]

She was first voiced by Margie Hines, but was popularly played by Mae Questel.


  1. Fleischer, Richard (2005). Out of the inkwell: Max Fleischer and the animation revolution. University Press of Kentucky. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-8131-2355-4. he, Max Fleischer, was the sole creator ... acknowledged that many animators contributed ... not just Natwick, but also Seymour Kneitel, Myron Waldman, ...
  2. Kenner, Hugh; Jones, Chuck (1994). Chuck Jones: a flurry of drawings. University of California Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-520-08797-2. with the Max Fleischer people, ... creating Betty Boop
  3. Yoe, Craig (2007). Clean Cartoonists' Dirty Drawings. Last Gasp. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-86719-653-5. great contribution ... Betty Boop, created for the Fleischer Studios.
  4. Worth, Stephen (3 November 2007). "Exhibit: Grim Natwick In New York". ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive. Los Angeles: ASIFA-Hollywood. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  5. Pointer (2017)
  6. Associated Press (October 10, 1990). "Myron Natwick, 100; Animated Betty Boop". The New York Times. p. B-24. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  7. "Fleischer Studios v. Ralph A. Freundlich, Inc., 5 F. Supp. 808, 809 (S.D.N.Y. 1934)". Retrieved 20 February 2014.