New Betty Boop Feature Film On The Way
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.14.2014
From Syco Entertainment...
Coming Soon reports that Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and animation company Animal Logic Entertainment (Happy Feet, The LEGO Movie) are set to make a feature film based on Betty Boop. They are working with Fleischer Studios, which owns the character. It will be a "hybrid animation" comedy driven by music.
Boop first appeared in 1930 and has been in hundreds of cartoons including Max Fleischer's "Talkartoons" and her own show. She was the first female animated star and is known for her catchphrase "Boop-oop-a-doop!" She previously made a cameo in Robert Zemeckis' 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Cowell said: "Betty is an icon, and one of the biggest stars in the world – I'm thrilled to be working with her. Betty, I've worked with some serious divas but I think you could be the biggest of them all!"
Animal Logic CEO Zareh Nalbandian added: "I'm thrilled that Animal Logic is part of this exciting new collaboration with Betty. She's an amazing, iconic and loved character, and we're going to have so much fun producing her 21st century big screen debut."
Fleischer Studios chairman and CEO Mark Fleischer said: "I am delighted to partner with Syco Entertainment and Animal Logic. Their energy, creativity and playfulness make them a perfect fit for Betty Boop."
Animal Logic's Jason Lust added: "I've been trying to get Betty to the dance for years now. Can't believe she's finally said 'Yes.'"
Finally, Syco Head of Film Adam Milano said: "Betty is the original funny girl and to be able to create a music-driven comedy with her at the center is an amazing opportunity."