News - August 15, 2014

Simon Cowell to bring Betty Boop back to the big screen
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Simon Cowell to bring Betty Boop back to the big screen

Betty Boop, one of the world's most iconic cartoon characters, is set to make a return to the big screen, thanks to music mogul Simon Cowell. 

Cowell's company Syco Entertainment and Australian digital production house Animal Logic, which has worked on recent hits like The Lego Movie and The Great Gatsby, announced yesterday (August 14th) that they will be producing the cartoon starlet's first music-driven, hybrid animated comedy, alongside Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop's owner, reports The Hollywood Reporter. 

Speaking about his new venture, 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."

Adam Milano, who is head of film at Syco added: "Betty is the original funny girl and to be able to create a music-driven comedy with her at the centre is an amazing opportunity."

Boop has been on screen, in one form or another, for over 80 years, with numerous appearances in Max Fleischer's Talkartoons and her own Betty Boop cartoon series. She last appeared on the big screen in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 

 

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