Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer (below). She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series, which were produced
by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She has also been featured
in comic strips and mass merchandising. Despite having been toned down in the mid-1930s to appear more modest, she became one of the most well-known and popular cartoon characters in the world. Betty Boop made her first appearance on August 9,
1930, in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes. Singer Helen Kane was the model for Boop.