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- June 17, 2001
"All of us at Mainframe are very excited about this new effort with Fleischer Studios," said Ian Pearson, Chief Creative Officer of Mainframe Entertainment. "The rich animation history of the Fleischer family and its studios as well as the incredible talents of both Richard and Mark Fleischer ensure that the new 'Betty Boop' television series will respect the integrity of the original property while moving Betty into a new and modern age. We'll also be working with Fleischer and King Features Syndicate on launching a significant licensing and merchandising campaign in support of the new series."
Betty Boop was originally created in the 1930's by Max Fleischer. Betty Boop has starred in over 100 cartoons. Even though the series had been long dead, merchandising for the character has been very strong. More than 250 licensees in the United States and nearly as many internationally produce quality products bearing Betty's likeness in virtually every category.
The idea to start
a new Betty Boop cartoon series originated with Richard Fleischer at Fleischer
Studios. "I am very excited about the new series, which will capture
the cutting edge humor of the alluring Betty Boop in an adventurous and
music driven setting," he says. "She'll Boop-oop-a-doop her
way into the 21st century."
Tomb Raider Dominates
Weekend Box Office
Award Results - Reuben Awards
Comic Books: Dan DeCarlo, Scarsdale, NY, "Betty and Veronica"
Greeting Cards: Bill Brewer, Kansas City, MO
Newspaper Comic Strip: Bud Blake, Damariscotta, ME, "Tiger"
Magazine Gag Cartoons: Kim Warp, Renton, WA
Book Illustration: Mike Lester, Rome, GA
Magazine Illustration: Peter deSeve, Brooklyn, NY
Editorial Cartoons: Jerry Holbert, Boston Herald
Newspaper Gag Panels: Dan Piraro, Dallas, TX, "Bizarro"
New Media: Bill Hinds,
Spring, TX, "Buzz Beamer"
Television Animation: Gary Baseman, "Teacher's Pet"
Eric Goldberg, design, direction and animation for the "Rhapsody
in Blue" segment of the Disney Feature Film, Fantasia 2000.
News Link of the
Day - Comic Book Creator Tests Hollywood Waters in New Disney Film
"'Can you hang on one second?' Mike Mignola says at the outset of a recent telephone interview. More than a second later the celebrated comic book artist of Hellboy comes back on the line.
'That was Disney calling,' Mignola says from his home studio in Portland, Ore. 'I had to take that one.'
Phone calls from the
Mouse House are old hat these days to Mignola, the lead production designer
of Walt Disney Pictures' new animated adventure film Atlantis: The
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