August 9th is the 80th anniversary of the release of the first Betty Boop cartoon called Dizzy Dishes. In that cartoon she literally was a dog, but it wasn’t long until she became a sex symbol.Betty Boop’s Birthday Party from 1933 features lots of rubber hose like animation. At this time Fleischer’s still had Betty constantly moving, always bouncing to the beat even though she’s not really doing anything.

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