Saturday Cartoon

Brian Zick

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Dizzy DishesThis is Betty Boop's first cartoon appearance. It's a Max Fleischer Talkartoon produced in 1930, directed by Dave Fleischer, and animated by Grim Natwick and Ted Sears. Natwick created the Boop character. He is quoted in Leslie Cabarga's The Fleischer Story: "I had a song sheet of Helen Kane and the spit curls came from her. So I just designed a little dog and put cute feminine legs on her and the earrings which developed later started out as long ears. I suppose I used a French poodle for the basic idea of the character." (Alas, this YouTube clip is hideously out of synch.)

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