Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The iconic animated pinup will bat her eyelashes on Blu-ray in July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Olive Films is preparing 'Betty Boop: The Essential Collection Volume 1' for Blu-ray on July 30.
Regarded as one of the first and most famous sex symbols on the animated screen; she was a symbol of the Depression era and a reminder of the more carefree days of the Roaring Twenties. Her popularity was drawn larger from adult audiences and the cartoons, while seemingly surreal, contained many sexual and psychological elements. "Boop-Oop-A-Doop" The queen of the animated screen returns to allure and entice audiences all over again in this fantastic four-volume compilation featuring many of her greatest adventures. Volume One includes 12 animated short films available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. All 12 shorts were produced by Max Fleischer and directed by his brother Dave Fleischer. Featuring the voices of Mae Questel, Bonnie Poe and Ann Little as Betty Boop. Also featuring guest voices of Cab Calloway, Jack Mercer, William Pennell and The Royal Samoans.
This collection includes the cartoons 'Chess Nuts' (1932), 'Betty Boop, M.D.' (1932), 'Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle' (1932), 'Betty Boop for President' (1932), 'Betty Boop's Penthouse' (1933), 'Betty Boop's Birthday Party' (1933), 'Betty Boop's May Party' (1933), 'Betty Boop's Halloween Party' (1933), 'Betty Boop's Rise to Fame' (1934), 'Betty Boop's Trial' (1934), 'Betty Boop's Life Guard' (1934), and 'The Foxy Hunter' (1937).
Specs and supplements have not been revealed yet but the shorts will be newly re-mastered in HD from 4K scans of the original negatives and finegrains.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Betty Boop: The Essential Collection Volume 1' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under July 30.
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