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Simon Cowell to produce Betty Boop movie

IANS 16 Aug 2014, 12:24:59 PM IST
Los Angeles: Music mogul Simon Cowell is ready to put his power behind a new movie, involving iconic cartoon character Betty Boop movie.

Betty Boop's past appearances on screen include Max Fleischer's "Talkartoons", after which she got her own cartoon series. She also made a cameo in 1988 film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

This upcoming project, however, will be her first music-driven, hybrid animated comedy.

The British music mogul is collaborating with Fleischer Studios, which owns the cartoon character, and Australian digital production house Animal Logic for the project, reports aceshowbiz.com.

"Betty is an icon, and one of the biggest stars in the world - I'm thrilled to be working with her. Betty, I've worked with some serious divas, but I think you could be the biggest of them all," Cowell said of the character, famous for her trademark bob hair and mini dress.