Animated character Betty Boop is to be brought back to the big screen to appear in her first feature-length film. The film arm of Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment is partnering with Animal Logic Entertainment - the team behind the “Lego Movie” - to make the movie. The production has been described as a “music-driven hybrid animated comedy”.
Boop first hit screens in 1930 and had her own series, famously spawning her catchphrase “Boop-Oop-a-Doop”.
Cowell tweeted a picture of himself with the coy character saying: “I've worked with some serious divas but I think Betty could be the biggest of them all.” Producers also released a 'statement' from Boop saying: “I'm so excited to return to the big screen - and I only work with the best! Let's have some fun, Simon.”
The character was created by Max Fleischer for his Talkartoons series - the first animation "talkies", with Mae Questel providing Boop's distinctive voice.