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The character sheet for the Fleischer Studios cartoon, Betty Boop.

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    Betty Boop

A flapper girl, looking for a good time and good at heart. Was gradually toned down post-1933, but is still remembered today as the peppy, cute youth of her early days.



The initial star of the Max Fleischer Talkartoons series of sound cartoons, Bimbo is a anthropomorphic cartoon dog, bred of the stock rubber hose art style of the time and the Fleischer's answer to Mickey Mouse. Betty was initially created to be his girlfriend, but ended up becoming so popular that Talkartoons became her own series, with Bimbo getting into many escapades with her, some of which were romantic. However, once the Hays Office grew its claws in 1934, Bimbo was immediately abandoned due to the Codes rules against bestiality.

    Koko The Clown

The original star of the Max Fleischer cartoon studio from the Out of the Inkwell series, Silent Age cartoon veteran Koko the Clown made occasional appearances in the shorts as a copatriot of Betty and Bimbo.

  • Cartoon Creature: Koko may be a clown, but he's certainly not human—he's more of an ink creature.
  • The Cameo: Briefly appeared in his small form in the short "Minnie the Moocher". Fittingly, Betty pulls out him of an inkwell when she reaches for a pen, a nod to his original series.
  • Canon Immigrant: He was brought over directly from Fleischer's silent-era series Out of the Inkwell as a side character for this series.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Didn't make that many appearances in this series.
  • Those Two Guys: When he teams up with Bimbo, such as in "Snow White".


After Betty was cleaned up by the Hays Office, animator Myron Waldman decided to give Betty a new friend, a moon-faced puppy named Pudgy, to replace Bimbo (a character whom Waldman despised). In a sense, Pudgy is Fleischer's answer to Walt Disney's Pluto, but arguably much cuter.


Betty's grandpa, who happens to be a genius inventor.

    Sally Swing

Betty's gal pal.



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