Pepsi's celebration of World Emoji Day also included - Love: From Cave to Keyboard, imagined by Pepsi. A limited engagement exhibit explores the evolution of communication through the emotional lens of love – from primitive etchings on earthen walls to illustrative hieroglyphics; icons drawn by hand to icons on the screen; from <3 to today’s evocative global language, the emoji. The exhibit carries attendees through a variety of communication mediums, including:
We are delighted to be partnering with the fresh and creative production company, NORMAAL Animation. My grandfather, Max Fleischer, created Betty Boop as the fun, feisty and fashionable woman whose spirit has transcended and transformed multiple generations of fans. It is so exciting to know that this television series will present Max’s beloved icon through new, highly original content that will continue to keep Betty engaging and relatable to future generations of fans.
- Mark Fleischer, President and Chairman of Fleischer Studios.
Read the full press release HERE.
When we at Fleischer Studios heard this story, we knew exactly what Betty Boop herself would do; and so that's exactly what we did! We reached out to PAWS and donated the entire cost for the puppy's prosthesis.
We are also very pleased to report that this sweet Betty has found her forever home and, with the help of Dr. Barbara Royal, preparations are already underway for her prosthetic paw.
For more on this story, check out the terrific follow-up on FOX 32 News which aired on April 9, 2015.
We'll keep you up to date on Betty's progress!
Did you miss Betty's Boobs-for-a-Cure last week on the Weekend Today in New York show? Well great news! You can watch it right here now!
Karin Kneitel, the artist behind this bra is Max Fleischer's great granddaughter; and she created this fantastic, one-of-a-kind piece in honor of her mother who lost her life to breast cancer when Karin was eleven.
This unique work of bra-art will be auctioned off on March 19th as part of a Creative Cups event supporting the Adelphi Statewide New York Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at Adelphi University. You can find out more about this exciting benefit, and the great programs supported by this organization serving those living with and impacted by Breast Cancer by clicking here.
We’re posting great photos of all your favorite Fleischer characters, including Betty Boop, along with fantastic photos from history, current happenings, and fantastic collectibles too.
Join us! And, if you’ve got images of your favorite products featuring Betty or other Fleischer character, post images with the hash tag #fleischerstudios and we’ll be sure to like them.
In addition to an incredible animated sequence featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and Eugene the Jeep (remember him?), the video includes a short intro by Genndy Tartakovsky. Mr. Tartakovsky credits his first teacher, long-time Fleischer Studios animator Gordon Sheehan (who was actually an animator on the very first Fleischer Studios "Popeye the Sailor" film) with inspiring his life-long affinity for Popeye.
For more, check out King Features and Sony Pictures Animation.
Yes, it's true!
And it's the title of this newly released, hot-off-the-presses statement we're thrilled to share and celebrate announcing the incredible and talented team coming together to develop Betty Boop's first ever feature-length film.
We're sharing an excerpt from this exciting press-release, but check out the full release here. Or read more about it in Variety here!
06:00PT/09:00ET – AUGUST 14, 2014 - LOS ANGELES – Betty Boop™, international animation icon and leading lady, together with Animal Logic Entertainment and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment today announced their plan to develop and produce Betty Boop’s first feature-length film.
Partnering with Fleischer Studios, Animal Logic and Syco Entertainment will produce a music-driven hybrid animated comedy featuring universally adored screen starlet Betty Boop.
Queen of the animation world, Betty Boop is one of the most loved and sought-after animated characters of the past and present centuries with accolades spanning film and television, fashion and music. Having first hit screens in 1930 with numerous appearances in Max Fleischer’s Talkartoons and her own “Betty Boop” cartoon series, her popularity has continued to grow through the decades. Most recently, she has taken her career to new heights, starring in a Lancôme® campaign and featuring in collaborations with Coca-Cola®, NASCAR®, UNIQLO and Chupa Chups®. Betty also has countless other global commercial and mass merchandising deals through her exclusive worldwide licensing agency, King Features.
Betty’s last movie appearance was a cameo in the blockbuster movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988). Her millions of fans spanning generations have made her one of the most recognizable characters in the world and are eagerly awaiting her return to the silver screen.
The film, which will be produced by Zareh Nalbandian and Jason Lust from Animal Logic and Simon Cowell and Adam Milano from Syco, promises to be an exciting addition to the Animal Logic and Syco Entertainment growing development slate with broad audience appeal.
Of today’s announcement, Betty Boop said, “I’m so excited to return to the big screen – and I only work with the best! Let’s have some fun, Simon. Boop-Oop-a-Doop!”
Simon Cowell said, “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!”
For more information, check out the full press release here.