Simon Cowell resurrects pin-up toon Betty Boop for movie

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2014 17:39 IST

Music mogul Simon Cowell is making a new Betty Boop movie.

The 54-year-old X Factor boss will collaborate with Fleischer Studios, which owns the iconic cartoon character, and Australian digital production house Animal Logic, reported Ace Showbiz.

Betty has made numerous appearances on screen. She appeared on Max Fleischer's Talkartoons and then got her own cartoon series. She also made a cameo in 1988's film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This upcoming project, however, will be her first music-driven, hybrid animated comedy.

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"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," Simon said of the feisty starlet famous for her trademark bob hair and mini dress.

Animal Logic's CEO Zareh Nalbandian said, "I'm thrilled that Animal Logic is part of this exciting new collaboration with Betty. She's an amazing, iconic and loved character, and we're going to have so much fun producing her 21st century big-screen debut."

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