Betty Boop Gets Her Own Festival 

Inaugurated in 2010, the Betty Boop Festival is held every August in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, the hometown of Grim Natwick, the animator who drew the original Betty. It was Natwick who transformed Betty from an awkward puppy dog into the first and only female animated movie star.  The annual events include animation demonstrations, motorcycle shows, a Betty look-alike contest, and, of course, a Betty Boop film festival.