The Man Behind Betty Boop

Betty Boop was dreamed up by Max Fleischer, a major pioneer in the creative and technical development of animated films, and originally drawn by Grim Natwick . Fleisher's 1915 invention, the Rotoscope, introduced a technique in which animators traced over filmed action, creating life-like movement that changed cartoons forever. By the end of the Roaring Twenties, Fleischer’s invention could perfectly capture every bounce and flounce of his flapper-style sweetheart, Betty Boop.