Animation’s most famous flapper, Betty Boop remains hep even into her 90s as Max Fleischer’s character boop-oop-a-doops through the metaverse with her own non-fungible fare.
Fleischer Studios, Inc., owners of the classic character, have partnered with leading trademark licensing agency Global Icons, LLC (globalicons.com) and Web3 brand consultancy XLABEL (xlabel.io) create Boop & Frens, an exclusive NFT collection aimed at bringing together the worldwide community of Betty Boop fans. The collection is a tribute to the character, who is described as a “long-standing global symbol for independence, kindness, style and universal acceptance”.
The NFT collection marks Betty Boop’s first step into the world of Web3 digital art. The launch will feature 8,888 one-of-a-kind NFTs, featuring Betty Boop wearing digital fashion clothing and accessories, as seen in her classic cartoons and designed by MYAMI Studio (myami.studio), known for creating digital high fashion that can be worn and traded in virtual realities.
Boop & Frens mints on August 9, the official “Betty Boop Day” and the anniversary of Betty’s big screen debut in 1930 in Dizzying dishes. Celebrating the animated champion of empowerment and ambassador of goodwill and joy, NFTs will offer holders utility on many levels – from access to virtual wearables to unique fan experiences in the metaverse.
“We are thrilled to see Betty Boop enter the metaverse, where belonging to the community is the cornerstone of the next phase of the internet.” said Mark Fleischer, president of Fleischer Studios, Inc. and grandson of Betty Boop creator Max Fleischer.
The Betty Boop NFT Collection was created with the support of a number of metaverse communities, with further creator partnerships to be announced via the community’s official Discord, Boop & Frens.
Each collaboration aligns with Betty Boop’s core values and hopes for an open metaverse, not only technologically but culturally, developing plans to create a continuous venue and live stage virtually celebrating performers, entertainers and musicians from all corners. of the Metaverse hosted by Betty herself.
First introduced in 1930, Betty Boop was created by Max Fleischer for his Talkartoons series, the first animated “talkies” his Fleischer Studios produced for Paramount. Betty’s design was inspired by 1920s Jazz Age flappers and singers, and her distinctive voice was provided by Mae Questel. By 1932, Betty had taken the country by storm as the first female star of animated film. She starred in over 100 cartoons, 90 of which are included in the official Betty Boop series, which ended in 1939. Since then, Betty has appeared in dozens of blockbuster films, television specials, and commercials, and was the first cartoon character to be featured by A&E’s Biography.