Are you ready for Betty Boop: The Musical? Producers have announced that they'll be creating a musical about the cartoon character, based on the popular animated shorts from the 1930s and featuring music by David Foster, who has written songs for Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. We figure the producers think that since Betty already wiggled her way through rough times before, she should fare well in our current economic climate. [NY Times]
Old skool Betty Boop cartoons are among the most terrifying things I've ever seen. Everything is anthropomorphic! Her furniture, her food before she eats it, all the plants and flowers and trees and clothes. I had recurring nightmares of the Betty Boop Alice in Wonderland episode. Betty Boop managed to make Lewis Carroll more cracked out.