Friday, February 12, 2016


Not White. But Boob Boop Ba Doop.

[The iconic Betty Boop] is being developed by Normaal Animation, the producer of the Peanuts TV series, in partner with Fleischer Studios and King Features, so it's only bound for greatness.

"We are delighted to be partnering with an innovative production company such as Normaal Animation," said Mark Fleischer, President and CEO of Los Angeles-based Fleischer Studios. "My grandfather, Max Fleischer, created Betty Boop as a fun, feisty and fashionable female – and she has proven to be a character for all time." ...

Normaal is a French animation company. FRENCH. Like based in Paris. They've previously done a newer batch of Peanuts half-hours. I understand since Bill Melendez has moved on, the Schulz family needed to find a new studio, but one in Europe?

So I guess that the new deal is to do American-themed cartoons in the City of Light instead of the U.S. of A. Especially since the French are throwin Free Money around.

Deadline's take on the story is here.


Mesterius said...

I guess producers go where the best production deals can be found. (Though "best" is a very debatable description when it comes to those French Peanuts TV shorts... I can't stand the stiff cut-out animation in them.)

By the way, is that Peanuts series really made in half-hours? I thought it consisted of really short shorts.

To mention another parallell, the latest Garfield animated series was also produced in France.

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