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No Boop for you, Fleischer family

Betty Boop

Betty Boop merchandising, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

The court ruled in a 2-1 decision that the chain of title had been broken after the original sale of the rights to Betty over 70 years ago. In essence, it said, Fleischer’s family lacks a valid copyright or trademark for Betty.

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Hep Cat Symphony (1949) – Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Seymour Kneitel directed this 1949 Noveltoon, full of fun and music “Hep Cat Symphony” Hep Cat Symphony (1949) – from the Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon Series Hep Cat Symphony: The hep cat in Tin Can Alley finds the mouse symphony orchestra practicing next door a constant disturbance to his jazzy jive. Noveltoon Cartoons Related…

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