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Boop Oop A Doop

With Betty Boop Cartoons

Bettty Boop and Pudgy

If you are here for the Betty Boop cartoons, just scroll down.

I am working on some Betty Boop clocks that I will be adding to my Crafts Shop. I love Betty and Pudgy too. I have placed some YouTube cartoons below for everyone to watch for free. If you are a true fan you will want to come back to see the projects I am working on.

For a list of public domain Betty Boop cartoons visit Wikipedia.org.

ABSOLUTELY FREE! MUSIC, TEXT, AND ART!! COPY ALL YOU WANT!! If you saw an advertisement like this, you might wonder, “What’s the catch?”

When it comes to the public domain, there is no catch. If a book, song, movie, or artwork is in the public domain, then it is not protected by intellectual property laws (copyright, trademark, or patent laws)—which means it’s free for you to use without permission. As a general rule, most works enter the public domain because of old age. This includes any work published in the United States before 1923 or works published before 1964 for which copyrights were not renewed. (Renewal was a requirement for works published before 1978.) A smaller group of works fell into the public domain because they were published without a copyright notice, which was necessary for works published in the United States before March 1, 1989. Some works are in the public domain because the owner has indicated a desire to give them to the public without copyright protection – See more at: stanford.edu/overview/public-domain

The term “public domain” refers to creative materials that are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws. The public owns these works, not an individual author or artist. Anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission, but no one can ever own it. An important wrinkle to understand about public domain material is that, while each work belongs to the public, collections of public domain works may be protected by copyright. If, for example, someone has collected public domain images in a book or on a website, the collection as a whole may be protectable even though individual images are not. You are free to copy and use individual images but copying and distributing the complete collection may infringe what is known as the “collective works” copyright. Collections of public domain material will be protected if the person who created it has used creativity in the choices and organization of the public domain material.

And Now On With The Show

Is My Palm Read


Swat that Fly

Public domain 1935

Taking the Blame

Public domain 1935

Ker Choo

Public domain 1933 Boop Oop A Doop

Baby Be Good

Public domain 1935

Pudgy You're not built that way.

Pudgy is the star in this 1936 cartoon.

Poor Cinderella

Betty Boop in color. This is the only cartoon with Betty as a red head. At least originally. Public domain 1934.

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

Public domain 1933

Be Up To Date

Betty visits her hillbilly relatives. Public domain 1938

The Old Man of the Mountain

Listen to Cab Calloway sing. Public domain 1933

Clip Art Compilations (Stanford University)

Generally clip art is sold in books, CD-ROM bundles, or from websites, and is often offered as “copyright-free.” The term “copyright-free” is usually a misnomer that actually refers to either royalty-free artwork or work in the public domain. Keep in mind that much of the artwork advertised as copyright-free is actually royalty-free artwork, which is protected by copyright. Your rights and limitations to use such artwork are expressed in the artwork packaging or in the shrink-wrap agreement or license that accompanies the artwork. If the artwork is in the public domain, you are free to copy items without restriction. However, even if the artwork is in the public domain, the complete collection may not be reproduced and sold as a clip art collection because that may infringe the unique manner in which the art is collected (known as a compilation or collective work copyright). – See more about Copyrights at: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/public-domain/welcome/

So you have to be careful with what you use in your works of art. You do not want to infringe on someone else’s rights. The best thing to do is to create your own artwork, then there will be no doubt at all if it is OK to use the artwork in your craft projects. But you can be pretty creative with public domain works. I use Betty Boop’s public domain pictures for my Betty Boop clocks. And Betty inspired me to create a new character I call Patty Poop, she is Betty’s raunchy cousin.

Patty Poop never got the big break in cartoons like Betty did, so she ended up going down a sleazier path, actually she is a slut. Her slogan is Poop-Poo-A-Doo-Doo. Unlike Betty’s Boop-Oop-A-Doop the film industry did not think she was suitable for the general public. I started working with Patty Poop many years ago. Now I feel it is time to bring her to life, so I will be making signs and clocks with her on them soon. Stay Tuned!

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