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Grim Natwick Gets No Royalties From His Creation Betty Boop[1]


King Features Syndicate is boasting of a Betty Boop marketing comeback, more than 300 products should gross about $100 million in fiscal 1985-1986.


But the character's creator Grim Natwick, now 96, doesn't get a penny.

King Features owns contractual rights to Betty, sharing royalties with Fleischer Studios. The studio hired employed Natwick, and he created the character "Betty Boop" and original cartoons.

Sales from T-shirts, lamps, clocks, beach towels, cosmetics, lingerie, dolls, video cassettes, etc. Betty Boop's international royalties increased 75% in 1985-1985. Fleischer copyrighted Betty Boop shortly after her 1930 cartoon debut "Dizzy Dishes" leaving Natwick out of the deal.

"Some say I should just forget about trying to get the rights to Betty but I can't," said Natwick, who has talked to attorneys.


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