Animation historian Jeff Lenburg says Boops early toons are some of the raciest ever made, such as the 1932 short, Betty Boops Bamboo Isle, where she does a topless hula dance scantily covered by a flower lei.
Another sexy toon from 1931, Silly Scandals, shows Boop revealing a lacy bra underneath her short dress.
Even more shocking: In two films, Boop Oop A Doop, from 1932 and 1935s Betty Boops Big Boss, her bosses can be seen rubbing her breasts.
It was antics like this that made her one of the first cartoon characters to be censored.
Although Boops reputation is now squeaky-clean and she is a popular merchandising icon Lenburg says fans can only see her original cutting-edge work if they seek out DVDs.
Lenburg is the author of a new book, Whos Who In Animated Cartoon (Applause).
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