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Boop-Oop-A-Doop Juice


At last night’s ASIFA-Hollywood board meeting, Steve Worth handed me a can of Boop-Oop-A-Doop Juice, a new energy drink (designed to give you More Pep).

Is there anything that hasn’t been licensed by the caretakers of Betty Boop? What next – barbeque sauce?

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  • Koko

    Man, that brings back memories. Back in the old days I used to have a serious Jippo habit. Bimbo had to bail me out of jail several times until I got clean in the late 40’s. A lot of the time I’d wake up with two heads or Fredric March’s face. Not something I’m proud of but it was another era.

  • doug holverson

    Soooo, how much merchandise can be based on a character that’s been out of syndication for 44-1/4 years?

    “Oh, she’s an old cartoon?”

  • Larry Levine

    I’m sure Boop-Oop-A-Doop Juice was part of Grim Natwick’s master plan when he created Betty almost 80 years ago.

  • Andrea Ippoliti

    I’d sure love another deal a là Popeye, with WB putting on DVD the Boop-s, properly restored and with “professionally faked” original titles. Who knows, maybe one day WB could find interest and acquire the cartoons library of Betty.
    People now knows her only for merchandise.

  • Aaron H. Bynum

    …sounds kind of dirty, and why does the drink have the disclaimer: “Not intended for use by children”?

  • Masked Stinker

    I only wish what’s next would be a quality release of the cartoons.

    Betty’s still so visable in the public that it shouldn’t be a problem.

    But I guess it is.


  • D. Follower

    “Is there anything that hasn’t been licensed by the caretakers of Betty Boop? ”

    The rights to restore and release her cartoons on DVD.

  • Chuck R.

    Betty’s still got a nice-lookin’ can!
    (I can do without the Rocky Horror logo at the bottom though.)

    Bring on the Boop DVD’s, but take your time. I’m still saving up for the last Popeye set.

  • Steph’

    In another crass merchanding alert–They’ve been hyping the “Betty Boop” Florida lotto game in the Orlando area for a couple of weeks now…adding my vote for the dvds as well…$

  • Brandon Cordy

    I don’t even wanna know what “Boop-oop-a-Doop” juice tastes like.

  • Chris Battle

    …. ’cause there’s nothing the energy drink craving kids today love more than Betty Boop!

  • robert barker

    At least the representation on the can is representative of the Fleischer Boop. She’s not on a motorcyle wearing a ‘Born in the USA’ T-shirt.

  • red pill junkie

    WARNING: Abuse of consumption may induce an increase in the size of your head


  • David Gerstein

    Masked Stinker: “I only wish what’s next would be a quality release of the cartoons. Betty’s still so visible in public that it shouldn’t be a problem. But I guess it is.”

    It’s really as simple, I believe, as the video rights holder having a couple of executives in place who personally don’t think the cartoons will sell. That’s right, a handful of people with an unproven theory simply refuse to believe in a brand that major corporations—including their employers—paid tens of thousand to license. Worse: if you try to convince that handful of people that the brand is as valuable as it obviously, overwhelmingly is, they’ll raise their eyebrows and call you a nerd.

    I personally dislike Coca-Cola. So I’m going to pay handsomely for an exclusive Coke distribution contract, then refuse to distribute Coke anywhere. Then I’ll insist to my dying day that Coke was never really as popular as people thought it was. What the hell?

  • Charles

    I also would like a Betty Boop set similar to the Popeye set. Wikipedia says Lionsgate has the video rights so maybe people should write them.

  • Sarah

    “Some say my voice is awful and my songs are two bit gay, but please don’t take Boop-Oop-A-Doop away!”

    Oh Betty, her “Boop-Oop-A-Doop” was taken to slap on a can of sugar water mixed with caffeine.

  • Phil Hole

    The suits are waiting till everyone on earth who remembers who Betty Boop was is dead for at least 75 years, then they’ll release it on vapor cypher chip at a prohibitive price.

  • Tsimone Tse Tse

    Betty is all over Central FL. Seems that young ladies of Caribbean descent can’t get enough of the Boop.
    Can’t see any machismos throwin’ these back though.

  • Lloyd Carter

    In Georgia, Betty’s being used to promote a scratch off lottery ticket, along with a radio commerical…

  • Gerard de Souza

    Yo! Nice cans!

  • OM

    …What’s next? This one’s a given: condoms.

  • Pedro Nakama

    I guess you would need the energy to run away from a clown who is chasing you!

  • Stephen Cooke

    I don’t even wanna know what “Boop-oop-a-Doop” juice tastes like.

  • jennie mcnulty

    Sarah – I doubt that makes any sence sister get a new act

    Stephen Cooke – and how would you know what it tastes like? seems your jelouse of betty boop