Popeye the Sailor

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(ended 1957)

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Popeye the Sailor

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Popeye started out as a character in E.C. Segar's comic strip "Thimble Theatre" in 1929. He first appeared in the strip, which starred Castor Oyl as the main character, in 1929 and quickly became a fan favorite. In due time he had taken over the strip. The sailor made his first theatrical appearance on July 14, 1933 in the Fleischer Betty Boop cartoon "Popeye the Sailor." Following that, Max and Dave Fleischer made him the star of his own cartoon. The Fleischers produced the Popeye cartoon between 1933 and 1942. (Represented here as "Season One") In 1942 Popeye passed into the hands of Famous / Paramount studios, and they turned out Popeye cartoons until 1957. (Represented here as "Season Two") The Fleischer and Famous / Paramount Popeye films are still seen as the true classic Popeye cartoons, despite the many incarnations the sailor has enjoyed over the decades. These films represent a great chunk of American cartoon history.
  • IF YOU WERE A FAN OF THE CULT CLASSIC THAT WAS CANCELLED EARLY, MAKE SURE TO PICK UP REAPER. THIS WEEK WE ALSO HAVE A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ANIMATION DOMINATION! BATMAN OR POPEYE, CHOWDER OR FUTURAMA - TAKE YOUR PICK!

    November 4, 2008 DVD Releases

  • FANS OF SCIENCE-FICTION DRAMA SHOULD BE HAPPY BECAUSE JERICHO SEASON TWO IS OUT THIS WEEK, ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE SERIES. IF NUCLEAR-DISASTER FICTION ISN'T TO YOUR TASTE, THEN YOU CAN ALWAYS SIT DOWN WITH THOSE FUNNY, FURRY CRITTERS IN MEERKAT MANOR SEASON THREE.

    June 17, 2008 DVD Releases

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    Gus Wickie

    Bluto (1935-1938)

    Jack Mercer

    Jack Mercer

    Popeye (1935-1957)

    William Costello

    William Costello

    Popeye (1933-1935)

    Jackson Beck

    Jackson Beck

    Bluto(1944-1957)/Wimpy(1956-1957)

    Charles Lawrence

    Charles Lawrence

    Wimpy(1933-1940)

    Mae Questel

    Mae Questel

    Olive Oyl (1933-1938; 1944-1957)

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    Animation, Comedy, Kids

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    Saturday Morning, for the nostalgic, for the child in you, dumb friends, disasters at sea