Popeye the Sailor Description from Warner Bros.:
Popeye The Sailor was introduced to the American audience in 1933 and became one of the most endearing and successful characters in animation history, mainly because of his unique vernacular and hilarious catch phrases. His adventures were strange, humorous and often supernatural as he traveled all over the world to resolve conflicts with enemies.
Much like the other animation icons of the 1930s, the Popeye plots invoked traditional values, possessed uncompromising moral standards and resorted to force only when threatened. A softie for his lady love Olive oyl, Popeye usually embarked on conflicts with villains like Bruto and Sea Hag when they made a move on his "sweet patootie." Popeye was usually clobbered at first, but once he ate his spinach, he gained superhuman strength to defeat his opponent. With his enormous muscular forearms and corncob pipe in mouth, Popeye was always victorious after he ate his spinach.
Comments from The Patriot Resource:
Popeye the Sailor dates back more than seventy years to the early days of animation. Popeye the Sailor managed to be a hero even as he was rough-edged and very much a common man. Popeye was very much a moralist, but also suffers from the common prejudices of that time. In spite of that now-inappropriate material, it's refreshing that the original cartoons are being released unedited with all their weaknesses left in. The current volumes are packed both with a large number of shorts as well as a healthy number of extras. Warner Bros Home Video has made a solid effort with their treatment of one of animation's classic cartoons.
Popeye the Sailor (1938-1940) Volume 2 DVD Details:
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I Yam Love Sick
Plumbing Is A "Pipe"
Bulldozing the Bull
Mutiny Ain't Nice
A Date to Skate
Cops Is Always Right
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
Leave Well Enough Alone
Ghosks Is the Bunk
Hello, How Am I?
It's the Natural Thing To Do
Never Sock a Baby
Females Is Fickle
Stealin Ain't Honest
Me Feelins Is Hurt
Wimmin Is a Mystery
Doing Impossikible Stunts
Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive
Puttin on the Act
Popeye Meets William Tell
My Pop, My Pop
With Poopdeck Pappy
Popeye Presents Eugene, The Jeep
— Audio Commentaries on "The Jeep" and "Goonland" by Historian Glenn Mitchell
— Audio Commentary on "Bulldozing the Bull" by Writer Paul Dini
— Audio Commentary on "Mutiny Ain't Nice" by Filmmaker Greg Ford
— Audio Commentary on "A Date to Skate" by Historian Michael Barrier & Animator Gordon Steehan
— Audio Commentary on "Customers Wanted" by Director Eric Goldberg
— Audio Commentary on "Wotta Nightmare" by Historian Jerry Beck
— Audio Commentary on "Hello, How Am I?" by Animated Mark Kauster
— Audio Commentary on "It's the Natural Thing To Do" by Historian Michael Barrier & Animator Arnold Gillespie
— Audio Commentary on "Stealin Ain't Honest" by Director Bob Jaques
— Audio Commentary on "Puttin on the Act" by Historian Daniel Goldmark
— Audio Commentary on "Popeye Meets William Tell" by Filmmaker Greg Ford & Animator Shamus Culhane
— Popeye Popumentary: Eugene the Jeep - A Breed of His Own
— Popeye Popumentary: Poopdeck Pappy - The Nasty Old Man and the Sea
— Popeye Popumentary: O-Re-Mi - Mae Questel and the Voices of Olive Oil
— Popeye Popumentary: Men of Spinach and Steel - Debating who was America's first super hero, Popeye or Superman. Both brought to the screen by the Fleischers.
— Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story - Retrospective Documentary
— Fleischer Short - Paramount Presents Popular Science (1938)
— Fleischer Short - The Mechanical Monsters (1941)
— Stealin Ain't Honest Storyboard Reel
— "Females Is Fickle" Pencil Test
— I'm Popeye the Sailor Man Vintage Audio Recording
— Audio of Animator Michael Sporn Interviewing Voice of Popey Jack Mercer
— Early Max Fleischer Art Gallery
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