I actually remember watching these “Popeye The Sailor”, short animated clips when I was a kid. Even back then, I used to laugh at how silly the animation was, but I didn’t appreciate back then that this cartoon was actually released in the 30s. It’s yet again, one of the many released short animations by the Fleischer Studios, responsible for the Betty Boop that we know of and the scary Koko The Clown, that I shared with you all yesterday.
Apparently the Fleischer Studios created these shorts for Paramount, back in the day. It’s the only representation of Popeye that I hold true. Even though, Popeye was created by Elzie Crisler Segar, a cartoonish in the 20s and 30s. He’s also known for the character in Popeye known as J. Wellington Wimpy, who seemed to have a very unhealthy obsession with hamburgers.
E.C Segar is also responsible for Eugene the Jeep and Olive Oly (Popeye’s love interest).
You can see Eugene The Jeep, Olive Oyl and Popeye in Popeye – The Jeep
J. Wellington Wimpy, never mixed matters when it came to his tummy
If you’re interested in cataloging the Popeye the Sailor film series and animated cartoon, you can check out the links below. Popeye the Sailor, series lasted for 9 years from 1933 to 1942.
Popeye the Sailor series break down – These were all made by the Fleischer Studios for Paramount.
Later on from 1942 to 1957, Famous Studios, the first animated division of Paramount, created the film series.
Popeye The Sailor – Fleischer Studios version:
Popeye The Sailor – Famous Studios version:
Oddly enough, I never noticed that the animated series had two different studios producing it, when I was a kid. Famous Studios, did a very good job in recreating Popeye the Sailor, after taking over. Kudos on them.
Finally, to close up all this Popeye talk, I have found a 4 hour long compilation video of Popeye the Sailor on YouTube.