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Movie Series - Popeye

Popeye the Sailor is a fictional hero famous for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well as numerous TV shows. He was created by Elzie Crisler Segar, and first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929. In November 1932, King Features signed an agreement with Fleischer Studios, run by producer Max Fleischer and his brother, director Dave Fleischer, to have Popeye and the other Thimble Theatre characters begin appearing in a series of animated cartoons. The first cartoon in the series would be released in 1933, and Popeye cartoons, released by Paramount Pictures, would remain a staple of Paramount's release schedule for nearly 25 years. The plot lines in the animated cartoons tended to be simpler than those presented in the comic strips, and the characters slightly different. A villain, usually Bluto, made a move on Popeye's "sweetie," Olive Oyl. The bad guy then clobbered Popeye until Popeye ate spinach, giving him superhuman strength. Thus empowered, the sailor made short work of the villain. The animated Popeye shorts were the first stories to suggest that Popeye's enormous strength came from a love of spinach; in the Thimble Theatre strips, Popeye did say he owed his strength to spinach, but was rarely seen actually using it until the cartoons. Many of the Thimble Theatre characters, including Wimpy, Poopdeck Pappy, and Eugene the Jeep, eventually made appearances in the Paramount cartoons, though appearances by Olive Oyl's extended family and Ham Gravy were notably absent. Popeye was also given more family exclusive to the shorts, specifically his look-alike nephews Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye, and Peepeye.

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1 Popeye Goes Soft No more beating up Bluto
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2 Fleischers fired ...quality left with them.
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3 The 1960's Terrible animation and plots
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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5 Robin Williams' Version Awful! Made Mork Seem Like a Rocket Doctor!
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6 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Popeye first boned when the pre-WWII black-and-white cartoons, featuring him as a rough merchant seaman, were replaced with the slick Technicolor shorts where he donned a U.S. Navy uniform. The PC, gentle Popeye of recent decades is just a travesty, and shouldn't even be regarded as part of the canon. -- Submitted By: (Scaramouche) on July 6, 2010, 6:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Popeye started out as a rough, adventurous hardass, but eventually, due to either censorship or simply a lack of talented writing, was reduced to being a rather bland, weak character reduced to performing mundane tasks, not unlike what happened to Mickey Mouse in the late 1930s. -- Submitted By: (LoyalPigeon) on April 26, 2009, 8:44 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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