Popeye the Sailor Description from Warner Bros.:
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.
Popeye The Sailor 1933-1938 Volume 1 includes more than nine hours of cartoons -- 58 (7- to10-minute) theatrical black-and white-shorts and two two-reeler 20-minute color cartoons. Some of the most memorable shorts from the DVD are the remastered "Blow Me Down!" and a cameo appearance by Betty Boop dressed as a hula dancer in the 1933 "Popeye the Sailor" cartoon, the short in which Popeye made his first animated appearance. The four-Disc DVD set also includes the Academy Award-nominated "Popeye The Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor" and more than five hours of incredible bonus features.
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 (1933-1938) Volume 1 DVD Details:
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Popeye the Sailor
I Yam What I Yam
Blow Me Down!
I Eats My Spinach
Let's You and Him Fight
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Can You Take It?
Strong to the Finich
Shiver Me Timbers!
Axe Me Another
A Dream Walking
The Two-Alarm Fire
The Dance Contest
We Aim to Please
Beware of Barnacle Bill
Be Kind to 'Aminals'
Pleased to Meet Cha!
Choose Yer 'Weppins'
For Better or Worser
You Gotta Be a Football Hero
King of the Mardi Gras
Adventures of Popeye
The Spinach Overture
Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky
A Clean Shaven Man
I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski
I Wanna Be a Life Guard
Let's Get Movin'
Never Kick a Woman
Hold the Wire
The Spinach Roadster
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
I'm in the Army Now
The Paneless Window Washer
Organ Grinder's Swing
My Artistical Temperature
The Twisker Pitcher
Morning, Noon and Night Club
Lost and Foundry
I Never Changes My Altitude
I Like Babies and Infinks
The Football Toucher Downer
Protek the Weakerist
Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves
The House Builder
Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh
— "Popeye the Sailor" by Historian Michael Barrier
— "I Yam What I Yam" & "The Paneless Window Washer" by Animator Mark Kausler
— "Blow Me Down!" by Animators Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua
— "I Eats My Spinach" by Historian Michael Barrier & Animator Dave Tendlar
— "Wild Elephinks", "Beware of Barnacle Bill", "You Gotta Be a Football Hero" & "Protek the Weakerist" by Historian Jerry Beck
— "Sock-a-Bye Baby" & "Adventures of Popeye" by Historian Glenn Mitchell
— "Can You Take It", "Choose Yer 'Weppins'" & "For Better or Worser" by Filmmaker Greg Ford
— "A Dream Walking" by Director Eric Goldberg
— "King of the Mardi Gras" by Historian Michael Barrier with voice actor Jack Mercer
— "The Spinach Overture" by Historian Daniel Goldmark
— "A Clean Shaven Man" by Writer Paul Dini
— "I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski", "Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor", "Lost and Foundry" & "Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves" by Animators John Kricfalusi, Eddie Fitzgerald & Kali Fontecchio
— "Mining the Strip: Elzie Segar and Thimble Theatre" [8:00], "Me Fickle Goyl, Olive Oyl: The World's Least Likely Sex Symbol" [4:00], "Wimpy the Moocher: Ode to the Burgermeister" [4:00], "Sailor's Hornpipes: The Voices of Popeye" [9:00], "Blow Me Down! The Music of Popeye" [10:00], "Popeye in Living Color: A Look at the Color Two-Reelers" [5:00], "Me Lil' Swee'Pea: Whose Kid Is He Anyway?" [3:30] & "Et Tu, Bluto? Cortoondom's Heavist Heavy" [4:00]
Studio Shorts From the Vault:
"Colonel Heeza Liar at the Bat" (1915), "Krazy Kat Goes-A-Wooing" (1916), "Domestic Difficulties" (1916), "Bobby Bumps Puts a Beanery on the Bum" (1918), "Feline Follies" (1919), "The Tantalizing Fly" (1919), "Modeling" (1921), "Invisible Ink" (1921), "Bubbles" (1922), "Jumping Beans" (1922), "Bedtime" (1923), "Trapped" (1923), "A Trip to Mars" (1924), "Koko Trains 'Em" (1925), "Koko Back Tracks" (1927) & "Let's Sing With Popeye" (1934)
— "I Yam What I Yam: The Story of Popeye the Sailor" [43:00], "Forging the Frame: The Roots of Animation 1900-1920" [30:00]
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