1. Big Cartoon Forum

    You WIll Need To Reset Your Password!!!

    We just moved hosts on this system, and this has caused a few updates. One is the way we encode and store the encoded passwords.

    Your old passwords will NOT work. You will need to reset your password. This is normal. Just click on reset password from the log in screen. Should be smooth as silk to do...

    Sorry for the hassle.

    Dave Koch
  2. Big Cartoon Forum

    Are You Just Hanging Out?

    Just lurking? Join the club, we'd love to have you in the Big Cartoon Forum! Sign up is easy- just enter your name and password.... or join using your Facebook account!

    Membership has it's privileges... you can post and get your questions answered directly. But you can also join our community, and help other people with their questions, You can add to the discussion. And it's free! So join today!

    Dave Koch
  3. Big Cartoon Forum

    Other Side Of Maleficent

    I have been looking forward to Maleficent with equal amounts of anticipation and dread. On one hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, so cold and so pure, and I want desperately to see more of her and her back-story. On the other hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, and I would hate to see her parodied, taken lightly or ultimately destroyed in a film that does not understand this great character. The good news is that this film almost gets it right; but that is also the bad news.

  4. Big Cartoon Forum

    BCDB Hits 150K Entries

    It took a while, but we are finally here! The Big Cartoon DataBase hit the milestone of 150,000 entries earlier today with the addition of the cartoon The Polish Language. This film was added to BCDB on May 9th, 2014 at 4:23 PM.

  5. Big Cartoon Forum

    Warner Brings Back Animated Stone-Age Family

    Funnyman Will Ferrell and partner Adam McKay are working on bringing back everyone’s favorite stone-age family. The duo’s production company Gary Sanchez Productions is in development on a new Flintstones animated feature.

  6. Big Cartoon Forum

    Disney To Feast In France

    The follow up to Disney’s 2013 Academy Award Winning short Paperman has been announced, and it will premiere at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Titled The Feast, the short looks to be based on the same stylized CG techniques used on last years Paperman, a more natural and hand-drawn look to computer animation.

  7. Big Cartoon Forum

    Renegades of Animation: Pat Sullivan

    Pat Sullivan became famous worldwide for his creation of Felix the Cat. What most animation histories gloss over is Sullivan’s checkered past and longtime standing as a wildcat renegade. He didn’t follow the rules. And he made damn sure to fully protect his intellectual properties.

Ugg-ugg-ugg, it's Popeye's 75th anniversary

Discussion in 'Fleischer / Famous Studios' started by Dave Koch, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Dave Koch

    Dave Koch Cartoon Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    2,569
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    366
    He's strong to the finich 'cause he eats his spinach.

    Popeye the Sailor Man, the ancient mariner whose superpowers come from a tin can, celebrates his 75th anniversary on Saturday.

    A year-long series of events is planned by King Features Syndicate, which owns the rights to the navy guy with the huge biceps.

    Among these is a "Popeye" 3-D animated TV special written by comedian Paul Reiser (Mad About You). Produced by Vancouver's Mainframe Entertainment (also responsible for ReBoot), it'll air on Fox during prime time holiday season sometime between November 24 and December 21.

    From sundown to midnight this weekend in New York City, the Empire State Building will shine its tower lights green "in honor of Popeye's enormous love of spinach," said.

    Popeye first appeared on January 17, 1929 as a limited story line guest in E.C. "Elzie" Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre (future girlfriend Olive Oyl had been introduced a decade earlier).

    His animated debut came in Popeye The Sailor (1933), released by Fleischer Studios. This was a Betty Boop cartoon in which he, skinny Olive Oyl and villainous strongman Bluto were guest stars. Popeye was voiced by William Sam Costello.

    Popeye graduated to his own series later that year, starting with I Yam What I Yam.

    The sailor has usually tangled with Bluto (also known as Brutus), but his opponents have, a times, ranged from goats to gophers. In the 1980s, he appeared in a video game, collecting falling hearts from Olive.

    An attempt to bring Popeye to the live-action big screen was made when Robin Williams starred in Robert Altman's 1980 musical Popeye. Williams' movie debut was a critical and commercial flop. He once reflected: "If you watch it backwards, it has a plot."

    Well, blow me down!



    Popeye's debut:

    [​IMG]

Share This Page