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Popeye the Sailor Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes an American animated series of comedy short films based on the titular comic strip character created by E. The plotlines in the animated cartoons tended to be simpler than those presented in the comic strips, and the characters slightly different.
A villain, usually Blutomakes a move on Popeye's "sweetie," Olive Oyl. The villain clobbers Popeye until he eats spinachgiving him superhuman strength. Thus empowered, the sailor makes Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes work of the villain. The Fleischer cartoons, based out of New York Cityproved to be among the most popular of the s, and would remain a staple of Paramount's release schedule for nearly 25 years.
Paramount would take control of the studio in and rename it Famous Studiosousting the Fleischer brothers and continuing production. The theatrical Popeye cartoons began airing on television in an altered form in Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themesat which point the Popeye theatrical series was discontinued in Popeye the Sailor in all produced short subjects that were broadcast on television for numerous years, garnering enormous popularity with new generations.
These cartoons are now owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by sister company Warner Bros. Restored and unedited Popeye cartoons through were released on DVD in the late s. The s Popeye cartoons have been noted by historians for their urban feel, with the Fleischers pioneering an East Coast animation scene that differed highly from their counterparts. In addition to becoming iconic within mainstream public consciousness, What Baby Wants - Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare majority of Popeye short subjects are highly acclaimed by animation historians and fans.
Popeye the Sailor, created by E. Segar, debuted in his King Features-distributed comic strip, Thimble Theatre. The character was growing in popularity by the s and there was "hardly a newspaper reader of the Great Depression that did not know his name. In NovemberKing Features signed an agreement with Fleischer Studiosrun by producer Max Fleischer and his brother, director Dave Fleischerto have Popeye and the other Thimble Theatre characters begin appearing in a series of animated cartoons.
The first cartoon in the series was released inand Popeye cartoons, released by Paramount Pictureswould remain a staple of Paramount's release schedule for nearly 25 years. One source of inspiration for the Fleischers were newspapers and comic strips, and they saw potential in Popeye as an animated star, thinking the Slaves To Gravity - Meantime (DVDr) would translate well onscreen.
Popeye was also given more family exclusive Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes the shorts, specifically his look-alike nephews Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye. Spinach became a main component of the Popeye cartoons and were used for the energetic finale in each.
Eventually, the Fleischers paired Popeye and spinach together far more than Segar ever did. The huge child following Popeye received eventually prompted Segar's boss, William Randolph Hearstto order Segar to tone down the humor and violence. Segar was not ready to compromise, believing there would be "nothing funny about a sissy sailor.
Many voice artists worked on the Popeye Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes over the two decades of production; this list is based on the most comprehensive artists. Popeye made his film debut in Popeye the Sailor Father He Said - Chaka Khan - What Cha Gonna Do For Me, a Betty Boop cartoon.
Although Betty Boop has a small cameo appearance, the cartoon mostly introduces the main characters: Popeye's coming to rescue Olive Oyl after being kidnapped by Bluto. The triangle between Popeye, Olive and Bluto was set up from the beginning and soon became the template for most Popeye productions that would follow. The cartoon opens with a newspaper headline announcing Popeye as a movie star, reflecting the transition into film.
Thanks to the animated shorts, Popeye became even more of a sensation than he had been in comic strips. As Betty Boop gradually declined in quality as a result of Hays Code enforcement inPopeye became the studio's star character by Popeye began to sell more tickets and became the most popular cartoon character in the country in the s, beating Mickey Mouse.
Popeye cartoons, including a sing-along special entitled Let's Sing With Popeyewere a regular part of the weekly meetings. For a cent membership fee, club members were given a Popeye kazooa membership card, the chance to become elected as the Club's "Popeye" or "Olive Oyl," and the opportunity to win other gifts.
Polls taken by theater owners proved Popeye more popular than Mickey, and Popeye upheld his position for the rest of the decade. Fleischer cartoons differed highly from their counterparts at Walt Disney Productions and Warner Bros.
The Popeye series, like other cartoons produced by the Fleischers, was noted Rhythm Of The Waves - Billy Reid And His Hawaiian Serenaders* - Hawaiian Rendez Vous its urban feel the Fleischers operated in New York, specifically on Broadway a few blocks from Times Squareits manageable variations on a simple theme Popeye loses Olive to bully Bluto and must eat his spinach and defeat himand the characters' "under-the-breath" mutterings.
The actors, Mercer in particular, would therefore improvise lines that were not on the storyboards or prepared for the lip-sync generally word-play and clever puns. The Fleischers moved their studio to Miami, Florida in September in order to weaken union control and take advantage of tax breaks. The Popeye series continued production, although a marked change was seen in the Florida-produced shorts: they were brighter and less detailed in their artwork, with attempts to bring the character animation closer to a Disney style.
Several voice actors, among them Pinto Colvig better known as the voice of Grover Washington, Jr.
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By the end ofMax and Dave had stopped speaking Longesttirr - .At The Treshold Of Eternity. each other altogether, communicating solely by memo.
Inthey found themselves at odds with Paramount over the control of their animation Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes. Navyas depicted in the short The Mighty Navy.
His regular costume was changed from the dark blue shirt, red neckerchief and light blue jeans he wore in the original comics to an official white Navy sailor uniform, which he retained until the s.
Popeye becomes an ordinary, downtrodden, Naval seaman in the wartime entries, usually getting the blame for mishaps. Film historian Leonard Maltin notes that the studio did not intend to make light of the war, but instead make Popeye more relevant with the times and show him in action. In latethe Popeye series was moved to Technicolor production, beginning with Her Honor the Mare.
Though these cartoons were produced in full color, some films in the Girls Just Want To Have Lunch - Weird Al Yankovic - Dare To Be Stupid period were released in less-expensive two-color usually processes like Cinecolor and Polacolor. New voice cast member Jackson Beck began voicing Bluto within a few years; he, Mercer, and Questel would continue to voice their respective characters into the s.
Over time, the Technicolor Famous shorts began to adhere even closer to the standard Popeye formula, and softened, rounder character designs — including an Olive Oyl design which gave the character high heels and an updated hairstyle — were evident by late Many veteran Fleischer animators stayed with Famous Studios and produced these new Popeye cartoons, but the loss of the founders was evident.
Animation historian Jerry Beck notes that, however, the "gag sense and story sense fell into a bit of a rut. This was typical of most animation studios at this time period, as many considered shutting their doors entirely due to the competition from television.
Popeye's signature theme song was composed by Sammy Lerner and premiered in the first Popeye cartoon in Goldmark divides the Popeye theme into two parts: the sailor horn pipe and the lyrical portion.
The opening horn pipe can be dated back to the s and further as a traditional sea Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes. Winston Sharples and Sammy Timberg composed most of the music for Popeye shorts. Timberg composed the themes to the Fleischers' Betty Boop and Superman cartoons, but asked Lerner to write Popeye's theme song because he had a date that night.
The music of Popeye is described as a mix of "sunny show tunes and music from the street. Director Eric Goldberg notes a very urban feel to the music of Popeyereflecting "the type of cartoons they were making.
Tight on a budget, the producers took advantage of their free access to the Paramount music library, including hit songs that would be introduced in feature films. Staff songwriters would also write original songs for the shorts, such as in 's Brotherly Love and I Wanna Be a Lifeguard ; the studio would hire outside songwriters to compose originals in addition. Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes the onset of World War II, the music in Popeye became more lush, fully orchestrated and patriotic.
For generations, the iconic Popeye theme song became an instantly recognizable musical bookmark, further propelling the character's stardom. The original agreement with the syndicate called for any films made within 10 years and any elements of them to be destroyed in This would have destroyed all of the Fleischer Popeye shorts.
King was not sure what effect the cartoons would have on the strip; if the effect was very negative, King was very eager to erase any memory of the cartoons by destroying them. Paramount knew that the Popeye cartoons were among their best-selling and most popular, and they held them separately for future distribution, seeing television as a rising outlet.
In Popeye - Various - 100% Television ThemesParamount put their cartoon and shorts library up for television sale. TV Corporation acquired the majority of the shorts, however, King Features put a high asking price on the Popeye cartoons.
In June Paramount sold the black and white cartoons to television syndicator Associated Artists Productions a. The color cartoons featured a similar open to the Warner Bros. However, unlike the WB cartoons, a. Once they began airing these cartoons were enormously popular. Jerry Beck likens Popeye 's television success to a Пароходы - Various - Нашествие - Шаг XI lease on life," noting that the character had not been as popular since the s.
These productions were farmed out to numerous studios and were of very low quality, employing limited animation, and many artists were unhappy with the quality of such cartoons. By the s, the original Fleischer and Famous Popeye cartoons were syndicated to various stations and channels across the Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes. In the intervening years, however, Popeye cartoons slowly disappeared from George Benjamin - Palimpsests airwaves in This Time - Tracy Chapman - Crossroads of newer television editions.
After acquisition, the black-and-white Popeye shorts were shipped to South Korea, where artists retraced them Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes color. The process was intended to Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes the shorts more marketable in the modern television era, but prevented the viewers from seeing the original Fleischer pen-and-ink work, as well as the three-dimensional backgrounds created by Fleischer's "Stereoptical" process.
The retraced shorts were syndicated in on a barter basis, and remained available until the early s. When the Cartoon Network began inthey mostly ran cartoons from the Turner library, which included Popeye. For many decades, viewers could only see a majority of the classic Popeye cartoons with altered opening and closing credits. The show aired the Fleischer and Famous Studios Popeye shorts in versions approximating their original theatrical releases by editing copies of the original opening and closing credits taken or recreated from various sources onto the beginnings and ends of each cartoon, or in some cases, in their complete, uncut original theatrical versions direct from such prints that originally contained the front-and-end Paramount credits.
The series, which aired Popeye shorts over 45 episodes, also featured segments offering trivia about the characters, voice actors, and animators. The program aired without interruption until March The restored Popeye Show versions of the shorts are sometimes seen at revival film houses for occasional festival screenings. A daily half-hour block of Popeye has been able to be seen on the Boomerang network in the past.
However, the Fleischer Popeye shorts shown on this block are mostly the s colorized versions, and most of the title cards thereof have been edited to the a. InPopeye reruns ceased. There were legal problems between King Features Syndicate and United Artists in the early s regarding the availability of Popeye on home video.
United Artists had television rights, but King Features disputed whether that included home video distribution.
Throughout the years, there have been many bootleg VHS cassettes and DVDs featuring public domain Popeye cartoons, where the copyright had lapsed. Most used a. After purchasing Turner init would take many years for Warner Bros. It was reported Popeye - Various - 100% Television Themes that Warner and King Features parent Hearst Corporation were working on a deal to release Popeye's cartoons on home video.
Popeye cartoons were never officially released in any form until the late s.
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