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Popeye the Sailor 

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.




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Series cast summary:
Jack Mercer ...  Popeye / ... 15 episodes, 1960-1962
Mae Questel ...  Olive Oyl / ... 11 episodes, 1960-1962
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ...  Brutus / ... 13 episodes, 1960-1961


The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

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Brutus was called Bluto in the original comic strip involving Popeye and earlier animated cartoons involving Popeye (during the years in which these animated cartoons (the ones for King Features) were made (1960 and 1961), certain producers of theirs thought Bluto had been created for the animated cartoons for Fleischer Studios and that they didn't have the rights to the character, so they renamed him Brutus (Bluto had actually appeared in a single adventure in the comic strip before any animated Popeye cartoons had been made (the name Bluto was used again for certain animated Popeye cartoons after 1961))). See more »

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For modern syndication the 6 minute episodes are grouped into 4's. This makes up 55 episodes of approximately 25 minutes in length. See more »


Referenced in Popeye (1981) See more »

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Not as Good as the Original Theatrical Cartoons
26 March 2009 | by hfan77See all my reviews

In 1960, at the height of the original Popeye cartoons popularity in syndication, King Features Syndicate, who owned the rights to the character produced 220 additional cartoons for TV. Since the syndicate had no studio, they farmed out the animation to five studios, with almost half of the produced by Jack Kinney. Unfortunately, the shows suffered from inconsistency, repetitive plots, weak gags and hurried animation. On the bright side, the voicework of Jack Mercer, Mae Questel and Jackson Beck was outstanding and viewers got to see characters that never turned up in the original cartoons, including Alice the Goon, King Blozo, Eugene the Jeep and the Sea Hag.

One of the cartoons I remember was when Popeye was in a rocket for 60 days and he had a tape recorder where he can hear his friends. The best remembered line was when Brutus said "I'm keeping company with poor lonesome Olive HA HA HA HA HA!!" There was also the testimonial dinner episode which showed flashbacks from previous cartoons.

After watching a number of cartoons, you'll probably get tired of hearing Olive scream "Help! Popeye! Save me! That's all we can stands and we can't stands no more.

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1960 (USA) See more »

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