The character has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons. Segar's Thimble Theatre strip was in its 10th year when Popeye made his debut, but the one-eyed sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip, and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features' most popular properties during the s. After Segar died in , Thimble Theatre was continued by several writers and artists, most notably Segar's assistant Bud Sagendorf. The strip continues to appear in first-run installments in its Sunday edition, written and drawn by Hy Eisman. The daily strips are reprints of old Sagendorf stories. These cartoon shorts are now owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by its sister company Warner Bros. Over the years, Popeye has also appeared in comic books, television cartoons, video games, hundreds of advertisements,  peripheral products ranging from spinach to candy cigarettes , and the live-action film directed by Robert Altman and starring Robin Williams as Popeye. Charles M. Schulz said, "I think Popeye was a perfect comic strip, consistent in drawing and humor".
Popeye the Sailor is an American animated television series produced for King Features Syndicate TV that was released between and with episodes produced. In the late s, the original Popeye theatrical shorts released by Paramount Studios from to began airing in many television markets and garnered huge ratings. Famous Studios , which produced the theatrical entries from to , also returned, although by this point they had been renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios. The series was produced using the limited animation technique, whose production values contrasted sharply to their Popeye theatrical counterparts. The artwork was streamlined, simplified for television budgets, and the entries were completed at a breakneck pace. Though World War II had ended 15 years prior, Popeye still retained his white Navy uniform except in "Barbecue for Two", in which he wears his original black navy garb. The biggest change was to Bluto, whose name was changed to "Brutus". At the time, King Features believed that Paramount owned the rights to the name "Bluto". King Features actually owned the name, as Bluto had been originally created for the comic strip; however, due to a lack of thorough research, they failed to realize this and reinvented him as Brutus to avoid supposed copyright infringement problems. His demeanor was altered slightly, and his physical appearance was changed from being muscular to slightly obese.
Now that all 10 seasons of " Friends " are available to stream, we've found 6 classic episodes guaranteed to make you laugh. Watch the video. Title: Popeye the Sailor Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess. Popeye and Olive Oyl go to the rodeo where Bluto performs and impresses Olive. Popeye outdoes him with some fancy riding and steer wrestling. Meanwhile, Bluto makes off with Olive, so Popeye eats his spinach to save her and to stop a bull. Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.
This article is about the character. For the franchise as a whole, see Popeye franchise. For other meanings, see Popeye disambiguation. Popeye is the main protagonist of the Popeye Franchise , a sailor character created in by Elzie Crisler Segar for his Thimble Theatre comic strip subsequently renamed after Popeye himself. The star of many comics and animated cartoons, he is best known for his squinting or entirely missing right eye, huge forearms with two anchor tattoos , skinny upper arms, and corncob pipe. He can occasionally be seen smoking his pipe but usually he toots it like a tugboat and sometimes uses it as a weapon by blowing the smoke in his enemies faces.