History ComicStrip / Popeye

25th Sep '17 5:34:04 PM nombretomado
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Originally a minor character in ''[[http://home.earthlink.net/~thimbletheatre/ Thimble Theater,]]'' a newspaper comic strip drawn by Elzie Segar for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, Popeye the Sailor [[BreakoutCharacter quickly took over the series]], edging out [[TheSlacker Ham Gravy]] as the principal suitor of Olive Oyl. He made his animation debut in a 1933 BettyBoop short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios, and continued appearing in cartoons throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when Creator/FamousStudios produced the series, and even continued on into several made-for-tv cartoons. Despite his sailor moniker, Popeye [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything rarely ventured out to sea]], instead spending his days romancing Olive Oyl and competed with Bluto for her affections.

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Originally a minor character in ''[[http://home.earthlink.net/~thimbletheatre/ Thimble Theater,]]'' a newspaper comic strip drawn by Elzie Segar for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, Popeye the Sailor [[BreakoutCharacter quickly took over the series]], edging out [[TheSlacker Ham Gravy]] as the principal suitor of Olive Oyl. He made his animation debut in a 1933 BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios, and continued appearing in cartoons throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when Creator/FamousStudios produced the series, and even continued on into several made-for-tv cartoons. Despite his sailor moniker, Popeye [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything rarely ventured out to sea]], instead spending his days romancing Olive Oyl and competed with Bluto for her affections.



* Popeye the Sailor: Billed as a BettyBoop cartoon, but is really a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for the Popeye cartoons. Betty herself recieves barely a minute of screentime, with almost all of her animation recycled from "Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle". The series formula is established right out of the starting gate with this cartoon, with Bluto kidnapping Olive and Popeye having to chase him down and beat him into submission to prevent Olive from being run over by a train.

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* Popeye the Sailor: Billed as a BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoon, but is really a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for the Popeye cartoons. Betty herself recieves barely a minute of screentime, with almost all of her animation recycled from "Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle". The series formula is established right out of the starting gate with this cartoon, with Bluto kidnapping Olive and Popeye having to chase him down and beat him into submission to prevent Olive from being run over by a train.



* Olive Oyl For President: Semi-remake of "BettyBoop For President."

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* Olive Oyl For President: Semi-remake of "BettyBoop "WesternAnimation/BettyBoop For President."



* {{Spinoff}}: Popeye first appeared in animated form in the ''BettyBoop'' cartoon ''Popeye the Sailor'' (1933).

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* {{Spinoff}}: Popeye first appeared in animated form in the ''BettyBoop'' ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon ''Popeye the Sailor'' (1933).
23rd Sep '17 3:24:45 PM JohnnyNevada
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** One episode ("Popeye's High School Daze") seems to find a way around this: Popeye uses his twister punch on a motorcycle-riding Bluto (who's barreling at high speed toward Popeye). A [[BigBallOfViolence fight cloud]] breaks out just as we see the punch connect; when the cloud clears, Bluto's sobbing like a little kid, as his motorcycle's been reduced to a tricycle.
21st Sep '17 3:04:51 PM Gouken20xx
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* SpecialEffectFailure: In the recoloured version of ''Popeye In Goonland'', the scene with the [[BreakingTheFourthWall film break]] completely removes all but the film being repaired, creating an image that looks like the film is magically knitting together. Unfortunately, the original black-and-white version has been lost.
10th Sep '17 10:25:04 AM nombretomado
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* Customers Wanted: Clip show episode, reuses footage from "Let's Get Movin'" and "The Twisker Pitcher." First Popeye where Pinto Colvig (formerly the voice of {{Goofy}} at Disney) voices Bluto. PublicDomain.

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* Customers Wanted: Clip show episode, reuses footage from "Let's Get Movin'" and "The Twisker Pitcher." First Popeye where Pinto Colvig (formerly the voice of {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} at Disney) voices Bluto. PublicDomain.



* Popeye Presents Eugene the Jeep: Last Popeye short to feature Eugene the Jeep. Pinto Colvig makes a voice cameo as a mailman, while using his {{Goofy}} voice, no less!

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* Popeye Presents Eugene the Jeep: Last Popeye short to feature Eugene the Jeep. Pinto Colvig makes a voice cameo as a mailman, while using his {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} voice, no less!
4th Sep '17 1:07:24 AM Luppercus
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* VillainExclusivityClause: Bluto appears in 90% of the shorts as the villain, and in all the adaptations too.
3rd Sep '17 7:38:49 PM Starwames
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* TickleTorture: Olive Oyl has her feet tickled on four separate occasions. Twice through her shoe ("Seasin's Greetinks!" and "Be Kind to 'Aminals'") and twice barefoot ("Shiver Me Timbers!" and "Bridge Ahoy!").
31st Aug '17 9:38:32 PM Lanes17B
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* BreakoutCharacter: Popeye himself was supposed to be a generic sailor that Olive's boyfriend, Sam Hamgravy, and her brother, Castor Oyl, would hire to "drive" them via boat from their home in Sweethaven to the island casino, and back, once they made a fortune with [[GoodLuckCharm Wiffle Hen,]] and never seen again. Instead, Popeye became [[AscendedExtra the star of the strip,]] [[ProtagonistTitle got the strip named after him,]] and stole Sam's girlfriend, Olive Oyl. Though to be fair, Popeye was always faithful to Olive, while [[GoldDigger Sam only dated her because she was wealthy, or at least well off, and would often dump her for someone who was wealthier, and would get back together with Olive after he went crawling back to her, once the other woman wised up to his act and dumped him.]]
28th Aug '17 7:14:17 PM Malady
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* FracturedFairyTale: "Ancient Fistory" is this for ''{{Cinderella}}''.

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* FracturedFairyTale: "Ancient Fistory" is this for ''{{Cinderella}}''.''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''.
26th Jul '17 8:53:44 PM nombretomado
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Originally a minor character in ''[[http://home.earthlink.net/~thimbletheatre/ Thimble Theater,]]'' a newspaper comic strip drawn by Elzie Segar for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, Popeye the Sailor [[BreakoutCharacter quickly took over the series]], edging out [[TheSlacker Ham Gravy]] as the principal suitor of Olive Oyl. He made his animation debut in a 1933 BettyBoop short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios, and continued appearing in cartoons throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when FamousStudios produced the series, and even continued on into several made-for-tv cartoons. Despite his sailor moniker, Popeye [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything rarely ventured out to sea]], instead spending his days romancing Olive Oyl and competed with Bluto for her affections.

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Originally a minor character in ''[[http://home.earthlink.net/~thimbletheatre/ Thimble Theater,]]'' a newspaper comic strip drawn by Elzie Segar for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, Popeye the Sailor [[BreakoutCharacter quickly took over the series]], edging out [[TheSlacker Ham Gravy]] as the principal suitor of Olive Oyl. He made his animation debut in a 1933 BettyBoop short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios, and continued appearing in cartoons throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios produced the series, and even continued on into several made-for-tv cartoons. Despite his sailor moniker, Popeye [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything rarely ventured out to sea]], instead spending his days romancing Olive Oyl and competed with Bluto for her affections.



* You're a Sap, Mr. Jap: The first of the FamousStudios Popeye cartoons. It has gained notoriety for its racist stereotyping of japanese soldiers.

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* You're a Sap, Mr. Jap: The first of the FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios Popeye cartoons. It has gained notoriety for its racist stereotyping of japanese soldiers.



* Popeye's Pappy: Color remake of "Goonland". One of three appearances Poopdeck Pappy makes in the FamousStudios shorts. The last of 3 Famous Studios Color Popeye cartoons banned due to racist content.

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* Popeye's Pappy: Color remake of "Goonland". One of three appearances Poopdeck Pappy makes in the FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios shorts. The last of 3 Famous Studios Color Popeye cartoons banned due to racist content.



* Nearlyweds: Last Popeye short to bear the FamousStudios name before it changed its name to "Paramount Cartoon Studios". PublicDomain.

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* Nearlyweds: Last Popeye short to bear the FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios name before it changed its name to "Paramount Cartoon Studios". PublicDomain.



* BlackBeadEyes: Except in most of the FamousStudios shorts.

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* BlackBeadEyes: Except in most of the FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios shorts.



* EyeScream: The comics explain this is what happened to Popeye's right eye. He allowed himself to get beat up over a matter he felt accountable for, and lost his right eye in the process. However, in some cartoons, it shows his left eye being the one closed. This may have transitioned into the Fleischer cartoons, but was eventually abandoned by the FamousStudios shorts.

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* EyeScream: The comics explain this is what happened to Popeye's right eye. He allowed himself to get beat up over a matter he felt accountable for, and lost his right eye in the process. However, in some cartoons, it shows his left eye being the one closed. This may have transitioned into the Fleischer cartoons, but was eventually abandoned by the FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios shorts.



* {{Retraux}}: The FamousStudios short "Cartoons Ain't Human".

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* {{Retraux}}: The FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios short "Cartoons Ain't Human".



* StrictlyFormula: While the FamousStudios Popeye cartoons are notorious for this, this is surprisingly ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' the case with the Fleischer Popeye cartoons. Despite the notoriety of the spinach cliche and the characters love triangle, more than half of their shorts eschew the latter formula or have some clever variation of it. Out of the 109 Fleischer shorts, 49 of them (close to half of them) don't feature Bluto at all. Even shorts that do feature both Bluto and the spinach have clever gags and unique situations built around them--one short, "Fighting Pals", twists the formula by having Popeye tearing through a jungle in ''search'' of Bluto, and when he's clearly battered and fatigued from his endless search, Bluto ends up saving his life with the spinach! "Lets Celebrake" is completely devoid of conflict, as Popeye lets Olive and Bluto go out together so Popeye can take Olive's grandmother out for New Years Eve. And on top of that, there are 19 of the Fleischer Popeyes where he doesn't eat the spinach, or spinach is absent altogether.[[note]]Never Kick A Woman, Hospitaliky, Lost and Foundry, I Like Babies and Infinks, Popeye the Sailor and the Jeep and it's similarly named follow-up Popeye the Sailor Presents Eugene the Jeep, Cops Is Always Right, Leave Well Enough Alone, Wotta Nitemare, Never Sock a Baby, Nurse Mates, Puttin on the Act, Wimmin is a Myskery, I'll Never Crow Again, Olive Oyl and Water Don't Mix, Flies Ain't Human, Pest Pilot, Child Psykolojiky, and Olive's Sweepstakes Ticket.[[/note]]

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* StrictlyFormula: While the FamousStudios Creator/FamousStudios Popeye cartoons are notorious for this, this is surprisingly ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' the case with the Fleischer Popeye cartoons. Despite the notoriety of the spinach cliche and the characters love triangle, more than half of their shorts eschew the latter formula or have some clever variation of it. Out of the 109 Fleischer shorts, 49 of them (close to half of them) don't feature Bluto at all. Even shorts that do feature both Bluto and the spinach have clever gags and unique situations built around them--one short, "Fighting Pals", twists the formula by having Popeye tearing through a jungle in ''search'' of Bluto, and when he's clearly battered and fatigued from his endless search, Bluto ends up saving his life with the spinach! "Lets Celebrake" is completely devoid of conflict, as Popeye lets Olive and Bluto go out together so Popeye can take Olive's grandmother out for New Years Eve. And on top of that, there are 19 of the Fleischer Popeyes where he doesn't eat the spinach, or spinach is absent altogether.[[note]]Never Kick A Woman, Hospitaliky, Lost and Foundry, I Like Babies and Infinks, Popeye the Sailor and the Jeep and it's similarly named follow-up Popeye the Sailor Presents Eugene the Jeep, Cops Is Always Right, Leave Well Enough Alone, Wotta Nitemare, Never Sock a Baby, Nurse Mates, Puttin on the Act, Wimmin is a Myskery, I'll Never Crow Again, Olive Oyl and Water Don't Mix, Flies Ain't Human, Pest Pilot, Child Psykolojiky, and Olive's Sweepstakes Ticket.[[/note]]
11th Jul '17 6:23:20 PM nombretomado
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* WartimeCartoon: During WorldWarII, Popeye (re)enlisted in the Navy and delivered all kinds of cartoon smackdown on [[ValuesDissonance stunningly racist depictions of the Japanese]] in the Pacific theatre.

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* WartimeCartoon: During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Popeye (re)enlisted in the Navy and delivered all kinds of cartoon smackdown on [[ValuesDissonance stunningly racist depictions of the Japanese]] in the Pacific theatre.
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