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The comic strips, cartoons and various media based on the character created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929, Popeye the Sailor.

Comic Strips & Animation:

  • Thimble Theatre - The original comic strip in which Popeye first appeared in 1929. The comic strip itself was ten years older (as was Olive Oyl).
  • Popeye - Comic strips (1929-present) plus the theatrical cartoon shorts by Fleischer Studios (1933-1942) and Famous Studios (1942-1957). Some of the theatrical cartoons have their own page:
  • Popeye the Sailor (1960) by King Features Syndicate note 
  • Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter (1972) - Television crossover special with other King Features Syndicate characters.
  • The All-New Popeye Hour (1978)
    • Popeye's Treasure Hunt
    • The Popeye Sports Parade
  • The Popeye Valentine Special: Sweethearts at Sea (1980)
  • The Popeye & Olive Comedy Show (1981)
    • Prehistoric Popeye
    • Private Olive Oyl
  • Popeye and Son (1987)
  • Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (2004) - Computer-animated Christmas television special.
  • Popeye (2014) - Cancelled CGI animated film originally produced by Sony Pictures Animation. King Features Syndicate has since picked up the project.




Theme Parks and Attractions:

  • Popeye Village, Malta - The set built for the 1980 film, which was reconverted into a tourist resort.

Video Games:


  • Popeye's Cartoon Club (2019)


  • Popeye's Island Adventures (2018) – a series of two-minute long shorts aimed at young children, showing ambiguously younger versions of the characters (Popeye still has some hair, while Bluto is clean-shaven) that don't actually talk (apparently done so that the shorts can be watched by anybody without a language barrier). Notably Popeye also doesn't have his pipe, the traditional toots being performed on an actual bosun's whistle, which is what the pipe was imitating in the first place.