Popeye and Son

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Popeye and Son
Voices of Maurice LaMarche
Marilyn Schreffler
Josh Rodine
Allan Melvin
David Markus
Nancy Cartwright
Penina Segall
Kaleena Kiff
B.J. Ward
Don Messick
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Bruce L. Paisner
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
King Features Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 12, 1987 – December 5, 1987

Popeye and Son is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and King Features Entertainment, and aired for one season and thirteen episodes on CBS. Maurice LaMarche supplied the voice of Popeye in this series, succeeding Jack Mercer in that role. It is also the first set of Popeye cartoons that were produced since Mercer's death in 1984.

Overview[edit]

Popeye and his long-time girlfriend, Olive Oyl are married and have a son named Popeye Junior.[1] He has inherited Popeye's ability to gain superhuman strength from eating spinach; however, Popeye Jr. hates the taste of spinach (preferring hamburgers), much to his father's disappointment, although he eats spinach to boost his strength. Popeye's rival Bluto has a wife of his own and they also have a son named Tank. Like old times, Popeye and Bluto are rivals, so goes to their sons.

Episode list[edit]

9.12.1987

  • Attack of the Sea Hag (pilot)
  • Happy Anniversary

9.19.1987

  • The Sea Monster
  • Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree

9.26.1987

  • Bluto's Wave Pool
  • Here Today, Goon Tomorrow

10.3.1987

  • Don't Give Up the Picnic
  • The Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove

10.10.1987

  • Junior's Genie
  • Mighty Olive at the Bat

10.17.1987

  • Junior Gets a Job
  • Surf Movie

10.24.1987

  • Redbeard
  • The Girl from Down Under

10.31.1987

  • Junior's Birthday Roundup
  • Olive's Dinosaur Dilemma

11.7.1987

  • Dr. Junior and Mr. Hyde
  • Popeye's Surfin' Adventure

11.14.1987

  • Split Decision
  • The Case of the Burger Burglar

11.21.1987

  • Orchid You Not
  • Ain't Mythbehavin'

11.28.1987

  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Olive's Day Off

12.5.1987

  • Prince of a Fellow
  • Damsel in Distress (series finale)

Voice cast[edit]

DVD release[edit]

In late-2008, Warner Home Video planned to release four Popeye and Son episodes (8 cartoons) on DVD as Popeye & Friends Volume Two (Volume One, released earlier in 2008, contained episodes of the previous Hanna-Barbera Popeye series, The All-New Popeye Hour). The release was cancelled following poor sales of the first volume, but Warner did release it in Australia on Region 4 DVD. The region 4 disc contains the following cartoons 'Attack of the Sea Hag', 'Happy Anniversary', 'The Sea Monster', 'Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree', 'Junior's Genie', 'Mighty Olive at the Bat', 'Junior Gets a Job' and 'Surf Movie'.

A collection of episodes has been released in the UK by Hollywood DVD Ltd. The cartoons on the DVD are 'Attack of the Sea Hag', 'Happy Anniversary', 'The Sea Monster', 'Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree', 'Bluto's Wave Pool', Here Today Goon Tomorrow', 'Don't Give Up the Picnic', 'Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove', 'Junior's Genie', 'Mighty Olive at the Bat', 'Split Decision' and 'The Case of the Burger Burglar'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CHARLES SOLOMON (1987-10-09). "Kidvid Reviews : Cartoon Debuts Are All Drawn Out - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 

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