Popeye and Son
|Popeye and Son|
|Voices of||Maurice LaMarche
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (26 segments)|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna
Bruce L. Paisner
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions
King Features Entertainment
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|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.
Popeye and his long-time girlfriend, Olive Oyl are married and have a son named Popeye Junior. 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.
The series suffered all of the same problems from network Standards & Practices broadcast restrictions that hampered the 1970s series, and is generally regarded by Popeye fans as one of the worst of the series, though it does have its fans. The show is currently the last Popeye TV series so far (not counting The Popeye Show).
- Attack of the Sea Hag (pilot)
- 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
- The Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove
- Junior's Genie
- Mighty Olive at the Bat
- Junior Gets a Job
- Surf Movie
- The Girl from Down Under
- Junior's Birthday Roundup
- Olive's Dinosaur Dilemma
- Dr. Junior and Mr. Hyde
- Popeye's Surfin' Adventure
- Split Decision
- The Case of the Burger Burglar
- Orchid You Not
- Ain't Mythbehavin'
- There Goes the Neighborhood
- Olive's Day Off
- Prince of a Fellow
- Damsel in Distress (series finale)
- Maurice LaMarche - Popeye
- Marilyn Schreffler - Olive Oyl/Lizzie/Puggy
- Josh Rodine - Popeye Jr.
- Allan Melvin - Bluto/J. Wellington Wimpy
- David Markus - Tank Bluto
- Nancy Cartwright - Woody
- Penina Segall - Polly
- Kaleena Kiff - Dee Dee
- B.J. Ward - Rad
- Don Messick - Eugene the Jeep
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'.
- CHARLES SOLOMON (1987-10-09). "Kidvid Reviews : Cartoon Debuts Are All Drawn Out - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14.