Popeye and Son
|Popeye and Son|
|Created by||E. C. Segar (original characters)|
|Directed by||Art Davis
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
|Voices of||Maurice LaMarche
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Opening theme||"Like Pop, Like Son"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (26 segments)|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna
Bruce L. Paisner
|Running time||22 minutes (whole)
11 minutes (separate)
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions
King Features Entertainment
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||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 long-time girlfriend, Olive Oyl, are married and have a son named Popeye Junior, who has inherited Popeye's ability to gain superhuman strength from eating spinach but 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 long-time 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.
- Maurice LaMarche - Popeye
- Marilyn Schreffler - Olive Oyl, Lizzie, Puggy, The Sea Hag
- 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
List of episodes
|#||Title||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Attack of the Sea Hag / Happy Anniversary"||Attack of the Sea Hag & Happy Anniversary
|September 12, 1987|
|2||"The Sea Monster / Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree"||The Sea Monster: Cliff Roberts
Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree: Eric Lewald
|September 19, 1987|
|3||"Bluto's Wave Pool / Here Today, Goon Tomorrow"||Bluto's Wave Pool: Anthony Adams
Here Today, Goon Tomorrow: Bruce Falk (story), and John Loy (teleplay)
|September 26, 1987|
|4||"Don't Give Up the Picnic / The Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove"||Don't Give Up the Picnic: John Loy
The Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove: Eric Lewald
|October 3, 1987|
|5||"Junior's Genie / Mighty Olive at the Bat"||Junior's Genie: Kelly Ward with Mark Cassutt (story), and Eric Lewald (teleplay)
Mighty Olive at the Bat: Eric Lewald
|October 10, 1987|
|6||"Junior Gets a Job / Surf Movie"||October 17, 1987|
|7||"Redbeard / The Girl from Down Under"||October 24, 1987|
|8||"Junior's Birthday Roundup / Olive's Dinosaur Dilemma"||October 31, 1987|
|9||"Dr. Junior and Mr. Hyde / Popeye's Surfin' Adventure"||November 7, 1987|
|10||"Split Decision / The Case of the Burger Burglar"||November 14, 1987|
|11||"Orchid You Not / Ain't Mythbehavin'"||November 21, 1987|
|12||"There Goes the Neighborhood / Olive's Day Off"||November 28, 1987|
|13||"Prince of a Fellow / Damsel in Distress"||December 5, 1987|
One of very many children's animated series of the 1980s, Popeye and Son didn't leave a lasting impression on many viewers. In 2014, listing it among twelve 1980s cartoons that did not deserve remembrance, io9 characterized it as "a cartoon about coolness and friendship created by a marketing committee of old white men who had never experienced either of them before."
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.
- Bricken, Rob (11 November 2014). "12 Cartoons From The 1980s No One Will Ever Have Nostalgia For". io9. Retrieved 2 May 2015.