Popeye the Sailor (1960s TV series)

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Popeye the Sailor
Genre Animation
Comedy
Based on Popeye, created by E. C. Segar
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer
Composer(s)
  • Ken Lowman (for Jack Kinney Productions)
  • Winston Sharples (for Paramount Cartoon Studios)
  • Štěpán Koníček (for Rembrandt Films/Halas and Batchelor)
  • Gordon Zahler (for Larry Harmon Pictures)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 220
Production
Executive producer(s) Al Brodax
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
  • Joe Siracusa, Roger Donley, and Cliff Millsap (for Jack Kinney Productions)
  • Dan Milner (for Larry Harmon Pictures)
  • Norm Vizents (for Gerald Ray Studios)
Running time 5–7 minutes
Production company(s) King Features Syndicate TV
Distributor Hearst Entertainment
Release
Original network Syndication
Original release 1961

Popeye the Sailor is an American animated series produced and syndicated by King Features Syndicate TV that was released in 1961 with 220 episodes produced.[1] The episodes are grouped by the production studios of Larry Harmon Pictures, Rembrandt Films/Halas and Batchelor, Gerald Ray Studios, Jack Kinney Productions, Paramount Cartoon Studios, and Italy-based animation company Corona Cinematografica.[2][3]

Production[edit]

DVD Cover

In the late 1950s, the original Popeye theatrical shorts released by Paramount Studios from 1933 to 1957 began airing in many television markets and garnered huge ratings.[4] King Features Syndicate, who owned the print rights to the "Popeye" name, did not earn any money from the syndication of the Paramount theatrical Popeye films. In order to capitalize on Popeye's television popularity, King Features hastily commissioned a new series of made-for-television Popeye cartoons.[5] Al Brodax served as executive producer of the cartoons for King Features' then-newly created television production and distribution division (now known today as Hearst Entertainment, named after King Features' parent company, the Hearst Corporation). Jack Mercer, Mae Questel and Jackson Beck returned for this series, which was produced by several different animation companies (Gerald Ray Studios, Jack Kinney Productions, Rembrandt Films/Halas and Batchelor and Larry Harmon Productions).

Famous Studios, which produced the theatrical entries from 1942 to 1957, also returned, although by this point they had been renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios. The series was produced using the limited animation technique, whose production values contrasted sharply to their Popeye theatrical counterparts. The artwork was streamlined, simplified for television budgets, and the entries were completed at a breakneck pace. 220 made-for-television cartoons were produced in two years; in contrast, 231 theatrical cartoons were produced in 24 years.[4] Several minor changes were made for the characters. Though World War II had ended 15 years prior, Popeye still retained his white Navy uniform (except in Barbecue for Two, in which he wears his original clothes). Olive Oyl's appearance was a hybrid of different incarnations; while her outfit reverted to the Fleischer years of a red turtleneck, long black dress and huge shoes, her hair retained the mid/late 1940s and 1950s makeover initiated by Famous Studios (except in Barbecue for Two, in which she uses her Fleischer/early Famous Studios design, and Hits and Missiles, in which she wears her later Famous Studios clothes).

The biggest change was to Bluto, whose name was changed to "Brutus". At the time, King Features believed that Paramount owned the rights to the name "Bluto". King Features actually owned the name, as Bluto had been originally created for the comic strip; however, due to a lack of thorough research, they failed to realize this and reinvented him as Brutus to avoid supposed copyright problems.[5] Realizing their mistake, King Features began to promote Brutus as an entirely new character. His demeanor was altered slightly and his physical appearance was changed from being muscular to morbidly obese. In addition, the sailor/Navy uniform was replaced with an enormous blue shirt and black pants.[5] Many entries lifted storylines directly from the comic strip, resulting in the inclusion of many characters not seen in the theatrical releases, including the Sea Hag, Toar, Rough House and King Blozo.[4] Like their theatrical counterparts, the made-for-television series was also a big ratings success. Popeye the Sailor aired in syndication in the United States into the 1990s. Notably, the 1960s shorts would mark the final time Mae Questel would voice Olive Oyl.

List of episodes[edit]

Larry Harmon Pictures[edit]

Note: The story of all episodes are made by Charlie Shows.

  • Muskels Shmuskels - Popeye runs afoul of circus heavyweight Brutus.
  • Hoppy Jalopy - Popeye races against Brutus, who places death traps around the track, to save Olive.
  • Dead-Eye Popeye
  • Mueller's Mad Monster - Popeye and Olive tangles with a mad scientist's monster.
  • Caveman Capers - Popeye remembers his prehistoric ancestor's discovery of spinach.
  • Bullfighter Bully
  • Ace of Space
  • College of Hard Knocks
  • Abominable Snowman
  • Ski-Jump Chump
  • Irate Pirate
  • Foola-Foola Bird
  • Uranium on the Cranium - Popeye and Brutus race to an island containing uranium.
  • Two-Faced Paleface
  • Childhood Daze - Popeye has to protect Olive from Brutus, while he's changed into a baby.
  • Sheepish Sheep-Herder - Popeye and his Pappy clash with rustlers.
  • Track Meet Cheat
  • Crystal Ball Brawl - Brutus tries to steal a crystal ball in Popeye's possession.

Rembrandt Films/Halas and Batchelor[edit]

  • Interrupted Lullaby
  • Sea No Evil
  • From Way Out
  • Seeing Double
  • Swee'pea Soup - King Blozo's subjects demand that he step down and install Swee'pea as King.
  • Hag-Way Robbery
  • The Lost City of Bubble-lon
  • There's No Space Like Home
  • Potent Lotion
  • Astro-Nut
  • Goon with the Wind
  • Insultin' the Sultan
  • Dog-Gone Dog-Catcher
  • Voice from the Deep! or See Here Sea Hag!!
  • Matinée Idol Popeye - Director Brutus constantly finds roles for Popeye so deadly, that could kill him.
  • Beaver or Not
  • The Billionaire - Take-off on the television series The Millionaire.
  • Model Muddle
  • Which Is Witch
  • Disguise the Limit
  • Spoil Sport
  • Have Time, Will Travel
  • Intellectual Interlude
  • Partial Post
  • Weight for Me - Depressed over a lengthy tour by Popeye and Brutus, Olive eats herself to grotesque shape.
  • Canine Caprice
  • Roger
  • Tooth Be or Not Tooth Be

Gerald Ray Studios[edit]

Note: In this production, the animation team was composed by: Izzy Ellis, Sam Kai, Casey Onaitis, Ray Young, Bill Higgins, Barney Posner, John Garling, and Bud Partch.

No. Title Directed by Background by Layout by Original air date
1 "Where There's a Will" Bob Bemiller Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
Brutus and Popeye are co-beneficiaries in a will.
2 "Take It Easel" Bob Bemiller Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
Popeye the artist literally paints his Spinach to save the day.
3 "I Bin Sculped" Bob Bemiller Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
Olive the artist is sculpting a statue personifying weakness and exhaustion.
4 "Fleas a Crowd" Bob Bemiller Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
5 "Popeye's Junior Headache" Bob Bemiller Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
Popeye has more than he can take with Olive's mischievous niece.
6 "Egypt Us" Tom McDonald Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
Olive mistakes an Egyptian tomb as a beach house, and becomes a sacrificial princess.
7 "The Big Sneeze" Tom McDonald Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
8 "The Last Resort" Tom McDonald Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
Popeye, Olive and Wimpy check into a Resort run by the Sea Hag and Toar. Wimpy makes "spinach burgers".
9 "Jeopardy Sheriff" Tom McDonald Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()
10 "Baby Phase" Tom McDonald Dave Weidman Henry Lee  ()

Jack Kinney Productions[edit]

No. Title Animation
direction by
Story by Background by Layout by Original air date
1 "Battery Up" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Robert Givens  ()
Olive Oyl is Popeye's biggest baseball fan.
2 "Deserted Desert" Eric Cleworth
and Bill Keil
Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Noel Tucker Bruce Bushman  ()
3 "Skinned Divers" Rudy Larriva Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Robert Givens  ()
Popeye looks for sunken treasure and encounters a mermaid who resembles Olive Oyl.
4 "Popeye's Service Station" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()
Brutus flirts with Olive Oyl in the title setting, much to pump jockey Popeye's chagrin.
5 "Coffee House" Harvey Toombs Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Robert Givens  ()
Brutus introduces Olive to beatnik culture in the title setting; Popeye follows.
6 "Popeye's Pep-Up Emporium" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()
Popeye subjects Olive and Wimpy to rugged exercise drills.
7 "Bird Watcher Popeye" Harvey Toombs Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
Olive coerces Popeye to take up bird watching.
8 "Time Marches Backwards" Hugh Fraser Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
9 "Popeye's Pet Store" Rudy Larriva Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Noel Tucker  ()
10 "Ballet de Spinach" Ken Hultgren Ken Hultgren Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Vern Jorgensen
and Ken Hultgren
 ()
11 "Sea Hagracy" Ken Hultgren Ken Hultgren Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Vern Jorgensen
and Ken Hultgren
 ()
12 "Spinach Shortage" Alan Zaslove Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Bruce Bushman  ()
Brutus corners the spinach market.
13 "Popeye and the Dragon" Ken Hultgren Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Robert Givens  ()
14 "Popeye the Fireman" Rudy Larriva Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
15 "Popeye's Pizza Palace" Eddie Rehberg Eddie Rehberg Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Noel Tucker  ()
Brutus insists on ordering a tamale pizza.
16 "Down the Hatch" Alan Zaslove Jack Kinney Rosemary O'Connor and Boris Gorelick Robert Givens  ()
17 "Lighthouse Keeping" Eddie Rehberg Eddie Rehberg Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Eddie Rehberg  ()
18 "Popeye and the Phantom" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Vern Jorgensen
and Ken Hultgren
 ()
Popeye and Olive gets into a struggle with a mischievous shape-shifting ghost.
19 "Popeye's Picnic" Osmond Evans Osmond Evans Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Bruce Bushman  ()
20 "Out of This World" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Robert Givens  ()
21 "Madam Salami" Harvey Toombs Tony Benedict Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
Brutus disguises himself as the title character, a fortune teller.
22 "Timber Toppers" Osmond Evans Noel Tucker Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Noel Tucker  ()
23 "Skyscraper Capers" Rudy Larriva Nick George Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Robert Givens  ()
24 "Private Eye Popeye" Rudy Larriva Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()

Note: This episode is also the name of a 1954 Popeye theatrical cartoon.
25 "Little Olive Riding Hood" Harvey Toombs Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Connie Matthews Robert Givens  ()

Note: Take-off on Little Red Riding Hood.
26 "Popeye's Hypnotic Glance" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Noel Tucker  ()
27 "Popeye's Trojan Horse" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Ken Hultgren  ()
28 "Frozen Feuds" Eddie Rehberg Eddie Rehberg Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Eddie Rehberg  ()
After Alaska becomes the 49th state, a senator promises to rid his constituency of a wandering Goon.
29 "Popeye's Corn-Certo" Eddie Rehberg Joe Siracusa and Cliff Millsap Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
30 "Westward Ho-Ho" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
31 "Popeye's Cool Pool" Rudy Larriva Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
Popeye digs a swimming pool for Olive and Swee'pea.
32 "Jeep Jeep" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Ken Hultgren  ()
33 "Popeye's Museum Piece" Eddie Rehberg Carol Beers and Ruben Apodaca Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
34 "Golf Brawl" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack Kinney Jules Engel Robert Givens  ()
35 "Wimpy's Lunch Wagon" Volus Jones W. Schmidt Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
36 "Weather Watchers" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Connie Matthews Noel Tucker  ()
37 "Popeye and the Magic Hat" Ken Hultgren Osmond Evans Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Ken Hultgren  ()
38 "Popeye and the Giant" Hugh Fraser Noel Tucker Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()
Brutus ingests Wimpy with growth pills, causing Wimpy to grow to freakish proportions.
39 "Hill-Billy-Dilly" Harvey Toombs Wesley Bennett Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
40 "Pest of the Pecos" Harvey Toombs Raymond Jacobs Raymond Jacobs and Vern Jorgensen Raymond Jacobs  ()
41 "The Blubbering Whaler" Ken Hultgren Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Noel Tucker  ()
42 "Popeye and the Spinach Stalk" Ken Hultgren Jack Miller Jules Engel and Connie Matthews Ken Hultgren  ()

Note: Take-off on Jack and the Beanstalk.
43 "Shoot the Chutes" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
44 "Tiger Burger" Harvey Toombs Cal Howard Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
45 "Bottom Gun" Rudy Larriva Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
46 "Olive Drab and the Seven
Sweapeas"
Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack Miller Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()

Note: Take-off on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
47 "Blinkin Beacon" Eddie Rehberg Eddie Rehberg Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
48 "Aztec Wreck" Hugh Fraser Warren Bennett Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
49 "The Green Dancin' Shoes" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Jerry Nevius  ()
Olive puts on the title objects, and can't stop dancing.
50 "Spare Dat Tree" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Ken Hultgren  ()
51 "The Glad Gladiator" Eddie Rehberg Cal Howard Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
52 "The Golden Touch" Eddie Rehberg Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Jerry Nevius  ()
53 "Hamburger Fishing" Harvey Toombs Ed Nofziger Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
54 "Popeye the Popular Mechanic" Hugh Fraser Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
55 "Popeye's Folly" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
56 "Popeye's Used Car" Hugh Fraser Milt Schaffer Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Jerry Nevius  ()
57 "Spinachonara" Harvey Toombs Jack Kinney Ervin L. Kaplan Jerry Nevius  ()
58 "Popeye and the Polite Dragon" Rudy Larriva Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
A dragon magically pops out of a storybook that Popeye is reading to Swee'pea.
59 "Popeye the Ugly Ducklin" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()

Note: Take-off on The Ugly Duckling.
60 "Popeye's Tea Party" Hugh Fraser Jim Rivind Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
61 "The Troll Wot Got Gruff" Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()

Note: Take-off on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
62 "Popeye the Lifeguard" Harvey Toombs Milt Schaffer Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
Olive is jealous of the attention Popeye gets as a lifeguard.
63 "Popeye in the Woods" Eddie Rehberg Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
64 "After the Ball Went Over" Eddie Rehberg Eddie Rehberg Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
Popeye tries to outsmart Brutus at table tennis.
65 "Popeye and Buddy Brutus" Rudy Larriva Jack Kinney Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
66 "Popeye's Car Wash" Harvey Toombs Harvey Toombs Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
67 "Camel Aires" Hugh Fraser Carol Beers Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()
68 "Plumbers Pipe Dream" Hal Ambro Raymond Jacobs Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
Popeye tries to fix a leak in Olive's apartment.
69 "Popeye and the Herring
Snatcher"
Eddie Rehberg Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Jules Engel and Boris Gorelick Raymond Jacobs  ()
Popeye runs afoul of a fish thief.
70 "Invisible Popeye" Hugh Fraser Dennis Fraser Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
71 "The Square Egg" Rudy Larriva Rosemary O'Connor Rosemary O'Connor Noel Tucker  ()
72 "Old Salt Tale" Hugh Fraser Ed Nofziger Ervin L. Kaplan Noel Tucker  ()
Popeye fancifully explains to Swee'pea why the ocean is salty.
73 "Jeep Tale" Rudy Larriva Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Raymond Jacobs  ()

Note: Take-off on Peter Rabbit.
74 "The Super Duper Market" Ed Friedman Tom Hix Ervin L. Kaplan Jerry Nevius  ()
Brutus's store is so big one man gets lost in it for 15 years.
75 "Golden-Type Fleece" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Boris Gorelick Noel Tucker  ()
Popeye and company in ancient Greek roles.
76 "Popeye the White Collar Man" Rudy Larriva Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
77 "Sweapea Thru the Looking
Glass"
 ()

Note: Take-off on Alice Through the Looking Glass.
78 "The Black Knight" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Vern Jorgensen Ken Hultgren  ()
79 "Jingle Jangle Jungle" Ken Hultgren Ed Nofziger Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Ken Hultgren  ()
80 "The Day Silky Went Blozo" Hugh Fraser Joseph Stewart and Jack Kinney Peggy Morrow Ray Jacobs  ()
81 "Rip Van Popeye" Ken Hultgren Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Ervin L. Kaplan Jerry Nevius and
Raymond Jacobs
 ()
82 "Mississippi Sissy" Hugh Fraser Jack Kinney and Ed Nofziger Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
Popeye, Olive, Brutus and Wimpy participate in a riverboat mystery.
83 "Double Cross Country Feet
Race"
Hugh Fraser Ralph Wright Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
Popeye and Brutus compete in a foot race for a date with Olive.
84 "Fashion Fotography" Phil Duncan Ed Nofziger Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
Olive wants to be a fashion model.
85 "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" Ken Hultgren Ralph Wright Boris Gorelick Jerry Nevius  ()
Popeye and Swee'pea, and Olive and Whimpy switch personalities through amnesia.
86 "Paper Pasting Pandemonium" Rudy Larriva Ed Nofziger Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
Popeye and Brutus are given one hour to paper Olive's house before company arrives.
87 "Coach Popeye" Volus Jones Jack Kinney Bob McIntosh Raymond Jacobs  ()
88 "Popeyed Columbus"  ()
89 "Popeye Revere" Ken Hultgren Noel Tucker Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
90 "Popeye in Haweye" Hugh Fraser Raymond Jacobs Peggy Morrow Ray Jacobs  ()
Rival tour guides Popeye and Brutus vie for Olive's business in Hawaii.
91 "Forever Ambergris" Eddie Rehberg Ralph Wright Ervin L. Kaplan Jerry Nevius  ()
92 "Popeye De Leon"  ()
As Juan Ponce de Leon, Popeye fends off a "crocagator" and guards the Fountain of Youth.
93 "Popeyed Fisherman" Murray McClennan Jack Kinney Bob McIntosh Jerry Nevius  ()
94 "Popeye in the Grand
Steeplechase"
Harvey Toombs Carol Beers Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
95 "Uncivil War" Volus Jones Jerry Nevius Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
96 "Popeye the Piano Mover" Rudy Larriva Joe Grant and Walter Schmidt Jules Engel and Rosemary O'Connor Jerry Nevius  ()
97 "Popeye's Testimonial Dinner" Volus Jones Jerry Nevius Ervin L. Kaplan Raymond Jacobs  ()
98 "Around the World in Eighty
Ways"
Harvey Toombs Ralph Wright Peggy Morrow Raymond Jacobs  ()
99 "Popeye's Fixit Shop" Hugh Fraser Ralph Wright Peggy Morrow Raymond Jacobs  ()
100 "Bell Hop Popeye" Harvey Toombs Cal Howard Peggy Morrow Raymond Jacobs  ()
101 "Barbecue for Two" TBA Dick Kinney and Al Bertino TBA Bruce Bushman  ()
Popeye clashes with uninvited Brutus, Wimpy and Swee'pea over a barbecue.
Note: This episode uses the Famous Studios opening music.

Paramount Cartoon Studios[edit]

No. Title Story by Animated by Scenics by Original air date
1 "Hits and Missiles" TBA TBA TBA  ()
Popeye must rescue cheese denizens of the moon.
Note: This episode uses the Famous Studios opening music.
2 "Seer-ring Is Believer-ring" I. Klein I. Klein, Jack Ehret, and Dick Hall Anton Loeb  ()
Olive purchases a ring that belongs of a mystic.
3 "The Ghost Host" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Jack Ehret, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
4 "Strikes, Spares an' Spinach" Seymour Kneitel Wm. B. Pattengill and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
5 "Jeep Is Jeep" I. Klein Morey Reden, I. Klein, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
6 "The Spinach Scholar" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, and Jack Ehret Anton Loeb  ()
Olive insists that the illiterate, uneducated Popeye enroll in Grammar School.
7 "Psychiatricks" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
Brutus tricks Popeye into a psychology session.
8 "Rags to Riches to Rags" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Jack Ehret, I. Klein, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
Wimpy inherits a fortune and tries to double it by betting that Popeye will lose an upcoming fight.
9 "Hair Cut-Ups" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
10 "Poppa Popeye" Seymour Kneitel Nick Tafuri, Jack Ehret, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
11 "Quick Change Olie" I. Klein Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Jack Ehret, and Dick Hall Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye and Wimpy go back in time to the "ollie days" thanks to the Whiffle Bird.
12 "Valley of the Goons" Seymour Kneitel Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Al Pross, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye must help the Goons to defeat pirates.
13 "Me Quest for Poopdeck Pappy" Seymour Kneitel Nick Tafuri, Wm. B. Pattengill, Jack Ehret, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye seeks his long-lost father.
14 "Moby Hick" I. Klein Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, I. Klein, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
15 "Mirror Magic" Seymour Kneitel Martin Taras, Dante Barbetta, Dick Hall, William Henning, and Al Pross Anton Loeb  ()
16 "It Only Hurts When They Laughs" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
Olive forces Popeye and Brutus to laugh their way to friendship.
17 "Wimpy the Moocher" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, I. Klein, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
Wimpy pulls off an audacious con on short order cook Rough House.
18 "Voo-Doo to You Too" Seymour Kneitel Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Dick Hall, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag turns Olive into a zombie and freezes Popeye with a voodoo doll.
19 "Popeye Goes Sale-ing" Seymour Kneitel Nick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, Dick Hall, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
Olive drags Popeye into a nasty department store sale.
20 "Popeye's Travels" Seymour Kneitel Nick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()

Note: Take-off on Gulliver's Travels.
21 "Incident at Missile City" Howard A. Schneider Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
King Blozo's kingdom comes under attack from a city of missiles.
22 "Dog Catcher Popeye" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Irving Dressler, Gerry Dvorak, and Jack Ehret Anton Loeb  ()
23 "What's News" Seymour Kneitel Nick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, I. Klein, and Sam Stimson Robert Owen  ()
24 "Spinach Greetings" Seymour Kneitel Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, and Al Pross Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag, and her vulture Bernard, kidnaps Santa Claus.
25 "Oil's Well That Ends Well" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, and Jim Logan Anton Loeb  ()
Brutus cons Olive into purchasing a seemingly dry oil well.
26 "Motor Knocks" Al Pross Nick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, William Henning, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
27 "Amusement Park" Howard A. Schneider Morey Reden, Jack Ehret, and William Henning Anton Loeb  ()
Freak show operator Brutus abducts Swee'pea.
28 "Duel to the Finish" Seymour Kneitel Wm. B. Pattengill, Dante Barbetta, William Henning, and Al Pross Anton Loeb  ()
29 "Gem Jam" I. Klein Wm. B. Pattengill, Irving Dressler, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag entraps Olive with a cursed perfume which turns her to a gem thief.
30 "The Bathing Beasts" Irving Dressler Martin Taras, Dick Hall, and Jim Logan Robert Owen  ()
31 "Messin' Up the Mississippi" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Gerry Dvorak, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
32 "Love Birds" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Wm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, and Al Pross Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye buys a male bluebird named Romeo, for Olive's pet bluebird Juliet. After the birds have an heated arguement, Romeo flies away, and Popeye must find him.
33 "Sea Serpent" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Dick Hall, I. Klein, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
34 "Boardering on Trouble" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Wm. B. Pattengill, Gerry Dvorak, Dick Hall, and Jim Logan Anton Loeb  ()
35 "Aladdin's Lamp" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Jim Logan, and Larry Silverman Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag acquires a magic lamp.
36 "Butler Up" I. Klein Morey Reden, Gerry Dvorak, William Henning, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye must act as Olive Oyl's butler.
37 "The Leprechaun" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, William Henning, Al Pross, and Larry Silverman Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag steals Irish gold.
38 "County Fair" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Dante Barbetta, Dick Hall, and Jim Logan Robert Little  ()
39 "Hamburgers Aweig" Joseph Gottlieb Martin Taras, Jim Logan, and Larry Silverman Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag tries to hijack Popeye's ship.
40 "Popeye's Double Trouble" Joseph Gottlieb Wm. B. Pattengill, George Germanetti, Larry Silverman, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye sees two Olives thanks to the Sea Hag's magic.
41 "Kiddie Kapers" Joseph Gottlieb Morey Reden, Dick Hall, I. Klein, and Larry Silverman Anton Loeb  ()
A potion created by the Sea Hag turns Brutus into an attractive young man, and uses it to impress and woo Olive. After Popeye sees through Brutus's attractiveness, he uses the same potion, but it turns him into a baby.
42 "The Mark of Zero" Irving Dressler Wm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, and Sam Stinson Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye tells his niece Diesel a story about a swashbuckling swordsman.
43 "Myskery Melody" Seymour Kneitel Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, George Germanetti, and Jim Logan Robert Owen  ()
Poopdeck Pappy is hypnotized by a haunting flute melody.
44 "Scairdy Cat" Joseph Gottlieb Irving Dressler, Dante Barbetta, and Dick Hall Robert Owen  ()
Brutus creates a perfume, that turns Popeye into a frighten, defenseless weakling.
45 "Operation Ice-Tickle" Joseph Gottlieb Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, and Jim Logan Robert Owen  ()
After yet another arguement between Popeye and Brutus, Olive decides to hold a contest; the first one who brings her the North Pole, will go out with her.
46 "The Cure" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, George Germanetti, and Larry Silverman Robert Owen  ()
47 "William Won't Tell" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
I. Klein, George Germanetti, William Henning, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
48 "Pop Goes the Whistle" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Irving Dressler, Gerry Dvorak, Jack Ehret, and George Germanetti Anton Loeb  ()
49 "Autographically Yours" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Jack Ehret, George Germanetti, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye and Brutus compete for the affection of a young movie fan in a remake of Shootin' Stars.
50 "A Poil for Olive Oyl" Joseph Gottlieb Wm. B. Pattengill, Dante Barbetta, Irving Dressler, and William Henning Anton Loeb  ()
The Sea Hag tries to foil Popeye's exploration of a pearl area.
51 "My Fair Olive" Joseph Gottlieb Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, John Gentilella, and George Germanetti Anton Loeb  ()
Popeye and Brutus compete in a medieval joust to win Olive's affection.
52 "Giddy Gold" I. Klein I. Klein, John Gentilella, and George Germanetti Robert Owen  ()
The Whiffle Bird turns a Tunnel of Love into a genuine gold mine.
53 "Strange Things Are Happening" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Irving Dressler, William Henning, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
54 "The Medicine Man" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Dante Barbetta, John Gentilella, and Dick Hall Anton Loeb  ()
55 "The Rain Breaker" I. Klein Nick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, William Henning, and Sam Stimson Anton Loeb  ()
56 "A Mite of Trouble" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, George Germanetti, and Jim Logan Anton Loeb  ()
57 "Who's Kiddin' Zoo" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Irving, Dressler, George Germanetti, and I. Klein Anton Loeb  ()
Olive makes Popeye her assistant at a zoo, and Brutus tries to mess up Popeye's work.
58 "Robot Popeye" Seymour Kneitel Wm. B. Pattengill, Gerry Dvorak, Jim Logan, and Al Pross Anton Loeb  ()
Brutus builds a robot double of Popeye.
59 "Sneaking Peeking" I. Klein Wm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, William Henning, and Jim Logan Anton Loeb  ()
60 "The Wiffle Bird's Revenge" I. Klein Wm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, Al Pross, and Larry Silverman Anton Loeb  ()
The Whiffle Bird turns Wimpy into a vicious werewolf.
61 "Going... Boing.. Gone" Joseph Gottlieb Morey Reden, George Germanetti, I. Klein, and Wm. B. Pattengill Anton Loeb  ()
Wimpy uses vanishing cream to escape Brutus.
62 "Popeye Thumb" Seymour Kneitel Martin Taras, Irving Dressler, I. Klein, and Jim Logan Anton Loeb  ()

Note: Take-off on the fairy tale Tom Thumb.
63 "The Baby Contest" Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, I. Klein, and Al Pross Anton Loeb  ()

VHS[edit]

In the late 1990s, the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurant franchise released most of the 1960s cartoons on VHS in the Popeye Cartoon Video Collection Series promotional line. Each video in the series featured one promotional segment for Popeyes showing video footage of its fried chicken, biscuits and other products followed by the 1960s Popeye cartoons.

DVD[edit]

In 2004, Family Home Entertainment released the four 1960s cartoons on the DVD release of Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy. The shorts included "Spinach Greetings" (Classic Christmas Episode), "Popeye in the Grand Steeple Chase", "Valley of the Goons", and "William Won't Tell". 85 of the 1960s Popeye cartoons were released on DVD by Koch Vision in a three-disc DVD set entitled Popeye's 75th Anniversary.

Warner Archive Collection will re-release the cartoons. The first volume was released on May 7, 2013. Most of the cartoons to be released were produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios,[6] which are included in the first volume.

Broadcasting history[edit]

International broadcasts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popeye: An Illustrated Cultural History, 2d ed. - Fred M. Grandinetti - Google Books
  2. ^ http://www.rapportoconfidenziale.org/?p=10186
  3. ^ "Il SecoloXIX". M.ilsecoloxix.it. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  4. ^ a b c Tom Kenny, Jerry Beck, Frank Caruso, Glenn Mitchell (2007). Popeye the Sailor: 1933–1938, Volume 1. Special Features: I Yam What I Yam: The Story of Popeye the Sailor (DVD). Warner Home Video. 
  5. ^ a b c Ian. "Retrieved on April 27, 2009". Straightdope.com. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Warner Archive Revives Spirit of Saturday Morning Cartoons". Home Media Magazine. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 

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