There are three genius incarnations of Popeye - the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max....
Nothing interests filmmaker Robert Altman more than a contained culture that mixes bare humanity with local eccentricity (think of his M*A*S*H and Nashville). So Altman's Popeye (1980), based on the old comic strip, works best as a portrait of a busy, cluttered, cartoonish town called Sweethaven. But it is much less successful as a comprehensible story about the famous sailor with massive forearms and a relationship with Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall). Robin Williams plays Popeye with his usual brilliance for mimicry, Paul Dooley makes a credible Wimpy, and Paul L. Smith makes an impression as the oversized bully, Bluto. But this strange, disastrous film never becomes more than an expensive workshop airing out Altmanesque themes.-- Tom Keogh
One of those rare books that really encourages readers to eat their greens - with Popeye's well-known love of spinach, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole range of nutritious recipes that are as fun to make as they are to eat. Popeye fans can now prepare a week's worth of healthy meals, with chapters on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other chapters include vegetarian recipes, Swee' Pea's desserts, snacks, smoothies and seaside suppers. All recipes are easy to make with adult supervision and feature spinach as a main ingredient.
Betty Boop-oop-a-dooped her way to the silver screen in the Max Fleischer short Dizzy Dishes on August 8th 1930. Since then shes been captivating audiences for over 70 years with her innocent eyes bodacious body and curvaceous hips. But she didnt start out as the bubbly bombshell that we know and love today. In fact at the start of her career BETTY WAS A DOG. Yes you read that right - a dog! It was only after appearances in several Fleischer cartoons that she eventually shed her canine ears in 1932s Any Rags and assumed to human shape and what a shape! With her AMPLE CURVES and trademark SULTRY SWAY Betty charcterized a sexuality common to the depression era when anything was used to attract a paying audience.
Cabbage Patch Kids / All New Popeye and Friends (Double Film DVD Pack)