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Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One



The classic TV version of the adventures of Popeye the Sailor Man featuring the voices of Jack Mercer, Mae Quaestal and Jackson Beck.

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With TV reruns of the Fleischer/Famous Studios theatrical shorts proving that Popeye still packed a spinach-powered punch that delivered smash ratings, King Features commissioned a new series of Sailor Man shorts under the aegis of executive producer Al Brodax. The TV incarnation of Popeye made up for its scaled-back animation with a broadened narrative scope and scale while still staying true to the source, thanks to the continued use of voice actors Jack Mercer (Popeye), Mae Questel (Olive) and Jackson Beck (now called Brutus) as well as the use of veteran Popeye animation talents then working at Paramount Cartoon Studios. Adding to the “I yam what I yam” authenticity is the addition of a number of Thimble Theater comic strip characters making their cartoon debuts – including King Blozo, Toar and Sea Hag! Among the cartoons contained in this stupendous 2-Disc, 72-Episode volume are all of the Paramount TV Popeye cartoons.

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    4.0

    Popeye The 1960s Classics VOLUME TWO!

    By Brian

    from Camarillo, CA

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    Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

    I'd like to see Popeye the Sailor The 1960s Classics VOLUME TWO please!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic and Entertaining

    By Robert

    from Orlando, FL

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      Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

      I am a huge fan of Popeye. I was happy that Warner Archive, put out Popeye the Sailor: The 1960's Classics Volume 1, on dvd. I am hoping that Warner Archive, will put out more Popeye cartoons series on dvd. If you are a huge fan of Popeye, you should buy the dvd.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome...the best Popeye series IMO

      By djson1

      from Newport Beach, CA

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        Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

        The 1960s TV versions were my favorite Popeye episodes. Please, Warner, ...please release the remaining 150 or so ASAP! I will buy them up as soon as they are announced.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        "POPEYE" has a lot to offer!

        By drsunshine

        from Cathedral City, California

        About Me Animation Fan, Audiophile, Avid Reader, Cartoon Fan, Collector, Movie Buff

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          Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

          These made-for-TV "POPEYE" cartoons may be more limited in animation than earlier films, but they are far better written and more imaginative than the mid 40s/1950s Paramount theatrical releases, which relied almost entirely on the over-used "Popeye saves Olive from Bluto" formula. Here we get to meet many classic characters from the classic "Thimble Theater" comic strip as well who were never included in previous cartoons.

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          5.0

          Finally!

          By Harvey Cartoon Lover 11

          from Gary, Indiana

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              Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

              These are the 1960 Popeyes I love...but there were a few that I loved from the 50s as well. I had heard Warner was working on these, but never knew when they'd be released! And,I'm really happy that these are all the Paramount/Famous Studio 1960s ones (Seymour Kneitel) released with artists like Dante Barbetta, Wm. "Bill" Pattengill, William Henning, John Gentiella,and Carl Meyer And Jack Mercer. I understand too that there are about 10 on this set from the 1950s classics...okay, as long as the rest of them are from "MY" 1960s era of loving them! I love the music on these most of all! The 1960s/70s/80s are gone! While the music of the Motor City and other Rock And Roll/Rhythm And Blues genres are staying alive and keeping the growing up years in my memory strong, it's nice to see this being offered! In the days when after school "Children's Programs" were the norm in many TV markets, these are and were the "Popeyes" I remember the most, growing up in the Chicago Area! We didn't have a "UHF" television in our home, so when my older Sister came home to visit from college, I used to beg her to bring it home so I could watch a show called "Cartoon Town". Everyday, 5 Days a week! I've worn out my "75 Anniversary" collection, and I've seen them over and over...I want to see the others like this sample on the WB Page, from "Strikes, Spares,and Spinach". I hope they have "Messin Up The Mississippi" on these too. If you are a 1960's "Baby Boomer" like me, these will bring back memories...Thank You, WB! :)

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best POPEYES

              By O

              from Detroit,Mi

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                Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                These are the best POPEYES that were produced I grew up with the 1960's version and would like WB to put the remaing 1960's POPEYES out on DVD soon I plan to buy them

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                4.0

                Quality DVD

                By Chuck

                from Williamsburg, VA

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                  Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                  The Popeye DVD from the 1960's were Great.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  WB Finally Brings Us The Classic TV Show

                  By Ed H.

                  from Sun City, AZ

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                  Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                  These were the first Popeye cartoons made for TV and that many of us grew up with, as most of the original Fleischer cartoons were no longer in syndication due to them being in black and white.

                  The executive producer Al Brodax commissioned 5 studios, who made 220 episodes from 1960 to 1962.

                  The studios were Jack Kinney Productions, Rembrandt Films (William L. Snyder and Gene Deitch), Larry Harmon Productions, Halas and Batchelor, Paramount Cartoon Studios (formerly Famous Studios), and Southern Star Entertainment (formerly Southern Star Productions).

                  This 2 Disc Set contains mostly the cartoons produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios, who made the best ones. They were formerly Famous Studios, who produced the theatrical color cartoons in the 50s that are still in TV Syndication today.

                  Even though these were made for kids and used "limited animation" they have their own charm and are my personal favorites as I grew up with them. Unlike other Popeye cartoons Bluto's physical appearance was slightly modified and his name changed to "Brutus". Also the inclusion of many other King Features characters such as the Sea Hag, King Blozo, Rough House etc. are found in these. This is also the series that the 1982 Nintendo Arcade Game was based off of, specifically the Paramount studios version to promote the movie.

                  == DVD Production ==

                  This appears to contain all of the Paramount cartoons, however, according to any online sources they do not seem to be in chronological order.

                  The Film Prints appear to be the same "high quality" transfers used by KOCH VISION in 2004 for the Popeye (75th Anniversary Collector's Edition), except these have been kept untouched and are NOT poorly remastered.

                  Koch Vision vs. WB: Koch Vision did NR and removed the minor film grain and did average color correction (when video fades you can see the colors not match). These look just like you remember them, the color isn't bad and the sound is perfect. Unfortunately Koch Vision did NOT know how to do proper audio remastering and those DVDs suffer in muffled audio that sounds like the old Dolby NR on a cassette deck. These have the old true audio back, much clearer sounding! No remastering is far better then Bad remastering!

                  This is a DVD-R VOD (Video On Demand) so no extras or anything but a plain menu, but that's fine as it's the cartoons that matter. I will take a DVD-R over lousy "DRM crippled" digital downloads any day!

                  OVERALL: I love this set and am so pleased that WB opted to leave the raw transfers alone, instead of doing bad remastering like Koch did with them; and that WB has done with others (i.e. Pac Man came out terrible).

                  I do hope WB releases the rest of the cartoons.

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                  5.0

                  Love the TV Cartoons!

                  By Rick Goldschmidt

                  from Oak Lawn, IL

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                    Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                    These are all of the cartoons directed by Seymour Knittel and I like these even better than the classic Fleischer PARAMOUNT cartoons. The last 10 on the set...not so much. I always loved the Sea Hag and Brutus :)

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