Popeye The Sailor: 1941-1943

The unlikely hero Popeye the Sailor still garners fans nearly 80 years after his television debut. This unpretentious underdog makes his way back into the hearts of Popeye enthusiasts when Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Entertainment and King Features Syndicate get set to release Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3 for $34.98 (SRP) and Popeye and Friends Vol. 2 for $14.97 (SRP) on September 30, 2008.

Popeye the Sailor was one of the most endearing and successful characters in animation history with a unique way of speaking, muscular forearms and ever-present corncob pipe. His strange, humorous and often supernatural adventures take him all over the world and place him in conflict with enemies such as the Sea Hag and Bluto.

“Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3” includes 32 (7-10 min.) original re-mastered and unedited theatrical black & white shorts on a 2-disc DVD collectable set. We find loveable Popeye is always strong to the finish, cause he eats all his spinach! when protecting his sweetie Olive Oyl, from Bluto, the local goon. This volume is an authorized edition from the original masters and includes loads of interviews and never-before-seen special features.

The “Popeye and Friends” series is comprised of a selection of full-color shorts from the TV show featuring our favorite sailor and his pals. Vol. 2 contains four classic episodes on one disc from Popeye & Son which debuted on CBS in 1987 as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup.

This authorized edition from the original masters provides full-color fun starring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Popeye Junior, Bluto and the rest of the gang including: Happy Anniversary; Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree; Junior Gets a Summer Job;
Juniors Genie.

Popeye continues to be a symbol of individualism and one of the most popular and beloved characters in American culture, said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. The simple, yet classic humor of Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3 and Popeye and Friends Vol 2 reinforces the fact that his charm remains timeless and we know it will be a huge hit with fans.

About King Features Syndicate

King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which combines Hearst Corporations cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features is the worlds premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games, distributing some 150 features in print and online to nearly 5,000 newspapers around the globe. It is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment. Among its most beloved and successful classic characters are Popeye, Betty Boop, Blondie, Dennis the Menace and Flash Gordon. In recent years, the company has diversified and now represents properties such as the trendy apparel and accessory brand, David & Goliath; famed artists Sandra Boynton and Romero Britto; the publicly displayed, life-size art sculptures GuitarMania and The Trail of Painted Ponies; the conscientious-living brand, Mutts; and SeeMores Playhouse, the Emmy Award-winning childrens safety series for public television.