Popeye The Sailor Man Classics: 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition

VCI Home Video/ Magic Lantern   (2004) / Region All   3.25   See All Reviews
Popeye The Sailor Man Classics: 75th Anniversary Collectors Edition

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The First True Comic Strip Super Hero!

This special Double-DVD Collector's Edition contains 34 Popeye cartoons from Fleischer and Famous Studios period, including the three Fleischer 'Color Specials' Sinbad ('36), Ali Baba ('37), and Aladdin ('39)-some of the very best ever produced. All cartoons have been digitally restored and remastered from the best 35 mm and 16mm film materials available. Popeye first appeared in a 1929 daily comic strip called Thimble Theater by Elsie Segar and caught the country by storm. Popeye had nothing but his wits, a funny way of talking, and a crush on Olive Oyl. His fame eventually caught the attention of the Max Fleischer Studio and by 1933 Popeye had made his big screen debut in a Betty Boop short entitled Popeye The Sailor. The WW II years brought change to the spinach munching sailorman. In 1942, Popeye's uniform changed permanently to Navy whites and the same year, Paramount took over the production studio from the Fleischer brothers and renamed it Famous Studios, which continued to produce some superb entries in the Popeye series. In today's politically correct cartoon landscape of talking sponges and ninja turtles, Popeye is a welcome reminder of a simpler era.

  • Disc 1 - Max Fleischer Era

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor (1936)

I'm in the Army Now (1936)

Little Swee' Pea (1936)

Popeye Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

I Never Changes My Attitude (1937)

Paneless Window Washer (1937)

Date to Skate (1938)

Customers Wanted (1939)

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

  • Disc 2 - Famous Studios Era

Me Musical Nephews (1942)

Ancient Fistory (1952)

Big Bad Sinbad (1952)

Shuteye Popeye (1952)

Floor Flusher (1953)

Bride and Gloom (1954)

Cookin' with Gags (1954)

Fright to the Finish (1954)

Gopher Spinach (1954)

Greek Mirthology (1954)

Popeye's 20th Anniversary (1954)

Private Eye Popeye (1954)

Taxi-Turvy (1954)

Assault and Flattery (1956)

A Haul in One (1956)

I Don't Scare (1956)

Insect to Injury (1956)

Nearlyweds (1956)

Out to Punch (1956)

Parlez Vous Who (1956)

Patriotic Popeye (1956)

Popeye for President (1956)

The Crystal Brawl (1957)

Spooky Swabs (1957)

Spree Lunch (1957)


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 16 2004
  • Production Year 2004
  • Empire SKU 593105
  • UPC Code 089859837524
  • Studio  VCI Home Video/ Magic Lantern
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL


Commentary By Noted Animation Historian Jerry BeckR
Popeye Classic Movie Poster Gallery
Special Collector's Edition "Liner Notes" Booklet Written By Jerry Beck
Animated Motion Menus


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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