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Gammon and Spinach

You know, I think I still have a DVD set of old Popeye cartoons I haven’t watched, and I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the last collection of Elzie Segar’s strips either. But I did think of … Continue reading

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Going Down in Cartoon History

Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age, by Michael Barrier – This book looks at the history of animation from its early days up through the sixties, when cartoon studios were focusing more on television than on theatrical releases. … Continue reading

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Weapons-Grade Blutonium

While not every Popeye cartoon uses Bluto, the big bully is an integral part of the series, which usually focuses on the love triangle between the two of them and Olive Oyl. Why they both want her I’m not sure, … Continue reading

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Strike Up the Band for Popeye the Sailor

I grew up watching Popeye cartoons after school, and while I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to creation dates when I was a kid, it appears that most of them were the Famous Studios Technicolor shorts from the … Continue reading

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