Thursday, August 02, 2007

Popeye


Beware of false DVDs: There are fake 75th anniversary box sets out there. The new one is called 1933-1938 or something. Ask the cashier before purchasing, as I almost got reamed again.

14 comments:

Kali Fontecchio said...

Hey! I couldn't find you at Comic Con! And hyou never found us! Sad!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I'm on the Popeye dvd!

Marc Deckter said...

Great Popeye image!

Nice seeing you at the Archive today - thanks for the awesome sketchbook - signed and everything!

Jim Smith said...

Kali, what in God's name are you doing on the Popeye DVD young lady? Did you do some commenting? I had to order it because they were sold out at my local cartoon emporium.
Marc: Good to see you there at the archive. Let's do lunch at the Corral.

Hammerson said...

>> Kali, what in God's name are you doing on the Popeye DVD young lady? <<

She provided the laugh track... pardon, comments on three cartoons. It's nice to finally hear the voice behind that face :) I haven't yet checked out the bonus material, but I guess she might be in some of the documentaries too. Popeye DVD set is truly marvellous. I'm watching it for the last two days. These cartoons were unbelievably good!

Bruce said...

Hey Jim. Speaking of Popeye, I'm doing a three part Post on the history of Popeye. I was wondering, if you have the time, to read it and tell me if I had done my homework. Thanks!

Kali Fontecchio said...

"Kali, what in God's name are you doing on the Popeye DVD young lady?"

You don't want me on there?

Jim Smith said...

Kali I want you here.

Bruce said...

How did you like my Popeye post, Jim?

Jim Smith said...

Hey Bruce, I am no expert but I love Popeye so fire away.

Bruce said...

I had recently posted Part 2 of my Popeye post on my blog. So yeah, it's there for anyone to read. BTW, those He-Hog story boards are fasinating.

Jim Smith said...

Hey Bruce, thanks for the Popeye history. Sadly there is so little known about these fantastic works of art. Ali Baba has always been one of my favorites, maybe the best cartoon ever made. It's up there with the best of Clampett, Avery and Disney. The scene where the 40 thieves raid the town is pure magic. It is the main inspiration for Chestaclese. I only hope to get a fraction of that feeling in whatever form it takes.

wizard3511 said...

Someone at my wife's work insists there is a woman that follows Popeye around in a lot of the 60's episodes saying "I love Popeye". I have searched every site I can find and see no reference to this. Anybody know who this might be?

Jim Smith said...

Wizard: I'm not sure which episodes are from the 60's. That's a good mystery.