Popeye The Sailor: 1938-1943 Volume Two (official site) is now available to own on DVD [Release Date: 6/17/2008] and Your Entertainment Now has a free copy of the DVD up for grabs! Details on how to enter the contest follow after the jump.
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Popeye The Sailor 1938-1940 Volume 2 comes with more than three hours of cartoons – 31 (7- to 10-minute) theatrical black-and-white shorts and one two-reeler 20-minute color cartoon – all in one amazing collectible package. Included on the 2-disc DVD are two of the most memorable Popeye shorts, featuring the re-mastered “I Yam Love Sick!” and “With Poopdeck Pappy.”
I Yam what I am!
POPEYE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND when
warner home video releases
popeye the sailor 1938-1940 volume 2 and
Popeye and friends Vol. 1
ON june 17, 2008
Original Fleischer Theatrical Shorts and Full-Color Hanna-Barbera Shorts
Coming to DVD for the First Time
BURBANK, CA, [April 7, 2008] – Everyone’s favorite sailorman hasn’t aged a day since his Silver Screen debut over 75 years ago, showing the true power of eating your spinach. Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto are back to entertain fans in 2008 when Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Entertainment and King Features Syndicate get set to release Popeye The Sailor 1938-1940 Volume 2 and Popeye and Friends Vol. 1 on June 17, 2008. Available for $34.98 SRP, the 2-disc Authorized Edition 1938-1940 DVD collection includes 31 original re-mastered and unedited theatrical shorts created by the legendary Max Fleischer. Popeye and Friends Volume 1 is a 1-disc set including 8 full-color shorts available for $14.97 SRP. Order due date for both titles is May 13, 2008.
Popeye, infamous for his “muskles,” spinach and pipe, was introduced to American audiences and became one of the most beloved characters in animation history. Because of his distinctive jargon and memorable catch phrases such as, “Thas’ all I can stands, ’cause I can’t stands no more,” Popeye became a household name. A humble hero, Popeye was always true to his uncompromising moral standards and although he looked like a tough guy, he only resorted to force when faced with a conflict that affected his loved ones. Even when close to defeat by the evil Bluto, Popeye’s obsession with spinach guaranteed him victory over his competition. Unassumingly, Popeye was also a hopeless romantic, faking illness to get Olive Oyl’s attention, as seen in the short, “I Yam Love Sick.”
Popeye The Sailor 1938-1940 Volume 2 comes with more than three hours of cartoons - 31 (7- to 10-minute) theatrical black-and-white shorts and one two-reeler 20-minute color cartoon - all in one amazing collectible package. Included on the 2-disc DVD are two of the most memorable Popeye shorts, featuring the re-mastered “I Yam Love Sick!” and “With Poopdeck Pappy.” Popeye Volume 2 also consists of more than three hours of incredible bonus features, including:
- Popeye Commentaries – Including historians, animators and filmmakers
- Popeye Popumentaries – A closer look at Eugene the Jeep, Poopdeck Pappy and the voices of Olive Oyl
- “Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story” – a featurette chronicling the lives, work and legacy of brothers Max and Dave Fleischer
- “Men of Spinach and Steel” - a featurette debating who was America’s first superhero, Popeye or Superman?
- Classic Paramount Short
- Early Max Fleischer Short & Art Gallery
- Females is Fickle Pencil Test
- Stealin Ain’t Honest Storyboard Reel
- Vintage Audio Recording from I’m Popeye the Sailor Man
- Interview with Jack Mercer (audio only)
Popeye and Friends Vol. 1 is an authorized edition from the legendary Hanna-Barbera. The DVD features full-color shorts from the “All-New Popeye Hour” TV show which originally premiered on CBS as part of their Saturday morning cartoon lineup. The first volume DVD contains eight shorts from this series in full-color, including “Ship Ahoy” and “Popeye the Plumber.”
“Popeye continues to be one of the most widely recognized and beloved characters in the animated world. It’s a pleasure to go back in time and watch this cultural icon come to life,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “Popeye’s biggest fans can now add Popeye The Sailor 1938-1940 Volume 2 and Popeye and Friends Vol.1 to their expansive collection and gain new fans for future generations.”
“Behind the scenes commentary”
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