Happy birthday Popeye!!!
Cute cartoon character Popeye celebrates his 82. birthday. We all remember Popeye the Sailor Man thanks to spinach and his beloved one Olive. This cartoon character first appeared in the comic strip called ‘Thimble Theatre’ 17. January 1929. year, and it was invented by an American artist Elsie Crisler Segar. His film premiere, Popeye had in 1933 in the film “Betty Boop meets Popeye”.
Over the years, Popeye has also appeared in many comic books, television cartoons, arcade and video games, hundreds of advertisements and peripheral products, and a 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman starring comedian Robin Williams as Popeye.
After Segar’s death in 1938, many different artists were hired to draw the strip. Tom Sims, the son of a Coosa River channel-boat captain, continued writing Thimble Theatre strips and established the Popeye the Sailorman spin-off. Doc Winner and Bela Zaboly, successively, handled the artwork during Sims’s run. Eventually, Ralph Stein stepped in to write the strip until the series was taken over by Bud Sagendorf in 1959. Sagendorf wrote and drew the daily strip until 1986, and continued to write and draw the Sunday strip until his death in 1994.
We remember him as a sailor that was tattoos of an anchor on both forearms and pipe in his mouth. The main opponent of his is Bluto, who wants to reclaim the girl Olive. Popeye always solved the problems with Bluto with the help of spinach, which gives him enormous power.
Some of us are even a little bit hated Popeye because as children we had to eat spinach to be “big and strong like Popeye. ” and sometimes we thought why not chocolate gave Popeye such force, and not bitter, “spinach”.