Images honoring the Sailor Man’s debut as an animated cartoon
Popeye the Sailor Man made his debut as an animated cartoon character on July 14, 1933. Ninety years later, his approximately 500 animated cartoons can be viewed on television, in theaters, and on YouTube. To honor the milestone of Popeye’s birthday, entertainment historian Fred Grandinetti shares 12 images representing the character’s long career in animation.
In honor of Popeye’s birthday:
Entertainment historian Fred Grandinetti has been writing about Popeye since 1983 in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites. Grandinetti also produces the award-winning cable access series, Drawing with Fred, for Massachusetts cable-access television, and published Popeye The Sailor, The 1960s TV Cartoons.