Classic comic, classic cartoon
Late last year, Fantagraphics released the first in their series of books reprinting E.C. Segar’s work on Popeye, one of comics’ greatest creations. This summer, Warner Home Video will be releasing something of a companion volume: Popeye The Sailor 1933 – 1938, as produced by Max Fleischer under the direction of Dave Fleischer.
It took three classic creators and one classic creation to birth a true American icon.
The Warners box set is expected to contain all 60 Fleischer cartoons produced during this period in their original and uncut form, starting with Betty Boop Meets Popeye The Sailor, our hero’s cinematic debut. The set will also include extras and documentaries, including histories of both Popeye and of the Fleischer Studios.
Because the cartoons will be unedited from their original form, the box set is likely to carry a "This Compilation is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children" disclaimer, according to tvshowsondvd.com/ Popeye 1933 – 1938 will retail at $65 and is expected to be out on July 31.