Submitted By: teamplayer on October 8, 2014
Popeye the Sailor Man is a famous cartoon character, created by Elzie Crisler Segar, that has first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929. This comic strip character also came alive in television cartoon series. In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. These cartoons proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and the Fleischers—and later Paramount's own Famous Studios—continued production through 1957. These cartoon shorts are now owned by Turner Entertainment, a subsidiary of Time Warner, and distributed by sister company Warner Bros. Entertainment. Lee Romao, a very talented Digital Artist based in Vancouver (Canada), gave a new and a refreshing 3D look to this almost forgotten guy from the past. This modern approach can certainly bring Popeye back to life. Hope we'll soon have the honor to watch him again on the big screen in the new technology and media performance. I would honestly loved that.