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Guitars, Drums and Spinach

This week’s POPEYE Sunday comic strip pays homage to two American icons: Popeye and the alternative rock band, Wilco.  The artwork prominently features the S.S.Wilco sailing into port to deliver Wilco Brand Spinach. Hoards of people are lining up on the dock as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the entire gang assist Wilco in handing out cans of Wilco Spinach to the crowds. The art, created by Frank Caruso and Ned Sonntag, features caricatures of Wilco band members: lead singer Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche.

Rolling Stone described Wilco as “one of America’s most consistently interesting bands” and “America’s foremost rock impressionists” and their latest collaboration with the cartoon icon Popeye underscores the band’s creativity. Aside from their apparent love for spinach, both Wilco and Popeye also share roots in their home state of Illinois (Chicago and Chester, respectively).

Be sure to visit www.popeye.com and “Like” our Official Popeye Facebook Page, so you won’t miss the boat on the latest news about Popeye and his famous crew of friends.

Welcome To Popeye.com

Popeye the Sailor Man has a new home at Popeye.com. It is the only place online where you will find breaking news and the latest products featuring the world’s most beloved sailor. Popeye.com is your best source for information on Popeye products, special events, contests, quizzes and news concerning the spinach-loving seaman, his “goil” Olive Oyl, his beloved son Swee’ Pea and the rest of the infamous cast of characters.

For the first  time online, comics fans and historians can read the entire Popeye Thimble Theatre series which is a collection of 247 comic strips introducing Popeye to the masses.

In the History section, Popeye fans can take a whirlwind tour though Popeye’s illustrious history. From his early days on the comics page to his worldwide popularity in film, TV and licensing, all the events that led up and contributed to Popeye becoming one of the most enduring and beloved cartoon characters of all time are listed.

In the Merch section, fans can shop online and view the latest Popeye products featuring famous brands, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Energie, Miss Sixty and Junk Food, and available through retailers like H&M, United Colors of Benetton, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, JC Penney and Sears.

Be sure to “Like” Popeye.com on our Official Popeye Facebook Page, so you won’t miss the boat on the latest news about Popeye and his famous crew of friends.

Stay tuned because big things are coming to Popeye.com, starting on January 22, 2012!

Popeye Returns To His Seafarin’ Ways For Holiday Season In First-Ever 3-D CGI Animated Special

POPEYE’S VOYAGE: THE QUEST FOR PAPPY

Special To Be Released November 9 On DVD By Lions Gate’s Family Home Entertainment With Footage Not Seen In Televised Version; To Be Nationally Televised In Primetime On FOX During Holiday 2004 Season

 

NEW YORK –Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, the first-ever Popeye the Sailor Man 3-D, CGI animated special, will debut on FOX on Fri., Dec. 17 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). Mainframe Entertainment, one of the world’s leading producers of state-of-the-art, 3-D computer animation, spearheaded the seven-month production that has rendered a stunning new universe for the mighty mariner. Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment has set a November 9 release date for its deluxe DVD of Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, which will include additional footage not seen on television as well as an array of exciting bonus features. FOX will air the special in primetime during the holiday 2004 season.

Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy stars acclaimed voice actor Billy West (M&M’s Red M&M, Elmer Fudd in Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Ren & Stimpy) as the world-famous sailor man and   Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (Misery, About Schmidt) as Popeye’s notorious nemesis, the villainous Sea Hag/Siren.  The special was co-written by actor, comedian, and lifelong Popeye fan Paul Reiser (Mad About You) and Jim Hardison.  Reiser, along with King Feature Syndicate’s Frank Caruso and Rick Karo, serve as the executive producers.  Additionally, Mark Mothersbaugh, front man of the legendary new wave band DEVO and more recently an accomplished film and television composer whose credits include Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Rugrats and The Royal Tenenbaums, scored the all-new special and has produced a unique, updated version of the classic “Popeye the Sailor Man” theme song.

The first new Popeye animation in more than 15 years, Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy brings Popeye and all his friends and foes together in a brand-new comedy-filled adventure. The plot centers on Popeye’s quest to find his long-lost father, Pappy, in time for the holidays.  With Bluto as his best mate and Olive Oyl, Swee’Pea and Wimpy along for the ride, the spinach-loving sailor sets sail through the treacherous Seas of Mystery in search of Pappy’sIsland – but trouble ensues when the evil Sea Hag sets her sights on Popeye and vows to stop at nothing until she steals him away.

Packaged by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy is the centerpiece of King Features Syndicate’s year-long celebration trumpeting the 75th anniversary of the animated icon.  The overall campaign has been designed to both celebrate this amazing anniversary and bolster Popeye’s position as one of the world’s foremost character brands.

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