Robert Altman, the director of the "Popeye" movie (and the original "MASH", "Nashville", "Short Cuts", "The Prairie Home Companion" and more), passed away just recently. Most critics criticize the "Popeye" film for being "too faithful" to Elsie Segar's comic strip that featured the many characters not in the Fleischer or Paramount cartoons and playing out the origins how Popeye and Olive first met, Why Bluto and Popeye are enemies, how Swee' pea came along, and so on. Most comic strip movie adaptations usually get criticized for not being faithful to the origins of its characters, deviating from the creator's original stories and taking Hollywood short cuts to make the story "interesting". Yet, "Popeye" gets criticized for being "boring" by sticking close to Segar's strip. Go figure.Robin Williams was great as Popeye...his natural ad-libbing worked well.
I still remember the sound that popeye's throat made when he swallowed spinach...isn't that random?
Great interpretation of Popeye and Bluto. Your other recent Throwback Thursday entries have been great as well. Sorry for not commenting more of late.
Robin Williams was brilliant as popeye... I am from the UK and use to love ym Sat mornings with popeye and also the classic Wacky Races,Cool Blog only on the net :D 'Gulp' as the spinich when down :) .Peter J
Thanks for the comments. I'm glad to see this page has a pulse. Artytoons- It's always great to see your comments. You have a great extensive knowledge on classic toons. Maybe you should come aboard and add a little commentary on Thursdays Throwbacks.Tony- Thanks for swingin' byRozum- Your always welcome to comment at your lesiure. Thanks for the lovePeter- I just recieved my bootleg copy of the complete Wacky races as well as Laff-A-Lympicsseries. Great stuff. I feel another throwback coming up.
Will do, sir!I belong to "The Big Cartoon Database" where people can reference cartoons old and new and discuss all things animated in the forum. www.bcdb.comLots of other folks there with even more animation knowledge than me...Scary, huh? ;-)
Popeye has to be the only movie that I can tolerate Robin Williams in.
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