Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One

The classic TV version of the adventures of Popeye the Sailor Man featuring the voices of Jack Mercer, Mae Quaestal and Jackson Beck.


Free shipping icon GET FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM! See Details

Ships To: USA
Item#
Product:
Qty:
Price:
 
1000384543
Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One
Price:$34.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (7)
  • Classic style (5)
  • Funny (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyone (5)
  • Entertainment (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (8), Movie buff (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WB Finally Brings Us The Classic TV Show

These were the first Popeye cartoons made for TV and that many of us grew up with, as most of the original Fleischer cartoons were no longer in syndication due to them being in...Read complete review

These were the first Popeye cartoons made for TV and that many of us grew up with, as most of the original Fleischer cartoons were no longer in syndication due to them being in black and white.

The executive producer Al Brodax commissioned 5 studios, who made 220 episodes from 1960 to 1962.

The studios were Jack Kinney Productions, Rembrandt Films (William L. Snyder and Gene Deitch), Larry Harmon Productions, Halas and Batchelor, Paramount Cartoon Studios (formerly Famous Studios), and Southern Star Entertainment (formerly Southern Star Productions).

This 2 Disc Set contains mostly the cartoons produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios, who made the best ones. They were formerly Famous Studios, who produced the theatrical color cartoons in the 50s that are still in TV Syndication today.

Even though these were made for kids and used "limited animation" they have their own charm and are my personal favorites as I grew up with them. Unlike other Popeye cartoons Bluto's physical appearance was slightly modified and his name changed to "Brutus". Also the inclusion of many other King Features characters such as the Sea Hag, King Blozo, Rough House etc. are found in these. This is also the series that the 1982 Nintendo Arcade Game was based off of, specifically the Paramount studios version to promote the movie.

== DVD Production ==

This appears to contain all of the Paramount cartoons, however, according to any online sources they do not seem to be in chronological order.

The Film Prints appear to be the same "high quality" transfers used by KOCH VISION in 2004 for the Popeye (75th Anniversary Collector's Edition), except these have been kept untouched and are NOT poorly remastered.

Koch Vision vs. WB: Koch Vision did NR and removed the minor film grain and did average color correction (when video fades you can see the colors not match). These look just like you remember them, the color isn't bad and the sound is perfect. Unfortunately Koch Vision did NOT know how to do proper audio remastering and those DVDs suffer in muffled audio that sounds like the old Dolby NR on a cassette deck. These have the old true audio back, much clearer sounding! No remastering is far better then Bad remastering!

This is a DVD-R VOD (Video On Demand) so no extras or anything but a plain menu, but that's fine as it's the cartoons that matter. I will take a DVD-R over lousy "DRM crippled" digital downloads any day!

OVERALL: I love this set and am so pleased that WB opted to leave the raw transfers alone, instead of doing bad remastering like Koch did with them; and that WB has done with others (i.e. Pac Man came out terrible).

I do hope WB releases the rest of the cartoons.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Overpriced!! Bring on Vol 2 and 3 please!

Firstly, dont forget to put out more from the 1978-83 The All New Popeye Hour please! Your one disc with just 8 out of 159 of those cartoons wasn't nearly...Read complete review

Firstly, dont forget to put out more from the 1978-83 The All New Popeye Hour please! Your one disc with just 8 out of 159 of those cartoons wasn't nearly enough.....But WB, great job with these cartoons. They look great! Ive purchased cartoon sets from you made decades after these came out that look of worse quality than these. Only wish you restored those as well as you did these Popeye ones. I would've given it a higher rating but just felt this is overpriced. This set has 72 out of the 220 from the 1960s series so all I can say is, PLEASE put out volumes 2 and 3 to complete the collection!!! :)

Reviewed by 10 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Overpriced!! Bring on Vol 2 and 3 please!

By Crizzo

from North Cali

About Me Collector

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyone

      Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

      Firstly, dont forget to put out more from the 1978-83 The All New Popeye Hour please! Your one disc with just 8 out of 159 of those cartoons wasn't nearly enough.....But WB, great job with these cartoons. They look great! Ive purchased cartoon sets from you made decades after these came out that look of worse quality than these. Only wish you restored those as well as you did these Popeye ones. I would've given it a higher rating but just felt this is overpriced. This set has 72 out of the 220 from the 1960s series so all I can say is, PLEASE put out volumes 2 and 3 to complete the collection!!! :)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Popeye The 1960s Classics VOLUME TWO!

      By Brian

      from Camarillo, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

      I'd like to see Popeye the Sailor The 1960s Classics VOLUME TWO please!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic and Entertaining

      By Robert

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Collector, Movie Buff

      Pros

      • Classic
      • Entertaining
      • Funny

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment

        Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

        I am a huge fan of Popeye. I was happy that Warner Archive, put out Popeye the Sailor: The 1960's Classics Volume 1, on dvd. I am hoping that Warner Archive, will put out more Popeye cartoons series on dvd. If you are a huge fan of Popeye, you should buy the dvd.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome...the best Popeye series IMO

        By djson1

        from Newport Beach, CA

        Pros

        • Entertaining

        Cons

        • No extras

        Best Uses

          Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

          The 1960s TV versions were my favorite Popeye episodes. Please, Warner, ...please release the remaining 150 or so ASAP! I will buy them up as soon as they are announced.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          "POPEYE" has a lot to offer!

          By drsunshine

          from Cathedral City, California

          About Me Animation Fan, Audiophile, Avid Reader, Cartoon Fan, Collector, Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Classic
          • Clever
          • Engaging
          • Entertaining
          • Funny
          • Imaginative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyone

            Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

            These made-for-TV "POPEYE" cartoons may be more limited in animation than earlier films, but they are far better written and more imaginative than the mid 40s/1950s Paramount theatrical releases, which relied almost entirely on the over-used "Popeye saves Olive from Bluto" formula. Here we get to meet many classic characters from the classic "Thimble Theater" comic strip as well who were never included in previous cartoons.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Finally!

            By Harvey Cartoon Lover 11

            from Gary, Indiana

            About Me Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                These are the 1960 Popeyes I love...but there were a few that I loved from the 50s as well. I had heard Warner was working on these, but never knew when they'd be released! And,I'm really happy that these are all the Paramount/Famous Studio 1960s ones (Seymour Kneitel) released with artists like Dante Barbetta, Wm. "Bill" Pattengill, William Henning, John Gentiella,and Carl Meyer And Jack Mercer. I understand too that there are about 10 on this set from the 1950s classics...okay, as long as the rest of them are from "MY" 1960s era of loving them! I love the music on these most of all! The 1960s/70s/80s are gone! While the music of the Motor City and other Rock And Roll/Rhythm And Blues genres are staying alive and keeping the growing up years in my memory strong, it's nice to see this being offered! In the days when after school "Children's Programs" were the norm in many TV markets, these are and were the "Popeyes" I remember the most, growing up in the Chicago Area! We didn't have a "UHF" television in our home, so when my older Sister came home to visit from college, I used to beg her to bring it home so I could watch a show called "Cartoon Town". Everyday, 5 Days a week! I've worn out my "75 Anniversary" collection, and I've seen them over and over...I want to see the others like this sample on the WB Page, from "Strikes, Spares,and Spinach". I hope they have "Messin Up The Mississippi" on these too. If you are a 1960's "Baby Boomer" like me, these will bring back memories...Thank You, WB! :)

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Best POPEYES

                By O

                from Detroit,Mi

                About Me Collector

                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Funny

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment

                  Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                  These are the best POPEYES that were produced I grew up with the 1960's version and would like WB to put the remaing 1960's POPEYES out on DVD soon I plan to buy them

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Quality DVD

                  By Chuck

                  from Williamsburg, VA

                  About Me Collector

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Classic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyone

                    Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                    The Popeye DVD from the 1960's were Great.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    WB Finally Brings Us The Classic TV Show

                    By Ed H.

                    from Sun City, AZ

                    About Me Audiophile, Collector

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Classic
                    • Entertaining
                    • Funny

                    Cons

                    • Uneven

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Everyone

                    Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                    These were the first Popeye cartoons made for TV and that many of us grew up with, as most of the original Fleischer cartoons were no longer in syndication due to them being in black and white.

                    The executive producer Al Brodax commissioned 5 studios, who made 220 episodes from 1960 to 1962.

                    The studios were Jack Kinney Productions, Rembrandt Films (William L. Snyder and Gene Deitch), Larry Harmon Productions, Halas and Batchelor, Paramount Cartoon Studios (formerly Famous Studios), and Southern Star Entertainment (formerly Southern Star Productions).

                    This 2 Disc Set contains mostly the cartoons produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios, who made the best ones. They were formerly Famous Studios, who produced the theatrical color cartoons in the 50s that are still in TV Syndication today.

                    Even though these were made for kids and used "limited animation" they have their own charm and are my personal favorites as I grew up with them. Unlike other Popeye cartoons Bluto's physical appearance was slightly modified and his name changed to "Brutus". Also the inclusion of many other King Features characters such as the Sea Hag, King Blozo, Rough House etc. are found in these. This is also the series that the 1982 Nintendo Arcade Game was based off of, specifically the Paramount studios version to promote the movie.

                    == DVD Production ==

                    This appears to contain all of the Paramount cartoons, however, according to any online sources they do not seem to be in chronological order.

                    The Film Prints appear to be the same "high quality" transfers used by KOCH VISION in 2004 for the Popeye (75th Anniversary Collector's Edition), except these have been kept untouched and are NOT poorly remastered.

                    Koch Vision vs. WB: Koch Vision did NR and removed the minor film grain and did average color correction (when video fades you can see the colors not match). These look just like you remember them, the color isn't bad and the sound is perfect. Unfortunately Koch Vision did NOT know how to do proper audio remastering and those DVDs suffer in muffled audio that sounds like the old Dolby NR on a cassette deck. These have the old true audio back, much clearer sounding! No remastering is far better then Bad remastering!

                    This is a DVD-R VOD (Video On Demand) so no extras or anything but a plain menu, but that's fine as it's the cartoons that matter. I will take a DVD-R over lousy "DRM crippled" digital downloads any day!

                    OVERALL: I love this set and am so pleased that WB opted to leave the raw transfers alone, instead of doing bad remastering like Koch did with them; and that WB has done with others (i.e. Pac Man came out terrible).

                    I do hope WB releases the rest of the cartoons.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love the TV Cartoons!

                    By Rick Goldschmidt

                    from Oak Lawn, IL

                    About Me Collector, Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Classic
                    • Entertaining
                    • Funny

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Everyone

                      Comments about Popeye the Sailor: The 1960s Classics Volume One:

                      These are all of the cartoons directed by Seymour Knittel and I like these even better than the classic Fleischer PARAMOUNT cartoons. The last 10 on the set...not so much. I always loved the Sea Hag and Brutus :)

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      CONNECT WITH US: Facebook Twitter Instagram
                      SIGN UP AND SAVE $5 ON YOUR FIRST ORDER! details