Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip's title in later years. Popeye has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons.
He was voiced by William Costello, Floyd Buckley, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Harry Foster Welch, Jackson Beck, Allen Swift, Maurice LaMarche, Billy West, and Tom Kenny.
Why He Rocks
- Since his debut, his popularity during the Great Depression is amazing, so he can receive feature films, clothing, video games, television programs and of course, the theatrical cartoon shorts.
- He's strong to the finach, 'cause he eats his spinach!
- He can take down anything that’s bigger than him with one single punch.
- After his debut in animation, he became one of the most recognizable characters in cartoon history.
- His design is very unique.
- His voice is very fitting for his character.
- He gave us several memorable quotes such as "Well blow me down!", "Oh My Garshk!" and his signature laugh.
- His mumbling sounds very hilarious, especially the Jack Mercer version.
- He is a good role model to kids because he helps teach kids to eat spinach.
- He is very loving and caring to his friends and family from the cartoons and comics.
The Only Bad Quality
- Popeye is usually shown smoking a pipe, this caused a lot of controversy that he is now seen barley smoking in media nowadays because it might encourage kids to smoke.