FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAnchors Away!
Popeye Returns With a Heart of Gold and Arms of Steel
as Warner Home Video Releases
Popeye the Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3
on November 4, 2008
Original Fleischer & Famous Studios Theatrical Shorts
That Fans Have Been Demanding for Generations!
BURBANK, CA - He may be rough and rugged, but unlikely hero Popeye the Sailor
still garners countless fans nearly 80 years after his television debut. This unpretentious underdog makes his way back into the hearts of Popeye enthusiasts when Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Entertainment and King Features Syndicate get set to release Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3
for $34.98 (SRP) on November 4, 2008.
Popeye the Sailor was one of the most endearing and successful characters in animation history with a unique way of speaking, muscular forearms and ever-present corncob pipe. His strange, humorous and often supernatural adventures take him all over the world and place him in conflict with enemies such as the Sea Hag and Bluto.
Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3
includes 32 (7-10 min.) original re-mastered and unedited theatrical black & white shorts on a 2-disc DVD collectable set. We find loveable Popeye is always 'strong to the finish, 'cause he eats all his spinach!' when protecting his sweetie Olive Oyl, from Bluto, the local goon. This volume is an authorized edition from the original masters and includes loads of interviews and never-before-seen special features.
About King Features Syndicate
King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which combines Hearst Corporation's cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features is the world's premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games, distributing some 150 features in print and online to nearly 5,000 newspapers around the globe. It is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment. Among its most beloved and successful classic characters are "Popeye," "Betty Boop," "Blondie," "Dennis the Menace" and "Flash Gordon." In recent years, the company has diversified and now represents properties such as the trendy apparel and accessory brand, "David & Goliath"; famed artists Sandra Boynton and Romero Britto; the publicly displayed, life-size art sculptures "GuitarMania" and "The Trail of Painted Ponies"; the conscientious-living brand, "Mutts"; and "SeeMore's Playhouse," the Emmy® Award-winning children's safety series for public television.
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.