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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 11)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (1 episode, 1979)

Series Directed by
Carl Urbano (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
George Gordon (unknown episodes, 1979-1981)
Oscar Dufau (unknown episodes, 1979)
Chris Cuddington (unknown episodes, 1981)
Ray Patterson (unknown episodes, 1981)
Rudy Zamora (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Writing credits
Doug Booth (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Tom Dagenais (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Jack Hanrahan (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Glenn Leopold (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Jack Mercer (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Cliff Roberts (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Dalton Sandifer (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Don Heckman (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Ogle (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Kimmer Ringwald (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
David Villaire (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Willie Gilbert (unknown episodes, 1978)
Andy Heyward (unknown episodes, 1978)
Chris Jenkyns (unknown episodes, 1978)
Mark Jones (unknown episodes, 1978)
Wally Wohl (unknown episodes, 1978)
Larz Bourne (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Patty Salier (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Tom Yakutis (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Frances Novier (unknown episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (1 episode, 1979)
William Hanna .... executive producer (1 episode, 1979)
Alex Lovy .... producer (1 episode, 1979)
Doug Paterson .... associate producer (1 episode, 1979)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer (1 episode, 1979)

Neil Balnaves .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1978)
Art Scott .... producer (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (1 episode, 1979)
Series Film Editing by
Gil Iverson (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert Ciaglia (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Peter Jennings (unknown episodes, 1978)
Series Casting by
Ginny McSwain (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Production Management
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Doug Paterson .... production supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978)
Judy Cross .... production supervisor (unknown episodes, 1979)
Jayne Barbera .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Margaret Loesch .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Jack Pietruska .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Lynette McClean .... production supervisor (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Goe .... assistant director (unknown episodes, 1981)
Terence Harrison .... assistant director (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Art Department
Iraj Paran .... graphics (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
George Singer .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Howard Swift .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Tom Yakutis .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Don Sheppard .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Cullen Blaine .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Carl Fallberg .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Mercer .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert Dranko .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978)
Lance Nolley .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978)
Michael O'Connor .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978)
Bob Ogle .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978)
Paul Sommer .... story director (unknown episodes, 1978)
Peter Alvarado .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Ron Campbell .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Chuck Couch .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Fred Crippen .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Emilie Kong .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Larry Latham .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Alex Lovy .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Don Rico .... story director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Jan Green .... story director (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Lewis Marshall .... story director (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Gary Hoffman .... story director (unknown episodes, 1980)
Series Sound Department
Julie Bagdonas .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1979)
Cecil Broughton .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1979)
Pat Foley .... dubbing supervisor (1 episode, 1979)
Bill Getty .... sound director (1 episode, 1979)
Alex Lovy .... recording director (1 episode, 1979)
Richard Olson .... sound director (1 episode, 1979)
Sue Sawade .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1979)

Art Scott .... recording director (unknown episodes, 1978)
David E. Stone .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1978)
Greg Watson .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1978)
Joseph D. Citarella .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Gordon Hunt .... recording director (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Ginny McSwain .... assistant to recording director (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Michael Bradley .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1980)
Catherine MacKenzie .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1980)
Sam Horta .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Shaun Bell .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Mark D'Arcy-Irvine .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Tom Epperson .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Carole Laird .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Virginia Browne .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Gary L. Page .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Chris Ashbrook .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Ted Northover .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Jan Cregan .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1979)
Liz Lane .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Julie Saban .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
George Epperson .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Animation Department
Susan Beak .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Martin Chatfield .... animator / assistant animation supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Gairden Cooke .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Chris Cuddington .... animation director / animation supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Narelle Derrick .... ink and paint supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Dick Dunn .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Eastment .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Luis Garcia .... animator / layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Gardiner .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Gerry Grabner .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Greg Ingram .... animator / layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Mike King-Prime .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Jerry Liew .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Steve Lumley .... layout artist / layout supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Maron .... animator / assistant animation supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
John Martin .... animator / layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul McAdam .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Shane Porteous .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Vivien Ray .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Joe Shearer .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Irena Slapczynski .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Jean Tych .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Ken Wright .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Milan Zahorsky .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Richard Zaloudek .... background artist / background supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Geoff Collins .... animation supervisor / animator / ... (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Rodney D'Silva .... animator / layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Zdenka Ebner .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Don Ezard .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Arthur Filloy .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Athol Henry .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Cynthia Leech .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Pam Lofts .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Peter Luschwitz .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Henry Neville .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Ray Nowland .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Kaye Watts .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Narelle Nixon .... animation checker / checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Simon O'Leary .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Pietruska .... xerographer (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Rod Simpson .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Mike Stapleton .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Mike Trebert .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978-1979)
Toby Bluth .... background stylist / character designer (unknown episodes, 1978)
John Burge .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Eva Helischer .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Sebastian Hurpia .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Richard Jones .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Don MacKinnon .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Marty Murphy .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1978)
Laurie Sharpe .... animator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Bob Singer .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1978)
Robbert Smit .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978)
Sherilan Weinhart .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1978)
Milana Borkert .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1979-1981)
Sue Speer .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1979-1981)
Andrew Szemenyei .... animator / layout artist (unknown episodes, 1979-1981)
Deane Taylor .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1979-1981)
Nicholas Harding .... animator (unknown episodes, 1979-1980)
Chris Hauge .... animator / layout artist (unknown episodes, 1979-1980)
Ian MacKenzie .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1979-1980)
Ty Bosco .... animator (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Sven Christofferson .... xerographer (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Colin Dawes .... ink and paint supervisor (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
John Eyley .... animator (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Beverley McNamara .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Marian Brooks .... animator (unknown episodes, 1980)
Jan Cregan .... animation checker (unknown episodes, 1980)
Judy Nicholson .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1980)
Astrid Nordheim .... animator (unknown episodes, 1980)
Philip Pepper .... animator (unknown episodes, 1980)
Kevin Roper .... animator (unknown episodes, 1980)
Ellen Bayley .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1981)
Bob Fosbery .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1981)
Murray Griffin .... animator (unknown episodes, 1981)
Joan Lawson .... xerographer (unknown episodes, 1981)
Steve Robinson .... animator (unknown episodes, 1981)
Oleg Rozyn .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1981)
Di Rudder .... animator (unknown episodes, 1981)
Peter Sheehan .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert Ciaglia .... supervising film editor (unknown episodes, 1981)
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes, 1978-1981)
Daniels McLean .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
William R. Kowalchuk Jr. .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1978)
Terry Moore .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1980)
Sam Horta .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1981)
John Beal .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (unknown episodes)
George Wilkins .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Larz Bourne .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Bill Perez .... title designer (unknown episodes, 1978-1980)
Ray Parker .... story supervisor (unknown episodes, 1980-1981)
Mark D'Arcy-Irvine .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes, 1981)
Glenn Leopold .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1981)
Cliff Roberts .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1981)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Popeye and Olive Show" - USA (fourth season title)
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60 min (15 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Spin off "Popeye and Son" (1987)See more »
I'm Popeye The Sailor ManSee more »


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The Popeye Hour-New Format but Less Violence, 17 December 2007
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

One of the most endearing comic creations of the 20th century was Popeye the Sailor Man. The pipe-smoking Navy man who gulped spinach to activate massive strength in his over-sized forearms and lower legs popped up first in 1928 in a newspaper comic strip drawn by E.C. Segar called "The Thimble Theater". Olive Oyl,Popeye's skinny,jittery girlfriend,was already a regular in the strip,along with her brother Castor Oyl,who spotted Popeye on a dock. The character's popularity grew,and soon his sayings like "I yam what I yam!" and "Well,blow me down!" became a massive hit with the younger set,leading in short time to having the character adapted for the movies,first in a 1931 Betty Boop animated short and onward to his first-ever theatrical cartoon short that premiered in 1933. The character also starred in a radio series heard briefly on NBC in 1935-36 and CBS in 1936. Between 1933 through 1957,they were 234 Popeye animated theatrical shorts that were released through Paramount Pictures which were huge box office hits.

In 1958,Paramount Pictures released 234 Popeye theatrical cartoon shorts to local television stations,where they proved to be very successful. In 1960,King Features-Syndicate,which had syndicated the Popeye comic strips for newspapers,went into its first TV production with a new version,supposedly because it was not getting residuals from the video screenings of the movie cartoons. As with the Paramount shorts,Jack Mercer voiced Popeye and Mae Questal was Olive Oyl while Bluto,Popeye's arch nemesis was replaced by the similar looking and sounding Brutus was voiced by Jackson Beck. The syndicated version ran for two years in syndication ending in 1962. From 1962 until 1978,there were no "New Popeye" cartoons in production. The repeated episodes of the series from the original TV production along with all 234 of the theatrical shorts were shown in syndication.

It wasn't until 1978,after more than a decade out of the spotlight,Popeye made his return to television and not to even mentioning made his debut into the abyss of Saturday Morning television. "The New Adventures of Popeye" had him back with the old crew including Sweetpea,Eugene The Jeep,Wimpy,and even Olive Oyl,and also brought back not only Popeye's arch-nemesis Bluto and also gets to face his greatest adversary and the most greatest villain--SEA HAG!!! in various adventures. This show was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with King Features-Syndicate and Paramount Television that ran from September 9,1978 until September 10,1983. Only 26 episodes were made of this series. Jack Mercer returned as the voice of Popeye. Here as in other previous versions,the violence quotient was markedly deemphasized-to the point where Popeye could not even roll up his sleeves to show off his massive biceps,much make a threatening gesture was banned despite the offset of what the producers could not do in the guidelines of censors for Saturday Mornings and the executives of children's programming at CBS-TV,which broadcast it. And to make sure that everyone was educated and not incited by the show's content,the short "Popeye's Safety Tips". The worst of this came in 1981,when the show was cut to a half-hour under the title "The Popeye and Olive Comedy Show",and under this added new characters that included "Private Olive Oyl" with Sgt. Blast and Col. Crumb in the female version of "Gomer Pyle".

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