OK affectionate documentation of the various incarnations of Popeye the Sailor, from his belated arrival in Olive Oil's Thimble Theater strip to a Twenty First Century Digital animated version.
Jules Feifer, who scripted the Altman feature, is first up in a well chosen selection of participants and commentators.
Can't help noticing that the monochrome Fleischer cartoons are reproduced so much better than the later colour material - and have more appeal.
Nothing too probing here, though they do put forward the subject as the first (American) super hero, getting in there nine years before Superman, and relate him to the depression and WW2. After that his contact with the real world seems to have evaporated.
Comes as an extra on the great 4 Disc 1933 to 1939 set.
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