Classic "Popeye" Comes to DVD
Warner Home Video, Hearst Entertainment, and King Features Syndicate have come to an agreement which will lead to the home video release of classic Popeye cartoons. Specifically, Warner has the rights to all 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically between 1933 and 1957 and multiple shorts released for TV between 1960 and 1987.
According to animation scholar Jerry Beck, who will consulting producer, Warner will restore the original theatrical cartoons from the original negatives and is aiming to release the complete boxed set in 2007.
(via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew)