A New POPEYE Animated Series is Coming to YouTube
It's pretty amazing that after 89 years, Popeye is still a franchise that people love. Well, the spinach-fueled sea mariner is about to make a comeback! The digital kid's network and studio, Wildbrain, is teaming up with Hearst’s King Features Syndicate, to create new animated content for the brand's YouTube channel.
WildBrain will take over management of the "Popeye and Friends Official" channel on YouTube. They plan on boosting its audience by producing new compilations of Popeye classic cartoons, drawing from shows including Popeye, Popeye and Son, and The Continuing Adventures of Popeye. The style of animation is said to consist of the classic "squash-and-stretch" style of Popeye.
King Features president C.J. Kettler had this to say in a statement:
"WildBrain has the secret sauce that will help Popeye connect with his audience of millions around the world while growing his fan base exponentially through fresh new animation as we head into his [90th] anniversary year."
Popeye the Sailor was created by cartoonist E.C. Segar as a character in King Features’ “Thimble Theatre” comic strip in 1929. He's become an iconic character and it will be fun to see how this new animated Popeye content turns out. Do you think the popularity of Popeye will rise because of this?