WHV Releases Restored Popeye on DVD
"Popeye is an icon -- he represents good and the underdog. This sailor has been integral to pop culture for over seven decades," said Jeff Brown, WHV svp/gm, television and franchise. "Popeye fans have been requesting the DVD of this illustrious collection for ages and we are thrilled to be releasing POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1, the remastered and unedited shorts for the established fan and those of the next generation."
King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Ent. and Syndication Group, which combines The Hearst Corp.'s cable network partnerships, television programming activities and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features are the world's premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games, distributing some 150 features to nearly 5,000 newspapers around the globe. Among its most beloved and successful classic characters are Popeye, Betty Boop, Blondie, Dennis the Menace and Flash Gordon.
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Ent. Co., 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 Ent., Castle Rock Ent., HBO Home Video and New Line Home Ent.
Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, SINKIN' IN THE BATHTUB. Since then, Warner Bros. Animation's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home video and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of 34 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 19 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).