Oh this will be fun to watch. Popeye the Sailor is now in the public domain in Great Britain.
Elzie Segar, the Illinois artist who created Popeye, his love interest Olive Oyl and his arch enemy Bluto, died in 1938. European Union law says rights belong to authors for only 70 years after their death.
Popeye was a hero to folks in the depression. He made his first appearance in 1929 in the comic strip Thimble Theatre. Popeye was the first Joe The Plumber, standing up against “evil” and eating his spinach to handle the bad guys.
Others in the cartoon were Wimpy, the burger lover, little Jeep, and Sweet Pea. I love Popeye.
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Popeye On The Horizon Again After Legal Rights Expire
Published: Jan 7, 2009 • References: entertainment.timesonline