Wildbrain will work intently with King Features to reinforce present programming on Popeye’s newly-launched Youtube channel, which at present has round 33,000 subscribers. New animation may also be created for the channel in “the popular squash and stretch animation style” (the unique Popeye shorts produced by the Fleischer Studios have been strongly related to a rubber hose animation type).
Wildbrain, which is assuming worldwide administration of Popeye’s Youtube presence, will even produce new compilations of basic Popeye theatrical shorts, in addition to Popeye and Son and The Continuing Adventures of Popeye.
“Popeye is a truly iconic character with fans that span generations. We are looking forward to expanding Popeye’s presence on YouTube with Wildbrain as our partner and reaching new audiences in the process,” stated C.J. Kettler, president, King Features. “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 anniversary year.”
In addition to the expanded Youtube presence, King just lately redesigned the Popeye model emblem and pcakaging, and launched a redesigned web site, Popeye.com. They have additionally introduced greater than a dozen new international merchandising companions forward of the character’s anniversary. Popeye first debuted in January 1929 in Segar’s cartoon The Thimble Theatre.