Popeye Animators ID

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Popeye-lovers unite!

The new classic Popeye DVD has ignited a long dormant interest in the East coast animators of the Max Fleischer studio. Animator Bob Jaques (Ren & Stimpy, Baby Huey, etc.) has been studying the animation in Popeye cartoons for years. As he has become one of best directors in the business, clearly there is a lot more to the Sailor than meets the eye (pun intended). So now Bob has taken the plunge and joined the rest of us in blogging, with a site dedicated to identifying the unsung animators of the classic Popeye cartoons of the 30s, 40s and 50s. First up, George Germanetti. Who? Check out Bob Jaques’ Popeye Animators ID and learn.


  • Ken Layton

    Germanetti liked to do that backwards curve at the corner of the mouth. Makes it easy to identify his work. :)

  • Jorge Garrido

    Thank God. This is awesome for two reasons:

    1. We can finally figure out who animated on Fleischer Popeye cartoons

    and

    2. Thad K will finally stop his complaining about it

  • http://www.awprunes.blogspot.com Larry Levine

    Hurrah–it’s about time these great East coast animators got their recognition!! It’s a great site–even with the pic of Shorty on it!

  • http://www.autodaddy.blogspot.com tom

    The image accompanying this post is from the short “Don’t Axe an’ Don’t Tell”, 1943, FYI.