pop5.jpgThere’s just one new thing to report today, but it’s the one you’ve been waiting for: our review of the fantastic new Popeye The Sailor: Volume One DVD set! I tell you guys and gals, this one was worth the wait. The cartoon restoration is generally excellent, and the content is beyond reproach. We can finally see how these cartoons have earned their reputation as some of the finest ever. And the special features are indeed special. I have always loved Popeye, and owning this set just makes me all the more fond of the ol’ sea salt. Between this DVD set and the new reprint series of the comic strip from Fantagraphics, there’s never been a better time to enjoy Popeye in his two best incarnations.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out Josh’s Phil Nibbelink interview if you haven’t yet, as well as Ben’s review of the DVD of his film, Romeo And Juliet: Sealed With A Kiss.

Stay tooned for my review of Disney’s release of The Tick Vs. Season Two, before I dive into the Hanna-Barbera adventure series. I think Ben will also be checking in with his full review of the Woody Woodpecker set in a little while. I just got my copy, and I’m bowled over by it. While Popeye The Sailor has to be considered THE release of the year, the Lantz set of Woody and other favorites sure gives him a run for his money.