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Welcome to Thad Komorowski and Bob Jaques' podcast examining the best classic cartoons ever made, and just why they are the best classic cartoons ever made! 

Historical overviews, scene-by-scene analysis and highlights from classic shorts, intricate breakdowns from an animator’s perspective, occasional animator and historian guests… all you could ever want to know about ancient cartoons in this modern age, from two gents who’ve done the research and are just bursting to share that knowledge with our listenership.

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Aug 3, 2020

In lieu of our regular episode this week, we're offering the first episode of Spinach Skrewtny, our Patreon-exclusive chronological examination of the Popeye cartoons made by the Fleischer Studio. We hope this sample entices you to join us!

In our premiere, Bob gives a summation of his lifelong history (re: obsession) with Popeye the Sailor. We talk about the character's origins in Segar's strip and why incidental elements like spinach and Bluto became staples of the animated series. We were astounded at how rich this first year of six Popeye cartoons was, and we're sure you'll agree and learn more than you ever wanted to know about what made this sailor (and the animators who brought him to life) so special, even in the beginning!

Cartoons discussed: Popeye the Sailor, I Yam What I Yam, Blow Me Down, I Eats My Spinach, Seasin's Greetinks!, and Wild Elephinks.