Ahoy, maties! We’re paying tribute to 85 years of animated Popeye (he made his movie debut in 1933, having becoming a hit in E.C. Segar’s Thimble Theatre comic strip four years before). So bookmark us for the next three days, as bloggers rave about their favorite Popeye moments from movies and TV.

If you are participating in the ‘thon, please leave your blog’s name and the URL of your ‘thon entry in the “Comments” section below, and we will link to it ASAP. Blogathon readers, the list below will be updated regularly, and I will post daily blogathon summaries at the end of each day. So keep checking back for more great ‘thon entries about the one-eyed sailor!

Here’s the line-up:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – the 1935 theatrical cartoon For Better or Worser, and a “psychological examination” of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Bluto

Caftan Woman – the 1936 theatrical cartoon Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

Movierob – Fox TV’s 2004 CGI special “Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy”

The Midnite Drive-In – Robert Altman’s Popeye movie

Talk About Cinema – Seasin’s Greetinks! (1933), Let’s Celebrake (1938), Mister and Mistletoe (1955), and Spinach Greetings (Popeye TV cartoon)

It Came from the Man Cave! – “There Goes the Neighborhood,” Episode 12 of Hanna-Barbera’s “Popeye and Son” (1987)