Popeye Village – The Sailor’s village film set in Mellieh

Popeye Village – The Sailor’s village film set in Mellieh

A fictional muscular American cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip’s title in later years. The character has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons.

Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village, is a purpose-built film set village that has been converted into a small attraction fun park, consisting of a collection of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings.

Logs and several thousand wooden planks were imported from the Netherlands, while wood shingles used in the construction of the roof tops were imported from Canada / Image: via malta-guide.net

It was built as a film set for the production of the 1980 live-action musical feature film Popeye, produced by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions starring Robin Williams. The construction of the film set began in June 1979. A construction crew of 165 working over seven months was needed to build the village, which consists of nineteen wooden buildings. The set was completed in seven months, and filming commenced on January 23, 1980 and wrapped later that year on June 19.

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Featured Image: Popeye the Sailor / Thimble Theatre character

Websites: popeyemalta.com, popeye.com, paramount.com, disney.com, kingfeatures.com, comicskingdom.com



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