If you are a fan of the original Max & Dave Fleischer Popeye cartoons from the 1930s, then you will certainly enjoy this DVD. There have been several incarnations of Popeye down through the years that were very poorly done, especially when compared to the Fleischer originals. This effort, however, holds up really well. The creators took the approach that they would try to capture the charm and essence of the original Fleischer cartoons, but take advantage of today's technology. They have succeeded admirably. The characters are true to their original concepts. Popeye is very heroic, but in his salty good-natured kind of way, always chuckling and muttering puns and double entendres under his breath. Bluto is a big brute, strong but dim-witted and spineless. Olive is well-intentioned but kind of inept. I love the way her arms get all rubbery when she is in panic mode. Wimpy is an eating machine. The CGI animation is very, very good. It is fun to see how familiar bits from the old cartoons look in CGI; such as when Popeye and Bluto are fighting intensely, and all you see is this rolling cloud of dust, with occasional stop-action moments showing the combatants in various fighting poses, which I found quite amusing to watch. Near the end, when Popeye eats his spinach (the climax of most any Popeye cartoon) and vanquishes the Sea Hag, I felt as if it all was taking me back to the cartoons I watched and loved as a kid. My only complaint: at 44 minutes, I wish this movie were twice as long. I hope Paul Reiser and friends decide to produce a sequel.