Listen to this amazing audio interview recently posted on Cartoon Research. In it, animator and animation historian Micheal Sporn interviews Jack Mercer, the voice of Popeye.
The recording was posted as a tribute to Sporn, who recently passed away and whose insights, recollections and collections of animation art were featured on his Splog. Over the years the Splog featured material you couldn’t find any other way, from animators' drafts to whole sequences of drawings to pencil tests, many from his personal collection. The Splog is a tribute to so many beautiful pieces of work, set in their proper historical context by someone who truly loved animation.
Many thanks to Steve Stanchfield of Thunderbean Animation, an animator, educator and film historian, who posted this marvelous interview!