King Features kicks off Popeye’s 95th anniversary with new partnerships and much more.

License Global

January 17, 2024

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Popeye the Sailor Man is celebrating his 95th anniversary with a full year of events, partnerships and promotions. King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, is kicking off the landmark year with the inaugural National Popeye the Sailor Man Day on Jan. 17 and the receipt of Good Housekeeping’s Nutritionist Approved Emblem, especially notable in that he is the first “person” to ever receive this recognition. 

Officially declared by the official National Day Calendar committee, National #PopeyetheSailorManDay is one of fewer than 20 new holidays that have been added to the 2024 calendar out of over 20,000 proposed additions. 

In honor of his lifelong commitment to nutritious eating and his focus on fitness, Good Housekeeping’s Nutrition Lab has awarded Popeye the “Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem” in its January/February 2024 issue. The award celebrates Popeye’s milestone anniversary and recognizes his decades-long commitment to healthy eating, fitness and his efforts in ocean conservation.  

Recent partnerships celebrating Popeye’s 95th anniversary include a Popeye lager in Brazil, a streetwear collaboration with HIGH, a bedding collection with Artex and much more. Additional partnerships and collaborations for Popeye’s 95th anniversary will be announced throughout this year.  

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