Wilco produces new Popeye cartoon for "Dawned on Me" video

Much loved indie band Wilco is back with a new video—their first in 12 years—which doubles as a new Popeye cartoon. Directed by Darren Romanelli and art directed by Frank Caruso, the video recalls the classic Fleischer Bros. animation.

The band has a rather elaborate website for the video, with comics (by Caruso and Ned Sontagg), spinach and more. Plus, animated Nels Cline—you cannot lose.




  1. That was great. It brought a smile to my face. Thanks Wilco!

  2. Well, blow me down…

  3. Gonna take out my Fantagraphics Popeye’s tonight and read ’em. Read ’em good!

    Can’t wait for the IDW series.

    Popeye is the greatest!

  4. Brad Ricca says:

    phenomenal!! Has to be some Chicago love behind this as well

  5. This is weird and wonderful news!

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