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SWEETHAVEN VILLAGE

'SWEETHAVEN VILLAGE' The Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production, also known as 'POPEYE VILLAGE'. Built and constructed in Anchor Bay at the end of 1979 [last 7 months].
To construct the authentic wooden village, tree trunks type logs were trailered overland from Holland, wood shingles used in the construction of the roof tops were imported all the way from Canada and eight tons of nails and two thousand gallons of paint were used with a 165 construction crew.

No less than 20 wooden structures had to be built. Before the Set could be built, an access road to the Set would have to be constructed. Anchor Bay would need a 200-250 foot Breakwater at its mouth, to protect the Set from high seas during the shooting months of the Film Production.

The Films Director was - Robert Altman along with the Producer - Robert Evans. Based on a story written by Jules Fieffer. The Production Film Company was Lions Gate Films and the Distributors were Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions.

Filming commenced on the 23rd of January, 1980. Director of photography - Guiseppe Rotunno - completed the final shooting on the 19th of June, 1980.

The original creator of POPEYE was Elzie Crisler Segar who died in 1938 aged only 44. Popeye along with the other characters were very familiar with different generations , Cartoons on television and comic books etc……

The story relates to Popeye coming to SWEETHAVEN to look for his father, who deserted him when he was a mere infant and whom he has pledged to find. In the process of his fathers whereabouts , Popeye along with Olive Oyl , find an abandoned baby by the name of SWEE'PEA , who becomes a cupid to the unlikely pair.

  • Last visit to Popeye Village: Jul 1998
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