Why is Bluto/Brutus the same character? Why did his name change?

Popeye’s arch rival for Olive Oyl’s attention actually had a name change in the late 1950’s due to the fact that producers thought that Paramount Pictures (the distributors of the cartoon) owned the rights to the name, so it was changed to Brutus. Either way, you can get his costume at http://popeyeandoliveoyl.com/ and refer to yourself as either Bluto or Brutus!

“I’m mean…you know what I mean!”

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