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Village Set From The 1980 Popeye Movie Is Now A Fun Tourist Destination

The iconic look of that quaint seaside village featured prominently in the 1980 motion picture adaptation of Popeye makes it seem like a location from another time, but surprisingly it was built in Anchor Bay, Malta for the movie.

Designed by Wolf Kroeger, the elaborately detailed and fully functional set took a crew seven months to build, and when the filming was done they didn't have the heart to tear it down so they left it up for future generations to enjoy.

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Today it's a popular tourist destination dubbed “Popeye Village”, where visitors can rub elbows with scrappy, spinach munching sailors and spindly-limbed dames named after cooking oil.

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