Creation and development in Thimble Theatre
Popeye's first movie
In the 1980 live-action Popeye film, Bullo Oxheart returned under the name "Oxblood Oxheart", as one of the secondary antagonists in the film alongside his mother once again. He was portrayed by Peter Bray. In the film, he is a resident of Sweethaven usually seen alongside his mother, who hosted a boxing match to prove his might in town and, if anyone could beat him, they would win a hefty sum of prize money. Castor Oyl saw this as an opportunity to earn some money for his now-poverty-stricken family after Bluto and the Tax Collector cleaned them out. However, Castor stood no chance against the big palooka and was easily defeated. Luckily, he was avenged by Popeye who defeated the tall brute and earned the much needed money for the family.