Bluto, known as Brutus from 1960 to 1962, is a cartoon and comics character created in 1932 by Elzie Crisler Segar as a one-time character, named Bluto the Terrible, in his Thimble Theatre comic strip, later renamed Popeye. Bluto made his first appearance September 12 of that year. Fleischer Studios adapted him the next year, 1933, to be the recurring villain in their theatrical Popeye animated cartoon series.
In "April in Quahog", Bluto, along with A Boob, the Red Guy, and Grover, were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. However, Bluto lost to Red Guy after Peter Griffin stuffed the ballot.