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27 October 1933 (USA) See more »
Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
Willard Bowsky (animation director) (uncredited)
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Willard Bowsky .... animator
William Sturm .... animator
Music Department
Manny Baer .... conductor (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... composer: incidental music (uncredited)
Other crew
Max Fleischer .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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6 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Did You Know?

One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process.See more »
[first lines]
Popeye:[singing] I'm Popeye the sailor man! I'm Popeye the sailor man! I'm strong to the finitch, 'cause I eats me spinach. I'm Popeye the sailor man!
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Movie Connections:
Followed by I Eats My Spinach (1933)See more »
I'm Popeye the Sailor ManSee more »


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In 'ol Mexico., 13 June 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the third Popeye cartoon from the Fleischer Brothers and as such, this was a very fresh and original cartoon. Later cartoons sometimes just seemed like re-treads with all too familiar plots-- fortunately this one manages to be quite creative.

The cartoon begins with Popeye arriving in Mexico. There he soon sees Olive Oyl dancing in a cantina--where she performs one of the strangest cartoons in movie history. Soon, Bluto the Bandit arrives and it's up to our hero to take care of this dangerous jerk. And, when the rest of Bluto's gang arrives, it's spinach time!

This is a pretty good Popeye cartoon--and I like how Popeye AND Olive work together on this one. Interestingly, you can tell it's a pre-code cartoon, as Popeye and Bluto have a small drinking contest---something you'd be unlikely to see later in the 1930s. Well worth seeing.

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