Popeye, Olive (rowing), and Wimpy (eating) arrive in America by rowboat. Popeye builds a log cabin (by punching some trees) and sets off to gather some ducks. He fights a few indians along ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe
Blow Me Down! (1933)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Burmese tiger trap, a pop-up steel wall, a motorcycle, and a box of Acme-brand leg-building vitamins can't help the Coyote (Eatibus anythingus) catch the Road Runner (Hot Rodicus supersonicus).

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Comedy | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Popeye and Olive, marooned on a raft, land on what apparently is Africa, and are immediately battling elephants and gorillas. And a moose(!). Popeye eventually battles an entire menagerie ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Popeye skates over to Olive's house to give her a Christmas present: ice skates of her own. While he's teaching her, Bluto skates up and gets fresh; of course, Popeye fights him. When she ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Popeye sings an extended version of the theme song on his way to see Olive. They go to the rodeo, where Bluto is the featured performer; Olive is impressed, so Popeye has to outdo him. ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bluto is the boxing champ; Popeye is his challenger; Wimpy the timekeeper. Popeye is pounded mercilessly until Olive comes by with a can of spinach.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Lawrence ...
Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ...
American Indian (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ...
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Popeye, Olive (rowing), and Wimpy (eating) arrive in America by rowboat. Popeye builds a log cabin (by punching some trees) and sets off to gather some ducks. He fights a few indians along the way, but they pose no real threat. But meanwhile, back at the cabin, the indians have been sneaking up and have Olive and Wimpy under siege. Wimpy soon runs away, and runs into Popeye and the ducks he has collected, while Olive has been single-handedly fighting off an endless stream of indians. Popeye eats his spinach and makes short work of the remainder of the tribe, turning the leader into 'Mahatma Gandhi'. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

popeye | duck | tree | spinach | rowboat | See All (64) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1933 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Wimpy: Come on in for a duck dinner. You bring the ducks.
See more »

Connections

Followed by I Eats My Spinach (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Strike Up the Band (Here Comes a Sailor)
(uncredited)
Music by Chas. B. Ward
Lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling
Performed by William Pennell and chorus as "Strike Up the Band for Popeye the Sailor"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

2 Popeye shorts
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

I Yam What I Yam (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Second film in the series has Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy landing on an island when they're attacked by Indians. There are several funny moments here including a great scene where Popeye goes duck hunting and the Indian coins is another great gag. The spoof of Ghandi also works quite nicely in this politically incorrect short.

Blow Me Down! (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Popeye travels to Mexico to see Olive Oyl who's working in a Mexican bar when Bluto shows up to start trouble. Once again we get some great humor with a lot of in coming in the politically incorrect form. The scene where a Mexican bandit shoots Popeye in the head only to have to bullet fly back and hit him is great as is the scene where Popeye and Bluto have a shooting contest.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss I Yam What I Yam (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?