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 »

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William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Lawrence ...
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William Pennell ...
American Indian (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ...
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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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>

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29 September 1933 (USA)  »

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

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Whatever It Is, I'm Against It
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Transposed to a minor key and played when Popeye searches for a duck for dinner
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A Different Olive Oyl
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This second-ever Popeye cartoon still offers some things which look and sound strange for those of us who have seen a lot of other Popeye efforts, especially from the later '30s to the '60s. Bonnie Poe, instead of the customary Mae Questel, did the early voice of Olive Oyl. Speaking of Olive, she was subservient to Popeye early on and by 1960, Popeye had to work hard to keep winning her over. For instance, the first scene in this cartoon is Popeye, Olive and Wimpy in a boat crossing the ocean (?) and Olive is doing the rowing while Popeye just sings. Wimpy eats fish, not hamburgers.

Anyway, the story in "early settler" one in which the trio lands, Popeye belts some big trees which magically produced a log cabin (complete with chimney!) and then the Indians, disguised as trees, attack the cabin. Olive fights them off while Wimpy keeps eating. (I wonder when he began with his trademark hamburgers?)

Nothing really super-funny in here, but I did laugh near the end when Popeye clobbered the huge chief, changing him from a big, violent monster to the peace-loving Ghandi.

"Ohh, my hero," Olive croons.


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