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Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed  |   |  Animation, Short, Musical  |  14 July 1933 (USA)
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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.

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Uncredited cast:
William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ...
Olive Oyl / Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye introduces himself to us (including a quick live-action shot of newspapers announcing that he's a movie star). The ship docks, and the sailors try to pick up Olive, but she only wants Popeye. They head for a carnival, but Bluto isn't giving up easily. The boys compete at the various games. Betty Boop does a hula dance, and Popeye joins her on stage. Meanwhile, Bluto runs off with Olive and ties her to the tracks. Popeye comes along and rescues her in the nick of time. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Popeye's theme song was never intended to be used in any movie. It was a quick sketch done by Sam Lerner to show Dave Fleisher how the song he intended to write could go. Instead, Fleischer snatched up the song, paid him for it, and used it in the completed musical. See more »

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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The New Class: R.J.'s Handicap (1995) See more »

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Strike Up the Band for Popeye the Sailor
Writer Unknown
Music Adaptation by Samuel Lerner and Sammy Timberg
Performed by William Pennel and Mae Questel
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The first Popeye cartoon.
29 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first Popeye cartoon ever, although it was marketed as a Betty Boop cartoon. It was also the first in a series of cartoons where Betty Boop met various characters from newspaper comics (Such as The Little King) in animated form. Naturally, Popeye was the only one who the Fleischer Brothers got any mileage out of.

Very entertaining, like all the early Popeye's. Betty Boop makes only a small cameo, but it's hard to miss. Try to get the black and white version, since the colorized version, I dunno. It just seems to take away some of the excitement.

4/4


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