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Popeye the Sailor (1933)

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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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William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ...
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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Olive Oyl and Wimpy are based on real people, too. Wimpy was based on Segar's former newspaper editor, Bill Schuschert, who was a great hamburger lover, and on an underhanded fight promoter whom Segar used to know. Olive Oyl was based on a schoolteacher named Dora Paskal, who was tall and wore high-bottom boots like Olive's and wore her hair in a bun just like Olive. She appeared in the strip long before Popeye did (her original beau was a cowboy named Ham Gravy), back when it was still called THIMBLE THEATER, long before Popeye came on the scene. See more »

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Referenced in Hospitaliky (1937) See more »

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I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
Written by Samuel Lerner
Performed by William Costello
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"Popeye's a Movie Star!"
2 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I had always wonder when Popeye started his animated career,until I've watched this cartoon online. I found out that this short was intended as a test cartoon to see if Popeye could work as a animated character, he is a character from a comic strip by a guy named E.C. Segar. This short is like a combination of my two favorite Fleischer characters coming together - Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor. Even though Betty's appearance is more of a cameo then an full-time character in the short.

The one thing that bother me about is cartoon, is Olive's voice, I didn't really like it. I really prefer Mae Questel's take on Olive, but I got to bear with what they got. My favorite scene is when Betty & Popeye do the hula on stage.


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