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Release Date:
14 July 1933 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Popeye: Learn Polikeness"
 (From SneakPeek. 8 January 2016, 12:42 PM, PST)

"Popeye: Learn Polikeness"
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"Popeye's a Movie Star!" See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ... Olive Oyl / Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Roland Crandall .... animator
Seymour Kneitel .... animator
William Henning .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Manny Baer .... conductor (uncredited)
Lou Fleischer .... musical director (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... composer: incidental music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Max Fleischer .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
7 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
Brutus was called Bluto in the original comic strip and cartoons. When new cartoons were made by King Features in 1960 and 1961 the producers thought Bluto had been created for the Fleischer cartoons which would mean they didn't have the rights to the character, so they renamed him Brutus. Actually, Bluto had appeared in a single adventure in the comic strip before any Popeye cartoons had been made. Later Popeye cartoons went back to the name Bluto.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Let's Sing with Popeye (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Strike Up the Band (Here Comes a Sailor)See more »

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"Popeye's a Movie Star!", 2 December 2009
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

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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