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Release Date:
14 July 1933 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. 29 January 2014, 5:50 PM, PST)

Jules Feiffer Sails With Idw's "Popeye" - April 2012
 (From SneakPeek. 19 January 2012, 1:45 PM, PST)

Sony Hire Smurfs Writers for Popeye 3D Adaptation
 (From The Daily BLAM!. 4 November 2011)

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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 
Seymour Kneitel (animation director) (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Roland Crandall .... animator
Seymour Kneitel .... animator
 
Music Department
Manny Baer .... conductor (uncredited)
Lou Fleischer .... musical director (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... composer: incidental music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Max Fleischer .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
7 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Green Hornet (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Strike Up the Band for Popeye the SailorSee more »

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

I 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. It's like a combination of my two favorite Fleischer characters coming together - Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor; 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 had bear with what they got. My favorite scene is when Betty & Popeye do the hula on stage.

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