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14 July 1933 (USA) See more »
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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  (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
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
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Green Hornet (2011)See more »
I'm Popeye the Sailor ManSee 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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