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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)

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Fleischer's Popeye the Sailor is great animated start for Elzie Segar's comic strip character See more (13 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 
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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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To ensure that people watched this short, it was marketed as a Betty Boop vehicle and Betty makes a small cameo appearance in the movie; however, the main character is actually Popeye.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Strike Up the Band for Popeye the SailorSee more »

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Fleischer's Popeye the Sailor is great animated start for Elzie Segar's comic strip character, 2 September 2006
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

The Popeye character we know and love is already intact in this, his first animated appearance on film. So is Olive Oyl and Bluto. Betty Boop is also in this, in fact, she was put on in order to attract filmgoers already familiar with her but not with Elzie Segar's popular newspaper strip. It's already known that William Costello was the first voice of Popeye but very few know that a woman named Bonnie Poe was the first voice of Olive, in fact when I first saw this cartoon I already noticed how different she sounded from Ms. Oyl's usual voice! Since she was also Betty Boop, Mae Questal probably didn't want to do two voices in the same cartoon or maybe the public would be confused since they both sound the same anyway! Before Jackson Beck, William Pennell did Bluto, though I really can't tell the difference here. Fleischer-type gags abound throughout and, yes, we have the now-famous Popeye theme song and spinach finale introduced here. Well worth seeing for Popeye and animation fans.

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