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Lion (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye and Olive, marooned on a raft, land on what apparently is Africa, and are immediately battling elephants and gorillas. And a moose(!). Popeye eventually battles an entire menagerie at once, after his spinach, of course. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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29 December 1933 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Lion: I'm king!
Popeye: Then I'll crown you!
[punches lion on head; bump forms into crown]
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Follows Popeye the Sailor (1933) See more »

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Memories
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played when the elephant remembers a previous encounter with Popeye
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Classic Short
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Wild Elephinks (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Popeye and Olive Oyl land in the jungle and must fight off various animals including a wild elephant and a gorilla. I'm really shocked to see how much I'm enjoying these early Paramount cartoons but so far they've all been a lot of fun with this one here being one of the best. There's some great action, nice animation and a lot of funny lines including a great exchange of words between Popeye and the King of the Jungle. It seems the gorilla kidnapping Olive subplot is a homage to King Kong.


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