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27 November 1936 (USA) See more »
The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I'm not a real Popeye fan but this is a classic! See more (13 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ... Sindbad (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
Willard Bowsky (animation director) (uncredited)
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
Original Music by
Samuel Lerner  (as Sammy Lerner)
Bob Rothberg 
Sammy Timberg 
Animation Department
Willard Bowsky .... animator
George Germanetti .... animator
Edward Nolan .... animator
Lillian Friedman .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Lou Fleischer .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
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16 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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This was the first of the "Popeye Color Specials", a trilogy of Technicolor features that were released in the 1930s. These features were over sixteen minutes each (three times as long as a regular Popeye cartoon, and so were considered big-budget adaptations), and were often billed in cinemas alongside/above the main feature.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Sindbad sings to Popeye the line "Who's the most remarkable, extraordinary fellow?", the animals respond "You!", and you can then see some of them mouthing "Sindbad the Sailor", but that line is not heard. This happens again on the very next verse.See more »
[first lines]
[Sindbad steps out of his island home, and slaps two lions]
Sindbad the Sailor:I'm Sindbad the Sailor, so hearty and hale / I live on an island on the back of a whale / It's a whale of an island - that's not a bad joke - / Its lord and its master is this handsome bloke! Who's the most remarkable extra-ordinary fellow?
[the lions roar]
Sindbad the Sailor:Sindbad the Sailor!
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Featured in These Amazing Shadows (2011)See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I'm not a real Popeye fan but this is a classic!, 21 January 2005
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

I never really liked watching Popeye, not even as a kid. However I've always enjoyed watching this 16 minutes long Popeye adventure, I've watched it many times and it still hasn't lost any of its power.

I think the reason why I like this cartoon so much is because of the story. It really reminds me of an adventure from the Greek Odyssey by Homer, I always enjoyed watching cartoons and life action movies about the Odyssey when I was a kid.

The animations are not bad, especially not the backgrounds and those for the giant bird, which also happens to be my favorite part of the movie.

There are some spectacular moments and I still think that this movie is very watchable for children these days even though the cartoon is almost 70 years old(!).


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