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Release Date:
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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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
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Lovely animation can't change the fact that this is just another Popeye film 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: The sound of the dynamos (illustrating Popeye's spinach-empowered bicep) makes a brief false entrance five seconds before the accompanying visual.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Sid and Nancy (1986)See more »
I'm Popeye the Sailor ManSee more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lovely animation can't change the fact that this is just another Popeye film, 13 March 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

In this film, Bluto plays 'Sindbad' (that's how they spell it in the movie)--a bad dude who scares all the animals and two-headed monsters in his domain. When a ship with Popeye, Olive and Wimpy nears his land, he kidnaps Olive and Popeye comes to the rescue (wow, I didn't see THAT coming!).

I don't get it. Although this is a lovely cartoon to look at and it's about twice the normal length, it's still only Popeye!! So, no matter how nice this Technicolor looks as well as the wonderful 3-D look, you can't get past the fact that it's a by-the-books Popeye cartoon where he meets Bluto and kicks the snot out of him thanks to spinach by the end of the film. Considering this also happened in 30423048 other Popeye cartoons, I wasn't impressed at all by the story. Yet, somehow, it was Oscar nominted (it must have been a slow year). I wanted something different--not the same old recycled toon with more impressive technical aspects.

Overall, not much in the way of plot but at least it's interesting for historical reasons, as it's the first Technicolor Popeye.

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