Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has ...
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Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has her painting his plane, while it's flying; when she says she's rather go back to Popeye, he tries to throw her off the plane. Popeye sees this, and takes off in a plane, just in time to help her out. The boys get into a dogfight, and Bluto manages to demolish Popeye's plane. As Popeye is falling, he grabs a duck and feeds the duck spinach. The duck manages to fly him up to Bluto's plane, Popeye has some spinach of his own, and he teaches Bluto a lesson. Popeye picks up Olive and crashes the plane into the diner, opening it (and providing a new counter). Written by
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This cartoon makes use of Fleischer's Tabletop process, which animates the cells vertically between set pieces, in order to create the feeling of depth. In this cartoon it's the first thing we notice, the whole exterior of the air-port is a 3d set. The whole effect is lost in the color version, as the backgrounds is a flat redraw. See more »
This Is Why I Used To Love (and still do) Popeye Cartoons
We are shown the 'Hott-Air Airport" and down the road is Olive Oly's restaurant for fliers with the motto painted on the roof, "Come Down And See Me Sometime!"
Meanwhile, Popeye is crying, reading a letter from Olive saying, "Popeye, I am PLANE crazy about aviators. I'm flying away with one. Good-bye. Olive Oyl."
Well, this turns out to be one of the most amusing and entertaining Popeye cartoons I've seen. It's the kind of animated short I remember when I think fondly back on the great Popeye cartoons I saw as a kid. In a nutshell, we have Popeye and Bluto fighting in out in the sky - WWI "dogfight" style.
Popeye used two cans a spinach, giving one of them to a duck, to help save him and defeat his enemy. That's just one example of the many outrageous and totally insane scenes. . This is so good, the time seemed to "fly by" in about a minute. Great stuff!
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