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Release Date:
26 November 1937 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great Popeye animated short! See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ... Abu Hassan (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
Willard Bowsky (animation director) (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
 
Animation Department
Willard Bowsky .... animator
Orestes Calpini .... animator
George Germanetti .... animator
 
Music Department
Lou Fleischer .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
17 min | Argentina:19 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | USA:Approved (certificate #1503)

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Trivia:
The story is inspired by the story "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", but Ali Baba is only mentioned in the title and doesn't appear at all in the film. It could be argued, though, that Popeye takes Ali Baba's role in the tale.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Abu Hassan is only a head or two taller than Popeye. Abu enters a cave with a door just tall enough to admit himself and his mount, but seconds later Popeye comes up to the same door which now seems to be ten times the height of a man.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[Abu Hassan and his forty thieves ride across the desert]
Abu Hassan:[singing] You better lock up your doors today / 'cause Abu Hassan is on his way / Go in hiding, when I go riding / Just me and the 40 thieves! / Your wives and children, and money too / I'll steal them from you before I'm through / I'm out gunning, so start running / From me and the forty thieves! Abu Hassan!
Thieves:Abu Hassan!
Abu Hassan:My game's the toughest / But I'm the roughest / and that's how I'm / Abu Hassan!
Thieves:Abu Hassan!
Abu Hassan:You've got to hand it, to this bad bandit / Cause I'm a terrible guy!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Abu HassanSee more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great Popeye animated short!, 14 July 2005
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

When this show was on I watched it every time I could! I thought that the characters were really funny and all had great personalities. The animation in My opinion was crisp, clean, and really clear. Not to mention beautiful! Most of the characters in this show are hilarious like the Looney Tunes characters that we all love. in My opinion these characters are the funnies and talented ever seen. In fact, The things that goes on in this series' cartoons are in My opinion nuts which that is what makes them hilarious! There are so many to like and laugh at and the silly things they do! If you like the original Looney Tunes then I strongly recommend that you watch this show!

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