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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Action | 7 April 1939 (USA)
Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

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Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines ...
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Meyer ...
Evil Wazzir (voice) (uncredited)
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The story of Aladdin is portrayed by Popeye and Olive Oyl here. It all begins when an evil sorcerer coaxes Aladdin (Popeye) to a dangerous cave to retrieve the magic lamp. When he retrieves the lamp, the sorcerer tries to trap Aladdin in the cave, but drops the lamp in first. When the lamp is rubbed, a magic genie pops out and grants Aladdin a wish of being a prince to fall in love with the beautiful princess (Olive Oyl). But now the evil sorcerer has kidnapped the princess and sends evil monsters after Aladdin, but with the help of his spinach power, he can put the trouble right. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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A Double-Length Max Fleischer Cartoon in TECHNICOLOR! (original poster) See more »


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Popeye Meets Aladin  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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At 22 minutes, this is the longest theatrically released Popeye cartoon. See more »

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[as his face turns several different colors while wooing the Princess]
Popeye/Aladdin: I never made love in Technicolor before.
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Connections

References The Man Who Came Back (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

What Can I Do for You?
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Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Jack Mercer
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Popeye The Sailor Meets Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp
1 July 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A POPEYE Cartoon.

Surprise Pictures scriptwriter Olive Oyl dreams-up a film version of ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP, starring her spinach-munching boyfriend & herself.

This was the third in a series of 3 excellent two-reel cartoons, created by Max Fleischer, in which Popeye & his friends are interpolated into the classic stories of The Arabian Nights. They feature great animation and taut, fast-moving plots. Meant to be shown in movie theaters, they are miles ahead of their Saturday Morning counterparts. Jack Mercer is the voice of Popeye; Mae Questel does the honors for Olive Oyl.


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