Olive is so captived by "The International", a radio personality with a French accent, that she'd rather stay home than go out on a date with Popeye. Bluto, overhearing this, comes to the ... See full summary »
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Bluto muscles out Popeye to take Olive to the fair. Popeye rushes ahead and poses as a fortune teller, luring Olive in. He shows Olive her future (actually, her past) in the crystal ball: ... See full summary »
The boys are taking Olive on a picnic. It's April 1, and Bluto plays a series of "jokes" on Popeye, though of course they go beyond the bounds of acceptability, particularly once they get ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 22 minutes, this is the longest theatrically released Popeye cartoon. See more »
[Under his breath]
Wish, wish, I can have a wish huh?
Well I wish I was out of here. Can you shows me the entrance to the exit?
[Makes a giant hole in the wall of the cave that has an escalator leading out]
Wow, an escalavator.
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Now here is my top favorite out of the Technicolor two-reel "Popeye Specials," besides Popeye meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves from 1937.
In this short, Olive works in a movie studio story department, working out a script based on the Aladdin story; with Popeye as Aladdin and herself as the "beautiful" princess, and the baddie in this Popeye toon, who surprisingly is not Bluto, but a mean vazir/sorcerer.
And as she types, her story adaptation comes to life on the screen, showing Aladdin (Popeye) a lowly pauper working in a junk shop, who has his eye on the Princess Olive. The baddie, deceives Aladdin into retrieving the magical lamp from a dangerous cave for the Princess. After Aladdin succeeds, the bad guy steals the lamp and traps Aladdin in the cave. In doing so, however, he also clumsily traps the lamp. Aladdin accidentally discovers the powers of the Genie within the lamp and the fun begins. Aladdin wished to be a wealthy prince so he could give money to the poor and impress the princess, so she will agree to marry him. Naturally, she agree to marry Aladdin; but little did he not know the vizar notice he survived, and when Aladdin left the palace to ask his friends to the wedding he accidentally dropped the magic lamp on the balcony. Seeing his chance at stealing the lamp, the vizar disguise himself as a peddler, trading new lamps for old. And the princess, thinking the magic lamp is a piece of junk, send a servant woman to trade it for a flashlight; so the vazir got the magic lamp, but his plans are not yet completed.
The next day, the people were celebrating the engagement of Aladdin and the Princess; but the vazir, who now owns the magic lamp, commands the genie to carry the palace to a distant land. So in doing this, Aladdin's princely robes and horse were gone, and the people, seeing that Aladdin was a fraud, sentence Aladdin to be crushed by giant stone. But Aladdin prevails at the end, naturally, but this time it takes FOUR cans of spinach to save himself, the princess, defeat the vazir, and bring the palace home to live happily ever after; with a little genie magic of course. But in reality, Olive receive a notice of termination, and her story rejected....oh well, C'est La Vie.
Anyway, I love this beautifully, colorful, animated short from beginning to end.
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