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Release Date:
7 April 1939 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
TWICE AS LONG...TWICE AS FUNNY...AND IN COLOR! (original poster - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Aladdin 3477 Production Video Blog and Concept Art
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Fantastic Technicolor Highlights This 'Long' Popeye See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Meyer ... Evil Wazzir (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sammy Timberg (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Reuben Grossman .... animator
William Sturm .... animator
Nick Tafuri .... animator (as Nicholas Tafuri)
Dave Tendlar .... animator (as David Tendlar)
 
Music Department
Sammy Timberg .... musical director
Lou Fleischer .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
22 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 #2025)

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Trivia:
At 22 minutes, this is the longest theatrically released Popeye cartoon.See more »
Quotes:
[as his face turns several different colors while wooing the Princess]
Popeye/Aladdin:I never made love in Technicolor before.
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What Can I Do for YouSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic Technicolor Highlights This 'Long' Popeye, 19 February 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

The artwork and dialog are the stars in this (longest-ever) 22-minutes Popeye animated short. This is one of three "longer" Popeye cartoons that were made in color back in the '30s and it's just beautiful to view. It reminded of the beautiful water color look of Bambi. I also loved all the puns and misused words that make Popeye always fun to hear. He and others use the wrong words in here frequently. I'll tell ya: you can;t beat the Technicolor of the '30s and '4- s.

Other, the main story is only so-so, about the battle for the magic lamp with the genie who grants powers. In here, it's the battle between our hero and some evil-looking dude with a Dracula-like cape. Olive Oyl, as always, has to be rescued.

The last five minutes was excellent Popeye having to use at least FOUR cans of spinach to defeat what the bad guy was using the genie to repel him. The genie was good, but you can't beat Popeye's spinach!

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