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7 April 1939 (USA) See more »
TWICE AS LONG...TWICE AS FUNNY...AND IN COLOR! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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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  (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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22 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Argentina:Atp | USA:Approved (Certificate #2025)

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The third (and final) of the Technicolor two-reel "Popeye Specials."See more »
[as his face turns several different colors while wooing the Princess]
Popeye/Aladdin:I never made love in Technicolor before.
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Popeye the Sailor stars as Aladdin, 1 December 2009
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

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.

That is all I could tell you. You'll just have to watch and see. Anyway, I love this beautifully, colorful, animated short from beginning to end.

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