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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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In My Opinion, the Single Best Popeye Cartoon See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Meyer ... Evil Wazzir (voice) (uncredited)
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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:
The third (and final) of the Technicolor two-reel "Popeye Specials."See more »
Quotes:
Genie:I am the flame of the lamp. I come from the nowhere, I go to the noplace, und here I am.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Man Who Came Back (1931)See more »
Soundtrack:
What Can I Do for YouSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
In My Opinion, the Single Best Popeye Cartoon, 3 August 2005
Author: CalvinValjean

I agree with others here that this is the best of the three Arabian Night Shorts that were produced (the others being Popeye Meets Sinbad and Popeye Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves). It's fast-paced and Popeye, as usual, mutters some great lines under his breath ("I've never made love in Technicolor before"). Popeye is never thought of as a funny cartoon character, but he really is extremely funny ("Can you show me the entrance to the exit?").

There are also quite a few similarities to Disney's Aladdin, which would be made over 50 years later: the villain looks a bit like Jafar, the Genie is blue and a fun character, and the way Aladdin looks once disguised as a prince looks exactly like the Prince Ali sequence.

Some Popeye fans will be upset to not see Bluto or Wimpy, but at least it's great to see Popeye have a new villain for once. And finally, at just over 20 minutes, this is the longest Popeye cartoon that I know of.

A classic!

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