Popeye travels alone through Darkest Africa to find his fist-fightin' pal, Bluto.


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(story) (as Joseph E. Stultz)


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Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)


Dr. Bluto sails off to Darkest Africa for exploration. Popeye, who stayed behind, hears a radio report that Bluto is lost and sets sail himself (on a raft). He manages to land right by a trail left by Bluto, and after fighting a few animals along the way, finds himself, exhausted and dehydrated, in Darkest Africa, within sight of Bluto. We see why Bluto has not been heard of: he has a bevy of native beauties attending to his every need. He spots Popeye and rushes to his rescue, feeding him a can of spinach. The two then set to their traditional greeting of fisticuffs. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

12 July 1940 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Popeye In Africa
9 February 2017 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fightin Pals (1940)

*** (out of 4)

Popeye is at home listening to the radio when news breaks that Bluto has gone missing in Africa. Popeye decides to go there and try to look for his pal.

This here is a rather short and quick entry in the long-running series and it has the type of gags that you'd expect. Once Popeye reaches Africa it's pretty much him running into various wildlife and of course he eventually finds Bluto and I'm sure you can guess what happens. As usual the animation is quite great and there's a terrific fast-pace to the film that certainly helps it move along.

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