The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down ... See full summary »
The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down Popeye's start by tossing a load of coal into his smokestack. Bluto then discovers that Olive has been thrown into his train by the force of the starting gun, so he makes her shovel his coal; she jumps to Popeye's train at the first chance. Bluto punches a hole in Popeye's boiler. Panic sets in when the parallel tracks merge crossing a bridge. The trains ride on one rail each with their captains holding on to each other to support them! Bluto grabs Popeye's driveshaft, so Popeye substitutes himself. But then Bluto throws a switch, sending Popeye's train into a crash. Time for spinach, and a quick rebuild. Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is Popeye and Bluto battling it out on the train tracks: two small locomotives in a race on parallel tracks, the winner getting "the franchise" and a kiss from Olive Oyl.
The artwork in here was the most fun in this cartoon, in my opinion. The story was okay, but nothing special but consistently entertaining. However, the best aspect were the drawings of the two trains. They showed the trains from various angles, such as from above, and it all looked pretty cool. It made the cartoon very, very interesting to view.
As usual, Bluto does everything he can to sabotage poor Popeye's train during the race and Popeye spends most of the time trying to repair the damage. What the Sailor Man does in the end is even far-fetched for a Popeye cartoon but, hey, in animation anything is possible.
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