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Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Short  |  12 December 1952 (USA)
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Popeye tells his nephews about the time he walloped Sinbad, the *second* greatest sailor who ever lived.


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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Sindbad (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye / Nephews (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)


Popeye's nephews are touring a museum of nautical history (only three of them, for some reason). They come to a statue of Sindbad, the world's greatest sailor, and ask Popeye to explain, since *he* is supposed to be the world's greatest sailor. He explains by telling the story of the time he met Sindbad, as seen in part of the earlier short Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936). Inspired by his tale, the nephews adjust the statue. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Release Date:

12 December 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iso, paha Sindbad  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Popeye: If you kids wants to be sailors like your Uncle Popeye, you'll has to loin about them.
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Edited from Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) See more »

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A Cop-out, Most Of It Being Old Footage
3 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The producers of this particularly Popeye cartoon got lazy and decided to spend much of the time using footage of a past episode. "Cheaters," I guess, is what they call that kind of practice. Anyway, I think it's a cop-out and lazy way to present a "new" animated short.

It begins with Popeye bringing three nephews into the "Nautical Hall Of Fame." There, he shows them "Washington Crossing the Delaware" in which the kids then start rowing the boat across the room. Then, it's "Noah's Ark," where Popeye notes that Noah was "the world's first sailor." Then the shows the kids a big statue of "Sindbad, the Greatest Sailor In History.

The kids ask Popeye, "We thought YOU were the greatest sailor in the world." Popeye answers, "I am," and then relates the story of his adventures with Sinbad - in which we get footage of the earlier cartoon "Popeye Meets Sindbad The Sailor."

There is a cute ending when the story is over and the nephews are convinced Popeye is still number one.

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