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Otto Messmer (story)
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24 August 1945 (USA) See more »
Olive Oyl, a regular Rosie the Riveter, receives a blow to the head from a swinging grappling hook, sending her into a sleepwalking state. Popeye and Bluto, two rival factory workers, fight each other for privilege of saving her life. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Jackson Beck ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Seymour Kneitel 
Graham Place (animation director) (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Otto Messmer  story
Bill Turner  story

Produced by
Sam Buchwald .... associate producer (uncredited)
Seymour Kneitel .... producer (uncredited)
Izzy Sparber .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Winston Sharples (uncredited)
Animation Department
Graham Place .... animator
Lou Zukor .... animator
Martin Taras .... animator (uncredited)

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This short introduces a prettier-looking design for Olive Oyl, which has phased out the original Segar design for the remainder of the Paramount/Famous Studios-produced Popeye cartoons.See more »


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Olive the Riveter, 22 November 2005
Author: boblipton from New York City

Famous Studios was still doing funny cartoons at this point -- they wouldn't become completely formula bound for another four or five years. Here we see Olive, Popeye and Bluto working in an industrial plant where she is clonked on the head and proceeds to do some of the stunts from the classic HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A DREAM WALKING. Whether this is particularly wise, given that there was a war on and women were being actively indoctrinated into this sort of work is another question.

The use of color in this particular cartoon is quite dramatic, but the most interesting thing about it is that Olive shows a bit of cleavage at the beginning of the cartoon. All in all, a very watchable post-Fleischer effort.

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