Private Eye Popeye gets a call from Olive Oyl to guard a precious gem. But no sooner does he get the gem than the butler takes it (and Olive). The rest of the cartoon is spent chasing the ... See full summary »
Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins ... See full summary »
Casper emerges from a subway station, following a crowd of scared strangers. He encounters a man saying "see the wonders of the moon for ten cents," and offering a sight through a telescope... See full summary »
The boys are taking Olive on a picnic. It's April 1, and Bluto plays a series of "jokes" on Popeye, though of course they go beyond the bounds of acceptability, particularly once they get ... See full summary »
Popeye and Bluto stop by to see Olive and fix her leaky faucet. Popeye does it better, and Bluto gets jealous, so he starts rerouting Olive's plumbing and causing all sorts of leaks. Popeye... See full summary »
Bluto muscles out Popeye to take Olive to the fair. Popeye rushes ahead and poses as a fortune teller, luring Olive in. He shows Olive her future (actually, her past) in the crystal ball: ... See full summary »
It's the middle ages (sort of); Popeye is working in Bluto's Beanery. Bluto is going to the ball where Princess Olive will choose her mate. Popeye's fairy godpappy appears and it's a ... See full summary »
Wilhelm Von Hohenzollern,
Popeye is being honored for his 20 years of films, in a dinner hosted by 'Bob Hope' (several other celebrities are present, like 'Jimmy Durante', Bing Crosby, 'Jerry Lewis' and 'Dean Martin... See full summary »
Popeye and Bluto are rival taxi drivers. Popeye is driving the 1930s-looking boxy vehicle while Bluto has sleek limo-type taxi. In their first contest over a customer, Bluto ruins Popeye's cab and steals the customer. Our sailor man hero has to use his pipe as a blowtorch to weld the cab back together.
The next customer is Olive Oyl. How Popeye and Bluto snatch that "fare" away from each, while driving down city streets, is very creative and very funny.
The ending was "cute," too, especially after it looked like Popeye was doomed for sure, when Bluto took his spinach saying, "There will be no spinach in this picture!"
Also, the colors in this animated short were spectacular. They really did a nice job of this in restored and remastered from 35mm "75th Anniversary Collector's Edition of Popeye The Sailor Man."
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