Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
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Jingle Jangle Jungle 

In the jungle, Popeye and Brutus compete to get Olive a tiger skin.

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Jackson Beck ...
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Jack Mercer ...
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Olive Oyl / Tiger (voice) (uncredited)
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In the jungle, Popeye and Brutus compete to get Olive a tiger skin. But neither has any luck. Brutus immediately falls prey to an over-sized and over-affectionate flower with a face and arms -- all the better to hug and kiss him with. Olive is pestered by an overly affectionate tiger that won't scat when she says "scat!" Popeye has it the worst. After meeting up with a rhinoceros, a cobra, and a weird elephant that plays the accordion between its two trunks, he's captured by a group of cannibals, who boil him in a stew. Luckily, the stew is made with spinach. Written by J. Spurlin

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The cannibals hide behind the bushes and all we can see are their eyes. But one pair of eyes moves above the bushes and that's still all we see - a pair of disembodied eyes. See more »

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Brutus: Olive, I'm going to get you the biggest tiger skin in the world.
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Humor Geared For Small Kids
4 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brutus promises Olive the "biggest tiger-skin in the world" while Popeye promises "the prettiest tiger skin in the world. The three of them are riding elephants while on safari in the jungle. The boys start squabbling until Olive reminds them that "two skins are better than one."

So, Brutus goes one way and Popeye the other, both trying to get the first tiger and impress Olive. Brutus runs into some gigantic flower that kisses him (huh?) and won't let him go, while Popeye has encounters with a charging rhino and a cobra. Then he sees an elephant playing an accordion. He's wondering if he's seeing things. Brutus is screaming "help, Popeye, help" as the flowers won't let him go and then Olive is doing the same as a friendly tiger keeps licking her face.

Yes, this is a bizarre story. It's fairly interesting but it's obviously made for small kids. This doesn't have the adult humor that earlier Popeye cartoons had. The ending is really stupid and nothing that anyone over the age of four laugh over.

Most people think these 1960 King Features cartoons were low-grade Popeye material and, for the most part, they are correct. Not only are they nowhere near as clever, they run about two minutes shorter than the Popeye animated shorts of the ones made in the 1930s-1950s.


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