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1. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard

Votes: 3,484 | Gross: $7.13M

2. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 2,068

3. Minnie the Moocher (1932)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,294

4. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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The happy tranquility of Buggsville is shattered when the populace learns that a colossal skyscraper is to be built over their tiny town.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Kenny Gardner, Gwen Williams, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,012

5. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Adventure, Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 730

6. The Arctic Giant (1942)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 673

7. Volcano (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.2
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Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 533

8. Eleventh Hour (I) (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, War

6.4
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While Clark Kent is in wartime Japan, Superman becomes a saboteur.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 467

9. Swing You Sinners! (1930)

8 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.7
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Bimbo is seen late at night, trying to steal a chicken. He runs away from a policeman and enters a haunted cemetery. Various ghosts and monsters tell him that he will be punished for his sin.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Billy Murray

Votes: 359

10. Blow Me Down! (1933)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 302

11. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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Betty Boop and friends meet Louis Armstrong on a jungle safari.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Ann Little, Billy Murray

Votes: 267

12. Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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In a circus tent, Betty, Bimbo and Koko demonstrate some gadgets reminiscent of TV ads; an animated sewing machine gets out of hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 261

13. Betty Boop, M.D. (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Betty, Bimbo, and Koko sell a concoction in their medicine show which has odd side effects.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 252

14. The Paneless Window Washer (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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On the outside of an office building, Popeye and Bluto duke it out as rival window washers.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 251

15. Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.3
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Betty Boop hosts a Halloween party with aid from a scarecrow, but an uninvited gorilla threatens havoc.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Bonnie Poe

Votes: 231

16. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.3
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In live action, a big kid is attacking a little kid for his "Adventures of Popeye" comic book, so Popeye gives the little kid pointers, in the form of clips from four of his earlier pictures.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 210

17. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 206

18. Wild Elephinks (1933)

6 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

7.4
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Floating on a raft, Popeye and Olive Oyl land on a jungle island and immediately battle wild elephants, gorillas, and other animals.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 206

19. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy stumble across a ghost ship. They climb aboard, and it proceeds to scare them in various ways.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 199

20. Mysterious Mose (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Betty Boop (with dog's ears) can't sleep on a scary night, so she sings the title song and meets the gentleman in question...a surreal version of Bimbo.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Billy Murray

Votes: 188

21. Be Kind to 'Aminals' (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Popeye and Olive can't ignore it when produce vendor Bluto comes by with his terribly overloaded cart, whipping his horse and denying it water. They intervene, and while Bluto fights them ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Floyd Buckley, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 187

22. Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 186

23. I Never Changes My Altitude (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 185

24. Betty Boop's Penthouse (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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While Bimbo and Koko admire Betty, their experiment becomes a monster.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 184

25. Small Fry (I) (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Junior wants to be a Big Fry, but learns the hard way that he just isn't ready for smoking in the pool room when he should be in the school room.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 174

26. Red Hot Mamma (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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Betty Boop, sleepless on a freezing night, builds a nice hot fire which proves too much of a good thing; in a dream she visits Hell, sings "Hell's Bells," and makes Hell freeze over!

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Bonnie Poe

Votes: 173

27. Let's You and Him Fight (1934)

6 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.9
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Bluto is the boxing champ; Popeye is his challenger; Wimpy the timekeeper. Popeye is pounded mercilessly until Olive comes by with a can of spinach.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 172

28. Dizzy Divers (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.2
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Popeye and Bluto are deep sea divers. Popeye has a treasure map; for some reason he cuts Bluto in on the deal, but of course, Bluto's idea of 50-50 isn't exactly fair...:

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Bonnie Poe, Gus Wickie

Votes: 163

29. We Aim to Please (1934)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Olive and Popeye open up a diner, but have to deal with Wimpy and Bluto being deadbeat customers.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 161

30. The Dance Contest (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Popeye and Olive visit a dance hall, where a contest is in progress (though judge Wimpy seems far more interested in his hamburgers than the dancers). He dances terribly. Bluto cuts in, and... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 160

31. A Date to Skate (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Popeye takes Olive roller skating in a rink; she's never skated before, so he has to teach her, and she's not exactly a quick learner. After a while, she ends up outside the rink, and still... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 160

32. You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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When football star Bluto sweeps Olive Oyl off her feet during a game, Popeye retaliates by joining the opposing team.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 158

33. Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.0
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Popeye tells his nephews about the time he walloped Sinbad, the *second* greatest sailor who ever lived.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 157

34. The Spinach Roadster (1936)

6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.0
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Popeye drives up to take Olive for a ride, but Bluto in his much fancier car does what he can to spoil their jaunt.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 156

35. Shoein' Hosses (1934)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Wimpy is such a terrible helper that blacksmith Olive fires him. Both Popeye and Bluto see the help wanted sign; they compete for the position. Of course, their competition wrecks the shop.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 156

36. The Two-Alarm Fire (1934)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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When rival firefighters Popeye and Bluto respond to Olive Oyl's house fire, they find themselves fighting each other more than the fire.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 156

37. I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Popeye takes Olive mountain climbing. Bluto sets various traps for them along the way, which Popeye manages to overcome. They get to the top, and Bluto pushes Popeye off a cliff and starts ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 155

38. Pleased to Meet Cha! (1935)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.1
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The boys arrive at Olive's house at the same time, but at different doors. They both come in, and whenever Olive isn't looking, they start fighting. She catches them, and tells them one ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 147

39. Hold the Wire (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye is wooing Olive on the phone when Bluto comes over. He overhears, taps into the line, and impersonates Popeye. They proceed to have a high-wire fight on the telephone lines outside Olive's house.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 146

40. Let's Get Movin' (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Popeye, resentful of Olive hiring Bluto to help her move, gets into a competition with the mover.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 141

41. I Heard (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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The miners at Never Mine go to Betty Boop's Tavern (a jazz-jumpin' place) for lunch; back in the mine, Bimbo delves into weird realms.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Don Redman, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 138

42. The Betty Boop Limited (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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On a special train, Betty's show troupe rehearses: Betty sings, Bimbo juggles, and Koko does a soft-shoe. The train itself also does tricks.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 131

43. Betty Boop's Ups and Downs (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Betty thinks everything on Earth is for sale...even the planet itself.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 128

44. Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh is looking for a squaw. Meanwhile, Popeye and Olive are wrestling with their recalcitrant mule and Olive accidentally lands in the Indian camp. Popeye catches up to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 125

45. Morning, Noon and Night Club (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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'Popito' and 'Olivita' are a dance team, performing at Wimpy's Cafe. Bluto is jealous, and heckles and otherwise disrupts the act.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 120

46. Plumbing Is a 'Pipe' (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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With Olive Oyl's home's plumbing seriously leaking and plumber Wimpy taking forever to arrive, Popeye tries to solve the problem.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 119

47. Happy You and Merry Me (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.1
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A stray kitten wanders into Betty Boop's house, gets sick on candy, and is cured with catnip by Betty and Pudgy the pup.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 117

48. Any Rags (1932)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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The rag and bone man passes through Betty Boop's neighborhood.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Ann Little, Billy Murray

Votes: 114

49. Wotta Nitemare (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Popeye is having a dream: Bluto takes Olive on a picnic. And even though it's Popeye's dream, Bluto still has the upper hand until spinach time. Popeye finds himself sleepwalking and otherwise acting out the dream.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 105

50. The Bum Bandit (1931)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Masked bandit Bimbo holds up a train carrying someone tougher...Betty Boop (with dog's ears), played by a different, deeper-voiced actress.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Harriet Lee

Votes: 105



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