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Little Swee'pea (1936)

Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.


Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)




Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl / Swee' Pea (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie Gus Wickie ... Crocodile - Elephant - Hippo (voice) (uncredited)


Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.

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This cartoon makes use of Fleischer's Tabletop process, which animates the cells vertically between set pieces, in this case a model of the city street, in order to create the feeling of depth. The whole effect is lost in the color version, as the backgrounds is a flat redraw. See more »


Popeye: [singing] There's no ifs, ans or maybes / I'll never have babies / I'm Popeye the Sailor Man!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »


Featured in Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story (2008) See more »


Tiger Rag
Music by Edwin B. Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Tony Sbarbaro, Henry Ragas and Larry Shields
Played when Popeye chases the leopard
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Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the Zoo
2 November 2008 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

in this animated short,Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo,and of course chaos and hi jinx ensue,with Popeye being pretty much oblivious.this is the 1st Popeye short i have seen,and i thought it was quite funny,and of course absurd.this is one of the short films from the Fleisher studio,who also did a number of Superman animated shorts,17 in all,i think.one of the funniest things about Popeye is his strange way of speaking,or mumbling rather.that and the fact that he always has a can of spinach on him no matter where he goes.of course,as soon as the can of spinach is drained,Popeye becomes super strong.in just over 7 minutes,there is a lot packed into this short.i really enjoyed it.for me,Popeye:Little Swee'Pea is an 8/10

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Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popeye the Sailor with Little Swee' Pea See more »

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Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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