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Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

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

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ... Sindbad (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

After sending his giant bird, Rokh, to wreck Popeye's boat and kidnap Olive Oyl, Sindbad forces Olive to dance for him by firing buckshot at her feet with a pea-shooter. Popeye attempts to rescue her while J. Wellington Wimpy follows a duck around with a meat-grinder. After Popeye disposes of Rokh and Sindbad's two-headed, Yiddish-accented giant, Boola, it's a battle to the "finich" between the two legendary sailors. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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27 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Braccio di Ferro incontra Sinbad  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of the "Popeye Color Specials", a trilogy of Technicolor features that were released in the 1930s. These features were over sixteen minutes each (three times as long as a regular Popeye cartoon, and so were considered big-budget adaptations), and were often billed in cinemas alongside/above the main feature. See more »

Goofs

The sound of the dynamos (illustrating Popeye's spinach-empowered bicep) makes a brief false entrance five seconds before the accompanying visual. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Sindbad steps out of his island home, and slaps two lions]
Sindbad the Sailor: I'm Sindbad the Sailor, so hearty and hale / I live on an island on the back of a whale / It's a whale of an island - that's not a bad joke / Its lord and its master is this handsome bloke! Who's the most remarkable extra-ordinary fellow?
[the lions roar]
Sindbad the Sailor: Sindbad the Sailor!
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Crazy Credits

The credits are as follows:
  • The Spinach Eating Sailor... POPEYE
  • The Irresistible Damsel... Olive Oyl
  • The Hamburger Fiend... J. Wellington Wimpy
  • The Two Headed Giant... Boola
  • Rokh... The Mighty Eagle
  • "The Most Remarkable Fellow"... SINDBAD the Sailor
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played after Popeye opens the can of spinach
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Dazzling early animation feat still entertaining
16 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Using the Fleischer Brothers' special 3-d backgrounds, Paramount's "Sindbad" is an impressive animation feat, as well as an entertaining and funny cartoon. It has made virtually every "greatest cartoon" list, with no apologies.


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