Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.
Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.
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
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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 »
The sound of the dynamos (illustrating Popeye's spinach-empowered bicep) makes a brief false entrance five seconds before the accompanying visual. See more »
[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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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
This as well as "Popeye and the 40 thieves" is a classic.
The story begins with an uncharted island filled with beasts and monsters. The ruler is Sinbad the Sailor(aka Bluto) who considers himself to be the greatest Sailor of the seven seas. But out of the blue Popeye, Wimpy, and Olive came sailing into Sinbad's territory. Sinbad sends a Rohk Bird to destroy their ship and kidnap Olive Oil.
After the shipwreck, Popeye and Wimpy went to shore, to rescue Olive. When he finds her he meets face to face with Sinbad. He says that he's the greatest sailor of the 7 seas, but Popeye tells him that he's wrong about that. Sinbad sends his beasts on Popeye, who were easy to defeat. Outraged and full of anger, Sinbad challenges Popeye to a fight to determine who really is the Greatest Sailor of the 7 seas.
This was the very first Popeye cartoon to be done in Technicolor and has some scenes done in 3-D scenery to give it a stand out look. It's also one of the few Popeye cartoons to be more than 15 minutes long.
In my opinion it's one of the best Popeye cartoons that ever existed. And a must see for the Popeye fans.
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