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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.


Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »




Uncredited cast:
Lou Fleischer Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie Gus Wickie ... Sindbad (voice) (uncredited)


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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America's favorite cartoon character steps right out in the story of Sindbad and his fantastic island. (Print Ad- Malakoff News, ((Malakoff, Texas)) 12 March 1937)


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This was the first Popeye cartoon made in Technicolor. 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 »


[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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Referenced in A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing (1948) See more »


I'm Sinbad the Sailor
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Performed by Gus Wickie
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User Reviews

I'm not a real Popeye fan but this is a classic!
21 January 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

I never really liked watching Popeye, not even as a kid. However I've always enjoyed watching this 16 minutes long Popeye adventure, I've watched it many times and it still hasn't lost any of its power.

I think the reason why I like this cartoon so much is because of the story. It really reminds me of an adventure from the Greek Odyssey by Homer, I always enjoyed watching cartoons and life action movies about the Odyssey when I was a kid.

The animations are not bad, especially not the backgrounds and those for the giant bird, which also happens to be my favorite part of the movie.

There are some spectacular moments and I still think that this movie is very watchable for children these days even though the cartoon is almost 70 years old(!).



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Release Date:

27 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Braccio di Ferro incontra Sinbad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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