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A Date to Skate (1938)

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 »

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Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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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 out of control; she skates through a department store and causes major traffic problems. When she gets stuck on a speeding fire truck, Popeye realizes he'll need his spinach, but he's out fortunately, an audience member tosses him a can. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1938 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

Quotes

Olive Oyl: [singing] My heart's palpatatin'/Whenever I'm skatin'/With Popeye the Sailor Man!
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Another Fun Popeye Short
7 February 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

A Date to Skate (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Popeye and Olive are on a date when they come across a new skating ring. Popeye wants to try it but Olive isn't so sure. Before long Olive finds herself on skates and speeding around town unable to stop.

A DATE TO SKATE isn't a great Popeye short but it's an entertaining one. The highlight here is a sequence where Olive causes a masses traffic wreck as she keeps hanging onto a police officer who is in control of the traffic signs. Another great thing here is the actual animation as it's almost 3D like. As Olive zips through town you really do feel as if you're right there with you as she enters one dangerous situation after another.


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