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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Action | 7 April 1939 (USA)
Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

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Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Meyer ... Evil Wazzir (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The story of Aladdin is portrayed by Popeye and Olive Oyl here. It all begins when an evil sorcerer coaxes Aladdin (Popeye) to a dangerous cave to retrieve the magic lamp. When he retrieves the lamp, the sorcerer tries to trap Aladdin in the cave, but drops the lamp in first. When the lamp is rubbed, a magic genie pops out and grants Aladdin a wish of being a prince to fall in love with the beautiful princess (Olive Oyl). But now the evil sorcerer has kidnapped the princess and sends evil monsters after Aladdin, but with the help of his spinach power, he can put the trouble right. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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TWICE AS LONG...TWICE AS FUNNY...AND IN COLOR! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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7 April 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third (and final) of the Technicolor two-reel "Popeye Specials." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line whenever Popeye gives him a wish]
Genie: You said it!
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Connections

Referenced in Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

What Can I Do for You?
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Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Jack Mercer
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Fantastic Technicolor Highlights This 'Long' Popeye
19 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

The artwork and dialog are the stars in this (longest-ever) 22-minutes Popeye animated short. This is one of three "longer" Popeye cartoons that were made in color back in the '30s and it's just beautiful to view. It reminded of the beautiful water color look of Bambi. I also loved all the puns and misused words that make Popeye always fun to hear. He and others use the wrong words in here frequently. I'll tell ya: you can;t beat the Technicolor of the '30s and '4- s.

Other, the main story is only so-so, about the battle for the magic lamp with the genie who grants powers. In here, it's the battle between our hero and some evil-looking dude with a Dracula-like cape. Olive Oyl, as always, has to be rescued.

The last five minutes was excellent Popeye having to use at least FOUR cans of spinach to defeat what the bad guy was using the genie to repel him. The genie was good, but you can't beat Popeye's spinach!


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