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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.


Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar (uncredited)




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


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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At 22 minutes, this is the longest theatrically released Popeye cartoon. See more »


Popeye/Aladdin: A wish?
[Under his breath]
Popeye/Aladdin: Wish, wish, I can have a wish huh?
Popeye/Aladdin: Well I wish I was out of here. Can you shows me the entrance to the exit?
Genie: You bet.
[Makes a giant hole in the wall of the cave that has an escalator leading out]
Popeye/Aladdin: Wow, an escalavator.
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Version of Aladdin (1992) See more »


What Can I Do for You?
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Jack Mercer
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Great Popeye Short
7 February 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Classic Popeye short has Olive working at a movie studio where she's typing screenplays. One day she writes a story dealing with Aladdin, the magic lamp and of course her and Popeye have major roles.

ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP had Popeye going from his usual 7- minute B&W shorts to twenty-two minutes and in Technicolor. I must admit that I love the B&W Popeye shorts and I'm glad that the majority of them were shot that way but there's no denying that this story just screams for color and we're given something very special. The story is wonderfully charming and is perfectly suited for Popeye and Olive. There are some great visuals throughout the film but the highlight is the final battle where Popeye is climbing some stairs with one obstacle after another. This one here is certainly a very entertaining one.

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Release Date:

7 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popeye Meets Aladin See more »

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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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