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 has just finished his house when a band of termites attacks. He traps them in a metal garbage can, but they soon escape and launch a new attack, consuming his picket fence. He comes ... See full summary »
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
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Fantastic Technicolor Highlights This 'Long' Popeye
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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