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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.

Director:

Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Meyer 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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A Double-Length Max Fleischer Cartoon in TECHNICOLOR! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popeye Meets Aladin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The only Popeye Color Special to not feature Bluto and Wimpy. See more »

Quotes

Genie: I am the flame of the lamp. I come from the nowhere, I go to the noplace, und here I am.
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Connections

Featured in Movie Magic: Sound for Animation: Animated Audio (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

What Can I Do for You?
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Jack Mercer
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"What Can I Do For You?"
29 August 2003 | by FuriousFreddySee all my reviews

The last of the triple-length Technicolor Popeye featurettes, this one is a retelling of the story of Aladdin, written by Olive Oyl as a screenplay for Surprise Pictures. "Aladdin" has less accomplished animation than the other two featurettes, but it features a better-moving and more balanced storyline. Popeye's best ad-lib, while being pressured into romance by a love-struck Princess (played by Olive): "I never made love in Technicolor before!"


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