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Popeye for President (1956)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 6 April 1956 (USA)
Popeye and Bluto are running for president; it's election day, the vote is tied, and Olive is the only remaining voter.

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writer:

Jack Mercer (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye and Bluto are running for president; it's election day, the vote is tied, and Olive is the only remaining voter. But she won't vote until her chores are done, so Popeye and Bluto compete to cut her wood, plow her fields, and store her hay. And then it's just an old-fashioned fight. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kippari Kalle seilaamassa See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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[first lines]
Popeye: And don't forget, folks, when you goes to the polls today, a vote for Popeye means free ice cream for all the kiddies!
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'Blutocratic' Party Loses Again, As It Should!
23 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

It's the Presidential election time and Popeye, of the Spinach Party, is running against Bluto, of the Blutocratic Party. Popeye promises free ice cream while Bluto dishes out cigars. Things are not looking good for our hero, according to the crowd size. Popeye has just one little dog sitting there waging is tale while Bluto has a huge group of people listening to him.

While the two candidates get in an argument, they notice a neon ticker-tape sign flashing on a nearby building that says the election is all tied up with just one vote left in Green County: a "Miss Olive Oyl." Naturally, our two rivals are going to do their best to persuade Olive to vote for them so they race out to the country outskirts to woo her.

Popeye's methods of chopping and stack wood, plowing the field and putting hay in the hayloft are creative and very funny. Bluto is stupid and ineffective in every thing he does in this cartoon, an appropriate representative of his party name.


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