Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor
Studio: Fleischer Studio Release Date : November 27, 1936 Series: Popeye
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Synopsis

Popeye runs ashore on Sinbad's island who tries to get rid of him using his menagerie of fantastic warriors.

Characters

Popeye
(Voice: Jack Mercer)
Olive Oyl
(Voice: Mae Questel)
Bluto
(Voice: Gus Wickie)
Wimpy
(Voice: Jack Mercer)

Credits

Director

Dave Fleischer

Animator

Willard Bowsky
George Germanetti
Edward Nolan
Lillian Friedman
Orestes Calpini

Producer

Adolph Zukor
Max Fleischer

Music and Lyrics

Sammy Timberg
Bob Rothberg
Sammy Lerner

Distributor(s)

Paramount

Included in:

Spinach-Packin' Popeye
Big Bad Sinbad

Awards

Nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Animated Short Film

Milestones

The first Popeye cartoon to be made in color.

Video Information

DVD

United States

Popeye the Sailor - Volume 1 - 1933-1938
Cartoon Craze - Volume 5 - Popeye Meets Sinbad the Sailor
15 Winners, 26 Nominees
Cinema Favorites
Popeye: Original Classics from the Fleischer Studio
200 Classic Cartoons

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 487
Running time: 16:31
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Countrie: United States

Reviews and Comments

From bcToonist2837 :

This cartoon is notable for a few reasons. It is the first color Popeye cartoon, it is one of the three two-reeler Popeye cartoons, it was nominated for an Academy Award, and it featured backgrounds in three-dimensions. (A few Ub Iwerks cartoons made in the '30s also used three-dimensional backgrounds.) In the restored version of this cartoon, you can see how rich the colors are. After the title cards and a clever listing of the cast of characters, we are introduced to Sinbad the Sailor (played by Bluto) and his captive animals and creatures through a catchy introduction song. Once Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy arrive on Sinbad's island, Sinbad kidnaps Olive Oyl. As Popeye arrives to save the day (yet Wimpy is focused on following a duck he is trying to eat), we are treated to a classic battle between Popeye and his foes. The first two are humorous as he brings back Rokh the Mighty Eagle as a giant cooked bird after both being thrown in the distance and he sees double as he fights Boola, the babbling two-headed giant. The last battle is classic fighting between Popeye and Bluto (or in this case, Sinbad), and the latter is hung on top of a tree like a flag. Not only this cartoon is entertaining as Popeye cartoons usually are, it is an important film for artistic and technical reasons.
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      Sources

      Dave Fleischer: Director
      • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

      Willard Bowsky: Animator
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      George Germanetti: Animator
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      Edward Nolan: Animator
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      Sammy Timberg: Music and Lyrics
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      Bob Rothberg: Music and Lyrics
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      Sammy Lerner: Music and Lyrics
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      Lillian Friedman: Animator
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      Adolph Zukor: Producer
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      Max Fleischer: Producer
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      Orestes Calpini: Animator
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