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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

DVD

United States

Popeye the Sailor - Volume 1 - 1933-1938 (commentary by John Kricfalusi, Eddie Fitzgerald, Kali Fontecchio)
Cartoon Craze - Volume 5 - Popeye Meets Sinbad the Sailor
15 Winners, 26 Nominees (commentary by Jerry Beck, Leslie Cabarga, Ray Pointer, Bob Jaques)
Cinema Favorites
Popeye: Original Classics from the Fleischer Studio
200 Classic Cartoons

Notes

Awards

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

Milestones

The first Popeye cartoon to be made in color.

Technical Specifications

MPAA Number: 487
Running Time: 16:31
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

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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History

12/2/2011

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3/16/2012

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3/19/2012

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8/22/2013

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2/18/2014

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    Sources

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

    Willard Bowsky: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    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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