Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves
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Popeye of the Coast Guard is called into service when Ali Baba and his 40 Thieves is spotted, but then has to rescue Olive and Wimpy when Ali Baba absconds with them.


(Voice: Jack Mercer)
Olive Oyl
(Voice: Mae Questel)
(Voice: Gus Wickie)
(Voice: Lou Fleischer)


Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.


Dave Fleischer


Willard Bowsky
George Germanetti
Orestes Calpini


Jack Mercer (unverified)
Lou Fleischer (unverified)
Mae Questel (unverified)
Gus Wickie (unverified)


Adolph Zukor
Max Fleischer

Music and Lyrics

Sammy Timberg
Tot Seymour
Vee Lawnhurst
Sammy Lerner



Clips Used In:

Spinach-Packin' Popeye

Included in:

Popeye Makes a Movie


United States

Popeye the Sailor - Volume 1 - 1933-1938
Cartoon Craze - Volume 4 - Popeye Meets Ali Baba's 40 Thieves
Popeye: Original Classics from the Fleischer Studio
200 Classic Cartoons
300 Cartoon Classics
Cartoon Crazys: Kids All-Time Favorites

BluRay Disc

United States

Popeye Original Classics In Technicolor

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 17:13
Production No.: X-7-1
MPAA No.: 1503
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 Country: United States

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From Gnik_LJN :

The only reason I can't call it the quintessential Popeye cartoon is that it is a color two-reeler: the exception rather than the black-and-white norm. Though this IS my absolute favorite Popeye, more so than 1936's "Sindbad the Sailor" because it features more comedy. Compared to that two-reeler, this short is more focused on gags, with a lot more funny quips and more fast punches. Also he mops the floor with 40 mooks like lightning and spindashes like a bowling ball. How cool is that.
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