Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
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Synopsis

Olive is a screenwriter, imagining Popeye as Aladdin who finds the lamp with the genie in it.

Characters

Popeye
(Voice: Jack Mercer)
Olive Oyl
(Voice: Margie Hines)

Credits

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

Director

Dave Fleischer

Animator

David "Dave" Tendlar
William Sturm
Nicholas "Nick" Tafuri
Reuben Grossman

Voices

Carl Meyer (unverified)

Producer

Max Fleischer

Musical Direction

Sammy Timberg


Distributor(s)

Paramount

Included in:

Popeye's Premiere

DVD

United States

Popeye the Sailor - Volume 2 - 1938-1940
Cartoon Craze - Volume 5 - Popeye Meets Sinbad the Sailor
Popeye: Original Classics from the Fleischer Studio
200 Classic Cartoons
300 Cartoon Classics

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 21:17
Production No.: X-8-1
MPAA No.: 2025
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 :

I might be wrong, but this seems to be the first Popeye cartoon to take liberties with Popeye's eyes. Normally his right eye would be closed because it was lost due to Popeye's fights. He can open both of his eyes now, and he closes either just because. This may have something to do with the new animators arriving at Fleischer Studios new Miami lot. This Popeye color featurette has less outrageous humor than Ali Baba's Forty Thieves and fewer outright impactful scenes than Sindbad the Sailor, but it does focus on a slightly more dramatic story (not unlike a 20s feature, which the featurette is a parody of) and casts Popeye and Olive as the story's original characters rather than just making them travelers of an exotic setting. This makes the featurette more dynamic story-wise than the others. Also, its gags are sometimes quite subdued, which may have something to do with the villain not being a Bluto persona, but a vizzier fighting with wits. This actually gives him quite an interesting edge in the final battle with Popeye, which Popeye can't curb-stomp with fisks! All in all, this isn't my favorite Popeye, but certain aspects of it do stand out against a lot of other Popeye cartoons. Dave Tendlar did a different, but fine, job.
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