Goonland
Studio: Fleischer Studio Release Date : October 21, 1938 Series: Popeye
  1. General Info
Cumulative rating:
(3 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

Popeye goes looking for his pappy in Goonland. At the end, the film breaks and a pair of hands reach into the action and splice the picture together (but not in the colorized version).

Characters

Popeye
(Voice: Jack Mercer)
Poopdeck Pappy
(Voice: Jack Mercer)


Distributor(s)

Paramount

Television

The Popeye Show (Season 1, Episode 4)

DVD

United States

Popeye the Sailor - Volume 2 - 1938-1940

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:04
Production No.: P-8-3
MPAA No.: 1900
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Black and White
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 :

One of the greatest Popeye cartoons IMO. It balances the adventurous and comedic tones in the Thimble Theatre comics quite beautifully, with a typical Fleischer surreal touch. This short introduces the uncanny humanoid "Goons" into animation, as well as Popeye's long lost father "Poopdeck Pappy", as the Goons' hostage. The non-descript Goons are a serious threat, as Popeye's physical agility and wacky stealth tricks are just barely getting him far into the heart of the Goons' valley. During his encounter with the imprisoned Pappy, Popeye's and Pappy's characters and sentiments are clearly differentiated with some simple exchanges of dialogue. (Note that Pappy's lines "I don't like relatives" and "Whatcha want me to do, kiss ye?", as well as the image of an "infink" Popeye are lifted straight from a 1936 Thimble Theatre comic storyline) When Popeye finds himself outnumbered by the Goons in a violent brawl, Pappy's stone-cold heart warms up as he desperately attempts to break out and save his son, and the cartoon smoothly transitions into a suspenseful climax with quite a few surprises. To me, this is proof that the Fleischer animators can bring the comic strip's exciting stories to the screen, rather than just the two or three characters. While it sucks that few Thimble Theatre characters did get that treatment, "Goonland" is one delicious blend of all things I love about Popeye.
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Screenshots

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Model Sheet
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History

12/5/2011

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3/22/2012

  • Synopsis added by Ken Layton

11/21/2013

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11/22/2013

  • Credits added by Toonatic

7/29/2016

    2/19/2018

      3/8/2018

      • Gallery items added
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      12/18/2018

      • Characters added by Toonatic

      6/27/2019

      • Video Link added by eutychus

      10/26/2019

      • Television info added by kintutoons32

      11/18/2019

      • Comments added
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      Sources

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

      Seymour Kneitel: Animator
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Abner Matthews: Animator
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Jack Mercer: Voices
      • Unverified