animated cartoon I Yam What I Yam © Fleischer Studios
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I Yam What I Yam

Rowing across the open ocean, Popeye, Olive and Wimpy come to an island. Popeye creates a cabin for the three to stay and is told by Wimpy to bring some ducks for dinner. The island however, is full of Indians, who merely annoy Popeye, but prove more problematic for Olive and Wimpy.

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I don't really have much to add to Starlac's review of this relentlessly rhythmic very early Popeye short - I basically fully agree with it, and suggest you read it. Popeye,...
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The first official Popeye short - the first being billed as a Betty Boop cartoon - is surprisingly good for its time, though it does suffer from not having either...
Created by: Fleischer Studios
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
William Costello ... Popeye
Charles Lawrence ... Wimpy
William Pennell ... Indian
Bonnie Poe ... Olive Oyl
Directed by: David Fleischer
Produced by: Max Fleischer
Musical Score by: Sammy Timberg
Supervising / Directing Animators: Seymour Kneitel

The first official entry in the Popeye series of theatrical shorts, with Popeye's prior appearance in "Popeye the Sailor" being billed as a Betty Boop cartoon. Fleischer would create 108 cartoons in the series between 1933 and 1942, three of which were in Technicolor.* The studio was taken over by Paramount in 1942 and renamed Famous Studios.† Famous Studios would produce a further 122 theatrical cartoons starring Popeye until 1957, when the licence to use the character expired and was not renewed.

All of the Fleischer Popeyes - including Popeye the Sailor - have been released by Warner Bros on DVD, restored from the original 35mm masters (with volume three also containing all fourteen the black and white Famous shorts).

*Which were: Popeye The Sailor Meets Sinbad The Sailor, Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves, and lastly, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp.
†Later renamed - again - Paramount Cartoon Studios in 1956.

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