animated cartoon Popeye the Sailor © Fleischer Studios
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Popeye the Sailor

Popeye has shore leave and so goes on a date with his love Olive Oyl to the local carnival, Unfortunately Bluto decides to tag along. As the two compete in tests of strength and dexterity Popeye outdoes Bluto’s attempts, but while the sailor dances alongside Betty Boop, Bluto decides to kidnap Olive.

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Most - though not all - cartoon characters in the early years of animation were adaptations of popular comic strip stars. This isn’t surprising seeing as these characters would of...
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I had always wonder when Popeye started his animated career, until I've watched this cartoon online. I found out that this short was intended as a test...
Created by: Fleischer Studios
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
William Costello ... Popeye
William Pennell ... Bluto
Bonnie Poe ... Olive Oyl
Mae Questel ... Betty Boop
Directed by: David Fleischer
Produced by: Max Fleischer
Musical Score by: Sammy Timberg

animated cartoon Popeye the Sailor © Fleischer StudiosBilled as a Betty Boop cartoon, Popeye the Sailor was intended as a test cartoon to see if Popeye could work as an animated character. However Betty’s appearance is no more than a small cameo.

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