animated cartoon Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves © Fleischer Studios
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Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves

Bluto is cast here as Abu Hassan, the leader of a ravenging horde of desert thieves. Popeye, who is working for the coast guard(!), gets an emergency message, but manages to get lost and crash land in the Middle East, where he quickly finds himself at odds with Abu, who captures Olive Oyl and Wimpy (who seems more concerned with his stomach than his captivity). Popeye needs to find his way into their secret cave and rescue his crew.

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I love Fleischer's Popeye better than all the other versions of the character. This cartoon is my favorite out of the "Arabian Nights" trilogy of featurettes filmed in color,...
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[edit. Having just seen a difitally remastered version of this, I'm giving it an extra half star'] I remember one of Popeye's (many) TV shows from when I was a kid....
Created by: Fleischer Studios
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl
Gus Wickie ... Abu Hassan
Directed by: David Fleischer
Produced by: Max Fleischer
Musical Score by: Sammy Timberg, Vee Lawnhurst, Samuel Lerner and Tot Seymour

animated cartoon Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves © Fleischer StudiosOne of three mini-feature length Fleischer Popeye cartoons made in colour, this is the second in what is usually called the 'Arabian Knights' trilogy (the other two, for the sake of brevity, are usually called 'Sinbad' and 'Aladdin') They clock in at between 15 and 20 minutes and were meant to take the game up to Disney.

The DVD above contains all three of these movies, digitally remastered.

Otherwise check public domain cartoon compilations, though the quality likely to be inferior.

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