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Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lou Fleischer Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie Gus Wickie ... Sindbad (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

After sending his giant bird, Rokh, to wreck Popeye's boat and kidnap Olive Oyl, Sindbad forces Olive to dance for him by firing buckshot at her feet with a pea-shooter. Popeye attempts to rescue her while J. Wellington Wimpy follows a duck around with a meat-grinder. After Popeye disposes of Rokh and Sindbad's two-headed, Yiddish-accented giant, Boola, it's a battle to the "finich" between the two legendary sailors. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Braccio di Ferro incontra Sinbad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first of the "Popeye Color Specials", a trilogy of Technicolor features that were released in the 1930s. These features were over sixteen minutes each (three times as long as a regular Popeye cartoon, and so were considered big-budget adaptations), and were often billed in cinemas alongside/above the main feature. See more »

Goofs

After Sindbad sings to Popeye the line "Who's the most remarkable, extraordinary fellow?", the animals respond "You!", and you can then see some of them mouthing "Sindbad the Sailor", but that line is not heard. This happens again on the very next verse. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Sindbad steps out of his island home, and slaps two lions]
Sindbad the Sailor: I'm Sindbad the Sailor, so hearty and hale / I live on an island on the back of a whale / It's a whale of an island - that's not a bad joke / Its lord and its master is this handsome bloke! Who's the most remarkable extra-ordinary fellow?
[the lions roar]
Sindbad the Sailor: Sindbad the Sailor!
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Crazy Credits

The credits are as follows:
  • The Spinach Eating Sailor... POPEYE
  • The Irresistible Damsel... Olive Oyl
  • The Hamburger Fiend... J. Wellington Wimpy
  • The Two Headed Giant... Boola
  • Rokh... The Mighty Eagle
  • "The Most Remarkable Fellow"... SINDBAD the Sailor
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Connections

Featured in Bottom of the World (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Still ahead of the game
15 January 2005 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

Along with the Ali Baba one this is my favourite Popeye cartoon, I must admit partly because it's 3 times as long as most of the cartoons in the Canon. It gave much more scope to the Fleischer's to ...fleish it out a bit, less frenetic movement - some of the time!

All you should love about these Paramount Popeye's - if you're reading this - is here in spades (with Technicolour), from the marvellous panning 3d opening displaying Bluto's island and denizens to the incessant rambling mutterings of Popeye, Bluto, Olive and Wimpy. The storyline and animation are both amusing and inventive in the usual unusual Fleischer manner, and not a second is wasted. Although it's definitely not for the pc and over zealous animal rights activists!

Best bit: The savage looking giant two-headed caveman crooning a sweet lullaby to Popeye lying dazed in his lap.


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