Actually, the cartoon that could be truly titled "Bluto's Revenge" would the one released two years before this one--How Green Is My Spinach(l950). That's the one in which Bluto eliminates all of the spinach in the world. The punishment he dishes out to a weakened Popeye in that film far exceeds what he does to Popeye in this cartoon. The similarities between both cartoons are interesting. Bluto shares his nefarious plans with the (us) viewing audience and Popeye doesn't have a clue of what's about to happen to him. Both films show Popeye heavily dependent on his spinach. This is curious for I remember films in which Popeye wasn't so helpless without his spinach. Both films don't feature Olive Oyl. The emphasis in both films is Bluto's obsession with beating Popeye to death. The can marked"Spinach" is the real hero in these films.
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