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Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (3 reviews)

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Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1937 MPAA: # 01503
Fleischer Studios
 featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, J. Wellington Wimpy, Abu Hassan/Bluto

Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves On Video!  Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves BCDB Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4/5 stars from 10 users.)

Popeye The Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves 10 out of 5 stars

The very best Popeye cartoon I've ever seen

Reviewed by: bigmikegauk, May 13, 2004

I am nearly 45 years old and I have never seen a better Popeye cartoon than this one. The older I get, the more I appreciate the earlier Popeye cartoons. It's a pity that more longer ones, especially of this quality weren't made. I'm just wondering if this one was originally made in color and not just later "colorized". This is a beautifully realized cartoon throughout. I only wish that I oould have been around to see it in it's initial release on the big screen. It must have been an awesome experience.
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Never Kick A Woman Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1936 MPAA: # 0964
Fleischer Studios
 featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Boxing Teacher

Never Kick A Woman On Video!  Never Kick A Woman BCDB Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5/5 stars from 13 users.)

Never Kick A Woman 10 out of 5 stars

One of the very best early ones

Reviewed by: bigmikegauk, April 28, 2004

Never Kick A Woman is one of the very best early Popeye cartoons. It is somewhat more realistic than most in that it has as others have noted and mentioned, a genuinely sexy female character in the female gym owner. This is more reminiscent of some of the early (and sexier) Betty Boop cartoons. Unlike sweet, demure and innocent Betty, this woman is very Mae West-like (including her voice and her mannerisms). Poor hapless, stringbean Olive Oyl couldn't compete with her to save her life, until she eats Popeye's spinach, then watch out!!
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You're A Sap, Mr. Jap Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1942 4201.
MPAA: 03339

Famous Studios
 featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Japanese Sailors

You're A Sap, Mr. Jap On Video!  You're A Sap, Mr. Jap BCDB Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9/5 stars from 16 users.)

You're a Sap, Mr. Jap 10 out of 5 stars

A pity it's not more widely available for viewing

Reviewed by: bigmikegauk, April 27, 2004

Just as other early films and cartoons that may be offensive to some members of today's audiences, Your A Sap, Mr. Jap is from a different era. It is a reflection on a period of time in U.S. history that cannot just be simply ignored and dismissed today as a time when people were narrowminded and racially prejudiced. We were at war with Japan when this cartoon was first made and released. It is a part of the culture of the time during which it was made and no one who views it today would look at it as being relevant to the world as we know it now. It is a well made cartoon and is no more offensive than much of what is purported to be presented as "entertainment" these days. We live in the age when AIDS and other STDS are a genuine and viable threat to our society. Yet, television, motion pictures, music and magazines are all not only irresponsibly sending a message to young people that premarital sex, promiscuity, homosexuality, premarital cohabitation, adultery and teenage pregnancy are all not only socially acceptable, but go to great lengths and expense to do so. This is politcally correct? This particular Popeye cartoon seems quite tame and innocent by today's highly questionable "standards"!!
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