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Popeye The Sailor (1933) - Betty Boop Theatrical Cartoon Series Popeye The Sailor

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  • Fleischer Studios
  • Animated Characters: Popeye, Betty Boop, Bluto, Olive Oyl.
  • Originally Released in 1933.
  • Production Number: MPAA: 1503
  • Running Time: 7:37 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

First cartoon appearance of Popeye The Sailor, a character in Elzie Segar's "Thimble Theatre" comic strip. His cartoons would eventually account for most of the Fleischers' cartoon production.

It has been said that Roland (Doc) Crandall animated the cartoon in secret because Max's hunch that this cartoon was going to a hit proved correct. The secrecy aspect could also be the fact that Roy Disney was at the time luring Fleischer animators away to California with promises of double the pay they were making in New York.

The song that is performed over the cartoon's title credits is "Strike The Band For Popeye The Sailor," and is performed by Bonnie Poe and Gus Wickie.

The A.A.P. credit replaced by Paramount. The live-action opening newspaper title is still in black and white in the colorized version.

Popeye's very first animated words: "Well, blow me down."

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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Tha 1st popeye cartoon

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The 1st popeye cartoon was good. The
classic animation was flawless. They
should never colorize this one.I like
how it started,with him singing theread more)

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Popeye's Big Debut!

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When I first saw this,I was angered when Oliv got tied to the tracks,now If i was a superheroine,My partner in crimefighting,guy sidekick and guy assistant would fight over who would untie her,use your magic,guys,ugh! men and their brawn! Even Kim Possible...  (read more)

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Popeye The Sailor

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just want to add some new information that history and Segar like to overlook. Segar was the 'illustrator' when Popeye entered Thimble Theater the CONTINUITY WRITER the one who thought up the popeye character and story lines was the Tom Sims who...  (read more)

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Popeye The Sailor

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Although it is credited as a "Betty Boop" cartoon, this is "Popeye" in every sense of the word. The Sailor makes his debut to the world of animation in this all time classic. One characteristic of a Betty Boop cartoon that this film did...  (read more)

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