My Reviews (4 reviews)

My Reviews (4 reviews)

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Popeye with live action 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Mike Newman, December 08, 2010

When I first saw this back in the 1960's Thought it was great. Made popeye look almost real. there were only a few made like this. I can only remember the other one was when a boy in the movie theater tossed popeye a can of spinach .

these old cartoons should never be forgoten.
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Adventures Of Popeye 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: dingdog, February 13, 2003

Probably the finest "cheater" cartoon ever made. According to Leslie Cabarga, the film may have been put together when a group of Fleischer animators circa 1934 resigned en masse; this also was the catalyst for low-totem-pole animator Jack Mercer to become the Popeye we all know and love (after Billy Costello was fired).
Very endearing--I like Popey's compassion for and counseling of the little boy.
The addition of sound on top of the animation (the Fleischer ALWAYS worked this way) gives an extra touch of hilarity to the live-action sequences.
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Adventures Of Popeye 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: G.B., July 03, 2002

A very cute, funny, and entertaining film, albeit not a very PC one with today's message of conflict/resolution for kids. I love seeing the old clips from past films. Some people think this kind of episode is a rip off, but I disagree. Blending the old with the new is a clever art form that is not as easy as it seems. Of course, an even better art is the blending of humans with cartoons. Fleischer was the master of this, especially in his Betty Boop films. One of the old episodes they show is in fact, from Popeye's first appearance in a Betty Boop cartoon. Great stuff! (All color or semi-color copies of this film should be destroyed on sight).
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Adventures Of Popeye 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Nostalgia Kid, February 26, 2002

This Is the first "Popeye"Cartoon to ultilize both live action and stock footage in a funny and inventive Fashion.As A little kid(Representing the viewers)is being picked on by a tough street punk and is left crying and feeling humiliated.But before our eyes"The Adventures Of Popeye"Comic book comes to life and tells the kid "How I was able to get back at Guys.Who were tougher I am".From Here.The film intergrates stock footage that helps the story along and adds a mixture of pathos and humor that kids can accept and enjoy."Popeye"shows that he is a caring character.Who knows that You can't pick on others.Who are weaker than you and that you've got to fight back in order to regain your dignity.The film also has a great sight gag.As the Little kid eats a can of spinisch and before long.A Superimposed image of The Rock Of Gilbralter appears inside his muscle.As he send the sreet punk flying into a top floor window.A wonderful blend of fantasy,pathos and laughter for kids and adults.Nostalgia Kid
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