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You're A Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) - Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series You're A Sap, Mr. Jap

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  • Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Famous Studios
  • Distributed by: Paramount Studios
  • Cartoon Characters: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Japanese Sailors.
  • Voice Actors: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines.
  • Directed By Dan Gordon.
  • Produced By Dan Gordon, Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber, Sam Buchwald.
  • Animated By Jim Tyer, George Germanetti.
  • Music: Winston Sharples, Sammy Timberg.
  • Originally Released on August 07, 1942.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:57 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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In what some critics have called the most racist cartoon ever made, Popeye single-handedly defeats a Japanese submarine manned by "slant-eyed, buck-toothed,...  (more)

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The first cartoon from the newly organized Famous Studios. Fleischer Studios owed Paramount over $1 million from losses incurred in Gulliver's Travels and Mr. Bug Goes to Town, but it did not file...  (more)


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Curiously, as late as the 1980's, this cartoon was being shown on Saturday morning's "Popeye And Pals", the local children's show in my area. Children were guests in the television audience and I often wondered what they would have done...  (read more)

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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...  (read more)

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Classic Popeye, mumbling his way through WW2. We learn that our hero voted for Herbert Hoover! If the tone seems a bit nasty and racist, keep in mind that we had thought the Japanese were our friends (more or less), right up until Dec. 7, 1941! You may also...  (read more)

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