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

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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.

Cartoon Summary:

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, yellow-skinned Japansies," as Popeye calls them. It's "V" for victory during World War II as the...  (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 for bankruptcy. Fleischer became Famous mainly due to...  (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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This is an excellent cartoon by any standards! Yes, it seems dated and racist, but to the homefront audiences back in 1942, it was probably just the shot in the arm civilians needed to get them thru...  (read more)

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