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Shakespearian Spinach (1940) - Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series Shakespearian Spinach

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  • Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Fleischer Studios
  • Distributed by: Paramount Studios
  • Cartoon Characters: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto.
  • Voice Actors: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines.
  • Directed By Dave Fleischer.
  • Produced By Max Fleischer, Adolph Zukor.
  • Animated By Roland Doc Crandall, Ben Solomon.
  • Originally Released on January 19, 1940.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:29 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Popeye and Bluto put on the play "Romeo and Juliet." When Bluto insists on playing Romeo, it's up to Popeye to don Juliet drag and set him straight!

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The original black and white cartoon has been colorized. This cartoon resumes the use of a redesigned "shipboard" series title card. This special title card was used through "Popeye Presents Eugene,...  (more)


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This is a formulaic vehicle that is held together as a musical parody, with Bluto vowing to upstage Popeye as Romeo. Although nicely animated, it is rather pedestrian. One can only wonder what could have been possible if they had developed this as a...  (read more)

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