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I Wanna Be A Life Guard (1936) - Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series I Wanna Be A Life Guard

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  • Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Fleischer Studios
  • Distributed by: Adolph Zukor
  • Cartoon Characters: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, J. Wellington Wimpy.
  • Voice Actors: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie, Lou Fleischer.
  • Directed By Dave Fleischer.
  • Produced By Max Fleischer.
  • Animated By David Tendlar, William Sturm, uncredited: Joe Oriolo, Eli Brucker, Nick Tafuri, Graham Place.
  • Originally Released on June 26, 1936.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:27 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Popeye and Bluto both apply to be a life guard at the Dunk-In swimming pool. Popeye does a couple of good sight gags as an octopus and a fish.

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The original black and white cartoon has been colorized.


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This was another excellent musical Popeye short. If I had to choose between Popeye and Bluto as a life guard, I would choose Popeye, unless I wanted a “singing” life guard, and not many places want one of those.
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This cartoon is visually stunning, one of the most enjoyable Popeyes I have seen. The animators make brilliant use of multiplane cameras and there are a few scenes that seem to transcend that technology, though I'm not sure how......  (read more)

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