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The Spinach Overture (1935) - Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series The Spinach Overture

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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: William "Red Pepper Sam" Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie, Charles Lawrence.
  • Directed By Dave Fleischer.
  • Produced By Max Fleischer.
  • Animated By Seymour Kneitel, Roland Crandall.
  • Originally Released on December 07, 1935.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8:04 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Popeye's band and Bluto's orchestra both practice in the same rehearsal hall.

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The only episode where Bluto is bald-headed. The print reviewed had the original anchor end title. The original black and white cartoon has been colorized. Castor Oyl (Olive Oyl's brother in the...  (more)

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Max Fleischer's desire to step beyond simple sight gags takes him into the realm of social commentary. While the reference to legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski might be apparent to some, the allegorical portrayal of maverick American composer and...  (read more)

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This is one of my favorite cartoons. Making no bones about it, I thoroughly enjoy classical music, and one of my favorite pieces is indeed the Poet and Peasant Overture. I think that Popeye was being unfairly criticized for the others bad playing. Just...  (read more)

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In the 1930s we all know that Popeye was compaired most of the time unfairly to Mr. Disney's rodent. In fact I recently came accross this review...:"Popeye evidences no niceties of character"...the writer then goes on to call Popeye...  (read more)

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