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Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

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Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lou Fleischer Lou Fleischer ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie Gus Wickie ... Sindbad (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

After sending his giant bird, Rokh, to wreck Popeye's boat and kidnap Olive Oyl, Sindbad forces Olive to dance for him by firing buckshot at her feet with a pea-shooter. Popeye attempts to rescue her while J. Wellington Wimpy follows a duck around with a meat-grinder. After Popeye disposes of Rokh and Sindbad's two-headed, Yiddish-accented giant, Boola, it's a battle to the "finich" between the two legendary sailors. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Braccio di Ferro incontra Sinbad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film had some of its scenes shot in Tabletop. This was a process that combined 2D and 3D animation - miniature sets were built on a stage, then the characters were then animated and superimposed over this background, so that various objects could pass in front/behind them. This created an impression of depth and quality to the viewer. See more »

Goofs

After Sindbad sings to Popeye the line "Who's the most remarkable, extraordinary fellow?", the animals respond "You!", and you can then see some of them mouthing "Sindbad the Sailor", but that line is not heard. This happens again on the very next verse. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Sindbad steps out of his island home, and slaps two lions]
Sindbad the Sailor: I'm Sindbad the Sailor, so hearty and hale / I live on an island on the back of a whale / It's a whale of an island - that's not a bad joke / Its lord and its master is this handsome bloke! Who's the most remarkable extra-ordinary fellow?
[the lions roar]
Sindbad the Sailor: Sindbad the Sailor!
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Crazy Credits

The credits are as follows:
  • The Spinach Eating Sailor... POPEYE
  • The Irresistible Damsel... Olive Oyl
  • The Hamburger Fiend... J. Wellington Wimpy
  • The Two Headed Giant... Boola
  • Rokh... The Mighty Eagle
  • "The Most Remarkable Fellow"... SINDBAD the Sailor
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played after Popeye opens the can of spinach
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Dazzling early animation feat still entertaining
16 April 1999 | by Popeye-8See all my reviews

Using the Fleischer Brothers' special 3-d backgrounds, Paramount's "Sindbad" is an impressive animation feat, as well as an entertaining and funny cartoon. It has made virtually every "greatest cartoon" list, with no apologies.


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