Monday, December 30, 2013

Toon Legends: Popeye in Let's Celebrake (1937)

Here's a rare instance of Popeye and Bluto actually getting along!

Bluto (Jackson Beck) & Popeye (Jack Mercer) agree to let Olive's grandmother accompany Olive (Mae Questel) & the guys to a New Year's Eve party. Since Bluto occupies most of Olive's attention, Popeye decides to let it slide this time, and treat Grandma Oyl (Questel again) to some spinach, and, well, you can guess the rest........

Rating: A.


magicdog said...

I remember this one - haven't seen it in decades!

I always remembered it for two reasons: the first being Popeye and Bluto were on their best behavior (actually arriving as friends to take Olive to the party), the second that Popeye wanted Grandma Oyl to have fun too and never regretted his decision to include her!

hobbyfan said...

It's one of the best of the Fleischer era, that's for sure.

I had a choice. Either use the original black & white, as I did, or go with a colorized version. Not in this case.