Friday, February 14, 2014

Tooniversary: Popeye in Aladdin & His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Not long ago, we presented Popeye's encounter with "Sindbad". This time, it's another extra length adventure, with the spinach-eating sailor cast as "Aladdin".

You might say this is "The Famous Adventures of Popeye", since Popeye (Jack Mercer) is actually working out of a movie studio, as you'll see as this film begins. "Aladdin & His Wonderful Lamp" clocks in at just over 20 minutes, which in syndication meant room for 2 commercial breaks.

It's fun, isn't it? Rating: A.


magicdog said...

This toon definitely deserves its A rating!

I remember watching this many times when Popeye was syndicated and it was a well done retelling of the tale of Aladdin's lamp. The colors and set designs all show the quality that went into this short.

Salami! Salami! Baloney!

hobbyfan said...

Oh, snap! That's my favorite line in the entire picture, and I didn't even think of including it in my review.

Seeing as how Popeye isn't even running on Cartoon Network or Boomerang these days, it may be a while before we see this again on TV.