Friday, July 10, 2015

Toon Legends: Popeye For President (1956)

After suggesting that Olive Oyl would be a good choice as the first woman president, Famous Studios went back to the well with a more traditional tweak at politics, pitting Popeye (Jack Mercer, who also wrote the script) and Bluto (Jackson Beck) in a race for last-minute voters (i.e. Olive) in 1956's "Popeye For President", which is one of the last shorts to bear the Famous Studios logo, as it would change to Paramount Cartoon Studios some time later.

Courtesy of Internet Archive.




I'd say it'd be implausible in this day and age to have a candidate mangling the English language, but we already had a Vice President who accidentally botched one speech (Dan Quayle). Popeye & Bluto would be better off campaigning for President of the local VFW.

Rating: B.

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