Monday, July 18, 2016

Daytime Heroes: Popeye as Robin Hood (Robin Hood-Winked, 1948)

Popeye steps into a loose adaptation of a well known tale in 1948's "Robin Hood-Winked".

Robin/Popeye is accompanied by Little John, who looks suspiciously like a distant relative of a minor Fleischer star, Gabby. Olive is the owner of a local pub. Bluto is the bullying tax collector (Is there any other kind in these cartoons?). You can guess the rest.

10 years later, Tom & Jerry would do a similar story, with the same title, except that there was no hyphen in "Hoodwinked".

Rating: B-.

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