A swingin’ hurdy-gurdy man goes by Betty Boop’s house; she wants to buy the monkey, which causes plenty of trouble for Pudgy the Pup.
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Casper the Friendly Ghost, sad that he can make no friends since everyone he meets is afraid of him, hatches an abandoned egg and becomes the emerging little duck’s best friend and protector.
Popeye is planting his spinach bed. But just as he finishes, the plants start disappearing. He discovers a gopher filching the little baby plants and starts battling it.
Popeye is sitting outside Olive’s lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She’s closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it’s hardly what she expected; he has her painting his plane, while it’s flying; when she says she’s rather go back to Popeye, he tries to throw her off the plane. Popeye sees this, and takes off in a plane, just in time to help her out. The boys get into […]
Popeye and Bluto are running for president; it’s election day, the vote is tied, and Olive is the only remaining voter. But she won’t vote until her chores are done, so Popeye and Bluto compete to cut her wood, plow her fields, and store her hay. And then it’s just an old-fashioned fight.
A young horse says hi to little donkey Spunky. But the horse’s mother pulls him away, saying we don’t associate with that kind. Spunky makes a few more overtures, and eventually they set off on a chase, running across a bull from time to time. The horse stops to eat a lot of apples and drink far too much water; this leaves him too bloated to move much at all. The two continue to anger […]
Olive is so captived by “The International”, a radio personality with a French accent, that she’d rather stay home than go out on a date with Popeye. Bluto, overhearing this, comes to the door as the character.
Popeye’s training for his boxing match with Bluto by jumping rope with a massive chain. Bluto, who’s lazy about everything except sabotage, decides he needs to stop Popeye.
Bluto’s window cleaning service is not above drumming up a little business for himself. But when he gets to Olive’s stenographer office, about 10 floors up, she says no: Popeye’s going to wash her windows. And the battle is on.
In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.
1957 Baby Huey is a big duck enrolled in kindergarten. Despite being big and clumsy, he attempts to fit in, causing havoc and getting expelled by the teacher. His mother then hires a private tutor, who is also tortured by Baby Huey’s good intentioned efforts. The tutor winds up in the ocean but Huey saves his life from sharks and gets his diploma as a reward.
Popeye takes Swee’ Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.
Popeye’s nephews have been practicing their music and are getting good, but it’s bedtime. After Popeye puts them to bed, they discover that many of the things in their bedroom can also be used to make music. And they are also blessed with an uncanny ability to appear to sleep every time Popeye comes to check on them.
Spunky is kidnapped and sold at an auction to a cruel Italian peddler. It’s up to Hunky to save him.
Olive tells the boys she loves a man in a uniform, so they try to sign up at the recruiting station, but they can only take one. There follows a duel of clips from previous shorts as they attempt to prove who is the winner.
Popeye and Bluto are, believe it or not, pals and partners in a moving company. (Maybe it’s because Popeye isn’t squinting here.) Anyhow, Olive has made the mistake of hiring them. She hasn’t finished packing yet, so the boys, smitten as soon as she answers the door, compete to help her. Once packed, they compete to move more impressive piles of her belongings. Popeye easily wins these contests, even though Bluto locks him in the […]
Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto).
Popeye and Bluto are running competing penny arcades, trying to bring in customer Wimpy. Of course, he would gladly pay Tuesday for a penny today. And of course, their competing arcades show clips featuring each of them, with well over half this short thus recycled.
Popeye is marrying Olive tomorrow; he’s ecstatic. She has a dream of the future, including twin sons who prove to be a real handful. When Popeye comes by the next morning, he gets a frosty reception.
Olive is reading ghost stories to the boys. Popeye scoffs; Bluto decides to take advantage of this by staging various pranks (a headless man, an animated skeleton, and a sheet-over-balloon ghost). He pins the blame on Popeye and then goes to comfort Olive. Popeye retaliates by turning invisible, thanks to a jar of vanishing cream.
Popeye and Bluto stop by to see Olive and fix her leaky faucet. Popeye does it better, and Bluto gets jealous, so he starts rerouting Olive’s plumbing and causing all sorts of leaks.
A rooster sultan is bored by his harems. A duck strongly resembling Mae West entices him. Her lover arrives, and they do battle; the lovers leave, and the sultan, humiliated, turns to his harem, who beat him up.
Bluto is accusing Popeye in judge Wimpy’s courtroom. Bluto tells a sad tale of how Popeye attacked him without provocation, but Popeye tells his side, in detail
It’s the middle ages (sort of); Popeye is working in Bluto’s Beanery. Bluto is going to the ball where Princess Olive will choose her mate. Popeye’s fairy godpappy appears and it’s a reverse Cinderella story, with a car created from a can of spinach.
Olive Oyl’s screenplay for an Aladdin movie comes to life and Popeye battles for control of a genie, in the last of the three Popeye color specials
Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.
In “Popeye Meets Sindbad (Bluto),” Popeye’s perennial enemy almost outshines him. Bluto is in rare form, his rich, bass voice rendering with gusto a catchy tune. He is also charismatic as a comic relief. This cartoon gem, one of Popeye’s best, comes in vibrant colors thanks to having been digitally revamped.
Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver’s pistol.