Trouble starts when the queen’s magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest.
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 […]
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.
The old lady who lives in a shoe has a bit of trouble with her gaggle of children. They won’t eat their porridge, won’t brush their teeth or comb their hair. As soon as their mother’s in bed, they launch a wild party, playing musical instruments and doing a swinging rendition of Smiley Burnette’s classic “Mama Don’t Allow No Music Playing Round Here.” They then have a massive pillow fight until the old woman wakes […]
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 […]
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.
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.