Series - Popeye The Sailor

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1. Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 1,474

2. I Yam What I Yam (1933)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Charles Lawrence, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 242

3. Blow Me Down! (1933)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 311

4. I Eats My Spinach (1933)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Popeye and Olive Oyl go to the rodeo where Bluto performs and impresses Olive. Popeye outdoes him with some fancy riding and steer wrestling. Meanwhile, Bluto makes off with Olive, so Popeye eats his spinach to save her and to stop a bull.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 214

5. Seasin's Greetinks! (1933)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye skates over to Olive's house to give her a Christmas present: ice skates of her own. While he's teaching her, Bluto skates up and gets fresh; of course, Popeye fights him. When she ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 203

6. Wild Elephinks (1933)

6 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

Floating on a raft, Popeye and Olive Oyl land on a jungle island and immediately battle wild elephants, gorillas, and other animals.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 211

7. Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye pushes a baby pram down city sidewalks and lots of noise keeps the kid awake and crying. In typically brutal manner, Popeye deals with the noise makers including a busking Harpo Marx, music school, construction site, and car horns.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 188

8. Let's You and Him Fight (1934)

6 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Bluto is the boxing champ; Popeye is his challenger; Wimpy the timekeeper. Popeye is pounded mercilessly until Olive comes by with a can of spinach.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 176

9. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 210

10. Can You Take It (1934)

Passed | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Popeye wants to join a club of fighters. But can he take their grueling initiation test... and can the club take his rough-housing?

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 191

11. Shoein' Hosses (1934)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wimpy is such a terrible helper that blacksmith Olive fires him. Both Popeye and Bluto see the help wanted sign; they compete for the position. Of course, their competition wrecks the shop.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 161

12. Strong to the Finich (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive runs some kind of boarding school. She serves her charges a huge bowl of spinach, but they are less than enthusiastic about it. Popeye comes by and demonstrates the values of spinach:... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Bonnie Poe, Mae Questel

Votes: 147

13. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy stumble across a ghost ship. They climb aboard, and it proceeds to scare them in various ways.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 204

14. Axe Me Another (1934)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Pierre Bluto, running a logging camp, has thrown Olive into the river because he didn't like her spinach. Popeye rescues her and proceeds to beat Bluto in a lumberjack contest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 180

15. A Dream Walking (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 346

16. The Two-Alarm Fire (1934)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When rival firefighters Popeye and Bluto respond to Olive Oyl's house fire, they find themselves fighting each other more than the fire.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 163

17. The Dance Contest (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Olive visit a dance hall, where a contest is in progress (though judge Wimpy seems far more interested in his hamburgers than the dancers). He dances terribly. Bluto cuts in, and... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 167

18. We Aim to Please (1934)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Olive and Popeye open up a diner, but have to deal with Wimpy and Bluto being deadbeat customers.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 168

19. Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 196

20. Be Kind to 'Aminals' (1935)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Olive can't ignore it when produce vendor Bluto comes by with his terribly overloaded cart, whipping his horse and denying it water. They intervene, and while Bluto fights them ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Floyd Buckley, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 196

21. Pleased to Meet Cha! (1935)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

The boys arrive at Olive's house at the same time, but at different doors. They both come in, and whenever Olive isn't looking, they start fighting. She catches them, and tells them one ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 155

22. The 'Hyp-Nut-Tist' (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye takes Olive to a stage show of a hypnotist (Bluto), who also levitates objects. While he's doing this, Popeye makes him lose his concentration, so in retaliation, the hypnotist pulls... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Gus Wickie, William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 202

23. Choose Your 'Weppins' (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Policeman Wimpy loses his handcuffed prisoner when he's distracted by a hamburger shop. The escapee drops into the weapon-filled pawn shop Popeye and Olive are running, and quickly gets in a fight with Popeye.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 149

24. For Better or Worser (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 208

25. Dizzy Divers (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Popeye and Bluto are deep sea divers. Popeye has a treasure map; for some reason he cuts Bluto in on the deal, but of course, Bluto's idea of 50-50 isn't exactly fair...:

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Bonnie Poe, Gus Wickie

Votes: 171

26. You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When football star Bluto sweeps Olive Oyl off her feet during a game, Popeye retaliates by joining the opposing team.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 165

27. King of the Mardi Gras (1935)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A Mardi Gras celebration, looking pretty much like any carnival. Bluto is a strongman, claiming to be King of the Mardi Gras, and drawing a large crowd. Popeye, nearby, claims only, "I yam ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 178

28. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

In live action, a big kid is attacking a little kid for his "Adventures of Popeye" comic book, so Popeye gives the little kid pointers, in the form of clips from four of his earlier pictures.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 217

29. The Spinach Overture (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 186

30. Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye is running a women's gymnasium next door to Bluto's cabaret; seeing Popeye's greater success with women, he dresses in drag and challenges Popeye to various feats of strength.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 196

31. A Clean Shaven Man (1936)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

That's what Olive wants. To even the score, the boys visit Wimpy's barber shop. Wimpy is out, so they shave each other; you'd think Popeye would know better than to let Bluto at him with a razor.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 192

32. Brotherly Love (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Inspired by Olive's preaching of the value of brotherly love, Popeye takes a walk through the city doing good deeds.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 176

33. I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye takes Olive mountain climbing. Bluto sets various traps for them along the way, which Popeye manages to overcome. They get to the top, and Bluto pushes Popeye off a cliff and starts ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 160

34. Bridge Ahoy! (1936)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Fed up with Bluto's greed with his expensive river ferry service, Popeye, Olive and Wimpy decide to undermine the bully by building a bridge instead.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 166

35. What -- No Spinach? (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

As Popeye makes an order at Bluto's diner, Wimpy causes a fight between them with his shameless mooching.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 160

36. I Wanna Be a Life Guard (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye applies for a lifeguard job when he sees Olive in the pool, but Bluto also wants the job (and Olive). The manager, Wimpy, asks them to demonstrate their skills in a contest. Popeye ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 210

37. Let's Get Movin' (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye, resentful of Olive hiring Bluto to help her move, gets into a competition with the mover.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 151

38. Never Kick a Woman (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye teaches Olive the art of self-defense, which comes in handy when a woman boxer flirts with him.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 215

39. Little Swee'pea (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 303

40. Hold the Wire (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye is wooing Olive on the phone when Bluto comes over. He overhears, taps into the line, and impersonates Popeye. They proceed to have a high-wire fight on the telephone lines outside Olive's house.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 156

41. The Spinach Roadster (1936)

6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Popeye drives up to take Olive for a ride, but Bluto in his much fancier car does what he can to spoil their jaunt.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 162

42. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 2,089

43. I'm in the Army Now (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

To impress Olive, Bluto and Popeye try to convince an Army recruiter to sign him up.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 225

44. The Paneless Window Washer (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

On the outside of an office building, Popeye and Bluto duke it out as rival window washers.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 259

45. Organ Grinder's Swing (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy