Bluto is the ringmaster; Popeye is the star attraction. Bluto covets Popeye's assistant Olive. Popeye sticks his head in a lion's mouth, but Bluto has put a steak on Popeye's head. When he ... See full summary »
Popeye and Bluto sing the title song on their way to Rio riding on the back of a donkey. In Rio, they visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of ... See full summary »
Popeye donates blood, then dashes off to a boxing match with Bluto. He loses. Olive, who heard this on the radio, rejects him as no longer strong enough for her, and is preparing to join ... See full summary »
Popeye takes Olive to the zoo, where she's spotted by zookeeper Bluto, who tries various stunts to impress her and/or get rid of Popeye. But Olive walks into the leopard cage, and before ... See full summary »
Popeye's nephews happen by just as the glue factory is rejecting a sorry looking horse and decide to take it home. They want to treat it as a house pet, despite the obvious problems; Popeye... See full summary »
The boys see lovely nurse Olive pass by and follow her to her hospital. She throws them out, so they scheme to hurt themselves enough to get hospitalized, with no luck. Bluto gets a wall to... See full summary »
Shorty's girlfriend is Dorothy Lamour, whose actual pictures hang next to his hammock, clashing with the cartoon world. The Hollywood references continue when Shorty makes love to Olive Oyl: he imitates Charles Boyer in Algiers (1938) and throws in a little Maurice Chevalier into the impression. See more »
This is a reasonably decent cartoon, in spite of the fact that Shorty is featured all too prominently here. I don't know if Shorty was meant as a replacement for the august and much revered J. Wellington Wimpy, but his run was mercifully short. Here, he "helps" Popeye propose to Olive, whereas a real friend would buy him track shoes and advise him to run swiftly far away. Shorty gets precisely what all such meddling souls should get-hoisted on his own petard. This is from the early part of the Famous Studios run, so the animation and backgrounds are still good. Worth watching. Somewhat recommended.
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