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Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (S)

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Original title
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (S)
Running time
16 min.
United States United States
Characters: E. C. Segar
Samuel Lerner, Bob Rothberg, Sammy Timberg
Fleischer Studios / Paramount Pictures
Animation. Comedy | Based on a Comic. Short Film (Animated)
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Synopsis / Plot
In this short, Sindbad the Sailor (modeled after Bluto) proclaims himself the greatest sailor in the world and "the most remarkable, extraordinary fellow," a claim which is challenged by Popeye's arrival on his island with Olive Oyl and J. Wellington Wimpy in tow. Sindbad orders his huge Roc, Rokh, to kidnap Popeye's girlfriend, Olive Oyl, and challenges the one-eyed sailor to a series of obstacles to prove his greatness, including fighting Rokh, a two-headed giant named Boola, and Sindbad himself. Popeye makes short work of the bird and the giant, but Sindbad almost gets the best of him until Popeye produces his can of spinach, which gives him the power to soundly defeat Sindbad and proclaim himself "the most remarkable, extraordinary fella."

A subtly dark running gag features Wimpy chasing after a duck on the island with a meat grinder, intending to grind the duck's flesh so that he can fry it into a hamburger, but the duck not only escapes, but also snatches away Wimpy's last hamburger in retaliation when he gives up. Many of the scenes in this short feature make use of the Fleischer's Tabletop process, which used modeled sets to create 3D backgrounds for the cartoon.
1936: Academy Awards nominee to Best Short Film - Animated
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