Popeye: Original Classics from the Fleischer Studio
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A POPEYE collector's dream! Features some of the best of the original 1930's POPEYE cartoons produced by the Max Fleischer Studio, including all 3 of the extra-length color specials. All remastered from the original 35mm materials and restored to their original brilliance.
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When it first came out, this DVD undoubtedly had the best versions available of all the cartoons included. They are:
Little Swee Pea (1936)
I'm in the Army Now (1936)
I Never Change My Altitude (1937)
The Paneless Window Washer (1937)
A Date to Skate (1938)
Customers Wanted (1939)
Me Musical Nephews (1942)
Popeye Meets Sindbad (1936)
Popeye Meets Ali Baba (1937)
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)
What continues to make this DVD set so indispensable are the "SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES" described on the back of the DVD case:
- RARE Interviews with Jack Mercer (voice of Popeye), Mae Questel (voice of Olive Oyl), Jackson Beck (voice of Bluto) and original animators!
- Still Galleries of original animation art, posters and rare behind -the-scenes photos and interviews!
- A visit to Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye!
- Original 1933 Sing Along with Popeye!
- 4-Page Full Color Liner Notes and Photos
- Soaky TV Commercial, Pencil Tests, Making of a Popeye Cartoon and MORE!
A mini-comic book reprinting a story arc from 1936 is also included.
True Popeye fans will enjoy this wonderfully produced set. It clearly merits an "A+"
The best cartoons here are the three two-reelers in color from the late 1930s: "Popeye Meets Sindbad," "Popeye Meets Ali Baba," and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp."
All the cartoons here are well presented but the inclusion of those three "extra-length color specials" in such pristine condition make this an enjoyable and valuable collection.
I was honored to have part of my audio interview with Mae Questel included on this disk and it's fascinating to also hear the other rare interviews with those who performed the voices in these classics.
My entire interview with Miss Questel ran over 6 minutes and she also talked about the Popeye two-reelers as well as being the voice of Betty Boop and numerous other cartoon characters.
The complete interview is available free online at [...] as one of the tracks in the "1986 Convention" section. In the intro for that same section you can hear Mae do the "Popeye" voice and also sing "Button Up Your Overcoat".
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Bluto and Olive Oyl are also excellent. Most of the stuff Walt Disney put out was excellent.