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This is a list of the 109 cartoons starring Popeye the Sailor, produced from 1933 to 1942 by Fleischer Studios for Paramount Pictures.

During the course of production in 1941, Paramount assumed control of the Fleischer studio, removing founders Max and Dave Fleischer from control of the studio and renaming the organization Famous Studios by 1942. Popeye cartoons continued production under Famous Studios following 1942's Baby Wants a Bottleship (see List of Famous Studios Shorts)


Popeye the Sailor series Edit

All cartoons are 6 to 10 minutes and in black and white, except for the three Popeye Color Specials (Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor from 1936, Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves from 1937, and Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp from 1939), which are two-reels (20 minutes) long and in Technicolor.



1933Edit

# Film Original release date Info
* Popeye the Sailor July 14
  • First screen appearances of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto.
  • A Betty Boop cartoon.
  • Some TV versions edit out scenes depicting racial stereotypes of African Americans.
1 I Yam What I Yam September 29
  • First entry in Popeye the Sailor series.
  • First screen appearance of J. Wellington Wimpy.
  • Uncredited animator: Roland Crandall
2 Blow Me Down October 27
3 I Eats My Spinach November 17
4 Season's Greetinks November 17
5 Wild Elephinks December 29

1934Edit

# Film Original release date Info
6 Sock-a-Bye Baby January 19
7 Let's You and Him Fight February 16
8 The Man on the Flying Trapeze March 16
9 Can You Take It? April 27
10 Shoein' Hosses June 1
11 Strong to the Finich June 29
12 Shiver Me Timbers July 27
13 Axe Me Another September 30
14 A Dream Walking September 26
15 The Two Alarm Fire October 26
16 The Dance Contest November 23
17 We Aim to Please December 28

1935Edit

# Film Original release date Info
18 Beware of Barnacle Bill January 25
  • First use of the "anchor" end title design.
19 Be Kind to Aminals February 22
  • Floyd Buckley (the voice of Popeye on the Popeye radio program) performs the vocie of Popeye instead of William "Billy" Costello.
20 Pleased to Meet Cha! March 22
21 The Hyp-Nut-Tist April 26
22 Choose Your "Weppins" May 30
23 For Better or Worser June 28
24 Dizzy Divers July 26
25 You Gotta Be a Football Hero August 31
  • William Costello's last regular performance as Popeye.
26 King of the Mardi Gras September 27
  • Stereo-optical (3D background) process.
  • First cartoon with Jack Mercer as the voice of Popeye.
27 Adventures of Popeye October 25
  • Partial live-action.
  • Compilation film, scenes from I Eats My Spinach, Wild Elephinks, Axe Me Another, and Popeye The Sailor.
28 The Spinach Overture December 7
  • Cameo appearance by Castor Oyl.
  • William Costello Voices Popeye

1936Edit

# Film Original release date Info
29 Vigor and Vitaliky January 3
  • Jack Mercer returns as Popeye
30 A Clean Shaven Man February 7
  • Cameo appearance by George W. Geezil.
  • The last cartoon in which William Costello voices Popeye
31 Brotherly Love March 6
32 Love-Ski You-Ski April 3
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process
33 Bridge Ahoy! May 1
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process
34 What-No Spinach? June 7
35 I Wanna Be a Lifeguard June 26
36 Let's Get Movin' July 24
  • Stereo-optical(3d Background) process
37 Never Kick a Woman August 30
38 Popeye the Sailor with Little Swee'Pea September 25
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
  • First screen appearance of Swee'Pea.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
39 Hold the Wire October 23
40 The Spinach Roadster October 26
41 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor November 27
  • A two-reel Popeye Color Special.
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
42 I'm In The Army Now December 25
  • Compilation film, scenes from Blow Me Down, Shoein' Hosses, Choose Your Weppins, and King of the Mardi Gras.
  • In the public domain in the United States.

1937Edit

# Film Original release date Info
43 The Paneless Window Washer January 22
  • In the public domain in the United States.
44 Organ Grinder's Swing February 19
45 My Artistical Temperature March 19
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
  • TV versions edit a scene where Popeye turns Bluto's sun picture into a blackfaced minstrel.
46 Hospitaliky April 16
47 The Twisker Pitcher May 21
48 Morning, Noon and Nightclub June 18
  • Uncredited animator: Orestes Calpini
49 Lost and Foundry July 16
50 I Never Changes My Altitude August 20
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
51 I Likes Babies and Infinks September 18
52 The Football Toucher Downer October 15
53 Protek the Weakerist November 19
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
54 Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves November 26
  • A two-reel Popeye Color Special.
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
55 Fowl Play December 17

1938Edit

# Film Original release date Info
56 Let's Celebrake January 21
57 Learn Polikeness February 18
  • Stereo-optical (3d Background) process.
  • Final cartoon with Gus Wickie as the voice of Bluto.
58 The House Builder-Upper March 18
59 Big Chief Ugh-A-Mugh-Ugh April 25
  • Final cartoon to feature the voicework of [Gus Wickie].
60 I Yam Lovesick May 29
61 Plumbing is a 'Pipe' June 17
62 Popeye the Sailor with the Jeep July 15
63 Bulldozing the Bull August 19
64 Mutiny Ain't Nice September 23
65 Goonland October 21
  • First screen appearance of Poopdeck Pappy.
  • First Screen appearance of the Goons.
66 A Date to Skate November 18
67 Cops is Always Right December 30
  • Final cartoon with "Adolph Zukor presents" credit.
  • Uncredited animators: Abner Matthews, Abner Kneitel

Margie Hines takes over the role of Olive Oyl for all remaining Fleischer Popeye cartoons.

1939 Edit

Film Original release date Info
68 Customers Wanted January 27
  • Compilation film, scenes from Let's Get MovinPopeye and The Twisker Pitcher.
  • First cartoon with "Paramount presents" credit.
  • First cartoon with Pinto Colvig as the voice of Bluto.
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
69 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp April 7
  • The last of the two-reel Popeye Color SpecialS.
  • Stereo-optical (3d BackGround) process.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
70 Leave Well Enough Alone April 28
71 Wotta Nitemare May 19
  • First cartoon to lack the "ships-door" opening in use since I Yam What I Yam.
72 Ghosks is the Bunk June 14
  • No "ship-door" opening titles.
73 Hello-How Am I? July 14
  • No "ship-door" opening titles.
74 It's The Natural Thing to Do July 30
  • No "ships-door" opening title.
75 Never Sock a Baby November 3
  • First cartoon to use modified "Ships-door" title design.
  • Final cartoon to credit Popeye creator Elzie Crisler Segar.

1940Edit

# Film Original release date Info
76 Shakespearean Spinach January 19
  • First Popeye cartoon with story credit.
77 Females is Fickle March 8
78 Stealin' Ain't Honest March 22
  • William Pennell performs the voice of Bluto instead of Pinto Colvig.
79 Me Feelins is Hurt April 12
80 Onion Pacific May 24
81 Wimmin is a Myskery June 7
  • Early appearance by Pip-eye, Pup-eye, Poop-eye and Peep-eye in dream sequence.
82 Nurse-Mates June 20
83 Fightin' Pals July 12
  • Last cartoon with Pinto Colvig as the voice of Bluto.
84 Doing Impossikible Stunts August 2
  • Compilation film, includes scenes from I Never Changes My Altitude, I Wanna be a Lifeguard, Bridge Ahoy and Lost and Foundry.
85 Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive August 16
86 Puttin' on the Act August 30
87 Popeye Meets William Tell September 20
88 My Pop, My Pop October 18
89 Popeye the Sailor with Poopdeck Pappy November 15
90 Popeye Presents Eugene the Jeep December 13
  • Final film appearance of Eugene the Jeep.

1941Edit

# Film Original release date Info
91 Problem Pappy January 10
92 Quiet! Pleeze February 7
93 Olive's Sweepstakes Ticket March 7
94 Flies Ain't Human April 4
95 Popeye Meets Rip Van Winkle May 9
96 Olive's Boithday Presink June 13
97 Child Psykolojiky July 11
  • Final cartoon with “ships-door” title design.
98 Pest Pilot August 8
  • First cartoon with new opening title design featuring Popeye's pipe and headshot.
99 I'll Never Crow Again September 19
100 The Mighty Navy October 14
  • First World War II themed cartoon.
  • First appearance of Popeye in white US Navy uniform.
101 Nix on Hypnotricks December 19

1942Edit

# Film Original release date Info
102 Kickin' the Conga 'Round January 17
  • First appearance of Bluto in white US Navy uniform.
  • Willam Pennel voices Bluto.
103 Blunder Below February 13
  • Some TV versions edited for racial stereotyping of Japanese people.
104 Fleets of Stren'th March 13
105 Pip-eye, Pup-eye, Poop-eye and Peep-eye April 10
  • Second appearance of Pip-eye, Pup-eye, Poop-eye and Peep-eye.
106 Olive Oyl and Water Don't Mix May 8
107 Many Tanks June 16
108 Baby Wants a Bottleship July 3
  • Final Fleischer cartoon.

Popeye also appeared in a 1934 short titled Let's Sing with Popeye which had recycled footage from the first Popeye cartoon and had no plot other than to allow the audience to sing along with Popeye via the famous bouncing ball. This film was made for theaters that participated in Paramount's weekly Popeye Fan Club meetings.

See alsoEdit

Max Fleischer

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