Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Adventures of Popeye Adventures of Popeye Review

 Adventures of Popeye is a 1935 animated short from Popeye the Sailor series. It is one of the weirdest Popeye shorts for sure.

This is a very authentic picture. It starts and ends in live-action which is interesting. A kid is being bullied and Popeye comes out of the comic strip and, by showing the kid his earlier adventures, teaches him to fight back his oppressor. Now, of course this is a filler episode which is definitely a problem. And they should have picked some better shorts, most are great, but not all are. And they last for too long and of course the running time is bloated.

But everything else works here and especially those live-action sequences that are fantastic. The kid is so good and the mix of live-action and animation in the last scene is phenomenal. The film also starts on a strong note and instantly made me interested in the story. Adventures of Popeye is stylistically very inventive and refreshingly new and that is its strongest point.

Adventures of Popeye is basically a filler, but such a good one because the use of live-action is so interesting and the mix is greatly executed and so unique.

 My Rating – 3.7

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