Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp is a 1939 animated short from Popeye the Sailor series. It is a very good, entertaining color special.
This is the last entry in the Popeye Color Specials series and it is weaker than ‘Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves‘, but it is much better than ‘Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor‘. It isn’t fantastic as the pacing was too rushed in my opinion and the film is too regular in its adaptation and not as unique as it should have been. But other than that, it is charming and a lot of fun. It is so entertaining that its record twenty minutes fly by.
I absolutely loved some of the humor here. Popeye’s line – “I’ve never made love in Technicolor before!” – is absolutely hysterical and some of Olive’s lines were pretty funny as well. The vizier villain is quite good and the score is excellent. The animation is expectedly polished and so beautiful to look at. Overall, it is pretty good and one of the most pleasant and fun Popeye shorts recently.