Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)

Sock-a-Bye, Baby ReviewSock-a-Bye, Baby Review

Sock-a-Bye, Baby is a 1934 Popeye the Sailor animated short film that is one of the best of its time.

It follows Popeye trying to get rid of all the noise in order to keep the baby asleep. That concept is genius and such a great change of pace as Popeye is the only character present here along with the baby. And he is superb, so fantastic and as always really funny. I liked the action here with the travelling fist scene being the funniest and the most inventive and I wish that all scenes were that inventive. But they were overall really good and Popeye is so interesting to follow here and he remains just such a fantastic creation.

What bothered me here is especially the baby smoking sequence as that was so awful to witness. And the short did not use its premise to the fullest extent, but it was overall worth a watch for its phenomenal humor and some really creative and not to mention hilarious moments. But its overall story is a breath of fresh air and thus the flick is one of the best earlier Popeye shorts.

Sock-a-Bye, Baby is one of the best of the early Popeye shorts due to its superb and refreshing premise, some excellent gags and phenomenal humor.

My Rating – 4.4

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