Tuesday, January 25, 2011

012 Beware of Barnacle Bill

Title: Beware of Barnacle Bill
Studio: Fleischer
Date: 01/25/35
Credits: Directed by Dave FLeischer
Animated by
Willard Bowsky and Harold Walker
By arrangement with Segar
Series: Popeye
Running time (of viewed version): 6:31
Commercial DVD Availability: Popeye v1 d2

Synopsis: Olive is fickle (as is the plot of many a Popeye).

Comments: The creeping fingers of Popeye. Dick voiced Popeye. Five fingered Popeye with four fingered Olive (in retrospect, Olive is at least mostly 5 fingered here)? The swordfish on the wall looks familiar. Appearance in other Popeyes, modern appearance, or do I just remember it from here? Olive likes 'em rough and ugly. Cabbage head, selfish cat, sounds like a line missing in there. In the absence of seaman, she'll take... there's got to be a better joke in there...

1 comment:

  1. Olive's quite the slut at the end of this cartoon, isn't she? (and she'd show her fondness for military men a year later in the cheater cartoon "I'm In the Army Now") This is also the Fleischer's second turn at the Barnacle Bill song, it having turned up five years earlier in a Bimbo cartoon with a very early Betty Boop design.