Popeye the Sailor filmography (Famous Studios)

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This is a list of the 122 cartoons starring Popeye the Sailor and produced by Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios (later known as Paramount Cartoon Studios) from 1942 to 1957. These cartoons were produced after Paramount took ownership of Fleischer Studios, which originated the Popeye cartoon series in 1933.

Notes[edit]

All cartoons are one-reel in length (6 to 10 minutes). The first 14 shorts (You're a Sap, Mr. Jap through Cartoons Ain't Human) are in black-and-white. All remaining cartoons, beginning with Her Honor the Mare, are in color. Unlike the Fleischer Studios entries, the director credits for these shorts represent the actual director in charge of that short's production. The first animator credited handled the animation direction. The numbers listed next to each cartoon continue the numbering of the Fleischer entries.

The black-and white Popeye cartoons were sold to television distributor Associated Artists Productions (A.A.P.) in 1956, and the color cartoons were sold to A.A.P. the following year. The original opening and closing Paramount titles were cut for TV syndication. By the early 2000s, the Popeye shorts were owned by Turner Entertainment, whose Cartoon Network broadcast restored versions of many of the shorts as part of an anthology series called The Popeye Show. These shorts are noted below.

Popeye the Sailor series[edit]

1942[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
109 You're a Sap, Mr. Jap August 7 Jim Tyer
George Germanetti
Dan Gordon
  • First ever short from Famous Studios, but does not bear the name in the opening credits
  • The last version of the opening credits sequence from the last Fleischer shorts is used, minus the "A Max Fleischer Cartoon" credit
  • No longer shown on American television due to World War II ethnic stereotyping of Japanese people and a scene involving a Japanese Naval Officer committing suicide by eating firecrackers and gasoline
  • A colorized version is known to exist
110 Alona on the Sarong Seas September 4 Dave Tendlar
Abner Kneitel
Isadore Sparber
  • Does not bear the name "Famous Studios" in the opening credits
  • The last version of the opening credits sequence from the last Fleischer shorts is used, minus the "A Max Fleischer Cartoon" credit
111 A Hull of a Mess October 16 Al Eugster
Joseph Oriolo
Isadore Sparber
  • First short to bear the name "Famous Studios" in the opening credits
  • First use of new opening credits sequence where Popeye pokes his head out of a porthole
112 Scrap the Japs November 20 Tom Johnson
Ben Solomon
Seymour Kneitel
  • No longer shown on American television due to World War II ethnic stereotyping of Japanese people
  • A colorized version is known to exist
113 Me Musical Nephews December 25 Tom Johnson
George Germanetti
Seymour Kneitel
  • The ending gag is cut from a.a.p. TV syndication prints due to the involvement of the Paramount logo
  • In the public domain in the United States

1943[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
114 Spinach Fer Britain January 22 Jim Tyer
Abner Kneitel
Dan Gordon
  • Doesn't air on American TV outside of any scheduled airings on The Popeye Show due to World War II content involving Nazis
  • A colorized version exists
115 Seein' Red, White 'N' Blue February 19 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
Dan Gordon
  • An edited-for-TV version is known to exist[citation needed]
  • No longer airs on American television due to World War II ethnic stereotyping of Nazis and Japanese people
  • A colorized version is known to exist
116 Too Weak to Work March 19 Jim Tyer
Abner Kneitel
Isadore Sparber
117 A Jolly Good Furlough April 23 Joseph Oriolo
John Walworth
Dan Gordon
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove anti-Japanese dialogue spoken by Popeye's nephews
  • A colorized version is known to exist
118 Ration fer the Duration May 28 Dave Tendlar
Tom Golden
Seymour Kneitel
  • A parody of Jack and the Beanstalk
119 The Hungry Goat June 25 Joseph Oriolo
John Walworth
Dan Gordon
  • The ending gag is cut from a.a.p. prints due to the involvement of the Paramount logo. This gag was recreated for airing on The Popeye Show and for the 2008 DVD release
  • First cartoon to feature the voice of Arnold Stang
120 Happy Birthdaze July 16 Graham Place
Abner Kneitel
Dan Gordon
  • The first of three cartoons to feature Popeye's Navy buddy, Shorty
  • Except for uncut airings of The Popeye Show, the ending gag is usually cut from TV airings due to its content suggesting murder, though the "murder" scene was in the dark
121 Wood-Peckin' August 6 Nick Tafuri
Tom Golden
Isadore Sparber
122 Cartoons Ain't Human September 3 Orestes Calpini
Otto Feuer
Seymour Kneitel
  • Final black and white cartoon in the Popeye series.
123 Her Honor the Mare November 26 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
Isadore Sparber
  • First regular Popeye the Sailor series entry in Technicolor (three two-reel Technicolor Popeye Color Specials were produced by Fleischer in the 1930s)
  • One of four cartoons where Popeye's sailor outfit is blue
  • First use of the "spinning star" opening credits
  • No longer airs on Boomerang due to low ratings[citation needed]
124 The Marry-Go-Round December 31 Graham Place
Abner Kneitel
Seymour Kneitel
  • The second appearance of Shorty
  • Final appearance of Margie Hines as the voice of Olive Oyl
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show

1944[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
125 W'ere on Our Way to Rio April 21 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
Isadore Sparber
  • First of two cartoons to use special opening credits and introductory music
  • The last Popeye cartoon produced at the Fleischer/Famous studio in Miami, Florida. Famous moved to New York City (the original home of Fleischer Studios) in late 1943.
  • A restored version was prepared for The Popeye Show, but the show was cancelled before it could air
  • Some TV airings delete Popeye's "sambo dancer" line
126 The Anvil Chorus Girl May 26 Dave Tendlar
Morey Reden
Isadore Sparber
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Shoein' Hosses
  • The first Popeye cartoon produced after Famous Studios moved back to New York
  • First appearance of Mae Questel as the voice of Olive Oyl since 1938's A Date to Skate
  • First appearance of Jackson Beck as the voice of Bluto. Beck would be the permanent voice for Bluto until The All-New Popeye Hour in 1978.
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show
127 Spinach Packin' Popeye July 21 Dave Tendlar
Joseph Oriolo
Isadore Sparber
128 Puppet Love August 11 Jim Tyer
William Henning
Seymour Kneitel
129 Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo September 1 Nick Tafuri
Tom Golden
Isadore Sparber
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show
130 Moving Aweigh September 22 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
no director credited
  • Final film appearance of Shorty
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show
131 She-Sick Sailors December 8 Tom Johnson
Ben Solomon
Seymour Kneitel
  • A parody of Superman, who had previously been featured in a Paramount cartoon series of his own that, like the Popeye series, is now owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment.
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner

1945[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
132 Pop-Pie a La Mode January 26 Morey Reden
Joseph Oriolo
Isadore Sparber
  • No longer shown on American television due to Black African native stereotyping
133 Tops in the Big Top March 16 Nick Tafuri
Tom Golden
John Walworth
Isadore Sparber
  • Second of two cartoons to use special opening credits and introductory music
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show
134 Shape Ahoy April 27 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
Isadore Sparber
  • The first of several cartoons where Jack Mercer is not available to voice Popeye. Mae Questel provides Popeye's voice in this cartoon
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner
135 For Better or Nurse June 8 Dave Tendlar
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • Probably the first Popeye short to have a separate opening title card for the "A Famous Studios Production" credit
  • In Mercer's absence, Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye in this cartoon
  • A color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Hospitaliky
136 Mess Production August 24 Graham Place
Lou Zukor
Seymour Kneitel
  • The last time Jack Mercer voices Popeye until 1946's Rocket to Mars
  • An early appearance of the newly designed Olive Oyl.

1946[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
137 House Tricks? March 15 Graham Place
Martin Taras
Seymour Kneitel
  • In Mercer's absence, Jackson Beck voices Popeye
138 Service with a Guile April 19 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
Bill Tytla
  • In Mercer's absence, Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye
139 Klondike Casanova May 31 Dave Tendlar
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • One of four cartoons where Popeye's sailor outfit is blue
  • In Mercer's absence, Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye
140 Peep in the Deep June 7 Jim Tyer
William Henning
Seymour Kneitel
  • The first Popeye cartoon produced in Cinecolor
  • Original titles were retained in a.a.p. TV syndication print
  • In Mercer's absence, Jackson Beck voices Popeye
141 Rocket to Mars August 9 Jim Tyer
John Gentillela
Bill Tytla
  • Produced in Cinecolor
  • Jack Mercer and Harry Foster Welch both voice Popeye (Mercer does 3/4 of this cartoon; Welch takes over near the end)
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove a Japanese stereotype
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner
  • Early appearance of the newly designed Olive Oyl
  • The edited-for-TV version aired on Boomerang had modified music in the opening titles
142 Rodeo Romeo August 16 Martin Taras
Dave Tendlar
Isadore Sparber
  • Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye
143 The Fistic Mystic November 29 Graham Place
Nick Tafuri
Seymour Kneitel
  • Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye
  • First appearance of the newly designed Olive Oyl
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove a Black stereotype
  • No longer airs on Boomerang
144 The Island Fling December 27 George Germanetti
John Gentilella
Bill Tytla
  • Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye
  • An edited-for-TV version is known to exist
  • Although uncredited, Jim Tyer worked on this short
  • Herman the Mouse makes a cameo appearance
  • No longer airs on American TV due to a Black African native stereotype

1947[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
145 Abusement Park April 25 Dave Tendlar
Tom Golden
Isadore Sparber
  • Produced in Cinecolor
  • Final short in which Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner
146 I'll Be Skiing Ya June 13 Tom Johnson
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
  • First time Jack Mercer voices Popeye since 1946's Rocket to Mars. Mercer voices Popeye in all cartoons from here onward
147 Popeye and the Pirates September 12 Dave Tendlar
Martin Taras
Seymour Kneitel
  • All copies in circulation edit the part where Popeye throws the dumbbell that he made to make him look more like a female into the French Pirate Captain's mouth by accident.
  • The French Pirate Captain was named after Pierre le Grand
148 The Royal Four-Flusher September 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • Although uncredited, Jim Tyer worked on this short
149 Wotta Knight October 24 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • Although uncredited, this is the last Popeye cartoon on which animator Jim Tyer worked on before leaving to join the Terrytoons studio
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove a Black stereotype and Bluto in blackface.
150 Safari So Good November 7 Tom Johnson
Morey Reden
Isadore Sparber
151 All's Fair at the Fair December 19 Dave Tendlar
Martin Taras
Seymour Kneitel
  • Produced in Cinecolor
  • Dave Tendlar's animation crew got the credit for animation, but this cartoon was actually animated by Tom Johnson's crew.
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner

1948[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
152 Olive Oyl for President January 30 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • Last Popeye cartoon produced in Cinecolor
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Betty Boop for President
  • Little Audrey makes a cameo appearance in a dream sequence. She later appeared in her own cartoon series.
  • Ending music for a.a.p.-distributed Famous Studios Popeye shorts was sourced from this cartoon.
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner
153 Wigwam Whoopee February 27 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Isadore Sparber
  • The first Popeye cartoon produced in Polacolor
  • Original Paramount titles restored and distributed by Turner
  • A special set of titles were used only on this cartoon
154 Pre-Hysterical Man March 26 Dave Tendlar
Morey Reden
Seymour Kneitel
  • Produced in Polacolor
  • Opening titles revised to shorten the "Sailor's Hornpipe" portion of the theme, and add clouds behind the Paramount mountain
155 Popeye Meets Hercules June 18 George Germanetti
Tom Moore
Bill Tytla
  • Produced in Polacolor
  • Original titles were retained in a.a.p. TV syndication print
156 A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing July 30 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Bill Tytla
  • Produced in Polacolor
  • Original titles were retained in a.a.p. TV syndication print
157 Spinach vs. Hamburgers August 27 Al Eugster
Tom Moore
Seymour Kneitel
  • Compilation film, uses clips (with original soundtracks) from The Anvil Chorus Girl, Pop-Pie a La Mode and She-Sick Sailors
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove the clip from Pop-Pie a La Mode
158 Snow Place Like Home September 3 Dave Tendlar
Martin Taras
Seymour Kneitel
  • Produced in Polacolor
159 Robin Hood-Winked November 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • Produced in Polacolor
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner
  • The spoofing of Robin Hood
160 Symphony in Spinach December 31 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
  • Produced in Polacolor
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner

1949[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
161 Popeye's Premiere March 25 Dave Tendlar
John Gentilella
no director credited
  • Compilation film, mostly reused footage from the Fleischer two-reeler Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp with new wrap-around animation
162 Lumberjack and Jill May 27 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Seymour Kneitel
  • Produced in Polacolor
163 Hot Air Aces June 24 Al Eugster
Bill Hudson
Isadore Sparber
  • Last Popeye cartoon produced in Polacolor
164 A Balmy Swami July 22 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Isadore Sparber
165 Tar with a Star August 12 George Germanetti
Steve Muffati
Bill Tytla
166 Silly Hillbilly September 9 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
167 Barking Dogs Don't Fite October 28 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • One of four cartoons where Popeye's sailor outfit is blue
  • A color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Protek the Weakerist
168 The Fly's Last Flight December 23 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Flies Ain't Human

1950[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
169 How Green is My Spinach January 27 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Seymour Kneitel
  • First Popeye cartoon of the 1950s decade
170 Gym Jam March 27 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky
171 Beach Peach May 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
172 Jitterbug Jive June 23 George Germanetti
Harvey Patterson
Bill Tytla
173 Popeye Makes a Movie August 11 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Seymour Kneitel
  • Compilation film, mostly reused footage from the Fleischer two-reeler Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves with new wraparound animation
  • First film appearance of Wimpy since 1940's Onion Pacific
  • One of two Famous cartoons where Popeye appears in his outfit from the first two "Popeye Color Features"
174 Baby Wants Spinach September 29 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Seymour Kneitel
  • First film appearance of Swee'Pea since 1942's Baby Wants a Bottleship. The design for Swee'Pea is different than the Fleischer Studios version.
  • A semi-remake of the Fleischer Studios short Little Swee' Pea
175 Quick on the Vigor October 6 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
176 Riot in Rhythm November 10 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Seymour Kneitel
  • Color remake of Me Musical Nephews
  • One of four cartoons where Popeye's sailor outfit is blue
  • The ending gag is cut from a.a.p. prints due to the involvement of the Paramount logo
177 The Farmer and the Belle December 1 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel

1951[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
178 Vacation with Play January 19 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
179 Thrill of Fair April 20 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
180 Alpine for You May 18 Steve Muffatti
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
  • The ending gag is cut from a.a.p. prints due to the involvement of the Paramount logo
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner
181 Double-Cross-Country Race June 15 Tom Johnson
Bill Hudson
Seymour Kneitel
182 Pilgrim Popeye July 13 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
183 Let's Stalk Spinach October 19 Steve Muffatti
George Germanetti
Seymour Kneitel
  • Alternated rendition of the Popeye theme is utilized; this version would be used for all remaining Popeye theatricals
184 Punch and Judo November 16 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove a black stereotype

1952[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
185 Popeye's Pappy January 25 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
  • Poopdeck Pappy's first film appearance since 1941's Pest Pilot. This is the first of three appearances he would make in the Famous shorts.
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Goonland
  • No longer shown on American television due to Black African native stereotyping
186 Lunch with a Punch March 14 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
187 Swimmer Take All May 16 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
188 Friend or Phony June 30 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
  • Reuses clips from I'll Be Skiing Ya and Tar with a Star
189 Tots of Fun August 15 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
190 Popalong Popeye August 29 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
191 Shuteye Popeye October 3 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
192 Big Bad Sindbad December 12 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mostly reused footage from the Fleischer two-reeler Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor with new wraparound animation and a new soundtrack
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • A restored original print is available on some PD compilations
  • Second of two Famous cartoons where Popeye appears in his outfit from the first two "Popeye Color Features"

1953[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
193 Ancient Fistory January 30 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Seymour Kneitel
  • Poopdeck Pappy's second appearance in a Famous cartoon. This time he appears as Popeye's Fairy Godfather.
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • The spoofing of Cinderella
194 Child Sockology March 27 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
195 Popeye's Mirthday May 22 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
196 Toreadorable June 12 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
197 Baby Wants a Battle July 24 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Seymour Kneitel
  • The final appearance of Poopdeck Pappy in a Famous cartoon. This time, he is a younger version in a flashback sequence
198 Firemen's Brawl August 21 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
  • A color remake of the Fleischer Studios short The Two Alarm Fire
199 Popeye, the Ace of Space October 2 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
William B. Pattengill
Seymour Kneitel
  • Originally made in 3D
  • One of two Paramount cartoons filmed in 3D.
  • This is the only 3D Popeye cartoon, the other Famous Studios animated theatrical short to be made in 3-D was Boo Moon.
  • The ending gag is cut from a.a.p. prints due to the use of the Paramount logo
  • A print with original titles aired on The Popeye Show
  • A fully restored 3D print is in circulation for screening at 3D film events
  • A semi-remake of Rocket to Mars
200 Shaving Muggs October 9 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • A color remake of the Fleischer Studios short A Clean Shaven Man

1954[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
201 Floor Flusher January 1 Tom Golden
Bill Hudson
Isadore Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • Copyright is marked as 1953 on the title card, due to this cartoon being released on New Year's Day in 1954.
202 Popeye's 20th Anniversary April 2 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Isadore Sparber
  • Clips are reused from Rodeo Romeo and Tops in the Big Top
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
203 Taxi-Turvy June 4 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • Some restored versions on public domain DVDs use the original soundtrack.
204 Bride and Gloom July 2 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
  • Color remake of the Fleischer studios short Wimmin is a Myskery
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
205 Greek Mirthology August 13 Tom Golden
George Germanetti
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
206 Fright to the Finish August 27 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
207 Private Eye Popeye November 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
208 Gopher Spinach December 10 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States

1955[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
209 Cookin' with Gags January 14 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Isadore Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • a.a.p. version mistakenly leaves in Famous Studios credit.
210 Nurse to Meet Ya February 11 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Isadore Sparber
  • Last film appearance of Swee'Pea
211 Penny Antics March 11 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • Clips reused from Silly Hillbilly, Wotta Knight and The Fistic Mystic
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Customers Wanted
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove Black stereotypes that originally appeared in the reused footage from Wotta Knight.
212 Beaus Will Be Beaus May 20 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Isadore Sparber
213 Gift of Gag May 27 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
214 Car-azy Drivers July 22 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive
  • The last cartoon produced before the cartoons were sold to a.a.p. for television. All following entries only exist with original titles
215 Mister and Mistletoe September 30 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Isadore Sparber
216 Cops is Tops November 4 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
217 A Job for a Gob December 9 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Seymour Kneitel

1956[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
218 Hill-billing and Cooing January 13 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
  • Latest Popeye short not to be in the public domain. All remaining shorts to the end of the series are in the public domain
  • Possum Pearl had her own cartoon short the following year
219 Popeye for President March 30 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
220 Out to Punch June 8 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • A semi-remake of Punch and Judo
221 Assault and Flattery July 6 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Isadore Sparber
  • Clips reused from The Farmer and the Belle, How Green is My Spinach and A Balmy Swami
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
222 Insect to Injury August 10 Morey Reden
Tom Moore
Dave Tendlar
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • The only Popeye cartoon supervised by Dave Tendlar
  • Features the solo character Popeye
223 Parlez Vous Woo October 12 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Isadore Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
224 I Don't Scare November 16 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
225 A Haul in One December 14 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Isadore Sparber
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Let's Get Movin'
  • In the Public Domain in the United States

1957[edit]

# Film Original release date Credited animators Credited director Notes
226 Nearlyweds February 8 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • Last Popeye cartoon to bear the name "Famous Studios" in the credits before the studio became Paramount Cartoon Studios
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • No longer airs on Boomerang due to low ratings[citation needed]
227 The Crystal Brawl April 5 Al Eugster
William B. Pattengill
Seymour Kneitel
  • Clips reused from Quick on the Vigor and Alpine for You
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
228 Patriotic Popeye May 10 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
  • Final theatrical film appearance of Popeye's nephews
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
229 Spree Lunch June 21 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Seymour Kneitel
  • Final theatrical film appearances of Bluto and Wimpy
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
230 Spooky Swabs August 9 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Isadore Sparber
  • Final theatrical film appearance of Popeye and Olive Oyl
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
  • Some of the ghosts from Casper the Friendly Ghost had appeared in this cartoon.

Official DVD availability[edit]

The black and white Famous cartoons are available on Popeye the Sailor: 1941–1943, Volume 3, a DVD collection released by Warner Home Video on November 4, 2008.[1] Numerous unauthorized compilations of public domain Popeye cartoons are available on DVD and VHS. A set of color cartoons in the Famous Era has been commissioned by Warner Home Video to follow the Popeye The Sailor Man film (2015)[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]