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 Co., 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 Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
109 You're a Sap, Mr. Jap August 7 Jim Tyer
George Germanetti
TBA Jim Tyer
Carl Meyer
Dan Gordon
  • First cartoon by Famous Studios.
  • Does not have the "Famous Studios" branding in the opening segment.
  • 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.
  • First cartoon directed by Dan Gordon.
110 Alona on the Sarong Seas September 4 Dave Tendlar
Abner Kneitel
TBA Jack Ward
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
  • Does not have the "Famous Studios" branding in the opening segment.
  • The last version of the opening credits sequence from the last Fleischer Studios shorts is used, minus the "A Max Fleischer Cartoon" credit.
  • First cartoon directed by I. Sparber.
111 A Hull of a Mess October 16 Al Eugster
Joe Oriolo
TBA Jack Ward
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
  • First appearance of the "Famous Studios" branding in the opening segment.
  • First appearance of the opening segment with Popeye's face getting out of a porthole. The animation in this segment was the basis for the "spinning star" opening credits, lasting from Her Honor The Mare until the final cartoon in 1957, Spooky Swabs.
112 Scrap the Japs November 20 Tom Johnson
Ben Solomon
TBA Carl Meyer Seymour Kneitel
  • No longer shown on American television due to World War II ethnic stereotyping of Japanese people.
  • First cartoon directed by Seymour Kneitel.
113 Me Musical Nephews December 25 Tom Johnson
George Germanetti
TBA Jack Ward
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
  • In the public domain in the United States.

1943[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
114 Spinach Fer Britain January 22 Jim Tyer
Abner Kneitel
TBA Carl Meyer I. Sparber
  • Does not air on American TV outside of any scheduled airings on The Popeye Show due to World War II content involving Nazis.
  • First cartoon where Popeye sings his full theme song when he appears since Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936).
  • Final cartoon with anchor designed ending.
115 Seein' Red, White 'N' Blue February 19 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
TBA Joe Stultz 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.
116 Too Weak to Work March 19 Jim Tyer
Abner Kneitel
TBA Joe Stultz I. Sparber
117 A Jolly Good Furlough April 23 Joe Oriolo
John Walworth
TBA Joseph Stultz Dan Gordon
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove anti-Japanese dialogue spoken by Popeye's nephews.
118 Ration Fer the Duration May 28 Dave Tendlar
Tom Golden
TBA Jack Mercer
Jack Ward
Seymour Kneitel
  • A parody of Jack and the Beanstalk
119 The Hungry Goat June 25 Joe Oriolo
John Walworth
TBA Carl Meyer 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.
  • Breaks the fourth wall.
120 Happy Birthdaze July 16 Graham Place
Abner Kneitel
TBA Carl Meyer 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 Nicholas Tafuri
Tom Golden
TBA Joe Stultz I. Sparber
122 Cartoons Ain't Human September 3 Orestes Calpini
Otto Feuer
TBA Jack Mercer
Jack Ward
Seymour Kneitel
  • Final black and white cartoon in the Popeye series.
123 Her Honor the Mare November 26 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
TBA Jack Mercer
Jack Ward
I. 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.
124 The Marry-Go-Round December 31 Graham Place
Abner Kneitel
TBA Joe Stultz 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.
  • The last Popeye cartoon to use the Western Electric "Noiseless Recording" sound system.

1944[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
125 We're on Our Way to Rio April 21 James Tyer
Ben Solomon
TBA Jack Mercer
Jack Ward
I. Sparber
  • First of two cartoons to use special opening credits and introductory music.
  • The first Popeye cartoon to use the RCA Photophone sound system.
  • 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.
  • Final appearance of William Pennell as the voice of Bluto.
126 The Anvil Chorus Girl May 26 Dave Tendlar
Morey Reden
TBA Bill Turner
Jack Ward
I. 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
Joe Oriolo
TBA Bill Turner I. Sparber
Dave Fleischer (uncredited, archival)
128 Puppet Love August 11 Jim Tyer
William Henning
TBA Joe Stultz Seymour Kneitel
129 Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo September 1 Nick Tafuri
Tom Golden
TBA Bill Turner
Jack Ward
I. Sparber
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show.
130 Moving Aweigh September 22 Jim Tyer
Ben Solomon
TBA Carl Meyer TBA
  • Final film appearance of Shorty.
  • A restored version aired on The Popeye Show.
  • Final cartoon directed by Dan Gordon.
131 She-Sick Sailors December 8 Tom Johnson
Ben Solomon
TBA Bill Turner
Otto Messmer
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 Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
132 Pop-Pie a la Mode January 26 Joe Oriolo
Morey Reden
TBA Dave Tendlar I. 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
Robert Little Joe Stultz
Carl Meyer
I. 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 James Tyer
Ben Solomon
TBA Jack Ward
Irving Dressler
I. Sparber
  • The only time that Mae Questel provides Popeye's voice.
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner.
135 For Better or Nurse June 8 Dave Tendlar
John Gentilella
TBA Joe Stultz
Irving Dressler
I. Sparber
  • Probably the first Popeye short to have a separate opening title card for the "A Famous Studios Production" credit.
  • First time that Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye.
  • A color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Hospitaliky.
136 Mess Production August 24 Graham Place
Lou Zukor
TBA Bill Turner
Otto Messmer
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 Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
137 House Tricks? March 15 Graham Place
Martin Taras
TBA Jack Ward
Carl Meyer
Seymour Kneitel
  • Color remake of the Max Fleischer short The House Builder-Upper.
138 Service with a Guile April 19 James Tyer
Ben Solomon
TBA Jack Ward
Carl Meyer
Bill Tytla
  • Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye.
139 Klondike Casanova May 31 Dave Tendlar
John Gentilella
TBA I. Klein
George Hill
I. Sparber
  • One of four cartoons where Popeye's sailor outfit is blue.
  • Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye.
140 Peep in the Deep June 7 Jim Tyer
William Henning
TBA Bill Turner
Otto Messmer
Seymour Kneitel
  • The first Popeye cartoon produced in Cinecolor.
  • Original titles were retained in a.a.p. TV syndication print.
  • Last time that Jackson Beck voices Popeye.
141 Rocket to Mars August 9 Jim Tyer
John Gentillela
Anton Loeb Bill Turner
Otto Messmer
Bill Tytla
  • 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. However, syndicated TV airings on Boomerang have an editing error on the opening titles.
  • Early appearance of the newly designed Olive Oyl.
142 Rodeo Romeo August 16 Dave Tendlar
Martin Taras
Shane Miller I. Klein
Joe Stultz
I. Sparber
  • Harry Foster Welch voices Popeye.
143 The Fistic Mystic November 29 Graham Place
Nick Tafuri
Shane Miller I. Klein
Jack Ward
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 John Gentilella
George Germanetti
Robert Connavale Woody Gelman
Larry Riley
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 Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
145 Abusement Park April 25 Dave Tendlar
Tom Golden
Anton Loeb Joe Stultz
Carl Meyer
I. Sparber
  • 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
Robert Connavale Bill Turner
Larry Riley
I. 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
Robert Connavale I. Klein
Jack Ward
Seymour Kneitel
  • All television prints in circulation likely edited out the scene where Popeye transitions from being in drag into having a sailor suit, presumably due to nudity. It currently remains unknown what happened in this scene.
  • The French Pirate Captain was named after Pierre le Grand.
148 The Royal Four-Flusher September 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Tom Ford Joe Stultz
Carl Meyer
Seymour Kneitel
  • Although uncredited, Jim Tyer worked on this short.
149 Wotta Knight October 24 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Anton Loeb I. Klein
Carl Meyer
I. 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
Anton Loeb Larz Bourne I. Sparber
151 All's Fair at the Fair December 19 Dave Tendlar
Martin Taras
Robert Connavale I. Klein
Jack Ward
Seymour Kneitel
  • 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 Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
152 Olive Oyl for President January 30 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Tom Ford Joe Stultz
Larry Riley
I. 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. This is the second appearance she has been in a Famous Studios cartoon, the first being the Noveltoon Santa's Surprise. She later appeared in more Noveltoons, billed as her own cartoon series.
  • The ending music for most 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
Robert Connavale I. Klein
Jack Mercer
I. 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
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
  • 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
Robert Connavale I. Klein Bill Tytla
  • Original titles were retained in a.a.p. TV syndication print.
156 A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing July 30 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Tom Ford Larry Riley
I. Klein
Bill Tytla
  • Original titles were retained in a.a.p. TV syndication print.
157 Spinach vs Hamburgers August 27 Al Eugster
Tom Moore
Tom Ford Bill Turner
Larz Bourne
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
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
159 Robin Hood-Winked November 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Little Larz Bourne
Tom Golden
Seymour Kneitel
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner.
  • The spoofing of Robin Hood.
160 Symphony in Spinach December 31 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Robert Connavale Bill Turner
Larry Riley
Seymour Kneitel
  • Original Paramount version restored and distributed by Turner.

1949[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
161 Popeye's Premiere March 25 Dave Tendlar
John Gentilella
TBA Bill Turner
I. Klein
TBA
Dave Fleischer (uncredited, archival)
  • Compilation film, mostly reused footage from the Fleischer two-reeler Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp with new wrap-around animation and a new soundtrack.
162 Lumberjack and Jill May 27 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Tom Ford Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
163 Hot Air Aces June 24 Al Eugster
Bill Hudson
Robert Connavale I. Klein I. Sparber
  • Last Popeye cartoon produced in Polacolor.
164 A Balmy Swami July 22 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
  • First Popeye cartoon to be produced in Technicolor since Klondike Casanova.
  • A color remake of the Fleischer short The "Hyp-Nut-Tist".
165 Tar with a Star August 12 George Germanetti
Steve Muffatti
TBA Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Bill Tytla
166 Silly Hillbilly September 9 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Little I. Klein I. Sparber
167 Barking Dogs Don't Fite October 28 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Tom Ford Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. 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
Tom Ford Larz Bourne Seymour Kneitel
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Flies Ain't Human.

1950[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
169 How Green Is My Spinach January 27 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Lloyd Hallock, Jr. I. Klein Seymour Kneitel
  • First Popeye cartoon of the 1950s decade.
170 Gym Jam March 27 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
  • Color remake of the Fleischer Studios short Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky.
171 Beach Peach May 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Tom Ford Larz Bourne
Larry Riley
Seymour Kneitel
172 Jitterbug Jive June 23 George Germanetti
Harvey Patterson
Lloyd Hallock, Jr. Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Bill Tytla
173 Popeye Makes a Movie August 11 Tom Johnson
George Rufle
Robert Little I. Klein Seymour Kneitel
Dave Fleischer (uncredited, archival)
  • Compilation film, mostly reused footage from the Fleischer two-reeler Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves with new wraparound animation and dubbing voices.
  • 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
Wm. B. Pattengill
Robert Owen Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
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 color remake of the Fleischer Studios short With Little Swee'Pea.
175 Quick on the Vigor October 6 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Robert Owen Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
176 Riot in Rhythm November 10 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Tom Ford Seymour Kneitel 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
Robert Little Joe Stultz Seymour Kneitel

1951[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
178 Vacation with Play January 19 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Tom Ford Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
179 Thrill of Fair April 20 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Tom Ford Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
180 Alpine for You May 18 Steve Muffatti
George Germanetti
Robert Connavale Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. 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
Anton Loeb Larz Bourne Seymour Kneitel
182 Pilgrim Popeye July 13 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber Timothy Turkey makes his guest appearance.
183 Let's Stalk Spinach October 19 Steve Muffatti
George Germanetti
Anton Loeb I. Klein 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
Robert Connavale Irving Spector I. Sparber
  • Some TV versions are edited to remove a Black stereotype.

1952[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
185 Popeye's Pappy January 25 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Little Larz Bourne I. 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
Tom Ford Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
187 Swimmer Take All May 16 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Robert Little Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
188 Friend or Phony June 20 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Robert Owen Irving Spector I. Sparber
  • Reused footage from I'll Be Skiing Ya and Tar with a Star.
189 Tots of Fun August 15 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Owen Larz Bourne Seymour Kneitel
190 Popalong Popeye August 29 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
John Zago Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
191 Shuteye Popeye October 3 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Robert Connavale Irving Spector I. Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States
192 Big Bad Sindbad December 12 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Robert Connavale I. Klein Seymour Kneitel
Dave Fleischer (uncredited, archival)
  • 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".
  • Final cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer.

1953[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
193 Ancient Fistory January 30 Al Eugster
Wm. B. Pattengill
Robert Connavale Irving Spector 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.
  • Spoof of the fairy tale Cinderella.
194 Child Sockology March 27 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Little Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. Sparber
195 Popeye's Mirthday May 22 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Connavale Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
196 Toreadorable June 12 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
Seymour Kneitel
197 Baby Wants a Battle July 24 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Robert Connavale Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
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
Robert Connavale Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. 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
Wm. B. Pattengill
Robert Little
Anton Loeb
Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
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
Anton Loeb Larz Bourne Seymour Kneitel
  • A color remake of the Fleischer Studios short A Clean Shaven Man.
  • 200th Popeye cartoon.

1954[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
201 Floor Flusher January 1 Tom Golden
Bill Hudson
Robert Owen Carl Meyer
Jack Mercer
I. 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
Joseph Dommerque I. Klein I. Sparber
  • Clips are reused from Tops in the Big Top and Rodeo Romeo.
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
203 Taxi-Turvy June 4 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Owen Irving Spector 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
Robert Connavale Larz Bourne I. 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
Anton Loeb I. Klein Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
206 Fright to the Finish August 27 Al Eugster
Wm. B. Pattengill
Robert Connavale Jack Mercer Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
207 Private Eye Popeye November 12 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Anton Loeb I. Klein Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
208 Gopher Spinach December 10 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Robert Connavale Carl Meyer Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
  • The Paramount mountain was completely redrawn for this cartoon. Along with other Famous Studios cartoons after Herman and Katnip's Rail-Rodents, the new logo remains permanent for all remaining shorts to the end of the series.

1955[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
209 Cookin' with Gags January 14 Tom Johnson
William Henning
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer I. Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
  • a.a.p. print mistakenly leaves in Famous Studios credit with the Paramount logo in the background.
210 Nurse to Meet Ya February 11 Al Eugster
Wm. B. Pattengill
Robert Connavale Jack Mercer I. Sparber
  • Last film appearance of Swee'Pea
211 Penny Antics March 11 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Connavale I. Klein 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
Robert Little I. Klein I. Sparber
213 Gift of Gag May 27 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Connavale I. Klein Seymour Kneitel
214 Car-azy Drivers July 22 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Anton Loeb Larz Bourne 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
Wm. B. Pattengill
Joseph Dommerque Jack Mercer I. Sparber
216 Cops Is Tops November 4 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Anton Loeb Carl Meyer I. Sparber
217 A Job for a Gob December 9 Al Eugster
George Germanetti
Robert Connavale Larz Bourne Seymour Kneitel

1956[edit]

# Film Original release date Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
218 Hill-billing and Cooing January 13 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
Robert Connavale Jack Mercer 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
Robert Connavale Jack Mercer Seymour Kneitel
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
220 Out to Punch June 8 Tom Johnson
John Gentilella
John Zago Carl Meyer 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
Wm. B. Pattengill
Joseph Dommerque I. Klein I. 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
Thomas Moore
Anton Loeb I. Klein 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
Wm. B. Pattengill
Anton Loeb I. Klein I. Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
224 I Don't Scare November 16 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Owen Jack Mercer I. Sparber
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
225 A Haul in One December 14 Al Eugster
Wm. B. Pattengill
Robert Owen Larz Bourne I. 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 Animated by Scenics by Story by Directed by Notes
226 Nearlyweds February 8 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
John Zago I. Klein 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
Wm. B. Pattengill
Joe Dommerque Carl Meyer Seymour Kneitel
  • Clips reused from Alpine for You and Quick on the Vigor.
  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
228 Patriotic Popeye May 10 Tom Johnson
Frank Endres
Robert Owen Carl Meyer I. 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
Joe Dommerque Jack Mercer 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
John Zago Larz Bourne I. 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.
  • Semi-remake of Shiver Me Timbers!.
  • Final cartoon directed by I. Sparber.

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.

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