Talk:Popeye (film)

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Untitled[edit]

Got a copy of this charming film on DVD (reliving childhood) and the DVD release seems to have a few different things compared to my memory.

One that stood out was there now a musical number during Bluto's destruction of the house (I'm Mean) whereas my memory is that Bluto gets angry and wrecks the house (without any song).

Is there any information on songs that were not included in the original release, but seem to have been re-instated for the DVD release?


-- To answer the above unsigned question, the original theatrical release did contain the song (I'm Mean) while Bluto was destroying the house. I believe there is an edited for television version that cuts out "I'm Mean" and also cuts out the song "I Yam What I Yam" from the Horeseracing scene. It's been ages since I have seen this on TV though, so I don't know if the current TV version still has these cuts. Grimesby (talk) 06:39, 9 January 2009 (UTC)


Liking/Not Liking Spinach[edit]

I removed a big chunk of text from the "Production" section about the history of Popeye and spinach, including a detailed description of a Mad Magazine parody of the movie. There were no citations and a few weasel words, plus it doesn't really need that much detail in the "Production" section. If someone wants to add a section on differences between the movie, comic, and cartoon, that would be a better place for it. Thonan (talk) 02:13, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

He's Large[edit]

Somehow "He's Large" got left out of the playlist. Don't know where it goes. http://www.lyrics5.com/videos.html?vid=cRUa_E1CugU . Student7 (talk) 13:40, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

While it would be WP:OR for me to "observe", the scornful/offhand attitude of the supposedly "supportive" woman's chorus is reminiscent of the Pirates of Penzance "Poor Wandering One" (Take any heart, BUT ours!  :). Student7 (talk) 18:38, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Unsourced Material[edit]

I've removed a great deal of unsourced material from this article, which has been tagged since May of 2010. See here. If you can find sourcing, please reinsert! Doniago (talk) 19:52, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Plot[edit]

The plot synopsis reads like a bad third-grade book report. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 139.68.134.1 (talk) 19:34, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Soundtrack NOT available for digital download[edit]

This article mentions twice that the soundtrack is available for digital download. I checked itunes and Amazon mp3 and NEITHER have it for sale...is this outdated information or am I crazy? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.196.219.78 (talk) 23:56, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Requested move 12 March 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Both sides have reasonable arguments, and there isn't enough support for either position to constitute consensus. Closing as no consensus. Monty845 01:13, 4 May 2015 (UTC)


Popeye (1980 film)Popeye (film) – There is no other article on a Popeye film and Popeye (film) redirects to Popeye (1980 film). —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:12, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose the 1930s film is also a film, albeit short. In ictu oculi (talk) 09:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. The other article is at Popeye the Sailor (film), so hatnotes/distinguish tags should be used. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:51, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. The other film has a different title. kennethaw88talk 03:24, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The title helps to disambiguate this film from Popeye (2016 film). Fortdj33 (talk) 20:19, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, Lugnuts, and kennethaw88. A hatnote will suffice for the 1930s film with a different name, and the 2016 film appears to be such a speculative idea that we won't be having an article on it for a while per WP:CRYSTALBALL. If that situation changes, this article can be moved back to 1980 film again.  — Amakuru (talk) 23:14, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose and instead fix the redirect from Popeye (film) to point somewhere more helpful... maybe Popeye (disambiguation) but that DAB would then need some work itself, which is a good idea anyway. Andrewa (talk) 16:46, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
    @Andrewa: you've opposed the move, but you haven't given a reason. There is no other film called "Popeye", so your suggested re-targeting of the redirect is not necessary. A simple hatnote to the film with a different name will do. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 10:16, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
    I think this is splitting hairs frankly. An implied reason is that the case has not been on balance established above, remembering that the onus of proof is on those supporting. Also implied is that the current setup is unhelpful to the reader, that's what somewhere more helpful means. Disagree that the retargeting is not necessary. As well as the existing film and the projected one, there's Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, which at 49 minutes is certain to be one thing that people are looking for when they search for Popeye (film) (however they search). Others will be surprised (as I was) that the current project is only the second Popeye film. The redirect should take them to a list of the three possibilities at least. Not quite sure how to best achieve this. Andrewa (talk) 18:55, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Andrewa -- 65.94.43.89 (talk) 23:54, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. No other films called "Popeye"; the differently-titled 30s short can be handled with a hatnote more easily than just sending all readers to the dab page. The 2016 film is still a matter of WP:CRYSTALBALL.--Cúchullain t/c 16:17, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as the only thing called Popeye that is a film Red Slash 03:44, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Use a hatnote to direct readers to Popeye the Sailor (film) per WP:TWODABS. Remember, Popeye (film) already directs here. —  AjaxSmack  03:42, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. In my mind, Popeye the Sailor (animated cartoons) is primary topic for "Popeye (on) film". "The Sailor" is just a subtitle, and we often omit subtitles if they aren't required for disambiguation. The year is helpful disambiguation. Wbm1058 (talk) 01:00, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

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Robert Altman quote on “Popeye” as a flop?[edit]

I can remember the essence of a quote from Altman responding to the question of “Popeye” having been a flop, which was along the lines, “If that is the case, then I wish that all my movies could have been as big flops as “Popeye”…!”, on the basis that at the box-office it was in fact one of his bigger “hits”, and financially it had been better for him than some critical favourites. Does anyone know of a source for this, or another quote which expresses the same sentiment, as I think it would make an interesting balance to the impression that this was some sort of low-point in Altman’s career, for which he might have been embarrassed. Jock123 (talk) 23:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Requested move 15 April 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. (non-admin closure) GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 21:45, 22 April 2017 (UTC)


Popeye (1980 film)Popeye (film) – There is no other article with the title Popeye film, therefore, disambiguation appears to be unnecessary. Tanbircdq (talk) 16:01, 15 April 2017 (UTC)


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Mixed reviews[edit]

I recall this film receiving mixed reviews, or very negative reviews. However after checking the sources as of 2017 Metacritic gives the film a score that counts as "generally favorable reviews" on their scale (based on 14 reviews. The article previously included a lower score (but there was not even a proper inline reference to Metacritic, let alone an archived version of the page) based on only 7 reviews. The article reflects the information available from the sources.

I mention this discrepancy to warn readers and so that editors are aware that the article may need work to indicate that the film has over time received more favorable reviews. This is a known problem with review aggregators being skewed by later review scores such as when films are rereleased on DVD or bluray but that don't accurately reflect that the film didn't do very well at the time it was first released. -- 109.77.213.69 (talk) 12:27, 10 September 2017 (UTC)