GHOSKS IS THE BUNK (1939)
Article 3638 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-16-2011
Posting Date: 7-31-2011
Directed by Dave Fleischer and William Henning
Featuring the voices of Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer
What it is: Popeye cartoon
After a night of ghost stories, Bluto decides to play a prank on Popeye by luring him into an abandoned hotel and making it seem as if the place is haunted.
It’s time for another Popeye cartoon, and this one takes us back to thirties when the Fleischers were in charge of the series. There’s none of the three-dimensional backgrounds, but there’s still some fun chatter, and most of the best jokes require careful listening. It is, however, a pretty minor and perfunctory cartoon overall; there’s not really a lot of strong gags. Though the ghosts are faked, there’s at least one major fantastic element involving invisible paint.