Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Big Bad Sindbad (1952)
Article 6036 by Dave Sindelar
12-20-2021
Directed by Seymour Kneitel, Willard Bowsky and Dave Fleischer
Featuring the voices of Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer and Mae Questel
Country: USA
What it is: Popeye the Recycler Man

While on a visit to a museum, Popeye tells his nephews about his encounter with Sindbad the sailor.

IMDB calls this the final cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer, but that hides a not-so-secret secret about this cartoon, which is to say that it mostly consists of footage from the 1936 opus, POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR, arguably the best Popeye short. And I suppose if you wanted to catch highlights of that one rather than watching the complete sixteen minute cartoon, you might opt for this one. Still, I really find it rather tedious finding yet another Famous Studios cartoon that cuts corners by recycling earlier and better cartoons. I’ve already covered the earlier cartoon; this version is a unneeded redux.

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