The Golden Age of Animation Part 2: 1940-1949

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1. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,600

STONE AGE (FLEISCHER STUDIOS)

7. Granite Hotel (1940)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

At Granite Hotel, the stone-age operator insists nothing ever happens, oblivious to the antics of the cave-guests and even the dinosaur-riding fire department.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 36

9. The Ugly Dino (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 16

10. Wedding Belts (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

To prepare for married life, the stone age bride and groom first go through some premarital education, which seems more like two training camps for a heavyweight bout. The gal learns some ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 12

14. Shakespearian Spinach (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye has replaced Bluto in the Spinach Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet (Olive, of course), much to Bluto's surprise and dismay. Bluto does what he can to sabotage the production,... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Roland Crandall | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 124

POPEYE THE SAILOR (FLEISCHER STUDIOS)

15. Females Is Fickle (1940)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Olve brings her new goldfish onto Popeye's ship, but the fish jumps out of its bowl and into the sea. Olive convinces Popeye to go after it, but the fish wants to play and manages to avoid ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 98

16. Stealin Aint Honest (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive has a secret treasure map, but while she's showing it to Popeye, Bluto photographs it and gets there first.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 106

17. Me Feelins Is Hurt (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive writes a letter to Popeye: she's through with sailors; it's cowboys for her. Popeye immediately sails off to the West, where he finds, who else, Bluto as the head of the ranch where ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 107

18. Onion Pacific (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 100

19. Wimmin Is a Myskery (1940)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Popeye tells Olive Oyl that he will propose to her the next morning, she has a dream that their four boys will run roughshod over their house.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 107

20. Nurse-Mates (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

The boys show up simultaneously to take Olive to the movies. She needs to visit the hairdresser first, and tells the boys to take care of Swee'Pea: bath, dress him, and nap. Of course, with... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 116

21. Fightin Pals (1940)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Popeye travels alone through Darkest Africa to find his fist-fightin' pal, Bluto.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer

Votes: 95

22. Doing Impossikible Stunts (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mystery Pictures is looking for a stunt man. Swee'pea tags along with Popeye, but he sends the tot home. Popeye shows clips of his stunts to the director, who is impressed; when he goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 90

23. Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive (1940)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye has a new car; Olive wants a driving lesson. Things don't go well.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 84

24. Puttin on the Act (1940)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Olive rushes over to show Popeye the headline: Vaudeville is coming back. They agree to rehearse their old act. After a brief song-and-dance intro, the act begins: Popeye demonstrating his ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 69

25. Popeye Meets William Tell (1940)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

William fires an arrow, barely missing Popeye; then tells Popeye that he has just lost his son in an unfortunate arrow incident (the picture of his son is Groucho Marx). Tell then defies ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 102

26. My Pop, My Pop (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye's 99-year-old father won't admit he's too old to help Popeye build a ship. Popeye tells him to build one side while he builds the other; Pappy's side is a mess. He falls asleep ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 73

27. Poopdeck Pappy (1940)

TV-G | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye's pappy, age 99, wants to go out at night; Popeye wants him to sleep. Popeye tries leg irons, but Pappy manages to put them on Popeye and sneak out to a sleazy bar. Pappy dances with... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, William Nolan | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 173

28. Popeye Presents Eugene, the Jeep (1940)

6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Olive sends Popeye a puppy, Eugene the Jeep, for his birthday, but despite Popeye's best efforts to make it sleep outside, it keeps finding its way back into the house. A rare spinach-free Popeye.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Grim Natwick | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer

Votes: 98

29. Problem Pappy (1941)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye's Pappy takes a flagpole sitting job atop a tall building without telling Popeye. Popeye goes to rescue him, but he doesn't want to go until an electrical storm hits.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 74

POPEYE THE SAILOR (FLEISCHER STUDIOS)

30. Quiet! Pleeze (1941)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Poopdeck Pappy has a hangover (though he won't admit to Popeye that's the problem). He asks Popeye to help him by keeping the noise down. Among the disturbances he deals with: a crying baby... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 91

31. Olive's $weep$take Ticket (1941)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive gets a phone call that she has won first prize in a sweepstakes, but she can't find her ticket. She finds it, only to have it blow out the window into a woman's belt, into the sea, a ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 70

32. Flies Ain't Human (1941)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Popeye is trying to take a nap, but he's plagued by house flies that keep landing on him. He gets rid of most of them, but one in particular seems bent on making Popeye's life miserable, ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 69

33. Popeye Meets Rip Van Winkle (1941)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Rip Van Winkle is being thrown out for nonpayment of rent (for 20 years). Popeye happens by and carts the sleeper home, but he soon discovers that Rip has a sleep-walking problem that gets ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 78

34. Olive's Boithday Presink (1941)

6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Popeye wants to get Olive a fur coat, but after a run-in with dishonest furrier Geezil, decides the best way is to go hunting for a bear himself.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 62

35. Child Psykolojiky (1941)

Passed | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy are trying to play poker, but Swee'Pea's crying keeps interrupting them. Pappy wants to smack the tot, but Popeye persuades him to try psychology instead. Popeye ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, William Nolan | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 70

36. Pest Pilot (1941)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye runs a small airport. Pappy comes along and wants to be a pilot, but Popeye tells him he's too old. Pappy, dejected, leaves, but manages to start one of the planes parked outside. He... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 72

37. I'll Never Crow Again (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive's garden is being raided by some very persistent crows; she calls Popeye for help, and it takes him the rest of the cartoon to hit on the solution.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 58

38. King for a Day (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short