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Popeye the Sailor -- Organ Grinder's Swing # 44 February 19, 1937

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Popeye the Sailor -- Fleisher Studios This is a list of the 109 cartoons starring Popeye the Sailor, produced from 1933 to 1942 by Fleischer Studios for Paramount Pictures. During the course of production in 1941, Paramount assumed control of the Fleischer studio, removing founders Max and Dave Fleischer from control of the studio and renaming the organization Famous Studios by 1942. Popeye cartoons continued production under Famous Studios following 1942's Baby Wants a Bottleship. Popeye the Sailor series All cartoons are one-reel (6 to 10 minutes) and in black and white, except for the three Popeye Color Specials (Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor from 1936, Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves from 1937, and Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp from 1939), which are two-reels (20 minutes) long and in Technicolor. Dave Fleischer was the credited director on every cartoon produced by Fleischer Studios. Fleischer's actual duties were those of a film producer and creative supervisor, with the head animators doing much of the work assigned to animation directors in other studios. The head animator is the first animator listed. Credited animators are therefore listed for each short. Popeye the Sailor -- Organ Grinder's Swing # 44 February 19, 1937 Wimpy has become an organ grinder (so that he can mooch free hamburgers) with a monkey assistant in Popeye and Olive Oyl's back yard. Popeye and Olive love the music, and they swing to it at their apartment windows. Wimpy sends the monkey up to their windows. Olive gives the monkey a coin, but Popeye responds with a stack of hamburgers, which he slides down to the hungry Wimpy on a clothesline. Wimpy has no trouble gulping them as fast as they come at him! Bluto, another resident of the courtyard, hates the music and wants Wimpy to shut down. He gets into an argument with Wimpy, whom Popeye defends. Bluto jumps up and down on the organ, wrecking it, and gets into a big battle with Popeye, knocking him out. Popeye gets a helpful hand from the monkey at this critical moment. The monkey gets Popeye to eat his spinach, and Popeye renews the battle with Bluto, this time knocking him into an old player piano. The film ends as Popeye turns Bluto into a gigantic grind organ, grinding him through the old piano, producing music. The original black and white cartoon has been colourised.