Monday 28 March 2016

Popeye Take

A steady stream of ad-libs from Jack Mercer, skinny Olive flailing her arms and legs in all directions and a wonderful scene where Popeye punches the colouring out of Bluto highlights the 1937 short Fowl Play.

I also like this Popeye take when he realises the pet parrot he gave Olive has escaped. Here are the drawings.

Here’s one of those fear effects some of the New York animators (Carlo Vinci was one) were fond of. Two drawings of Popeye alternate in the take as his hat is animated. One with smooth lines and one with wavy lines.

Dave Tendlar and William Sturm are the credited animators.

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