Monday, 5 April 2021


An octopus becomes a weapon as Popeye and Bluto fight over an immobile treasure chest under water in Dizzy Divers (1935).

In maybe the most imaginative gag in the cartoon, which takes half a reel just to get to the treasure, Popeye punches the octopus (while muttering “puss” a lot) into a pinwheel, which rolls and picks up Bluto before crashing into a sunken a ship.

The octopus collapses in a heap and ends its acting career.

Willard Bowsky and Harold Walker are the credited animators in this ho-hum effort. Wimpy is wasted with very little to do. There are few real off-the-wall gags you expect from the Fleischers and there is reused punching animation.

1 comment:

  1. Hans Christian Brando9 April 2021 at 17:30

    Doesn't it look like the defeated octopus is slumped in a corner in the last frame? You don't think of oceans as having corners, do you?