Popeye the Sailor: When Popeye Ruled the World

DVD Release: August 20, 2002
Popeye the Sailor: When Popeye Ruled the World


Here are ten colorful cartoons that put everybody’s favorite sailor-man through his paces, during everything from April Fool’s Day to an election.

Dove Review

Yuk, yuk, yuk! Who wouldn’t love “Popeye the Sailorman?” He smokes his pipe, chuckles, eats his spinach, and then takes care of the day with his super-human strength. In this animated set, Popeye has adventures in following ten cartoons: “Gopher Spinach,” “Insect to Injury,” “Cookin’ with Gags,” “Private Eye Popeye,” “Popeye for President,” “Out to Punch,” “Shuteye Popeye,” “A Haul in One,” “Taxi-Turvy,” and finally “Bride and Gloom.”

Popeye’s nemesis, Bluto, always gives him a run for his money, but the moment Popeye downs his can of spinach, the viewer knows that Bluto is in trouble. Both Popeye and Bluto compete for the affections of Olive Oyl, but she seems to be partial to Popeye. The various sequences in this wonderful animated set includes Popeye and a gopher fighting over his spinach and then becoming friends, with the gopher even making holes in the ground for Popeye to plant new spinach. He also deals with a mouse in his home that is quite upset with Popeye due to his loud snoring. And the final episode has Popeye engaged to Olive Oyl. But when she dreams they get married and have twins, the mischievous twins wreak havoc and, after Olive wakes up, she postpones the wedding. Popeye will have to wait a bit longer.

The episodes contain cartoon violence, with Popeye and Bluto belting one another and sometimes over fences and into the lake! Only the very young might have issues with it as it is clearly a cartoon fantasy. So although recommended for all ages, we want to note that this is not for very small children. Enjoy this DVD set and have a Popeye marathon. Make sure and bring your spinach!

Content Description

Sex: Popeye kisses Olive and floats on the street.
Language: "No good runt!"-1; Sucker-1; Stupid-1.
Violence: Cartoon violence including Popeye belting characters into the sky and over fences and Bluto doing the same; violence like a gopher rigging a lawnmower to start, which runs over nails and the nails pin Popeye to a wall by his clothes; Popeye chases gopher with a shot gun; bull charges Popeye and breaks through the door of a house; gas is accidentally placed on a fire causing an explosion; an exploding hot dog and other such gags; Bluto tricks Popeye and he ends up with cement blocks on his feet, Bluto punches him in ring but Popeye gets free and punches Bluto and sends him flying into the sky until he lands in the hospital.
Drugs: Popeye smokes a pipe in the cartoons and Bluto has an unlit cigar in his mouth a lot.
Nudity: Shirtless Bluto and Popeye.
Other: None


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 63 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter