The artwork and dialog are the stars in this (longest-ever) 22-minutes Popeye animated short. This is one of three "longer" Popeye cartoons that were made in color back in the '30s and it's just beautiful to view. It reminded of the beautiful water color look of Bambi. I also loved all the puns and misused words that make Popeye always fun to hear. He and others use the wrong words in here frequently. I'll tell ya: you can;t beat the Technicolor of the '30s and '4- s.
Other, the main story is only so-so, about the battle for the magic lamp with the genie who grants powers. In here, it's the battle between our hero and some evil-looking dude with a Dracula-like cape. Olive Oyl, as always, has to be rescued.
The last five minutes was excellent Popeye having to use at least FOUR cans of spinach to defeat what the bad guy was using the genie to repel him. The genie was good, but you can't beat Popeye's spinach!
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