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Never Kick a Woman...a good example of Fleischer Studio's animation art

Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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It is noteworthy as it was the first Popeye cartoon where Popeye doesn't eat his spinach. I wonder what Mae West thought about her guest appearance?

Internet Archive Search: Clips From Popeye Never Kick A Woman 1936

Max Fleischer made Betty Boop prior to Popeye. Popeye appeared in a Betty Boop cartoon and due to his popularity evolved into his own series. It was said 90 million people a week out of the then population of 120 million people in America went to a movie at least once a week. Cartoons were shown at movie theaters prior to the main feature. The cartoons were intended for everyone, so were not kiddy oriented. Back then, other than live entertainment, all you had was radio, Victrola and movies for entertainment. So movies were a big deal.

The voice of Olive Oyl as well as Betty Boop was Mae Questel. She was also Aunt Bethany in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)


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Standing Wolf, from another forum where I posted this thread added this reply... 

Popeye did appear in a Betty Boop cartoon in 1933, and that WAS his first animated film debut, but he'd been the star of the funny papers' 'Thimble Theatre' since 1929.

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