I Eats My Spinach (1933)

Release Date - Nov 17, 1933 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 7 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Popeye escorts Olive Oyl to a rodeo, where most of the spectators are anthropomorphic animals (a holdover from Fleischer's "Betty Boop" series). Jealous of Olive's fascination with rodeo star Bluto, Popeye enters the arena himself, excelling in trick riding and bull-throwing. An angry Bluto tries to punch out Popeye, but he's soon laid low when our hero pulls out his trusty can of spinach. But there's still an enraged bull (with steam coming out of his horns) to deal with--and without giving away the ending, we can note that Popeye winds up running a butcher shop (with at least one side of kosher beef). Incidental music includes the familiar "Paramount on Parade March". This cartoon was later excerpted in the 1935 "cheater" Adventures of Popeye.