Monday, February 14, 2011
Title: Seein' Red, White 'n' Blue
Running time (of viewed version): 6:50
Commercial DVD Availability: Popeye v3
Synopsis: As it turns out, Bluto and Popeye are actual friends, as they will help each other personally in war time...
Comments: Abnormally high level of foot humor in the opening. Bluto delivers a fey "nosey". Bluto's voice track seems terribly recorded (it might be all the audio. Then there's the way he doesn't sound like Bluto at all. Devil also has the fey voice. Weird inexplicable things like the angel. And the Japanese orphan spies (I guess we're going to need to put all those American kids in camps). Weirdly limited and ugly animation. Weird fog horn sound coming from Hitler (Mark Kausler's commentary says it's the Life Buoy soap ad). Weird barbershop singing of Bluto's name at the end by the Japanese spies. The horse's human foot has a nipple on the back of it (Mark K say's it's a riff on the Jell-O tag, which I should have noticed on my own). How did Popeye get to be on the draft board? Anyone know who Ed Fay was?