Monday, March 14, 2011
Title: Too Weak To Work
Running time (of viewed version): 7:00
Commercial DVD Availability: Popeye v3d2
Synopsis: Bluto hungers for medical leave and gets a section 8, until Popeye puts on a dress and nurses him out of the hospital, in the bad way.
Comments: Pie eyed Popeye at the beginning; switches to not pie eyed but no white of the eye, to a white of the eye with no pie pupil. Minimal hazy skyline background early on. Bluto kinda sounds like Sniffles all growed up. There's a pleasant smoothness to the battleship as a background. Self referential having an ambulance go to the screen in a movie theater. But they show the theater, which pulls you (aka me) out of it a bit. Still ugly, but not as ugly as Spinach Fer Britain (and not so un-inbetweened). Popeye in drag, and cut like Veronica Lake. Slow shrink take on Bluto here; all hail Carbunkle Animation. A very different feel to this cartoon, but more Fleischer like in its own way than the last entry. Bluto looks especially weird at the end (in what Bob Jaques identifies in the commentary as Jim Tyer's section).