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Little Swee'pea (1936)

Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.

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Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl / Swee' Pea (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie Gus Wickie ... Crocodile - Elephant - Hippo (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popeye the Sailor with Little Swee' Pea See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Popeye: I've comes to take ya to the zoo to see the aminals.
Olive Oyl: I'm too busy, Popeye.
Popeye: [Under his breath] Oh, your loss.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remade as Thrill of Fair (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Brotherly Love
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Timberg
Played at the beginning when Popeye is walking down the street
Played on the way to the zoo and often throughout
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Superb Fleischer debut for Swee'Pea
4 August 2010 | by petersgrgmSee all my reviews

I remember Little See'pea as the debut cartoon for the Segar-created baby Swee'Pea. (Sock-a-Bye Baby was not Swee'pea's debut, though I at first thought that the babe whom Popeye was baby-sitting WAS Swee'pea.) This cartoon showed what Swee'Pea was like; when Popeye took him to the zoo (because Olive Oyl was too busy with housecleaning to go with Popeye), Swee'Pea crawled in and out of mischief, with Popeye in pursuit. With the aid of spinach, he spanked the hippo and threw him into the ground, then twirled a leopard, which lost its spots. The punching of the crocodile into suitcases, seen in several other Popeyes, was absent. At the end, Popeye gave Swee'pea a toy monkey, which led him to SQUALL! Olive Oyl thought that Popeye had FRIGHTENED Swee'pea, hit him with her broom. The REAL nitty-gritty was that Swee'Pea was squalling because he did not have his way. This was seen in later Popeyes featuring Swee'Pea, like Baby Wants a Bottleship and Thrill of Fair. All in all, a fine cartoon debut for Swee'Pea.


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