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Penny Antics (1955)

A virtual remake of Customers Wanted (1939), with Popeye and Bluto running competing penny arcades showing customer Wimpy clips from past shorts, though in this case, rather than each ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writer:

Isadore Klein (story) (as I. Klein)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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A virtual remake of Customers Wanted (1939), with Popeye and Bluto running competing penny arcades showing customer Wimpy clips from past shorts, though in this case, rather than each arcade owner showing clips from the same story, they show different stories. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1955 (USA) See more »

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Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Superb remake of Cuskomers Wanted
23 December 2009 | by petersgrgmSee all my reviews

In the Fifties, the Famous Studio cartoons were mostly mediocre, with standardized story formats. Not ALL of the Famous Studios cartoons were that way. Penny Antics was an excellent remake of Fleischer's Cuskomers Wanted (1939). The story was much the same, with Popeye and Bluto as proprietors of penny arcades at an amusement park. Business was slow, until J. Wellington Wimpy happens in. Popeye and Bluto loaned Wimpy pennies (which he promised to repay Tuesday), and, as in Cuskomers Wanted, treated Wimpy to flashbacks from former cartoons: Silly Hillbilly(when Bluto was flung into washing machine), Wotta Knight (when Sir Popeye had lighted coal placed in armor by Sir Bluto), and Fistic Mystic, when Swami Bluto's attempt to turn Popeye into canary backfired. As Popeye's penny-arcade shows had Bluto getting the bad end, Bluto was teed off, so he and Popeye began slugging it; as in predecessor, Wimpy cashed in by charging admission to the boxing match. With most Famous cartoons at this time using formulas, just filling in blanks, Penny Antics really stood out, as superb remake of a former Fleischer cartoon


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