boop eyeAbove you see the very first animated cartoon starring Popeye from 1933. This is technically a Betty Boop cartoon with Popeye as a guest, but Betty Boop is only onscreen for a short, but memorable, hula dance with the Sailor Man. This is a classic from the Max Fleischer Studio, directed by Dave Fleischer.

You might also notice that Olive Oyl’s voice is different than what we’re used to hearing. In this cartoon they had to do something to make her sound diffferent than Betty, since eventually both characters were voiced by Mae Questal.  You may also notice that Bluto seems a bit more rapey than in later appearances.