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Popeye's 20th Anniversary is Popeye's 202nd cartoon, released by Famous Studios in 1954. The "20th anniversary" does not take into account Popeye's first appearance in the comics in 1929, but only his 1933 film debut a little over twenty years before.


A Testimonial Dinner is served to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Popeye in the movies. Olive Oyl and Bluto are in attendance, along with several film actors such as Jimmy Durante, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, among others. Popeye produces a film projector and shows them the cartoons Tops in the Big Top and Rodeo Romeo. Humiliated by the movie clips, Bluto traps Popeye's head into the same "spinach trophy" the guests had presented him with, but it is in fact filled with spinach, which allows Popeye to strike back and defeat Bluto. All attendees join in singing "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man".


  • In the Public Domain in the United States.
  • Clips are reused from Rodeo Romeo and Tops in the Big Top.

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