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Popeye Goes Latin – Part 2
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June 4, 2017 posted by James Parten

Popeye Goes Latin – Part 2

W’ere On Our Way To Rio was the third of the Technicolor Popeye’s – and one could argue the most lushly-animated cartoon Famous Studios ever produced.

Popeye Goes Latin – 1
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May 28, 2017 posted by James Parten

Popeye Goes Latin – 1

Cartoons discovered the appeal of the Conga Dance, as demonstrated by its appearance in shorts from Warner Bros.. Terrytoons… and yes, Max Fleischer.

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)
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December 12, 2016 posted by James Parten

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)

One wonders if Fleischer’s Organ Grinders Swing could be interpreted as a protest against Mayor La Guardia’s then-recent decree that organ grinders be outlawed in the City of New York.