New Popeye Movie Coming In 3-D CG27.03.10 # News # 9 Comments
He’s Popeye the Sailor Man. He’s Popeye the Sailor Man. He’s strong to the finich cause he eats his spinach, he’s Popeye the sailor man. And so forth.
Sony Pictures is developing a 3D CG Popeye movie. No news on story details yet but apparently it will feature all the main characters; Olive Oyl, Swee’Pea, and that big bully Bluto. The company’s currently working on The Smurfs, coming to theaters on August 3, 2011.
The last time Popeye graced the big screen was in a live action version starring Robin Williams back in 1980. I haven’t seen it. Judging by this trailer I’ve really missed something important in my film education.
Popeye was created by a strange looking gentleman called Elzie Crisler Segar and first appeared in the Thimble Theatre comic strip in 1929. In 1933, Paramount adapted it into a series of theatrical cartoon shorts that proved hugely popular.
Check out Popeye’s animated debut here, it’s pretty classic stuff.
Anyone looking forward to Popeye? Have you seen the Robin Williams one and is it as brilliantly bad as it looks in the trailer?
Source: Coming Soon