Sony Pictures is developing a CG Popeye film that will also be 3D. Popeye will be made by Sony Pictures Animation, with Sony Pictures Imageworks handling the CG. The companies are currently working on The Smurfs, coming to theaters on August 3, 2011. No news on the details of the story yet but apparently it will feature all the main characters; Olive Oyl, Swee'Pea, and that big bully Bluto.
The last time Popeye graced the big screen was in a live action version starring Robin Williams back in 1980. Unfortunately I haven't seen it, judging by this trailer i've really missed something important in my film education.
Popeye was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre in 1929. In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. Just thought i'd give you a quick history lesson.
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?