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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye Animation Test (Video)

18 September 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is back in the animator’s chair with the new video test from his upcoming film, Popeye.

Popeye the Sailor Man was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929 and hit the silver screen first in 1934 in a series of Paramount animated shorts produced by the Fleischer Brothers  and later with a live-action feature film, Popeye, directed by Robert Altman with Robin Williams in the lead role in 1980.

Sony Pictures Animation’s film is the CG adaptation of the famous sailor man’s origin story.

In addition to Popeye, Tartakovsky is also returning to the director’s chair for Hotel Transylvania 2, scheduled for September 2015, which will bring back Adam Sandler’s Dracula.

Tartakovsky himself says, “It’s good to be back at the Hotel Transylvania, and I’m very excited to work on Popeye, »

- Jim Batts

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"Popeye Protek the Weakerist"

5 March 2014 7:03 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Fleischer Studios' 1937 "Popeye The Sailor" cartoon "Protek the Weakerist" restored to its original 'Stereoptical' process, starring the voices of Jack Mercer as 'Popeye', Mae Questel as 'Olive Oyl' and Gus Wickie as 'Bluto':

"...'Popeye' is asked by 'Olive Oyl' to walk her female dog, 'Fluffy' but is confronted by 'Bluto' and his bulldog.

"Now Popeye and Bluto plus Fluffy and the bulldog each have a score to settle..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Popeye The Sailor: Protek the Weakerist"... 


- Michael Stevens

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