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Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy -- Popeye, Olive and Bluto head out to find Popeye's long lost Pappy.


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Kathy Bates ... The Sea Hag (voice)

Garry Chalk ... Bluto (voice) (as Gary Chalk)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Olive Oyl / Swee Pea (voice)

Billy West ... Popeye / Poopdeck Pappy (voice)
Sanders Whiting ... Wimpy (voice)

Directed by
Ezekiel Norton 
Writing credits
Paul Reiser (written by) &
Jim Hardison (written by)

Produced by
Frank Caruso .... executive producer
Gio Corsi .... producer
Rick Karo .... executive producer
Paul Reiser .... executive producer
Barbara Zelinski .... producer
Original Music by
Kevin Kliesch 
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Film Editing by
Colin Adams 
Production Design by
Walter P. Martishius 
Production Management
Stefanie Boose .... production manager
Jim Corbett .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Todd Araki .... dialogue recording engineer
Todd Araki .... sound editor
Marcel Duperreault .... sound re-recording mixer (2004)
Jason Frederickson .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Dean Broadland .... software support
Jason Gross .... visual effects artist: graphics, additional visual effects
Angela Guenette .... senior character modeler
Sheryl Low .... 2D compositor
Kevin McKibbin .... visual effects supervisor
Che Mcnabb .... motion capture data editor
Che McNabb .... motion capture
Joel Olmstead .... modeler
Keith Richardson .... digital effects artist
Ricardo Rodrigues .... digital effects artist
Graham Silva .... lead character animator
Jim Su .... character modeler
James Wallace .... senior modeler
Michael Mussellam .... digital effects artist: pre-production (uncredited)
Animation Department
Corey Barnard .... supervising animator
Robert Burden .... animator
Jeffrey Burt .... senior animator
Rav Grewal .... animator
Stephen King .... senior animator
Kin Fung Kwok .... modeler
Dustin Trenton .... animator
Vera Zivny .... assistant director: animation
Editorial Department
Anne Hoerber .... on-line editor
Other crew
Karen Chan .... technical supporter
Gordon Farrell .... software technical lead
Aaron L. Gilbert .... business affairs consultant

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USA:44 min | Spain:47 min (DVD edition)
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After his initial day doing the scratchy voice of Popeye, Billy West's throat hurt so bad, that upon returning to his hotel room, he had to drink honey to relax his voice.See more »
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References Yellow Submarine (1968)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Septenagenarian Sailor Still Looking Good, 29 January 2005
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

As of this writing, Popeye has just turned 76 years old, or at least has celebrated that number of years since he first appeared as (at first) just a minor character, bit player. Little did has creator know that the one-eyed sailor would take over the spotlight in such short order following his January 1929 debut.

The comic strip, THIMBLE THEATER by cartoonist Elzie C. Segar, dated back to 1919 and featured Olive Oyl and her brother Castor Oyl, as well as others such as Wimpy, Hamm Gravy, Rough House.

Within a few short years,this scene stealing Sailor Man, Popeye, emerged as the Star of the show. Soon, the daily strip was joined by a Sunday version in the Hearst Newspapers' Color Comics, PUCK,THE COMIC WEEKLY. This in turn led to master animators Max and Dave Fleisher negotiating the rights to produce Popeye cartoon shorts for release through Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Over the ensuing years, other animated series Paramount's Famous Studios as well as several made for T.V. products appeared. There was also a Popeye radio show and who could forget the 1980 POPEYE feature with Robin Williams. Changes were sure to show up in the story lines, such as Popeye's donning the uniform of the U.S.Navy for his service aboard the mythical Battleship,"the U.S.S.Pennsyltucky", during World War II.

The latter cartoons suffered from becoming extremely formula. It was always Popeye and Olive have some sort of spat, Bluto enters picture offering what is eventually too much attention,after the obligatory cries of "Help!Help!"from Miss Oyl, Popeye fights Bluto to save Olive by using his can of Spinach.

POPEYE's VOYAGE puts the venerable seaman back into really good light. Though it features modern computer processes, he hasn't looked better in years or rather decades. (The appearance of fullness and depth gives it a sort of 3 D look which is somewhat reminiscent of the Fleischer Brothers' Table Top Process. Let's hope that we'll see more of the old Thimble Theater gang from this production team.

UPDATE!!!UPDATE!!!UPDATE!!!..........Dateline Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 2011. Although the film is still listed as being just in Video (V), it was shown over the NBC TV Network(I believe).It was in the Year of Our Lord, 2004. Our whole family watched it while visiting Grammaw Jones (my Late Mother-in-Law, Clarice Jones) in Central City, Kentucky on THANKSGIVING Weekend, 2004.

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