Sony Pictures Animation Sets POPEYE For September, 2014

Sony Pictures Animation Sets POPEYE For September, 2014

The famous character is set to return to the big screen in this upcoming animated adaptation from Sony Pictures Animation, who has scheduled the film for 2014. More after the jump...


Popeye the Sailorman, who made his debut in Thimble Theatre strip in 1929, has appeared in comic books, films and television cartoons. The character will next be seen in the upcoming feature film from Sony Pictures Animation, and thanks to Box Office Mojo, we now know the release date:


Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Samurai Jack and director of Hotel Transylvania) is set to helm this project. It has also been revealed that Jay Scherick and David Ronn will write the film. Popeye will be released in 3D, on September 26th, 2014.


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37 Comments
MisterBabadook - 11/10/2012, 8:55 AM
If it looks like the image above, then cool.

Starting to get tired of CG movies though. Would love to see Cel-shading get the studio thumbs up.
GLprime2814 - 11/10/2012, 8:59 AM
One of my favorite cartoons growing up, so many old cartoons getting revamps this is one property that never got newer stuff.since the early 90s
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 11/10/2012, 9:03 AM
@LEVITIKUZ That would be awesome! I have been waiting a long time for more Samurai Jack!!!
WolvieCBM - 11/10/2012, 9:04 AM
LEVITIKUZ: You are correct about the director. Just checked. Cheers.

Scabsallover: Nah, that's just a random fan art I found.
6of13 - 11/10/2012, 9:14 AM
TheOverlord - 11/10/2012, 9:23 AM
Love Popeye. Love Samurai Jack. This is GREAT news. :)
Maia87 - 11/10/2012, 9:31 AM
OH GOD. Original project, anyone?
ManofSteel23 - 11/10/2012, 9:32 AM
Id watch this,my nan used to have loads of vhs of popeye,would watch them all the time so I dont mind this happening
DrRockso - 11/10/2012, 9:38 AM
That is some bitchen animation. I hope the movie has Jeep and Popeye beating the piss out of people.
Clayface27 - 11/10/2012, 9:39 AM
I am excited to see this. Mainly because I trust genndy tartakovsky to make another good movie.
FirstAvenger - 11/10/2012, 10:19 AM
Ckal tumor-arms good one! Lol
CarlXVIGarfield - 11/10/2012, 10:23 AM
is that a real pic from that production? I hope it is.
HULK2099 - 11/10/2012, 10:29 AM
Hope it looks something like Tin Tin
Kevwebsz - 11/10/2012, 10:29 AM
JUST MAKE THE MOVIE LIKE TINTIN!!!!!!!!
sameoldthing - 11/10/2012, 10:53 AM
Popeye was like a superhero before superheros...pop a can of some spinich,he gets super strong & pops a can of whoop ass on someone!
Facade - 11/10/2012, 11:28 AM
The live action Popeye was a failure. This has potential, though.
kimotashazam - 11/10/2012, 11:45 AM
Turns out the image is fan art, according to this page:

http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/3/5/geek-art-popeye-the-sailor-man.html
evilness - 11/10/2012, 11:46 AM
oh [frick] popeye. i wanna see more of samurai jack.
DCeddie - 11/10/2012, 12:43 PM
Let me guess, CGI?...sigh...
HannibalKing - 11/10/2012, 1:02 PM
I wonder if they'll keep the same non-PC humour? Probably not, but I'll still go see it.
RR51 - 11/10/2012, 1:39 PM
After Smurfs and Yogi Bear, this is definitely a terrible idea.

DioFoRio - 11/10/2012, 1:42 PM
awww the Robin Williams one was ahead of it's time.
JULEZ13 - 11/10/2012, 2:32 PM
I'm so sick of CGI cartoons, but I can't see Popeye being in live-action again. What ever happened to classic 2D toons?!?

I hope this movie doesn't look like the CGI art in the article cuz that style isn't all that.
billytwohats - 11/10/2012, 3:28 PM
I won't watch this until Nolan or Fincher directs a gritty reboot where popeye is a schizophrenic spinach addict.
thereaper27 - 11/10/2012, 3:45 PM
i can see jason statham playing popeye
MutantEquality - 11/10/2012, 3:58 PM
Can I PLEASE get an Samurai Jack finale movie?!? Please. I'll sign a petition.

Oh and Popeye is cool too.
CoulsonLives - 11/10/2012, 6:07 PM
I want to see what happens to Samurai Jack... It was so unclear.
SugarYumYum - 11/10/2012, 10:07 PM
Popeye is awesome and I'll always enjoy the classic toons but I could really do without this movie. A CG version I could DEFINITELY do without but if Genndy's doing it then it's bound to be good. Dude knows how to make great animated shows/movies.
Nighmarewalking117 - 11/10/2012, 10:11 PM
If Jason ever played: Popeye he wouldn't "drop" the British-accent. Others have...but I just can't see him dropping the accent, so he can just play an American. But...who knows it? Samurai Jack would be awesome!
mgeoff88 - 11/10/2012, 10:23 PM
I had no idea a new Popeye movie was in the works.

If they could make the animation style similar to Tin Tin, this would look fantastic visually.

Oh yeah and... I'm Popeye the sailor man. I live in a garbage can. I turned on the gas... and you all know the rest. :P
HughJasol - 11/11/2012, 12:06 AM
That looks ok. And speaking of CG animation, boy did Brave suck a big hard one!
MrReese - 11/11/2012, 3:18 AM
grampageezer - 11/11/2012, 6:24 AM
Loved Popeye cartoons. Wonder if they plan to use Bluto or Brutus? Hated Brutus.
Hitboyj - 11/11/2012, 11:06 PM
popular animation
blvdnoise - 11/12/2012, 3:41 AM
Wishing this thing the best..
plasticman - 11/12/2012, 6:52 AM
If done in the same light as the new Tin Tin movie this could be great.
thebearjew - 11/14/2012, 9:08 PM
@LEVITIKUS OH YEAHUH SAMURAI JACK MOVIE WOULD BE COOL
Oh wait they already done one it kicked of the show but i know wat ya mean

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