Animation Would anyone like to see a CGI 'POPEYE' movie?


The Return of the O.G
May 19, 2003
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Would anyone like to see a CGI Popeye movie? I've been think about cartoons that i'd like to see made live action, but some don't translate to live action very well. There lies the CGI realm. I think POPEYE would look great as an all CGI movie.

There was a live action movie of Popeye already made.

and it IS still excellent.

one of the BEST comic to film movies ever.

I have it on DVD and watch it often.
I know, but i was referring to it being brought to life via CGI like Beowulf.
I liked the live action movie. It could go the route of cgi but alot of people have forgotten about popeye so i dont know how well it would do.
I know, but i was referring to it being brought to life via CGI like Beowulf.
I don't want to see a creepy mo-cap Pop-eye. I don't like the half assing that is should we make a cgi movie, or should we do live action. Oh no lets do half and half. Its either one or the other, and to tell you the truth they should stick with the old live action movie.
There was a live action movie of Popeye already made.

and it IS still excellent.

one of the BEST comic to film movies ever.

I have it on DVD and watch it often.

The one with Robin Williams? I thought I was the only one that like that. Hidden gem.
If that Tintin pans out, I can see a lot of old classic comic strips coming to life that way. I personally want to see Lil' Abner, either live action or CGI.





CGI Shmoo ftw.
I think there's no need for a new Popeye movie,but a Cgi Popeye movie would be cool.
There was a live action movie of Popeye already made.

and it IS still excellent.

one of the BEST comic to film movies ever.

I have it on DVD and watch it often.

Agreed on all! That movie was an almost perfect adaptation.
From Variety:
Sony's 'Popeye' to pop eyes in 3D - Studio prepping CGI adaptation of classic series
Sony is bringing an all-CGI "Popeye" to the bigscreen, with the iconic sailor man's muscles set to pop in 3D.

Avi Arad, who teamed with Sony to turn Spider-Man into a powerhouse franchise, is producing. Scribe Mike Jones is in negotiations to adapt.

King Features Syndicate, which is owned by Hearst Entertainment and Syndication, controls the property and decided to bring it to Arad, who worked for years with Hearst president and former Marvel topper Scott Sassa. Popeye hasn't been seen on the bigscreen since 1980 when Robin Williams starred in a live-action version helmed by Robert Altman.

"Scott called me and said, 'I have something for you,'" said Arad, who grew up watching Popeye shorts in movie houses in his native Israel. "I literally started singing the famous Popeye song (after securing the rights). What always blew me away is the level of the animation. It was so beautiful and unbelievably detailed."

Project was a natural fit for Sony, which is bringing a similar project to the bigscreen with "Smurfs." Sony Pictures Digital Prod. topper Bob Osher also has long-standing relationship with Sassa, the former NBC Entertainment topper.

Jones landed the writing gig based on his buzzed-about screenplay "The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break," which is in development at the Gotham Group.

"I'm an unabashed, lifelong Popeye fan," said Jones, who is a Variety alum. "Introducing this squinty-eyed sailor to a new generation also means reintroducing him to those who, like me, grew up with him."

The logline is being kept under wraps, but Popeye's love interest Olive Oyl, nemesis Bluto and adopted child Swee'Pea will be part of the adventure. Arad says the new version will cover the themes of friendship, love, greed and life, and focus on human strengths and human frailties.

"Popeye" will be made by Sony Pictures Animation, with Sony Pictures ImageWorks handling the CG.

"As one of the earliest animated characters ... Popeye has become one of the most enduring and iconic cartoon characters of all time and indelibly linked to the evolution of animation," said Hannah Minghella, president of production for Sony Pictures Animation.

Created by E.C. Segar, Popeye first appeared in the already established "Thimble Theater" comicstrip in 1929. Introduced as a walk-on character, Popeye eventually became the strip's star.

The spinach-loving hero, who spawned the longest-running series of talking animated shorts, is considered a merchandising gold mine, with Popeye toys, books, puzzles and games. Studio says the character, whose likeness is used widely to hawk green veggies, is the world's No. 1 licensing character in food.

"While each generation has discovered him in different incarnations, the fans have continued to embrace him through the years, coming back time and again to that quintessential collection of character traits that has made Popeye beloved around the world," said T.R. "Rocky" Shepard III, president of King Features Syndicate.
Axe and ye shall receive.
I don't see the appeal of doing a 3D Popeye movie. I really don't. I can see why people would do the 3D animated Tintin movie, but Popeye... no, I just can't.
I'd perhaps be interested in it if they made it much closer to E.C. Segar's Thimble Theatre strip. Plenty of humourous adventure tales to be culled from that. If it's just Popeye and Bluto fighting over Olive Oyl, then I'm not going to have any interest.
I don't mind a CGI Popeye movie.

Only because of the exposure of the character. I mean, I don't know if the show's on TV anymore besides some obscure channel on Direct TV.
I want Gerrard Butler as Bluto if its a Live Action Popeye movie ;)
This is awesome! Make him grim n gritty by making him an Iraq war veteran and Bluto an Iraninan militant. And have Popeye come home to find Olive Oil dealing with anorexia.

That's what we do to old comics right?
I think the studios are reading the boards.
As a fan of the character as one of the first and greatest superheroes...I really expect them to screw this up. I'm pissed.
Only if Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall voice it.

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