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Mark Newton

The spinach industry is no doubt phenomenally excited for the animated return of their most famous promoter - Popeye.

Sony Pictures Animation are currently working on an all CG feature which sees the return of Popeye, Olive Oyl and the rather bizarre Eugene The Jeep. Check out the teaser trailer test footage below:

Considering [Popeye](movie:424737) first arrived on the scene back in 1929 and we haven't really seen anything from him since 1980, I'm not entirely sure if today's kids even know Popeye exists, let alone if they want to see a movie about him.

However, he will be getting updated to the 21st century with modern 3D technology, while helmer Genndy Tartakovsky is well known as a veteran in animation. He's the guy behind Hotel Transylvania, as well as traditional 2D animation including Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack.

Sony currently have no set release date for Popeye.


What did you think of the Popeye test footage?

Source: Youtube


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