The last Popeye movie was released in 1980 and was directed by Robert Altman. Since then more than four decades have passed and Popeye is set to release as an animated family action comedy film. Filmmaker Genndy Tartakovsky was attached to Sony Pictures Popeye but he exited that project back in 2015.
It has been confirmed that Sony Pictures Animation is no longer developing a Popeye movie and Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania trilogy with credits from Star Wars: Clone Wars, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) instead has teamed up with King Features to develop the Popeye movie.
King Features also own several other classic cartoons and comic strips such as Flash Gordon, Beetle Bailey, The Phantom, Betty Boop, and Mandrake the Magician along with Popeye.
What is The Plot of Popeye?
According to Wiki Fandom, the official synopsis says, “Popeye and Bluto must put their differences aside to save Olive Oyl from the tyrannical navy general who’s threatening to destroy Popeye’s village and wage world war. Now with the help of Poopdeck Pappy, Eugene the Jeep, and the entire fleet Popeye and Bluto might have a chance of stopping the tyrannical general and his massive army.
Who Will Be in The Cast of Popeye?
In this movie we will hear the voices of Tom Kenny as Popeye, Grey DeLisle as Olive Oyl, Alec Baldwin as Bluto, Frank Welker as Eugune the Jeep, William Baldwin as J. Wellington Wimpy, Billy West as Poppydeck Pappy and finally Zac Efron as General Jogan Salvegler.
When is Popeye Set to Release?
The film is expected to release in December 2022 and there are reports which suggest that the production of the film will start very soon.
Is there a Trailer That We Can Watch?
The answer to this simple question is a no, but there’s test footage that is still available on Sony Pictures Animations YouTube page titled, “Genndy Tartakovsky’s POPEYE Animation Test”.
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