Popeye was a phenomenal animation for children and adults alike, however it seems to have gone missing for quite awhile in the recent years. Popeye the Sailor Man who would gulp a whole can of spinach in order to save the damsel in distress, his beloved Olive Oyl, has been considered for a reboot by Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory creator, Genndy Tartakovsky.
Picked up by the Sony studios and set to be helmed by Tartakovsky, the animated movie was initially planned to make it into theaters in 2015, after being already set into motion around 2014, however matters got a drastic turn which let both the director and initial contributors to part ways.
Surely, the produce presented by the wholehearted animator is more than impressive: the choice of colors, the boldness, the resemblance to the original comic strip and movies – Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye is the best possible dock for others to moor their ideas to.
Taking over the project, the animation is now being produced by Avi Arad and penned by Ratchet and Clank writer T.J. Fixman. Though not much is being known about an actual release date, stakes are certainly high for the project, given its somewhat retro foundation it will require a lot of effort to transpose it into a newfangled picture (hopefully not much will be compromised)