I’m not certain a CG-animated Popeye movie, or any Popeye movie for that matter, would be much of a hit with today’s movie-going audience. Yet, Sony Animation seemed to be all aboard to the point they hired Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania) to direct and even released a sizzle reel back in September, offering a first look at the film as you see above. Now, in an interview with Moviefone, Tartakovsky reveals all isn’t well with the film:
In the sizzle reel, which you can watch below, Tartakovsky says how he feels Popeye was a movie he was “destined to make”, but it seems that destiny was not to be… At least for now, E.C. Segar’s creation will have to wait.
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