Popeye (Sony Pictures Animation)

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Genndy Tartakovsky's POPEYE Animation Test
Genndy Tartakovsky's POPEYE Animation Test

Popeye was a proposed film that was going to be made by Sony Pictures Animation Based on the Cartoon Character Popeye created by E. C. Segar. The film was to be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (the creator of Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory and the writer of The Powerpuff Girls).


The plot would be about Popeye trying to find his father.


  • Tom Kenny as Popeye
  • Grey DeLisle as Olive Oyl

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. Genndy Tartakovsky thought that the Popeye movie wouldn't work.
  2. “Creative differences” affected production.
  3. Sony wanted to focus on The Emoji Movie.
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  • As of May 2020, the animated Popeye film has been moved to Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Animation, and King Features Syndicate to be developed with Genndy Tartakovsky returning to the project.
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