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The CGI Popeye

09.24.2009

Marvel is full speed ahead with several projects: GHOST RIDER 2, THOR, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and...POPEYE.

Marvel head Avi Arad has secured the rights to the tattooed spinach lover for a CGI animated feature. Popeye first appeared in the 1920's in comic form and has moved up since those days. The sailor has taken many forms from video games to advertisements to cartoons, this guy has seen it all.

Robin Williams even lent his comedic chops to show his own version of the beloved POPEYE in the live action movie with Shelley DuVall as Olive Oyl (perfect casting, I might add). The 1980's film wasn't spectacular, but it was the 80's and movies were either too cheesy or just enough cheese that you loved it.

If SMURFS can be brought back, then why not Popeye? A good writer could breathe some new life into the world of the weary Olive, burly Bluto, and the awkward Wimpy. The fun part will be to see who they get to do the voices for the characters. POPEYE has a distinct voice and not just give anyone can do it justice. Any suggestions?

Extra Tidbit: If they did a live action film ever again (which they won't), Russell Crowe for Bluto!
Source: Variety

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2:53PM on 09/25/2009

Popeye

Even though I was one of the few people that loved the 80's live action film I would rather they bring him back in another live action film, I don't know about the whole CGI thing, even Astroboy would have been way cooler if had been brought back in a live action film, still I think Popeye is awsome and will be cool to see him return to tv and theaters.
Even though I was one of the few people that loved the 80's live action film I would rather they bring him back in another live action film, I don't know about the whole CGI thing, even Astroboy would have been way cooler if had been brought back in a live action film, still I think Popeye is awsome and will be cool to see him return to tv and theaters.
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11:34AM on 09/25/2009

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Where does it say they're remaking the 80s movie? Yes, that movie bombed, but this is going to be an animated feature...meaning it's most likely going to be different. Not to mention there's an entire catalogue of cartoon episodes and comics they can look to for story ideas. Sheesh.
Where does it say they're remaking the 80s movie? Yes, that movie bombed, but this is going to be an animated feature...meaning it's most likely going to be different. Not to mention there's an entire catalogue of cartoon episodes and comics they can look to for story ideas. Sheesh.
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8:19AM on 09/25/2009

popeye is the man...

I think in order to do popeye justice, they should animate it with the latest disney 2D/3D animation, (Princess & Frog) Hell, I would remake the 40 thieves episode. That was action packed and one of popeye's greatest adventures ever.
I think in order to do popeye justice, they should animate it with the latest disney 2D/3D animation, (Princess & Frog) Hell, I would remake the 40 thieves episode. That was action packed and one of popeye's greatest adventures ever.
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8:06AM on 09/25/2009
This already bombed once at the box office. Now Hollywood is remaking movie losers?
This already bombed once at the box office. Now Hollywood is remaking movie losers?
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1:16AM on 09/25/2009
well if you want a dead on impersonation,the guy who played joey from full house. he had a good one if i remember right
well if you want a dead on impersonation,the guy who played joey from full house. he had a good one if i remember right
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10:26PM on 09/24/2009
Ahh Popeye, the story of a pot head and his crack whore girlfriend.
Ahh Popeye, the story of a pot head and his crack whore girlfriend.
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9:16PM on 09/24/2009
I'd rather have a live action movie with:

Jackie Earle Haley - Popeye

Bluto - Gerard Butler

Olive Oyl - Emily Blunt
I'd rather have a live action movie with:

Jackie Earle Haley - Popeye

Bluto - Gerard Butler

Olive Oyl - Emily Blunt
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10:27PM on 09/24/2009
I can strangely see that working...
I can strangely see that working...
11:31PM on 09/24/2009
Hahaha its funny cuz I could totally see a bunch of execs immediately thinking of Gerard Butler for the part of Bluto.
Hahaha its funny cuz I could totally see a bunch of execs immediately thinking of Gerard Butler for the part of Bluto.
8:38PM on 09/24/2009

Robot Chicken does Popeye best

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7:20PM on 09/24/2009

popeye correction

That's Shelly Duvall that was in Popeye..not Shelly Long.I can see where you got confused..lol
Other studios that have the rights to marvel's characters have Daredevil, Fantastic Four and others coming out. Marvel Studios have Thor, Captain America,Iron Man 2 and the Avengers coming
That's Shelly Duvall that was in Popeye..not Shelly Long.I can see where you got confused..lol
Other studios that have the rights to marvel's characters have Daredevil, Fantastic Four and others coming out. Marvel Studios have Thor, Captain America,Iron Man 2 and the Avengers coming
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7:35PM on 09/24/2009
I had DuVall in my head the whole time! Damn you Shelley Long!

Yeah, I just realized that Fox had a lot of those, or was trying to get them.
I had DuVall in my head the whole time! Damn you Shelley Long!

Yeah, I just realized that Fox had a lot of those, or was trying to get them.
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7:03PM on 09/24/2009
Mickey Rourke as Popeye!
Mickey Rourke as Popeye!
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6:54PM on 09/24/2009
his chin looks like an ass
his chin looks like an ass
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11:00PM on 09/24/2009
This was the most random comment I have seen in awhile and it made me laugh.
This was the most random comment I have seen in awhile and it made me laugh.
6:53PM on 09/24/2009
Well, Robin Williams is still alive, and his voice wasn't bad for Popeye.
Well, Robin Williams is still alive, and his voice wasn't bad for Popeye.
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