Popeye: Genndy Tartakovsky's animated reboot will finally be made

Years after the project is canceled, Genndy Tartakovsky's animated Popeye reboot will come true

Years after Genndy Tartakovsky's animated Popeye film was canceled, it has finally been revived.

According to Animation Magazine, Tartakovsky will team up with King Features to bring his long-awaited animated film to the big screen. The project was originally announced in 2012 under the production of Sony Animation prior to the release of Hotel Transilvania and there was even a proof-of-concept trailer that was also released in 2014.

While promoting e Hotel Transylvania 2, the animation legend revealed that Popeye's animated project was canceled. Tartakovsky stated: "I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is undergoing changes and I don't know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to do."

When the film was originally under Sony Animation, T.J. Ratchet & Clank writer Fixman was ready to review a Popeye script from The Smurfs screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn.

Despite the fact that no movies will be released, Popeye has not remained idle as King Features has brought back the classic sailor for a new generation. In 2018, the company released a series of 2D animated shorts titled Popeye’s Island Adventures on YouTube to celebrate the character's 90th anniversary.

At this time, no release, start of production or release date information has been announced for Genye Tartakovsky's Popeye but it will surely be mind boggling.

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