New Popeye special: first image and plot
Cartoon Brew posts the first image from Popeye's new special (right) and also offers its forums open for discussion. The picture, showing the spinach loving sailor man in his new 3D incarnation, comes from this month's print issue of Time Magazine. They also outline the show online, which actually sounds a little too clever for its own good:
"The cartoon strongman and his hulking nemesis Bluto have been buffed up by CGI for a Fox TV special due next fall. Though the movie celebrates the sailor's 75th anniversary, he has been well preserved by a life of 'no coffee, a lot of spinach and that sea air', says Mad About You's Paul Reiser, who is co-writer and producer. In Popeye's Voyage: The Search for Pappy, the updated Popeye will hunt for his dad and confront relationship issues. For example, Reiser asks, 'with a woman in his life, how does he get away with just sailing all the time?'"
Source: Animated News