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Popeye’s 90th Anniversary Celebrated with Popeye’s Island Adventures

The Popeye the Sailor franchise will celebrate its 90th anniversary next year, so King Features Syndicate will celebrate the occasion… with a new batch of animated shorts. Titled “Popeye’s Island Adventures,” this new short form series will introduce the classic character to a new generation of fans. Popeye’s Island Adventures is already available to stream […]

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WildBrain and King Features collaborate on new Popeye content

It’s hard to believe, but Popeye the Sailor has been out of the public eye for nearly 15 years. The character’s last notable outing was in 2004’s Mainframe Entertainment produced CG TV-special Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy. King Features is looking to rectify that and has partnered up with DHX’s WildBrain to produce new […]

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Disney

5 Classic Cartoon Characters Forgotten Facts

Many may think that they are quite familiar with Goofy, Mickey and other popular cartoon characters but the truth is, a lot of cartoon characters have changed from their original design, through time. 5. Tom and Jerry were once called Jasper and Jinx During his first appearance in 1941 Puss Gets the Boot, Mammy Two […]

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Sony Unveils Animation Test for Popeye CG Film

Sony’s planned CG animated Popeye film has been announced a long time ago, but details about the project were few and far in between and most people were content to write it off as simply entering development limbo. However, things seem to be moving forward as Sony Pictures Animation has just posted a first-look clip […]

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Popeye

New Bank of America CM Features Popeye Characters

UK’s Passion Pictures has just released a new commercial titled ‘Gladly Tuesday,’ a new commercial created by Boston advertising agency Hill Holliday for Bank of America, directed by againstallodds via Passion. The 30 second spot features the voice of Will Arnett and a style remniscent of the 1930s-era Popeye cartoons. It stars classic Popeye characters […]

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Games

Cartoon Videogames That Deserved Their License

The problem with a lot of videogames based on cartoon shows is that they usually fail to serve as good videogame representations of the properties they were based on. At best, we get an enjoyable game that had nothing to do with the cartoon outside of the visuals. At worst, we get a really crappy […]

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Popeye

Sony Announces Release Date for Popeye 2

Sony Animation has just announced the release date for one of their eagerly anticipated projects, the CG animated movie based on the Popeye franchise. According to their announcement, the spinach-chomping strong-armed sailor will be making his way to the big screens on September 26 2014.

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Other Cartoons

Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal with Sony

Award-winning animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Clone Wars) has just signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation, which will go beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania, and will include direction and development duties on his own projects, as well as upcoming Sony ones such as Popeye. The signing […]

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Other Cartoons

First New Popeye Cartoon in 25 years…

…and it appears in the form of a Music Video! The last animated Popeye cartoon came out 25 years ago, and since then we’ve been treated to nothing but reruns. There are a couple of appearances in videogames since then, but when it comes to an honest to goodness hand drawn animated Popeye cartoon, we’ve […]

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Toons These Days: My Little Pony Fanimation

Doggy is back, and this time he’s tackling the most popular cartoon on the internet: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic!

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New Popeye Animated Movie in the Works

Shiver me timbers! You can stock up on burgers and cans of spinach, because Popeye, Sweepea, Olive Oyl, and Bluto are all set to come to the big screen, as Sony Pictures Animation has recently contracted Jay Scherick and David Ronn to pen the screenplay for a new Popeye animated feature. Known for their work […]

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Popeye the Sailor Man returns to film

Iyam whut Iyam (translated: “I am what I am”), Sony is bringing Popeye back to the big screen. Avi Arad, the individual behind the original 3 Spider-Man movies, will be working with Sony to produce the 3D, CG animated feature. Sony Pictures ImageWorks will be handling the CG, with Sony Pictures Animation taking the official […]