‘Popeye’ Animated Movie: Genndy Tartakovsky Shows Film’s Animation Test

Earlier on The Inquisitr, it was reported that the famous classic cartoon, Popeye, will be made into a computer animated movie. This movie will be more like the cartoon unlike the interesting live-action feature which starred the late great Robin Williams. Nevertheless, the movie will be made by Sony Animation, the same people behind Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.

Now a new video uploaded by Sony Animation on their official Youtube channel showing the animation test of the upcoming animated film, and it is entertaining.

The video was officially uploaded on September 18, 2014 and already has over 630,000 views. Almost 5,000 people liked the new CG animation of Popeye while less than 200 people preferred the old school animation. It should also be reported that the video is, at this moment, in the top 100 videos for Youtube list.

As for the animation test itself, the video starts out with an introduction from the director, Genndy Tartakovsky. He explains that he was born in Russia and when he first started out in animation, his teacher, Gordon Sheen, was one of the original Popeye animators. He then explains how the cartoon has been an intricate part of his animation career as a cartoon in which he cites the humor as one of its biggest assets. When the intro is done, the animation test – which can be called a trailer if you want to call it that – plays. I will also admit there are some hilarious nods to past cartoon jokes such as Popeye using a kitchen sink to take out a band of pirates trying to kidnap Olive. Also, if you thought Olive’s spaghetti limbs were weird-moving in the cartoon, wait until you see them in the video.

What did you think about the animation test? Does it get you hyped up for CG film? Please let us know in the comments below.

[Image via Youtube video screenshot]

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