Sony animation studios have released CGI test footage which gives an early look at the new Popeye movie. The footage shown will not feature in the future animated film, as will the voices which have not yet been cast, and is just to give audience a short taster of what is to come. The footage shows a slightly different Popeye character who is without any tattoos and missing his trademark pipe.
The film will be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. He is widely known for his work on the television animation show Samurai Jack and his big screen debut Hotel Transylvania in 2012.
Popeye is planned to be released in 2016.