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Clone Wars’ Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye movie is no more…

March 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments


We’ve known for a while that director Genndy Tartakovsky was planning a Popeye movie at Sony and, given his work on the original Clone Wars animated series and Hotel Transylvania, we were certainly curious.

Alas, it’s not to be.

The director has revealed the below ‘sizzle reel’ for the movie and said: “Popeye, at least, we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don’t know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to make. So they’ve got to make a decision…It was hard to let Popeye go, but that’s the business.”

It looks like all the recent turmoil at Sony, including the departure of  Digital Productions president Bob Osher and Amy Pascal, has had a negative knock on that even a big can of spinach can’t fix.

But he’s busy on other things, once he is done with Hotel Transylvania 2 he will be doing Can You Imagine?, which he says is “an original idea of my own and a very personal story”.

You can check out what he had put together below…

Source: Cartoonbrew

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….