Apparently, Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Sym-bionic Titan) impressed Sony Pictures Animation with his directing on Hotel Transylvania. Variety reported on Monday afternoon that Sony has enlisted him again to direct a 3D CG Popeye feature. Avi and Ari Arad will produce under their Arad Productions banner with Sony. Brew readers remind us in the comments that Popeye was adapted into CG once before for Mainframe Entertainment’s Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy. Anything Tartakovsky does is guaranteed to be an improvement over that cartoon.
(Photo of Popeye and Olive Oyl at the Mermaid parade on Coney Island via Lev Radin/Shutterstock)