FLEISCHER POPEYE PENCIL TEST

FOX has just scheduled the all-new half-hour CGI special “Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy” for telecast on Sunday, Dec. 19. King Features has placed all it’s bets on this 3-D TV-DVD special to renew the public’s interest in its Popeye franchise.popeye pencilsIf they only understood that if they allowed the re-release of the original Paramount classic cartoons, the public would re-discover the original charm of the animated characters – a charm that made Popeye a sensation in the 1930s and again in the late 1950s.For those of you want to see how Popeye should be animated, here’s some eye candy for ya: A group of original pencil animation drawings from the Max Fleischer Popeye cartoon SOCK-A-BYE BABY (1934) have been collected and are flashed sequentially at this website.