POPEYE’S VOYAGE

bill moritzBrew reader Tom Giatras took some pictures (click pic 1 and pic 2) and sends this report from the New York Licensing Show:

Just came back from the above. GOD, I love that show. Anyway…Fears re: the Popeye CGI cartoon’s look seem unfounded. The King Features booth was running a 2-minute demo of the cartoon and the character design is nowhere near as offputting as that one sh–ty press shot would suggest. In fact, apart from the disorienting 3D look of traditionally 2D characters (will Peanuts be next?) and that horrible Popeye Rap they were running throughout the demo, it looks very good.And yep, Baby Pink Panther, Baby Popeye, Baby Betty Boop were there… nauseating.