Popeye’s Darkest Hour Popeye’s Darkest Hour
Old Brew

Popeye’s Darkest Hour


I can’t imagine how awful Mainframe’s CG Popeye looks in motion, but these stills are disgusting enough. Frank Panucci, who posted the frame grabs on Animation Nation and has had the misfortune of watching this, describes the CG sailor man as follows: “Popeye’s face, as designed, textured, and animated in 3D by Mainframe, looks like a big bald scrotum.” Compare to the beautiful graphic shapes in the hand-drawn shorts, then go wash your eyes and never speak of this aesthetic monstrosity again.