First Look: A Pumped Popeye

No, POPEYE is not on 'roids. The cartoon strongman and his hulking nemesis BLUTO have been buffed up by 3-D CGI for a Fox TV special due next fall. Though the movie celebrates the sailor's 75th anniversary, he has been well preserved by a life of "no coffee, a lot of spinach and that sea air," says Mad About You's Paul Reiser, who is co-writer and producer. In Popeye's Voyage: The Search for Pappy, the updated Popeye will hunt for his dad and confront relationship issues. For example, Reiser asks, "with a woman in his life, how does he get away...

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