Rumor: Jim Carrey & Amy Adams Lending Voices to 'Popeye' Movie?

August 18, 2011
Source: It's on the Grid

Amy Adams / Popeye / Jim Carrey

Back in March of 2010, we learned that Sony Pictures Animation, who delivered a spectacular adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, would be developing a 3D completely computer animated film version of the classic cartoon sailor Popeye. At the time, Mike Jones (of only The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break screenplay) landed the job of writing the script, but no director had been chosen yet. We're not sure if Jones is still involved but It's on the Grid (via Collider) is saying that Jim Carrey will voice the spinach-eating strong man while Amy Adams will lend her voice to his supremely skinny girlfriend Olive Oyl.

There's no doubting Carrey's voice backing Popeye since the man seems to have an endless arsenal of funny voices and impersonations. As for Adams, I'm recalling her sweet little voice that she put on for Enchanted, and think she can pull of Olive Oyl quite spectacularly. Of course, I'm still not sure that Popeye can properly be brought to the big screen. Once again, what makes those cartoons classic are the vocal talents from decades past and the nostalgic love for animation. But maybe I'm just being stingy since enough people turned out for The Smurfs to allow for a sequel. After all, it can't be any worse than the live-action adaptation with Robin Williams. As of now take these casting updates as rumor, and we'll try to keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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and where is Robin Williams in all of this?

Jericho on Aug 18, 2011


Sorry sounds ok to me

Jimmy Love on Aug 18, 2011


This could be cool!! 

Spider on Aug 18, 2011


The computer animated Christmas special that was done back in 2004 Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy was quite good so I'm hoping this movie will be just as good. 🙂

Carl on Aug 18, 2011


Oh, my brother's gonna love this! yep yep

Davide Coppola on Aug 18, 2011


Ah man I loved the Robin Williams version Mr. Anderton!

Anonymous on Aug 19, 2011


Some people do enjoy the film, it's a sort of cult classic, but I just think it's just a disaster. And I love Robin Williams.

Ethan Anderton on Aug 19, 2011


I'm a huge Popeye fan!  The live action movie was horrible but I still enjoyed watching it.  Robin Williams did a great job as Popeye the sailor man...the story was just horrible!  I kinda wish they do another live action one instead of 3D/CGI.  Maybe they should make a movie based off one of the best Popeye cartoons from back in the day.  Like the one about Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy went to that strange island and encountered Sinbad played by Bluto.  They encountered strange beasts and Popeye eventually had to fight Sinbad.  And the part that tripped me out about that one is they'd randomly show Wimpy walking behind a duck with his meat grinder trying to make himself a duck burger.  HAHAHA!!  That's classic!

Bossjones80 on Aug 19, 2011



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