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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Popeye 'to return with 3D movie'
Popular cartoon character Popeye is to return to the big screen in a 3D movie, it has been reported.Trade magazine Variety said the sailor's long-time girlfriend Olive Oyl and his nemesis Bluto would also star in the film, which has no release date. Hannah Minghella, from Sony Pictures Animation, said Popeye was "one of the most enduring and iconic cartoon characters of all time".Robin Williams starred in the last Popeye movie in 1980.Popeye, created by Elzie Crisler Segar, first appeared in the Thimble Theatre comic strip in 1929.
The sailor, who consumed cans of spinach to give him bigger muscles and greater strength, quickly became the star of the strip.