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Popeye Gets A 2014 Release Date

Popeye Gets A 2014 Release Date

Pop open a can of spinach and get an anchor tattooed on your massive forearm, because Popeye the Sailor Man is heading back to theaters courtesy of Sony Pictures, and the studio reportedly will have Popeye in theaters on September 26, 2014.

But Robin Williams doesn’t have to dust off his sailor suit from Robert Altman’s surreal 1980 family comedy.

According to the THR story where the release date news was announced, Popeye will be back in animated form through the Sony Pictures Animation branch, with Genndy Tartakovsky in the director’s chair.

Tartakovsky is riding a high right now, having delivered a massive (and fairly original) hit in Hotel Transylvania, which has earned more than $141 million to date.

But as the trade notes in its story, the director is passing on an opportunity to helm the inevitable Hotel Transylvania sequel to he can pour his heart into Popeye.