Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

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Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
DVD cover
Distributed by Lionsgate
Directed by Ezekiel Norton
Produced by Gio Corsi
Barbara Zelinski
Screenplay by Jim Hardison
Paul Reiser
Based on Popeye 
by Elzie Crisler Segar
Starring Billy West
Tabitha St. Germain
Garry Chalk
Sanders Whiting
Kathy Bates
Music by Kevin Kliesch
Mark Mothersbaugh
Editing by Colin Adams
Production company Mainframe Entertainment (now Rainmaker Entertainment)
Nuance Productions
King Features Entertainment
Country United States
Language English
Original channel FOX
Release date
  • November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
Running time 49 minutes

Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy is a 2004 computer-animated television special produced by Mainframe Entertainment for Lions Gate Entertainment. The special, created to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Popeye the Sailor comic strip character, first aired on Fox on December 17, 2004 and was rebroadcast on the same network in December 2005.


Popeye is on a quest to find his missing father Poopdeck Pappy. Popeye is dogged by nightmares warning him that his Pappy, who abandoned him as a child, is in danger and needs him, so he bravely sets out on the open sea to find his long-lost father. Accompanied by the admiring Olive Oyl, the brawny Bluto, and little Swee'Pea, he heads for the Sea of Mystery, which happens to be in the evil Sea Hag’s domain. Strange things begin to happen along the way, as the group encounters sirens, serpents, and menacing mists.



Billy West described the production as "the hardest job I ever did, ever" and the voice of Popeye as "like a buzzsaw on your throat."[1][unreliable source?]


The film received mixed reviews from critics.


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