Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
|Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy|
by Elzie Crisler Segar
|Directed by||Ezekiel Norton|
Tabitha St. Germain
|Country of origin||
|Running time||49 minutes|
Mainframe Entertainment (now Rainmaker Entertainment)|
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 as Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy
- Tabitha St. Germain as Olive Oyl and Swee'Pea
- Garry Chalk as Bluto
- Sanders Whiting as J. Wellington Wimpy
- Kathy Bates as Siren and Sea Hag
Originally this special was going to be a Claymation feature by Will Vinton, but due to Vinton losing his studio due to financial reasons in 2002 the special was picked up by Mainframe Entertainment.
Billy West described the production as "the hardest job I ever did, ever" and the voice of Popeye as "like a buzzsaw in your throat."
The special received mixed reviews from critics.
- Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy on IMDb
- Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy at Rotten Tomatoes
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