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Sony Animation Gives Fans a Spinach-Free Taste of ‘Popeye’ Movie (Video)

Test footage offers first look at the muscular CGI sailor and his beloved Olive Oyl

Sony Pictures Animation has released test footage from Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Popeye,” which won’t flex its muscles in theaters until 2016.

The studio is giving impatient fans a spinach-free taste of the CGI sailor, who must save his beloved Olive Oyl from the villainous Bluto.

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Tartakovsky directed “Hotel Transylvania” for Sony Animation and has been fascinated by “Popeye” since he was a boy.

David Ronn and Jay Scherick wrote the script based on E.C. Segar’s popular comic strip, which first debuted in 1929.

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No voice cast has been announced, as Tartakovsky explains that he used temp voices for the test footage, which you can watch in the video below.