Release dateNovember 9, 2004 (2004-11-09) Based onPopeye
by Elzie Crisler Segar WriterJim Hardison, Paul Reiser Music directorMark Mothersbaugh, Kevin Kliesch CastBilly West (Popeye), Kathy Bates (Sea Hag), Tabitha St Germain (Olive Oyl), Garry Chalk (Bluto), Sanders Whiting (J Wellington Wimpy) Similar moviesPopeye (1980)
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 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."