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November 23, 2004 12:55 AM   Subscribe

Anime Popeye Quicktime.
posted by kenaman (33 comments total)

 
That was so bad that it was good.. or maybe it was so good that it was bad...?
posted by Sir Mildred Pierce at 1:25 AM on November 23, 2004


[this is dumb]
posted by neckro23 at 1:30 AM on November 23, 2004


do you know where i can score some thorazine? i'm coming down real hard.

a spinach high will do that to you.
posted by three blind mice at 1:46 AM on November 23, 2004


Sort of funny in a two in the morning drug reference way. Or not. What were we talking about?
posted by rooftop secrets at 2:00 AM on November 23, 2004


[Thay are wrong. This is good.]
posted by armoured-ant at 2:09 AM on November 23, 2004


The floating babies seemed genuinely concerned about Pop-eye's well-being.
posted by clockzero at 2:15 AM on November 23, 2004


I laughed, I cried, I scratched my head.
posted by Dick Paris at 2:18 AM on November 23, 2004


It was funny in the way that you could see the humor, but it wasn't enough to compel you to laugh.
posted by Plinko at 2:41 AM on November 23, 2004


excellent. although the voice for popeye is a bit off, the animation is superb.
posted by joedan at 2:53 AM on November 23, 2004


Do you have to read the manga to figure out what the hell is going on here?
posted by grouse at 3:34 AM on November 23, 2004


And is that Captain Bird's Eye?
posted by raygirvan at 3:45 AM on November 23, 2004


joedan: i was listening for the quality of the voiceovers as well. in my spare time, i do cartoon voices, which is a bizarre and at times intimidating thing to do. finding a 'real good' popeye voice could take a studio precious time as they often have a limited amount of time to fulfill the contract. actually, i didn't think the male voices fit their characters that well, and the kid on the bike sounded like he was reading his lines direct from the script.

i'm a picky bitch, but i still laughed.
posted by moonbird at 4:18 AM on November 23, 2004


That must be the best anime I have ever seen. Makes me wonder how Olive would look in an anime movie?
posted by Grums at 5:05 AM on November 23, 2004


Dick Paris saves this thread.
posted by DBAPaul at 5:34 AM on November 23, 2004


Makes me wonder how Olive would look in an anime movie?

it would no doubt be NSW.
posted by three blind mice at 5:35 AM on November 23, 2004


I like the way that Popeye seems as puzzled as us about it all.
posted by kenaman at 5:56 AM on November 23, 2004


in my spare time, i do cartoon voices, which is a bizarre and at times intimidating thing to do.

Hey, moonbird... I don't suppose you have any tips on how to break in to that business?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:33 AM on November 23, 2004


OH MY GOD. This is good (because of the contrast in cartoon stories). But if these five energies coming together was such a problem, why didn't they just sacrifice the fifth energy that was right in front of them?
posted by jmccorm at 6:41 AM on November 23, 2004


jmmccorm:

For the same reason that you don't see a lot of characters do the logical thing in a show or a movie: because then, they wouldn't have an episode.
posted by ShawnStruck at 6:54 AM on November 23, 2004


Very creative and funny.
posted by crusiera at 7:01 AM on November 23, 2004


I thought the anime spoofs were quite funny. It would have been better if if was really a Popeye cartoon done anime style, rather than having Popeye as "straight man."

Actually, when I saw that first character with the sailor hat, I thought that's what they were going to do. "Popeye, we must stop Bluto from joining the five energies and enveloping the Earth!"
posted by fungible at 7:46 AM on November 23, 2004


Faint of Butt - Here's a link to the Cartoon Voices FAQ. You might also want to check Glenn Alterman's book on acting, which has a special section regarding voiceover work.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:35 AM on November 23, 2004


(Of course, now that I've given the secret away, moonbird has to kill me.)
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:37 AM on November 23, 2004


Not as disturbing as CGI Popeye.
posted by barjo at 9:44 AM on November 23, 2004


Thanks, Smart Dalek. That's good stuff.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:52 AM on November 23, 2004


I was disappointed that we didn't get to see the world end.

Meh.
posted by papercake at 10:09 AM on November 23, 2004


This is good just because it rips on Anime.
posted by MrAnonymous at 10:30 AM on November 23, 2004


ditto, MrAnon
posted by Hands of Manos at 12:53 PM on November 23, 2004


oh mr. dalek, could i ever do such a thing?
posted by moonbird at 1:53 PM on November 23, 2004


Poor Popeye. To be fair, I'd have no idea what the hell was going on, either. Floating babies!
posted by jenovus at 2:14 PM on November 23, 2004


actually, i didn't think the male voices fit their characters that well, and the kid on the bike sounded like he was reading his lines direct from the script.

So, a pretty authentic representation of American anime VAs then?

(Dare I start a sub vs. dub anime geekfest on Mefi? Have I the hubris?)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:54 PM on November 23, 2004


(Dare I start a sub vs. dub anime geekfest on Mefi? Have I the hubris?)

I was on Otakon staff for three years. I'm up for it.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:14 PM on November 23, 2004


OMG SUBS R TEH BEST
posted by jenovus at 10:34 PM on November 27, 2004


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