Kathy Bates Joins Cast of <I>Popeye's Voyage</I>12 Feb, 2004 By: Holly J. Wagner
Actress Kathy Bates has joined the cast of Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, the first-ever Popeye the Sailor Man 3-D, CGI-animated production, due Nov. 9 from Lions Gate Family Home Entertainment.
Bates (Misery, Titanic) will take on the role of Popeye's nemesis, the Sea Hag, rounding out a team that features voice actor Billy West (M&M's Red M&M, Elmer Fudd in Looney Tunes: Back In Action, “Ren & Stimpy”) as the sailor man.
Rocker Mark Mothersbaugh will score the all-new special and produce an updated version of the theme song.
The title is the first new Popeye animation in more than 15 years, and the disc will include additional footage not seen on television as well as other bonus features.
The special will air in prime time on Fox during the holiday 2004 season.