Popeye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 'Hotel Transylvania': Director Genndy Tartakovsky gets it open - latimes.com Ahhh... Congratulations. But I don't know. There was a POPEYE film in 1980 with Robert Altman and Robin Williams, and it's a cult classic but not really a big success. It's one of those works that fit best within an animated medium. Still, it's Tartakovsky, one of the best animators out there. I wish him all the best. Toot toot!