The US comic cartoon character Popeye has remained popular for over 80 years.
Popeye in his sailor suit is strong and powerful, yet gentle, and when he eats spinach he gains superhuman strength. The stories of him with his girlfriend Olive Oyl and his rival Brutus show the friendship and relationships between them and, on a deeper level, depict human strengths and weaknesses. Even today he is loved both in the US and around the world. The animated version of the cartoon strip is currently enjoying popularity on Cartoon Network.