Strong to the Finich (1934)

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Strong to the Finich is a 1934 Popeye the Sailor animated short film that is one of the more flawed, but still funny entries.

Popeye shows the children how spinach makes everyone and everything stronger by using it on plants and animals. This is such an authentic premise as it does not have a single villain and is executed solidly. Despite having a rather disappointing conclusion, everything else was good here with the humor being really good and many scenes are memorable and visually inventive.

Olive is so weird here in her odd talk and different animation which are the reasons why I did not like her. But Popeye expectedly saves the day as he is so amusing and both the action and the humor here are especially good. And I liked this spinach-centric excursion as it is different, but still entertaining and charming.

Strong to the Finich has a disappointing ending and Olive, but Popeye is great as is the action and especially humor with its visual inventiveness and some great gags.

My Rating – 3.8

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