Thursday, February 20, 2014

1940s Max Fleischer Superman - All 17 episodes and review

Max Fleischer's Superman: 1941-1942 BUY FULL DVD set at AMAZON

If you have not seen these, take some time and hit play. Save some time skipping the same opening sequence over and over. Each episode is about 6-7 minutes. Although listen to the opening sequence at least once. My favorite of all the TV/Serial Live action or animated before 1990.

"THE JEWELS" So basically most of the episodes feature Mad Scientists committing robberies and destruction. A few harken the WW2 times with German and Japanese stories. My favorite may be Episode 5 with a giant dinosaur. A 1990s Superman episode pays tribute when Luthor brings a Museum T-REX robot to life. But this episode is pre-Godzilla.

TRIVIA - Episode One was nominated for BEST ANIMATED SHORT Oscar. Lost to Disney's Pluto, but I challenge you to find better work of the time...



Superman (1940s cartoons)

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The title card from the first Superman animated short produced by Fleischer Studios.
The Fleischer & Famous Superman cartoons are a series of seventeen animatedTechnicolor short filmsreleased by Paramount Pictures and based upon thecomic book characterSuperman.
The pilot and first eight shorts were produced by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942, while the final eight were produced by Famous Studios, a successor company to Fleischer Studios, from 1942 to 1943. Superman was the final animated series initiated under Fleischer Studios, before Famous Studios officially took over production in May 1942.[1]
Although all entries are in the public domain,[2] ancillary rights such as merchandising contract rights, as well as the original 35mm master elements, are owned today by Warner Bros. Animation. Warner has owned Supermanpublisher DC Comics since 1969.

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