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The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Action  |  21 November 1941 (USA)
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Superman battles a criminal mastermind and his robot army.

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Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Superman / Clark Kent / Scientist (voice) (uncredited)
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An inventor has built powerful giant robots that can fly like planes and open banks like cans. Of course, Lois Lane gets into trouble with a robot; can Superman rescue her from the inventor's hideout? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When all the robots attack Superman, we see two of them labeled with a "3". See more »

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[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, this amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Empowered with X-ray vision, possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Followed by Japoteurs (1942) See more »

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Another great Superman cartoon
16 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another mad scientist has constructed a bunch of giant robots to rob banks and jewelry for him. They also can transform themselves into planes and fly to their targets (!!!). Lois Lane hitches a ride on one of the robots. The scientist discovers her and is ready to boil her alive in lava. Superman has to rescue her but he's attacked by the scientists' multiple robots...

Another great animated short. I was surprised by the violence (you see a large bunch of policeman shooting at the giant and Superman takes quite a beating from the robots) but it's still perfect for kids. Also they show Superman using his X-Ray vision--that sequence alone was just unbelievable!

Fast, fun, full of action. Just great! A 10.


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