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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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21 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Los monstruos mecánicos  »

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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 Eleventh Hour (1942) See more »

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Excellent
10 July 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The second of the Superman cartoons released by the Fleischer brothers on November 28, 1941.A fleet of robots are terrorizing gotham. They strike at a jewel exhibit and make off with all the jewels. Luckily Clark Kent and Lois Lane are at the exhibit. When Kent steps away to phone in the story, Lois Lane hides in one of the robots, and gets taken back to the villians hideout. It is Superman to the rescue.

This cartoon is one of 17 Superman cartoons made by the Fleischer brothers in the early 1940s. All Superman cartoons made during this time are available on VHS and DVD and all are in the Public Domain. Invest the time to look for a DVD that features all 17 cartoons for one price, and there are several available.


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