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Superman (1941)

Passed  -  Animation | Short | Action  -  26 September 1941 (USA)
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The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

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Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
The Mad Scientist (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
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When Lois is kidnapped by a mad scientist, she is given a demonstration of his energy cannon as he attacks Metropolis. Only Superman can stop it in his first cinematic adventure Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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26 September 1941 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The sound of the planet Krypton exploding in the introduction was achieved by amplifying the sound of an apple being ripped apart by hand. 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: [opening narration] In the endless reaches of the universe, there once existed a planet known as Krypton, a planet that burned like a green star in the distant heavens. There, civilization was far advanced and it brought forth a race of "supermen," whose mental and physical powers were developed to the absolute peak of human perfection. But there came a day when giant quakes threatened to destroy Krypton forever. One of ...
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Superman's First Cartoon Adventure
1 April 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A SUPERMAN Cartoon.

A mad scientist turns his death ray on Metropolis to begin destroying bridges & buildings. Intrepid reporter Lois Lane crashes her plane directly in the madman’s front yard. With Lois a prisoner & the death ray once again in operation, it looks like a job for SUPERMAN!

This was the first in a series of excellent cartoons Max Fleischer produced for Paramount Studio. They feature great animation and taut, fast-moving plots. Meant to be shown in movie theaters, they are miles ahead of their Saturday Morning counterparts.


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