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Director:
Writers:
Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) &
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Release Date:
26 September 1941 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Fleischer Studios did a decent job on a series of Superman shorts See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
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 ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) &
Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel)

Seymour Kneitel (story) &
Izzy Sparber (story) (as I. Sparber)

Jay Morton  uncredited

Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Winston Sharples (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Schettler (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Milton Lustig .... sound effects (uncredited)
Maurice Manne .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Frank Endres .... animator
Steve Muffati .... animator
Steve Muffati .... animation director (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sammy Timberg .... music arranger
Lou Fleischer .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
10 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
Kryptonite was the invention of the radio show, and was created due to a format constraint. Whenever Bud Collyer needed some time off, the writers could add kryptonite to the current storyline and have another actor moan in pain until Collyer returned from his holiday.See more »
Quotes:
[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...
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fleischer Studios did a decent job on a series of Superman shorts, 14 March 2001

This is the first of a series of Superman shorts done by the Fleischer Studios and the only one of the series nominated for an Oscar. The animation style is different and recognizable as Fleischer work and the cartoons hold up reasonably well, but there's nothing terrifically remarkable or special about this particular cartoon. Worth watching.

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