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Director:
Writers:
Jerry Siegel (characters) and
Joe Shuster (characters) ...
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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 »
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Superman's First Cartoon Adventure 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)
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Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Jerry Siegel (characters) (as Jerome Siegel) and
Joe Shuster (characters)

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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10 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
Marks the first appearance on film of the famous introduction, "Faster than a speeding bullet, etc...", and of the "Look, up in the sky, etc..." line. (See Memorable Quotes section)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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Superman's First Cartoon Adventure, 1 April 2000
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

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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