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The Arctic Giant (1942)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Short, Fantasy  |  26 February 1942 (USA)
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Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

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(comic strip created by: Superman), (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel) , 2 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

An expedition unearths a frozen Tyrannosaurus in the Siberian tundra and brings it back to the USA. Naturally, it accidentally thaws and runs amok. Can Superman handle it? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

26 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gigante del Ártico  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this short (as in some of the others) Superman leaps from place to place (like later Marvel's Incredible Hulk), rather than flying. This is from the original comics version, in which he didn't fly either. He was given the ability to fly, in the comics as well as the animated series when the creators realized that what looked good in heroic static drawings made him look like a red-and-blue kangaroo bouncing over buildings. See more »

Goofs

As the thermometer rises, it first goes past "Freezing" and then, a little later, past "Melting". Actually the freezing and melting points of water (or anything else for that matter) are always the same. The only difference between "freezing" and "melting" is in the "direction". See more »

Quotes

[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! 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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Connections

Follows Billion Dollar Limited (1942) See more »

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Excellent, fun Superman cartoon!
19 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my humble opinion, these Fleischer cartoons represent not only the best of the Fleischers' extensive body of work, but for me, they're the only true Superman. When I hear that wonderful theme, trumpets blaring and blazing, I sink back into being a little kid, gazing up with wonder at Superman's next big adventure, fighting this, that, or the other baddie, and saving Lois Lane, while Clark Kent always conveniently disappeared! It's a wonder he never got fired from the Daily Planet, the way he always disappeared while Lois and Jimmy were getting the big scoop and getting saved by Superman! Anyhow, the dinosaur is actually really cool in this by any standard, and it's a gem for any fan of Superman or classic cartoons!


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