6.9/10
595
14 user 3 critic

The Arctic Giant (1942)

Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

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

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Superman versus extortionists with a super-powerful rocket car.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Superman battles train robbers seeking to steal a billion dollars worth of gold.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When police interfere with a reckless scientist's experiment, it creates a deadly meteor shower only Superman can stop.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Superman versus a fanatical extortionist with an earthquake machine.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Volcano (1942)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Japoteurs (1942)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Superman vs. Japanese spies hijacking a new super-bomber.

Director: Seymour Kneitel
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Superman versus saboteurs at the Metropolis Munitions Plant.

Director: Izzy Sparber
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Showdown (1942)
Animation | Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Oh no! A crook dressed as Superman commits a series of robberies. The real Superman must work fast to counter the bad publicity.

Director: Izzy Sparber
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While investigating an egyptologist's mysterious death, Superman must battle dangerous mummies.

Director: Izzy Sparber
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lois Lane and an explorer set out on an expedition through an underground cavern and discover a race of hawk-men. When these creatures prepare a ritual sacrifice for the adventurous pair, Superman comes to the rescue.

Director: Seymour Kneitel
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Eleventh Hour I (1942)
Animation | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While Clark Kent is in wartime Japan, Superman becomes a saboteur.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Willard Bowsky
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gigante del Ártico  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

In reality, if a 160 foot dinosaur was encased in ice, it would take hours or possibly days for the ice to melt if exposed to heat. Not ten seconds. 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.
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Mummy Strikes (1943) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So-so
16 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

A frozen tyrannosaurus is found frozen in the ice in the Arctic. It's brought back for display in Metropolis--it's kept frozen solid. But, one day, the machinery malfunctions, the ice starts to melt and the dinosaur comes to life! And guess what? Lois Lane just happens to be covering the story when it revives. Superman must save Metropolis (and Lois) from this.

One of the lesser Superman cartoons. It takes too long for the story to start up and the dinosaur looked REAL silly! The animation was still great but I found myself smirking whenever we got a good look at the dinosaur's face. Just OK.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page