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Electric Earthquake (1942)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Fantasy | 15 May 1942 (USA)
Superman versus a fanatical extortionist with an earthquake machine.

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Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
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Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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An American Indian fanatic tries to extort the return of Manhattan to his people with artificially induced earthquakes. Lois Lane, captive in his underwater hideout, seems doomed by Superman's interference... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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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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Electric Earthquake is another Superman cartoon made by Max and Dave Fleischer
22 June 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Superman cartoon, the seventh by Max and Dave Fleischer, has the politically-incorrect story of an American Indian (or Native American) claiming to speak for his people when he tells Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Perry White to give Manhatten back to his people and those three refusing (what can they do anyway, they're only reporters!). So he threatens them though Perry doesn't believe him so Lois sneaks away to where this man has his hideout while Clark changes into Superman...Plenty of exciting animated scenes of the title disaster not to mention Supes doing what he does to save the day though it's now par for the course that Lois will be in yet another compromising position with the Man of Steel rescuing her. And really, that villain is willing to destroy his land if his demands aren't met? Talk about inconsistent characterization! Still, Electric Earthquake is worth a look for those exciting scenes of destruction as implied by the title.


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