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Terror on the Midway (1942)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Fantasy  |  30 August 1942 (USA)
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When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

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(comic strip created by: Superman), (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel) , 2 more credits »
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Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Sideshow Barker (voice) (uncredited)
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While Clark and Lois are reviewing a circus, "Gigantic" the gorilla escapes and endangers Lois. In the resulting chaos, other dangerous animals escape also. A job for Superman? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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[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 soar higher than any plane, 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.
[note that the opening narration in some prints is slightly different]
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Follows Electric Earthquake (1942) See more »

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Marche Militaire No 1 in D
Written by Franz Schubert
Heard at the circus
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Superman Saves The Circus
27 May 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A SUPERMAN Cartoon.

The Circus has come to town and girl reporter Lois Lane has been assigned to cover it. It's all pretty routine, until Gigantic, the huge & terrifying ape, escapes and spreads TERROR ON THE MIDWAY. With the enraged simian menacing Lois, it looks like a job for Superman...

This was another in the 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. Bud Collyer is the voice of Superman; Joan Alexander does the honors for Lois Lane. And isn't that the voice of Jack ‘Popeye' Mercer as the first sideshow barker?


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