Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

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Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
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Bud Collyer ...
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Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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A deadly eruption is predicted on the inhabited island of Monokoa. Daily Planet reporters Clark and Lois accompany an expedition to study it, and of course Lois is quickly in danger from lava... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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10 July 1942 (USA)  »

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Tulivuori  »

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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 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.
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Superman vs the Volcano
14 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love the Fleischer Superman cartoons. The animation is smooth and fluid with vivid colors. The distinct art-deco style, vintage science fiction imagery, and use of noirish shadows gave them a look unlike any other cartoons. The music and voice work is superb. They're fun, accessible, enduring animation classics.

Mt. Monokoa, which has been dormant for about 300 years, is getting ready to erupt. In order to save the town at its base, some scientists plan to blow away the rim of the volcano facing away from the town. The hopes being the lava would flow towards the sea and spare the town. Lois and Clark are sent to cover the story, but Lois has stolen Clark's press pass so that she can have the story to herself. While Lois is being given a tour of the volcano, it erupts (of course). In the town below, Clark changes into Superman and tries to save Lois and finish the job the scientists started with altering the lava flow away from the town.

This is the eighth in the series and, while it's still entertaining, some noticeable flaws stand out more than usual. For starters, the action isn't quite as good as you might expect given that a freaking volcano is erupting. Then there's some rather sloppy animation in the later parts of the cartoon. They also try to replicate the spectacular sequence from The Magnetic Telescope where Superman picks up two ends of wire and conducts electricity through his body. It does not have the same impressive impact as the earlier cartoon, however. It's not one of the series' best but still enjoyable.


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