Superman vs. a secret Nazi outpost disguised as a jungle temple.

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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 ...
Lt. Fleming / First Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
German Commander (voice) (uncredited)
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A jungle temple with hooded priest is really a Nazi military base which downs a plane bearing Lois Lane and some secret plans. Can Superman save her from human sacrifice? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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26 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Tambores de la jungla  »

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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 streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! 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 Nazis
15 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. While this is a cartoon from Fleischer Studios' successor, Famous Studios, it still tries to maintain the Fleischer style.

Fifteenth in the Superman series is about a group of Nazis hiding out in the jungle, masquerading as some kind of cult leaders to a (presumably) African tribe. Lois Lane's plane is shot down and she is taken prisoner by the Nazis. When she refuses to tell them the location of some top secret papers, they turn her over to the native tribe, which plans to burn her at the stake. Will Superman show up in time to save her? Some cool visuals with the temple and statues and the tribal stuff but there's surprisingly little Superman or action in this. Still, some good bits and the last bit with Hitler was a plus.


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