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Volcano (1942)

Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel), Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator / Officer / Professor (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tulivuori See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 Battles The Forces Of Nature
13 May 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A SUPERMAN Cartoon

After slumbering for 300 years, the volcanic isle of Monokoa erupts in molten fury. The world watches anxiously as scientists race to protect the lovely town at the mountain's foot from imminent destruction. When intrepid reporter Lois Lane finds herself in danger of being immolated, it's time for Superman to get involved. But can even the Man of Steel fight the awakened fury of the VOLCANO?

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.


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