"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at 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."
Launched in September 1941 with the release of 'Superman', these cartoons were produced by max Fleischer at the Fleischer Studios in Florida. These innovative science fiction spectaculars remain among the most technically polished examples of the "animated short film" art form. The films move at a fast pace, with cuts coming faster and faster towards the climaxes, propelled by Sammy Timberg's dynamic musical scores. Special effects involving fires, rays, and explosions set the screen ablaze. The first film in the collection was nominated for an Academy Award.
This exciting 3DVD box set contains all 17 Superman films produced by the Fleischer Studios, each bursting with action and adventure.
1. Superman (aka the Mad Scientist) - Sept 1941
2. The Mechanical Monsters - Nov 1941
3. Billion Dollar Limited - Jan 1942
4. The Arctic Giant - Feb 1942
5. The Bulleteers - Mar 1942
6. Private Snafu - Snafuperman
7. The Magnetic Telescope - Apr 1942
8. The Electric Earthquake - May 1942
9. Volcano - Jul 1942
10. Terror on the Midway - Aug 1942
11. Japoteurs - Sept 1942
12. Showdown - Oct 1942
13. Eleventh Hour - Nov 1942
14. Destruction Inc. - Dec 1942
15. The Mummy Strikes - Feb 1943
16. Jungle Drums - Mar 1943
17. Underground World - Jun 1943
18. Secret Agent - Jul 1943
'Snafuperman' - This cartoon, a parody of the Superman series, was made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale of the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, the cartoon, one of a series of 26, was produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios.