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Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios "Superman" Cartoons Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by James Harvey, Nov 9, 2006.

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  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
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    This is the official talkback for the Superman cartoons produced by Paramount Pictures and Fleischer Studios, and Famous Studios (last eight cartoons). 17 cartoons originally released in movie theaters from 1941-1943.

    SUPERMAN

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    Producers: Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer
    Directors: Dave Fleisher, I. Sparber, Dan Gordon, Seymour. Kneitel
    Character Design: Joe Shuster
    Music Arrangement: Sammy Timberg


    This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton - the Man of Steel, Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a neverending battle for Truth and Justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.

    Discuss all 17 classic cartoons here! Comments?

    For a complete rundown of these 17 classis cartoons, check out the guide available at Superman Homepage.
     
  2. adoptedBatpuppy

    adoptedBatpuppy Confidence is the Key

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    Which cartoon are we discussing here? All of them on one thread? :robin:
    They are pretty generic, like Lois gets in trouble trying to get the story, and Superman has to go and safe her. In all of the episodes, twice in some of them. :shrug:
    The part that I like is the animation and that there are at least different villans in every episode. :anime:
    I think my favorite episode is The Magnetic Telescope or Destruction, Inc.
    Destruction, Inc. was the first episode I saw of the Paramount Superman cartoons. There is something creepy about it, not to mention the crime boss looks a lot like Rupert Thorne. Someone can post two pictures to compare. :eek:
     
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  3. Cortez2301

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    I didn't buy the DVd yet but I remember some of them I used to watch as a kid.These classics are too good to be on one DVd with so little special features if you ask me.I remember the one with the giant gorilla very well.I think that was my favourite.I mean it had a lot of suspense.
     
  4. Jon Cooke

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    What DVD release are we talking about? There's only been about a zillion public domain Superman DVDs.
     
  5. Anarky

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    i think the most recent is the Ultimate Fleischer Superman, which contains all 17 shorts...and may or may not have the SNAFUperman parody

    btw, these toons still rock to this date.
     
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    OH DEFINITELY.Great animation btw.
     
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    These shorts are so iconic and vintage, I think they are amazing. Some of the best hand drawn animation ever. Really interesting to study. Though generic, these shorts really help shape the Superman mythology for me.

    My favorie is probably JAP-O-TOURS.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I like all of them, but my favorite would have to be Showdown, since it is a "little" more story than action.

    The scenes with that phony Superman and his boss, LOL.
     
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    I agree. These animation looked nice, but the stories were so dull.
     
  11. Silly McGooses

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    I love that one too, for the same reason. Also, it was cool to hear Orson Wells as the voice of faux-Supes' boss.

    These shorts are so amazing...can you imagine seeing one of them before a 1940s movie in a beautiful art deco theater?
     
  12. Cortez2301

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    I have a question.I couldn't find The dvd at HMV so I went to Wallmart and got one that was a vintage classic cover.I hated the cover,they made it look like a kids show and they said free tattoos inside.Anyway the other thing is I noticed that during each of the episodes there is a superman logo that comes on and off.Is this for every DVd or just for this one?
     
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    To be honest, I have no idea which DVD you're talking about, since there are literaly hundreds of different versions of these shorts floating around on DVD. But if the logo bothers you that much you should go to anyplace near you that can place special orders on DVDs and order the exact version you linked to, since the only addition to the shorts is the date of the original theatrical release appearing at the bottom of the screen as the short begins. On top of that, you'll never cleaner versions of the shorts. I'm not sure as to whether or not there are Best Buys in Canada, but I know that most locations now have quite a few copies of the exact copy I'm talking about.

    But as for the logo, most of the companies that released the shorts had some knid of logo or something during the short. My guess is so that if people bootlegged the shorts you could tell which compaines it was.
     
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    Thanks for all the info.The DVd is not like the 2 main versions you would see.This is one which I just found out was made in Taiwan.It doesn't look good at all.I wish I could've found the original version you would find on Amazon.
     
  15. Silly McGooses

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    Well, I have some DVD versions of these shorts, but I can't wait for the upcoming 14-disc Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition, which will have the 14 restored shorts, plus Snafuperman, and the Looney Tunes shorts which spoof the Supermans.
     
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    14 restored shorts? You meant 17 right?
     
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    Btw guys on Bryan Singer's "The amazing story of Superman" I saw The part about World War 2 where they showed Hitler (at least he looked like him) animated in Fleischer style.Which cartooon was it from?
     
  19. Nobuyuki sama

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    "Jungle Drums", most likely. (cartoon #15)
     
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    Yes it is.He appears at the end.thanks alot.
     

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