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Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by James Harvey, Nov 9, 2006.
These are some great cartoons, Superman it its best
These are excellent. I have them all.
i remember watching some episodes at the alamo drafthouse it got boring after the second episode got very repetitive but the animation was awesome it was even better since i was watching it on a movie screen.
For those wondering how these cartoons will look restored, Home Theatre Forum has a comparison shot up of the restored Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios Superman cartoons, and the difference is amazing. Click on the link (or here) to check it out!
The restored cartoons will be available as apart of the Superman: The Ultimate Collector's Edition and the individual releases of Superman: The Movie - Four Disc Special Edition and Superman II: Two-Disc Special Edition.
Superman: The Ultimate Collector's Edition hits shelves on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006!
You know...I'm afraid they might almost look...TOO good. The creakiness is part of their charm for me.
I'm so used to watching the Diamond Anniversary DVD that those new screencaps look a little too colorful! If that's how they looked originally though I'm sure everything will be fine - I can't wait to see them when my set arrives!
I got the 14 disc set of the Superman movies and seen a few of the first Superman cartoons and they are amazing. Great stuff. They even had a featurette on them. Bruce Timm and others were interviewed about them. You got to get this set. It is awesome.
Is that DVD sold seperately?
It is 2 DVDs that the cartoons are on. To my knowledge, you could get them on the 14 disc set or to get them seperately you have to buy the Superman Movie 4 Disc Set and the Superman 2 Movie 3 Disc Set. But it's better to go with the 14 disc set. There is so much Superman stuff in that set. It has got to be the DVD set of the year.
Thanks.The thing is I have all 17 episodes but not on a dvd with special features and amazing quality you know.
You're welcome. Any time.
Sorry for jumping on this thread so late. I just found it, and I wanted to post my thoughts on the Fleischer Superman cartoons.
When watching the second episode, they replayed the beginning from the first episode. I thought my DVD player was caught in a repeat loop. I know the "geniuses" at WHV were trying to restore the opening titles as if they were originally screened in the movies, but I just got confused there for a minute.
Did anyone else notice some unusual editing in this "official" edition?
Are the Fleishcer Superman cartoons considered to be mini-movies? Just wondering because I am just confused about that term.
They were meant to be theatrical animated short subjects; never heard them called "mini-movies" before.
the Fleischer shorts can be classified w/ the likes of Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Droopy Dog, The Pink Panther, etc...
back then, going to the cinema was an event
hence all the cartoon shorts, news reels, B-movies, and finally the feature presentation. it was common to spend 3+ hrs at the theatre.
Thanks alot for all the info.
On this same topic, since this stuff is public domain, what DVD release is the best?
Pick up, anywhere
Yes, all of the Fleischer Superman cartoons are public domain. You can pick and choose from the $1 DVDs at Wal-Mart. GOODTIMES DVD produced sets that contained 8 or 9 episodes each and they sold for $6 back in 2004.
Mini-movies........probably not. However they were well produced and I think they still stand up very well, even today.
If you are a big superman and love the movies then you should pick up the Ultimate Superman collection which includes these episodes.
Not really looking to re-buy the movies...
I guess i'm wondering if I should get this one: http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Ultimate-Fleischer-Cartoon-Collection/dp/B000F9RL9O
or this one: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Superman-Cartoons-Diamond-Anniversary/dp/6305943389/