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Alternate Title: The Mad Scientist

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  • Superman Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Fleischer Studios
  • Distributed by: Paramount Studios
  • Cartoon Characters: Clark Kent/Superman, Lois Lane, Perry White, Mad Scientist.
  • Voice Actors: Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Joan Alexander, Julian Noa, Jack Mercer.
  • Directed By Dave Fleischer.
  • Produced By Max Fleischer, Adolph Zukor.
  • Animated By Steve Muffatti, Frank Endres.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1942.
  • Music: Sammy Timberg.
  • Originally Released on September 26, 1941.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 10:22 minutes.
  • Production Number: FL4125;MPAA: # 02966
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

In this, the first Superman cartoon, we see how The Man Of Steel first came to Earth. After Krypton's tragic destruction, he was found by the side of the road in rural Kansas and spent most of his childhood in an orphanage. An adult Clark Kent becomes a reporter...  (more)

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Alternate Title:

"The Mad Scientist."

This series originated the classic signature Superman lines, "Faster than a speeding bullet,...", and "Look, up in the sky, etc..." The Fleischers were reluctant to adapt the Superman comics to the screen because they felt it would require much...  (more)

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This episode introduced the origin of a perennial fictitious American hero. Superman was somewhat vulnerable in these early cartoons, as though he was still discovering his superhuman qualities.

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This is one of the greatest cartoon series ever. The series did improve as it went on. This is the first entry in the series. It is good, but it does not compare with the later entries in the series. This particular cartoon does make many lists of the...  (read more)

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