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Max Fleischer's Superman

March 17, 2009: "Max Fleischer's Superman: 1941-1942" DVD Collection


Official Release From Re-Mastered And Superior Original Vault Elements

Discover the amazing stranger from Planet Krypton that is "Faster than a streak of lightning!" and "Mightier than a roaring hurricane!" when Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics release "Max Fleischer's Superman: 1941-1942", a 2-disc collection featuring 17 action-packed vintage theatrical cartoons from the Warner Bros. vault, on April 7, 2009 for US$26.99 SRP.

The Superman animated cartoons, commonly known as the "Fleischer Superman Cartoons" were a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films, which were based upon the comic book character Superman. These groundbreaking theatrical shorts are the very first animated DC Comics Superman cartoons and the first cartoon entitled "Superman" to be nominated for an Academy Award® (Short Film - Animated). Each cartoon is brimming with action and special effects, beautifully drawn and colored, braced with fabulous background paintings and brought to life with realistic movement. These animated shorts are seen as some of the finest, and certainly the most lavishly budgeted, cartoons produced during the Golden Age of animation.

Max Fleischer's Superman "Max Fleischer's Superman: 1941-1942" will include incredible bonus features such as:

  • The Man, The Myth Superman - A revealing and captivating documentary which defines the tradition of the exciting and thought provoking "Super Human" archetype of hero and why Superman resonates with fans on such a deep and personal level.

  • First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series - This documentary features interviews with surviving members, relatives and biographers of the animation and production team, also contemporary animators such as Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Dini and Dan Riba (Superman: The Animated Series) who detail the influence these cartoons have had on their own works.

    "These animated short films were the first cinematic adaptation of the classic comic book character, Superman," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "Warner Home Video is absolutely thrilled to release Max Fleischer's Superman: 1941-1942 for an entirely new generation of fans."

    Pre-Order your Max Fleischer's Superman: 1941-1942 DVD collection from Amazon.com and help support the Superman Homepage.

    Warner Bros. has also released two online video clips from this DVD collection. The first clip, titled "Captured" is a clip from one of the 17 cartoons and is available to view in a number of formats and sizes: Quicktime (56k | 100k | 300k | 500k) or Windows Media Player (56k | 100k | 300k | 500k).

    The second video clip is taken from the bonus feature "The Man, The Myth, Superman" and is also available in various sizes and formats: Quicktime (56k | 100k | 300k | 500k) or Windows Media Player (56k | 100k | 300k | 500k).

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