Special Screening of Fleischer “Superman” Cartoons

The New Parkway Theater, a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland’s Uptown district of California, is hosting their first-ever Animation Week from April 6-12th, and the Fleischer “Superman” animated shorts are part of the schedule.

Select episodes from the 1940s Fleischer “Superman” cartoons will be shown on Saturday, April 7 starting at 2:55pm until 5:00pm.

The nine animated shorts being shown are:

  • Superman (aka The Mad Scientist) (1941)
  • The Mechanical Monsters (1941)
  • Billion Dollar Limited (1942)
  • The Arctic Giant (1942)
  • The Bulleteers (1942)
  • The Magnetic Telescope (1942)
  • Electric Earthquake (1942)
  • Volcano (1942)
  • Terror on the Midway (1942)

Tickets start at $8.00 for students and seniors, with adult tickets priced at $10. Buy yours now!

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Spidey2878
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I wish I could see this at a theater.

superhero
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preaching to the choir! i love these and have owned them a couple of times. the don’t make them like this anymore. i love the rotoscoping style of animation

Spidey2878
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Didn’t the actor who played superboy in season one voice superman for the superman shorts inspired by the Fleischer series? There was an episode with Bizzaro if I remember correctly.

MattComics
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Seeing these in a theater would be fun! Either as a marathon or pair them up with a classic movies from the same era and run old newsreels just to really put you in the time.

GodzillaofSteel
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I would love to watch these in the theater. But I live too far away from Oakland, and I don’t have a big screen at my place. But one thing is for sure, whether big screen or small screen, these animated shorts are classics. I truly treasure them.

Spidey2878
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“these animated shorts are classics”,I couldn’t have said it better myself GodzillaofSteel. My favorite episode of the Fleischer Superman series, is the one with the mad scientist and his laser.

GodzillaofSteel
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Hey Spidey2878, it’s difficult for me to chose a favorite episode of the Fleischer Superman animated series, because I like so many of them. But the episode with the mad scientist and his laser was the first episode that I ever watched when I was a kid. It’s the episode I always think of whenever discussion comes up about the Fleischer Superman animated series.

MattComics
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The image of Superman beating up a laser beam sticks with you.

Spidey2878
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Yeah, that is a great episode. I also thought Superman’s theme song for this series was cool.

jer
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Manual Roto-scope by hand is a lost art form indeed but it still rules after all these years… as these animations flow effortlessly on and on…