Warner Bros. Announces Fleischer Superman Collection

Press Release

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 Superman, a 2-disc collection featuring 17 action-packed vintage theatrical cartoons from the Warner Bros. vault, on April 7, 2009 for $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.

Episodes:

Disc One:

1) Superman (Mad Scientist)

2) The Mechanical Monsters

3) Billion Dollar Limited

4) Arctic Giant

5) The Bullesteers

6) The Magnetic Telescope

7) Electric Earthquake

8) Volcano

Disc Two:

1) Terror on the Midway

2) The Japoteurs

3) Showdown

4) The Eleventh Hour

5) Destruction , Inc.

6) The Mummy Strikes

7) Jungle Drums

8) Underground World

9) Secret Agent

Max Fleischer Superman 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 Superman for an entirely new generation of fans.”

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