Fleischer’s Superman gets respect at last

Max Fleicher’s Superman cartoons have long been in the public domain and have been subject to a slew of substandard DVD releases (the kind that go for $1.00 from a big cardboard box at retail stores). VCI Entertainment has finally taken the time to give credence to these classics with Superman The Ultimate Max Fleischer Cartoon Collection.

Fleischer Studios produced seventeen Superman cartoons and were shown to audiences between 1941 and 1943. It was typical for movie theatres to show at least one short cartoon before the feature film, which has since been replaced with straight advertising. This was the original venue for the Superman cartoons.

The Superman cartoons have been fully restored to their original glory by VCI. The DVD also has some special features including a VCI exclusive recorded phone interview with the voice of Lois Lane herself… Joan Alexander. VCI has also put together a special bonus extra called Behind the Cape. The extra will take you thru each episode, giving you an episode synopsis, credits, and fun facts of each cartoon. Also included on this DVD are bios and a special insert booklet “The Super Guide to the Fleischer Superman Cartoons”.

The set will arrive on May 30th and will be priced at only $9.99.

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