In this episode of Saturday Morning Cartoon, we bring you another of my classic faves, Max Fleischer's Superman. Fleischer Studios produced eight of these beauties between 1941 and 1942 (with their successors Famous Studios producing the final nine). Each are great examples of Fleischer's realistic style that generously used light, shadow, and impressive camera angles. Plus this Superman isn't the invulnerable namby-pamby seen in later years—though Fleischer's version was the first Superman that had the ability to fly. Up until then he was just jumping around in the comic books like an idiot. ANYWAY! These cartoons look super cool, and since I love robots so much, this one is my personal favorite. Enjoy Superman in 1941's "The Mechanical Monsters."

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