Monday, August 29, 2011

Max Fleischer Superman

It's no secret, I love Superman. Whether its comics, animation, or film, if its got Superman in it i'll eat it up. Some of the greatest Superman animation ever done were the first theatrical cartoons done by the Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942. These cartoons influenced the future looks of the phenominal Batman: the Animated Series and of course Superman: the Animated Series. Even the great Alex Ross sites these shorts as the influence for his take on the Man of Steel. These cartoons even introduced the famous lines "Look up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane..."etc. etc.

After fall out in the studio Superman made his way to Famous studios from 1942 till 1943 where the stories became heavy on WWII propaganda.

Well thats all for now. Until next time.
-Brian James Fichtner

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