Sunday, April 26

The Mechanical Monsters - 1941

Wikipedia - "The Mechanical Monsters is the second of the seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character Superman. Produced by Fleischer Studios, the story features Superman battling a mad scientist with a small army of robots at his command. It was originally released by Paramount Pictures on November 28, 1941. A robot flies into a scientist's secret lair and unloads a pile of cash into a vault. The robot is controlled completely from the scientists command center, and many robots similar to it are lined up along the walls of the lair. The front page of the Daily Planet reports the 'mechanical monsters' robbery right alongside an announcement for the display of 50 million dollars of the world's rarest gems at the local museum. Later, as Lois and Clark are covering the museum's exhibit for the Planet, a robot lands in the street outside. ..."
"The Mechanical Monsters" (Fleischer Brothers SUPERMAN Cartoon)
YouTube: Fleischer Superman Cartoons: The Mechanical Monsters

2010 August: Superman (1940s cartoons)