VINTAGE CARTOONS


  

Running Time: 10 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

When Lois is kidnapped by a mad scientist, she is given a demonstration of his energy cannon as he attacks Metropolis. Only Superman can stop it in his first cinematic adventure. Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer were reluctant to take this assignment because it would require much more realistic designs and animation than they usually used. They tried to discourage the studio by stating they would need a budget of around $100,000 per short, four times the budget of an average Walt Disney cartoon, which then had the highest budgets in animation). To their shock, Paramount executives agreed to the amount, which made the Superman series--in adjusted dollars--the biggest-budgeted animation series in film history.


  

Running Time: 8 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

An egyptologist is found dead and his assistant convicted of murder, but colleague Dr. Wilson tells reporter Clark Kent his suspicions about the Curse of King "Tush." Can Superman's physical powers overcome Mummy's weird occult forces?


  

Running Time: 9 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Clark Kent and Lois explores the unknown regions of the mysterious Henderson Caverns. Henderson and Lois enter an underground world of bizarre Hawk Men who have deadly plans for them. This episode marks the first appearance of Perry White.


  

Running Time: 8 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

A dormant volcano on the inhabited island of Monokoa in the South Pacific is about to erupt. Perry White sends Clark and Lois on an expedition to study it, and of course Lois is quickly in danger from the mountain of menacing lava!


  

Running Time: 5 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Another tall tale from Willie Whopper. This time he enters a volcano and descends into hell! There he meets Emperor Nero playing his fiddle, Anthony and Cleopatra, Simon Legree riding a dogsled, and Rasputin doing the Russian dance! Note: This cartoon was, until recently, believed to be "lost," with only fragments surviving.


  

Running Time: 7 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Ub Iwerks' Willy Whopper goes to the dentist and, while under gas, dreams he has been lifted like a toy balloon into an Oz-like outer space adventure.

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