History WesternAnimation / SupermanTheatricalCartoons

12th Nov '17 12:37:14 PM Tork
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** The flight was created specifically because Superman leaping over tall buildings in a single bound looks a little silly in motion. The one short where he actually does this, “The Arctic Giant”, kind of shows this to be true.
12th Nov '17 12:33:43 PM Tork
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** The villains of “The Mad Scientist”, “The Mechanical Monsters,” and “The Magnetic Telescope” each have a passing resemblance or narrative similarity to the Ultra Humanite, Toyman, and Lex Luthor respectively.
8th Nov '17 8:58:16 PM ajbit26
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** Technically speaking, Superman does speak in every short:
--> '''Clark Kent:''' This looks like a job...
--> '''Superman:''' [[PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep For Superman.]]


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* NonMaliciousMonster: The Arctic Giant, which goes on a rampage, only because it was scared and confused after being woken from it's deep freeze.


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** The mad scientist from The Mad Scientist has one when he sees Superman shrugging his laser off at full power.
--> ''He isn't human!''


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* PetTheDog: The Arctic Giant, after it's rampage is stopped, is set into a wildlife reserve. After all, it only went berserk because it was scared and confused.
3rd Nov '17 1:09:31 PM Netherman14
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* AdaptationalBadass, This series of cinematic shorts is where Superman gained his powers of Flight and X-Ray Vision from.
1st Oct '17 9:10:43 AM Trooper924
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* {{Hammerspace}}: Subtly subverted in "Showdown". Initially it's unclear where the spandax-clad impostor is carrying the stolen jewels (and [[ShootingSuperman the gun that he pulls on the real Superman]]), but after losing his cape, he can be clearly seen to be wearing a hip-satchel.



* {{Hammerspace}}: Subtly subverted in "Showdown". Initially it's unclear where the spandax-clad impostor is carrying the stolen jewels (and [[ShootingSuperman the gun that he pulls on the real Superman]]), but after losing his cape, he can be clearly seen to be wearing a hip-satchel.
30th Sep '17 5:33:12 PM Trooper924
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* {{Handwave}}: In "Showdown", the short excuses the imposter Superman's pretty obvious disguise by not letting anyone get a good look at his face (though this doesn't explain why nobody notices that "Superman" is scrawnier than usual or that he's not using his superpowers).
14th Aug '17 11:12:02 AM MisterCPC
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* HeroicMime: Not as Clark Kent, but Superman doesn't seem to talk when he's on the job. Until "The Arctic Giant", that is.

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* HeroicMime: Not as Clark Kent, but Superman doesn't seem to talk when he's on the job. Until "The Arctic Giant", that is. That said, even in the majority of the shorts after that he remains silent most of the time (aside from the "Arctic Giant," the only other shorts where he speaks are "The Magnetic Telescope," "Japoteurs," "Destruction, Inc.," and "Jungle Drums.")
10th Jun '17 11:01:04 PM TitoMosquito
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiN-9xsP9l4&feature=related The Mummy Strikes]]: February 19, 1943

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiN-9xsP9l4&feature=related com/watch?v=DsD8fm_XRdo The Mummy Strikes]]: February 19, 1943



* HoistHeroOverHead: In "Terror on the Midway", the killer gorilla lifted Superman over its head and threw him by the fire.



* KryptoniteFactor: While never named outright, Superman finds himself powerless against the comet in ''"Magnetic Telescope", which constantly emits a SicklyGreenGlow and hurls Superman back to earth unconscious every time he attempts to attack it directly, strongly implying that the comet is made of the trope-naming mineral.

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* KryptoniteFactor: While never named outright, Superman finds himself powerless against the comet in ''"Magnetic "Magnetic Telescope", which constantly emits a SicklyGreenGlow and hurls Superman back to earth unconscious every time he attempts to attack it directly, strongly implying that the comet is made of the trope-naming mineral.
19th Mar '17 1:35:02 AM apeman33
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Lois is this to Clark when it comes to getting the story before he does. In one case, she drives off just as he's trying to get in her car but he takes the opportunity to change into Superman. In "Volcano," she ''steals his press pass,'' which prevents Clark from being inside the security perimeter when the volcano erupts.
11th Oct '16 2:18:58 AM BrokenEye
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* BiggerOnTheInside: Close examination of the villain's underwater lair in "Electric Earthquake" shows that it's only a few times larger than the elevator used to reach it in exterior shots, but cavernous in interior shots.
* BirdPeople: The inhabitants of "The Underground World"


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* EarthquakeMachine: The plot of "Electric Earthquake", natch


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** In the backstory for "The Underground World", Prof. Henderson explains that his father disappeared years ago while exploring the titular caverns. Later, when Clark and Lois visit the caverns a large statue of Henderson Sr. can be seen towering over the its tribal (and visibly non-human) inhabitants.


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* UnderwaterBase: The villain in "Electric Earthquake" has one.
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