History YMMV / SupermanTheatricalCartoons

2nd Feb '16 3:53:07 PM azraelfinalstar
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** Superman fights a dinosaurian PrehistoricMonster that is bigger than most buildings and smashes everything in its path. Essentially, this episode is Superman vs franchise/{{Godzilla}}, only 12 years before Godzilla was first created!

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** Superman fights a dinosaurian PrehistoricMonster that is bigger than most buildings and smashes everything in its path. Essentially, this episode is Superman vs franchise/{{Godzilla}}, Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, only 12 years before Godzilla was first created!
2nd Feb '16 3:52:42 PM azraelfinalstar
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** Superman fights a dinosaurian PrehistoricMonster that is bigger than most buildings and smashes everything in its path. Essentially, this episode is Superman vs franchise/{{Godzilla}}, only 12 years before Godzilla was first created!
17th Aug '15 1:56:38 PM Nemo
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* FridgeLogic: In "Jungle Drums", Lois is initially wearing her usual brown suit when she is captured by the natives and when she is threatened by the Nazis. Later on when she's on the pyre she's in a different white dress. Did the entirely male-populated Nazi-base just happen to have a spare white dress lying around that they decided to put her in for the ceremony?
** Maybe they just removed the brown suit and left the "underdress".
6th Aug '15 6:46:14 PM MechWarrior
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* AwesomeArt

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* AwesomeArtSugarWiki/AwesomeArt



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The rotoscoping looks amazing, and the animation still holds up well to this day. The special effects work is also particularly notable, such as the battle and subsequent meltdown of the giant laser cannon from "The Mad Scientist".

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The rotoscoping looks amazing, and the animation still holds up well to this day. The special effects work is also particularly notable, such as the battle and subsequent meltdown of the giant laser cannon from "The Mad Scientist".
25th Jul '15 5:47:55 AM Netherman14
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* OlderThanTheyThink: DC once stated in print that the earliest occurrence of the classic "Phone Booth Costume Change" happened in 1948. In the comics, perhaps -- but the Fleishers were there first by seven years in "The Mechanical Monsters" (1941).

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* OlderThanTheyThink: DC once stated in print that the earliest occurrence of the classic "Phone Booth Costume Change" happened in 1948. In the comics, perhaps -- but the Fleishers were there first by seven years in "The Mechanical Monsters" (1941)."Electric Earthquake" (1942).
5th Jul '15 4:41:42 PM nombretomado
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* CounterpartComparison: While none of Superman's usual RoguesGallery shows up in any of the shorts, the Mad Scientist from the first episode greatly resembles the original Ultra Humanite only with no paralysis. Likewise, the scientist in "The Magnetic Telescope" bears more than a passing resemblance to LexLuthor, though looks more like Doctor Sivana.

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* CounterpartComparison: While none of Superman's usual RoguesGallery shows up in any of the shorts, the Mad Scientist from the first episode greatly resembles the original Ultra Humanite only with no paralysis. Likewise, the scientist in "The Magnetic Telescope" bears more than a passing resemblance to LexLuthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, though looks more like Doctor Sivana.
12th May '15 11:16:33 AM Tork
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** Sadly, not so in "Jungle Drums" or "Japoteurs" where the villains get some fairly harsh stereotyping.
1st Feb '15 10:11:59 PM MisterCPC
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* ValuesDissonance: A surprising lack of this for a WW2-era propaganda cartoon, the native american villain from ''Electric Earthquake'' is even played without stereotype, but the African tribe from ''Jungle Drums''... has about the level of racial stereotype you can imagine from this kind of media.

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* ValuesDissonance: A surprising lack of this for a WW2-era propaganda cartoon, the native american villain from ''Electric Earthquake'' is even played without stereotype, but the African tribe from ''Jungle Drums''... has about the level of racial stereotype you can imagine from this kind of media. As does'' Japoteurs'', which features some outright racist, stereotypical Japanese villains.
3rd Jan '15 9:00:08 PM CRE040295
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* AwesomeArt:

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* AwesomeArt: AwesomeArt
* CounterpartComparison: While none of Superman's usual RoguesGallery shows up in any of the shorts, the Mad Scientist from the first episode greatly resembles the original Ultra Humanite only with no paralysis. Likewise, the scientist in "The Magnetic Telescope" bears more than a passing resemblance to LexLuthor, though looks more like Doctor Sivana.


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* ValuesDissonance: A surprising lack of this for a WW2-era propaganda cartoon, the native american villain from ''Electric Earthquake'' is even played without stereotype, but the African tribe from ''Jungle Drums''... has about the level of racial stereotype you can imagine from this kind of media.
3rd Nov '14 5:48:05 PM kchishol
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* FairForItsDay: "The Electric Earthquake" has a Native American villain who is a [[AffablyEvil well spoken]] WellIntentionedExtremist MadScientist type who dressed in either a contemporary urban suit and tie or in laboratory gear, with only somewhat longer hair to mark his ethnic identity. For a 1940s American cartoon, that is a remarkably sophisticated subversion of a commonly racial stereotype of the time.

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* FairForItsDay: "The Electric Earthquake" has a Native American villain who is a [[AffablyEvil well spoken]] WellIntentionedExtremist MadScientist type who dressed in either a contemporary urban suit and tie or in laboratory gear, with only somewhat longer hair to mark his ethnic identity. For a 1940s American cartoon, that is a remarkably sophisticated subversion of a commonly common racial stereotype of the time.
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