History YMMV / SupermanTheatricalCartoons

27th Sep '16 9:30:26 AM CJO123
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* BrokenBase: There is division over the post-Fleischer cartoons of the series. While some find them to be just as visually impressive as the Fleischer-directed shorts, others disliked the relative cheapness of the cartoons and forced science fiction undertones within the plots. The addition of more [[UnfortunateImplications stereotypical villains]], particularly Japanse and German spies ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for obvious reasons]]), doesn't help matters.

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* BrokenBase: There is division over the post-Fleischer Famous Studios cartoons of the series. While some find them to be just as visually impressive as the Fleischer-directed shorts, others disliked the relative cheapness of the cartoons and forced science fiction undertones within the plots. The addition of more [[UnfortunateImplications stereotypical villains]], particularly Japanse and German spies ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for obvious reasons]]), doesn't help matters.
3rd Sep '16 9:50:01 AM Tork
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** Some of the cartoons showcase Superman's timing in stopping whatever threat is in play as oddly lax, usually waiting until either Lois gets involved or until Clark is directly effected. Case in point, the titular villains in "The Bulleteers" manage to destroy Police Headquarters and demolish the City Power Plant, causing a citywide blackout, before Clark ever gets involved. This can be a little jarring for people who see Superman as a proactive force for good.



* 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 ComicBook/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 ComicBook/LexLuthor, though looks more like Doctor Sivana. Also, while visually different, the villain of "The Mechanical Monsters" operates a lot like the Toyman.
25th Aug '16 7:28:42 AM dsneybuf
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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" (1942).

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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" (1942).(1941).
25th Aug '16 7:28:29 AM dsneybuf
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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 "Electric Earthquake" (1942).

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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 "Electric Earthquake" "The Mechanical Monsters" (1942).
14th Jun '16 10:22:32 AM Mario1995
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* BrokenBase: There is division over the post-Fleischer cartoons of the series. While some find them to be just as visually impressive as the Fleischer-directed shorts, others disliked the relative cheapness of the cartoons and forced science fiction undertones within the plots. The addition of more [[UnfortunateImplications stereotypical villains]], particularly Japanse and German spies ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for obvious reasons]]), doesn't help matters.
13th Jun '16 11:49:25 AM Mario1995
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArtSugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The background settings and objects, especially during the Fleischer era, are so realistic and well-drawn that you'd expect this to be something from Creator/{{Disney}}, but bear in mind this is from the same people that brought us the ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoons.
4th Jun '16 10:07:40 PM dieseldragons
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla.{{Franchise/Godzilla}}. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.
4th Jun '16 10:07:12 PM dieseldragons
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' [[{{Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla}}]]. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' [[{{Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla}}]].Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.
4th Jun '16 10:06:44 PM dieseldragons
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' [[Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla]]. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' [[Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla]].[[{{Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla}}]]. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.
4th Jun '16 10:06:10 PM dieseldragons
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Or rather, DC has wasted a perfectly good character. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever The Arctic Giant]] can never be called a {{Notzilla}}, because it ''predates'' [[Franchise/Godzilla Godzilla]]. As such, Superman can fight this potentially recurring giant dinosaur time and again, without fear of being sued by Toho, because it ''circumvents'' dreaded Internal Copyright Laws. Yet... it hasn't reappeared since its debut in the 40s.
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