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SUPERANIMATION: The Fleischer Superman Cartoons

The series of 17 eight-minute Superman cartoons produced by the Fleischer Studios (Popeye, Gulliver’s Travels) between 1941-3 are considered by animation aficionados to be the greatest realistically-animated cartoons ever made. In this multimedia overview, along with clips from all 17 cartoons, Schumer utilizes all extant background materials, model sheets and storyboards to spotlight the artistic highlights of these animated jewels.