Coming off the success of their Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons, Paramount Studios engaged brothers Max and Dave Fleischer to produce what ended up being some of the most ambitious theatrical animated shorts ever made. Sporting a vibrant and boldly rendered Technicolor sheen more akin to the look of the original comic book source material than any of the many Superman adaptations that followed, audiences thrilled to these dynamic animated marvels—still fresh 60 years later.
Appears in: Kaleidoscopic Visions: Animation Classics
Other Films by Dave Fleischer
By the early 1930s, John, Herbert, Harry and Donald Mills, a.k.a. the Mills Brothers, had established themselves as one of the biggest acts on radio with their unique four-part harmonizing accentuated by their uncanny ability to imitate musical instruments with their voices. They made their big screen debut in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast (1932) before …