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Directed by Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer

United States 1942 90 mins.

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.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.