More powerful than the pounding surf!
Very cool news! Hot on the heels of this week’s release of the remastered 1968 Filmation Adventures of Batman Blu-ray comes word that Warner Bros. Discovery will be putting out a remastered 1940s Fleischer Superman cartoon set in May.
Dig the details, from Blu-ray.com:
Make them exciting and visually bold, make them in brilliantly saturated Technicolor: This is a job for Superman! From their signature bullet-paced prologues to their muscular style to their stories steeped in heroics and wartime topicality, these 17 animated theatrical shorts produced by Max Fleischer (with the first nine directed by his brother Dave) set the tone for future screen versions of the Man of Steel’s exploits, inspired animators for decades to come and, best of all, continue to pack a thrilling punch for fans. Superman’s adventures in comic books were scarcely three years old when the Academy Award-nominated debut cartoon, Superman, burst onto the screen with its breakthrough look and vitality. The excitement still soars.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
— NEWLY RESTORED
— Max Fleischer’s Superman: Speeding Toward Tomorrow – intense action, noir filmmaking, a heroic soundtrack, Max Fleischer’s Superman changed the world of superhero storytelling forever – Featurette
— First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series – Featurette
— The Man, The Myth, Superman – Featurette
— Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles
A few thoughts:
— The price and exact date of release don’t appear to be available yet. The set’s not even on Amazon. Keep coming back to 13th Dimension for updates.
— These have been released in high-def before, but I’m really looking forward to seeing these in 1080p.
— Thanks to our pal Anthony Desiato of the awesome Digging for Kryptonite podcast for cluing us into this one.
— FIRST LOOK: Behold the Colorful Beauty of the Remastered FILMATION BATMAN. Click here.
— The TOP 13 FLEISCHER SUPERMAN Cartoons. Click here.