The Superman series from the Max Fleischer Studios was, at the time, one of the most expensive animation projects ever undertaken. Each episode had a budget of $100,000.

There are 17 cartoons in all. We've put what we consider to be the best four at the top of the page. Links to the rest further down the page... Higher quality video is now on

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The first Superman cartoon. It was nominated for an Oscar for animated short in 1941. In this cartoon, Superman saves the world, and Lois Lane.

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Destruction inc

Destruction Inc: Lois Lane goes undercover to investigate a sinister company. But Superman comes to the rescue when they discover what she is up to.... Review: The animation in this cartoon is very impressive and the action sequences extremely ambitious.

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Billion Dollar Limited

Billion Dollar Limited: It's Superman to the rescue as Lois Lane investigates a gold bullion robbery. Review: An edge of the seat ride with nice detailed animation. The action doesn't flag for a moment.

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Volcano: What starts off as a routine assignment for Lois and Clark turns into tragedy when the Volcano they go to cover erupts. There is some quite amazingly detailed footage of the volcano in this clip.

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All of the other Superman cartoons from the Max Fleischer studios:
The Mechanical Monsters
The Arctic Giant
The Bulleteers
The Magnetic Telescope
The Electric Earthquake
Terror On The Midway
Eleventh Hour
The Mummy Strikes
Jungle Drums
The Underground World
Secret Agent
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