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"I been searching for classic cartoons for myself but mostly for my kids. When I was a child my favorite superhero was and still is Superman. By watching these cartoons I found them to be very enjoyable but my son of 3 years old is turned on to Superman big time now. It's alot of fun hunging out with my son and watching his reaction to the cartoons for the first time. It's funny watching him play Superman and then beating me up. I would give it a 5 star rating but there is still room for improvement with the picture and sound. So buy it and enjoy it with your family."
D.N. | 05/18/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"They've added sound that ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE! Just for the sake of having booming sound. Well thanks, but we want Superman animated they way it was made, not edited with booming sound."
May Have Aged A Little, But Still Incredible
GameraRocks | Gillsville, GA USA | 09/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here you get nine of the seventeen mini-movies/episodes of the classic Superman cartoon. For the price, you really are getting a bargain. Seventy seven minutes may seem short, but it is the right length and you feel satisfied by the end. Too bad that the entire seventeen episodes aren't on this disc. The major problem with this is the sound quality not being good in some scenes. When a character either talks in a big/echoing room or into a microphone, it is almost impossible to hear what they are saying. But the animation is still so beautiful and the stories are still exciting, even by todays standards. Overall, this is a must buy if you are a Superman fan, especially at this price. These episodes are so good, I think they still hold up and could be played and loved on TV now!"
Flawed But Good
All Around Geek | 03/06/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, they added unwanted and un-needed sound effects to anotherwise ok cartoon. But we have thank Goodtimes for giving us the chance to see a classic cartoon we wouldn't get to see otherwise.
From the DVD back: The first to create cartoons by tracing live action footage, producer Max Fleischer and his brother David Fleischer used this patented invention to revolutionize animation. More than 600 artists and technicians were employed on each cartoon to bring magic to the screen, so prepare to be amazed by some of the most dazzling special effects ever [or at least for its time].
Up in the sky. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SUPERMAN! With those words, the legendary comic book hero, created by Jerry Siegel, flew onto the screen. Voiced by Bud Collyer, Superman appeared in 17 original cartoon classics created by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1943, starting "superman (aka The Mad Scientist).
Includes "The Arctic Giant," "The Mechanical Monsters," "Electric Earthquake," "Superman," "The Underground World," "The Bulleteers," "Billion Dollar Limited," "The Mummy Strikes," and "The Magnetic Telescope".
Starring: Bud Collyer Director: David Fleischer"
Messing with a classic
Garrett Aja | North Las Vegas, NV | 10/12/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Despite having reasonably good video (for a public domain release), the audio has been "enhanced" by the manufacturer. In other words, they've added sound effects in addition to the original soundtrack (and occasionally over it). One can certainly understand issues with the opening and closing credits, given the ownership changes of these old cartoons, but crassly adding sound effects is akin to sacriledge. Do yourself a favor and wait for a better public domain release or a full restoration by Warner Bros."