Remastered 1940s SUPERMAN Shorts Coming To Digital HD & Blu-Ray!
If you are a Superman fan you will not want to miss out on picking up the new remastered 1940s Max Fleischer Superman shorts. They are coming to Digital HD and Blu-Ray with an expected street date of May 16th. In the meantime, check out more details on this special offering below and share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Remastered 1940s SUPERMAN Shorts Coming To Digital HD & Blu-Ray
All 17 of Max Fleisher’s animated Superman shorts have been meticulously remastered and are coming to Digital HD and Blu-ray with Max Fleischer’s Superman 1941-1943!
NateBest | 3/11/2023
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Warner Bros. Discovery has painstakingly restored Max Fleischer’s beloved collection of 17 animated Superman shorts from the original 35mm source material. These animated shorts, known as Max Fleischer’s Superman 1941-1943, will be available for purchase digitally in HD and on Blu-ray beginning May 16th, 2023. The Digital HD version of the Superman shorts will retail for $14.99 US/Canada and the Blu-ray will be available for $33.99 US/Canada. They will be offered in English with Subtitles in both English and French. The running time is 145 minutes.
Warner Bros. Discovery utilized an advanced remastering process that began with a 4K, 16-bit scan of Fleischer’s original 35mm successive exposure negative. The highest quality raw image was then scanned while maintaining the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.37-to-1. Utilizing special proprietary software, the successive exposure Technicolor negatives were merged into a single RGB color image, resulting in pristine animated shorts that have been restored to the animators’ originally intended production quality.
Clayton “Bud” Collyer and Joan Alexander, well-known radio actors, reprised their roles as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively, from The Adventures of Superman radio show for the Fleischer/Famous Studios animated shorts. Jackson Beck provided the voice of Perry White and the show’s primary narrator, while additional voices were provided by Jack Mercer, Grant Richards, Julian Noa, Lee Royce, Max Smith, Sam Parker, and Carl Meyer, many of whom had participated in the Superman radio program.