Why Watch? Because he’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

No one uses the word “bound” as a noun anymore, but Superman is still alive and well. He’s a cultural phenomenon that’s unparalleled, and he’s even seeing Blu-ray releases this week. In honor of that, we’re presenting the Man of Steel’s first appearance on the big screen – as a short cartoon from Max Fleischer that ran before movies. Seven years after the first serial, the character would head to theaters live-action style with Kirk Alyn becoming the first actor to portray Supes.

The animation is beautiful, the tale thrilling, and you can play along at home by spotting the character differences in his origin story and characteristics.

What does it cost? Just 10 minutes of your time.

Check out Superman for yourself:

SUPERMAN (1941)

Trust us. You have time for more short films.


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