Description

The Mechanical Monsters is the second of the seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character Superman. Produced by Fleischer Studios, the story features Superman battling a mad scientist with a small army of robots at his command. It was originally released by Paramount Pictures on November 28, 1941.


Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

Up in the sky. Look, look!
It's a bird.
It's a plane.
It's Superman!

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. This amazing stranger from the Planet Krypton, the Man of Steel - Superman. Empowered with X-ray vision, possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.

Lois, what are you doing here?
Oh, just getting the woman's angle on this story.
The mechanical monster! Look out!
Come on, you fool! Do you want to get trampled?
Now you wait here. I'll phone this in.
Yes, I'll give you the details later, Chief.
Alright, Lois. Let's... Lois!
This is a job for Superman.

What a story this is going to make.
The jewels! What have you done with the jewels?
You'll read about it in tomorrow's paper.
Are you going to tell me what happened to those jewels?

So you won't tell me. You'll soon change your mind.
Superman!
One more step and she's doomed.

That's a wonderful story, Lois.
Thanks, Clark, but I owe it all to Superman.


Written Text

A Paramount Picture
Steroptical Process and Apparatus Patented. Patent Number 2054414
Superman
Paramount presents a Max Fleischer Cartoon in Technicolor
The Mechanical Monsters
Copyright MCMXLI by Paramount Pictures Inc, All rights reserved
By arrangement with Action Comics and Superman Magazine
Superman
Comic strip created by Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster
Animation: Steve Muffati, George Germanetti
Story: Isidore Sparber, Seymour Kneitel
Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Classified and passed by The National Board of Review
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Approved, Certificate No. 03142
Directed by Dave Fleischer

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Daily Planet - Mysterious Mechanical Monster Loots Bank!
House of Jewels Exhibit Opens Today, 50,000,000 Dollars of the World's Rarest Gems on Exhibition, Extreme Precautions have been taken to Guard against Mysterious Mechanical Monster
Daily Planet - Superman Destroys Mechanical Monsters, Superman Vanishes Again, Inventor Jailed. Millions in Stolen Jewels Recovered story by Lois Lane

A Paramount Picture in Technicolor


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