Max Fliesher Superman Cartoons

These are the Classic Max Fleisher Cartoons for you to view here or download at your convience. I sort of hacked into Movies On Line to get these and put them here for our convience. When the on line locations I was linking to started to go poof I found them in another location downloaded them and put them on my server.
I'm not a big fan of poof. Now we have a complete set.

Episode 01 The Mad Scientist

The first episode where we are first introduced to the man of steel. We find out a mad
scientist has sent a letter to the Daily Planet threatening to destroy the city with a destructive ray. Lois knows where he is and takes her plane up to get the scoop. The scientist captures her and uses his ray to destroy a bridge. When Clark sees the newsflash he runs to the stockroom to change into Superman and is just leaving when the ray hits the Daily Planet, making it fall over. Clark rights it and goes off to rescue Lois. He destroys the ray and drops the villain in jail.

Director:
Dave Fleischer Animation: Steve Muffati, Frank Endres Story: Seymour Kneitel, I. Sparber Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Date Release: September 26, 1941

Episode 02 The Mechanical Monsters

Flying robots are used to steal from a jewel exhibit and Lois climbs inside one to try
and find where they're coming from. Clark uses his x-ray vision after changing into Superman to find her and wrestles with the robot in the sky, landing on telephone pole lines. He struggles a bit to get free and the robot has reached it master. Lois is put on a platform that moves toward a vat of hot metal. Superman defeats the robots and rescues Lois.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Steve Muffati, George Germanetti Story: Isidore Sparber, Seymour Kneitel Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: November 28, 1941

Episode 03 Billion Dollar Limited

A billion dollars in gold bars are being moved to the Mint by train. Lois goes along to write about the story. Masked men chase after the train and wrestle the conductor and an armed guard off the train and it continues on out of control. A station tries to signal the train but gets no response and warns other stations and Clark at the Daily Planet hears about it. He changes and goes to work on keeping the train on the tracks as a series of explosions threatens to derail it. The criminals use a bomb to finally blow up the engine, but Superman rescues Lois and delivers the gold on time.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Myron Waldman, Frank Endres Story: Seymour Kneitel, Isidore Sparber Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: January 9, 1942


Episode 04 The Artic Giant

A dinosaur is discovered in Siberia frozen in ice. The Daily Planet learns it may still be alive after it is brought to be displayed in America. A can of oil falls in the generator while Lois is getting a tour and the ice melts, letting the dinosaur out. It destroys the building, trapping Lois. Clark changes and sets about rescuing Lois and fixing the path of destruction left by the dinosaur, finally tying it up with thick metal cords from a bridge.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Willard Bowsky, Reuben Grossman Story: Bill Turner, Ted Pierce Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: February 27, 1942


Episode 05 The Bulleteers

Police headquarters are destroyed by the Bulleteers who insist on all the money in the city treasury or they will continue to destroy things. The mayor says he will not and after they read it in the Daily Planet they destroy a power plant. Lois takes advantage to go off and investigate. Clark changes and races off to prevent the rocket ship and the Bulleteers from robbing the treasury. He succeeds in covering Lois with debris and rescues her, which results in the building finally tumbling and covering him in debris. Lois tries to sabotage the rocket ship and ends up getting kidnapped where she is rescued again by Superman after he escapes from the debris.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Orestes Calpini, Graham Place Story: Bill Turner, Carl Meyer Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: March 27, 1942


Episode 06 The Magnetic Telescope

A giant magnet is used to pull a comet out of orbit and it rolls through town and into the harbor. The scientist behind it says he will use the magnet to bring another comet close to Earth before sending it back into space. The police try to stop him and turn off the power after he has drawn the comet close to Earth, which will result in it hitting for sure. It hits another space body and dozens of smaller meteorites hit the observatory where Lois is trapped. Clark hears a phone call she places and speeds out to rescue her. He uses himself to conduct power to get the magnet working while Lois uses the magnet to guide the comet back away from the Earth. Lois kisses a figure she thinks is Superman but it turns out to be Clark instead.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Myron Waldman, Thomas Moore Story: Dan Gordon, Carl Meyer Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: April 24, 1942

Episode 07 Electric Earthquake

A Native American comes to the daily Planet and says his people own Manhattan and he wants everyone else out or else modern science will convince them. Lois follows him to the waterfront and stows away in his boat to his secret hideaway.. They use an elevator to go to his underwater lab where he secures her in a chair. Various tuning forks are hooked to electricity and set of explosions and earthquakes in the city. Clark changes and follows these disturbances to the waterfront where he pulls and rearranges the cords and forks. This causes a hole and the scientist comes up and avoids capture by telling Superman that Lois is downstairs and sends a bomb down the elevator. Superman rescues Lois before the bomb goes off and apprehends the scientist in his boat.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Steve Muffati, Arnold Gillespie Story: Seymore Kneitel, Isidore Sparber Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: May 15, 1942


Episode 08 Volcano

A populated island with a volcano is facing a major eruption. Clark and Lois go to write about it but Clark is forced to sit at the police station because he has misplaced his press pass. The plan is to blow up one side of the crater funneling the lava away from the inhabitants but the eruption starts early and a boulder severs the dynamite cord. Clark hears the eruptions and changes, moving Lois to safety and reconnecting the dynamite cord. Back at the daily Planet Clark notices his press pass in Lois's purse.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Willard Bowsky, Otto Feuer Story: Bill Turner, Carl Meyer Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: July 10, 1942

Epidsode 09 Terror onThe Midway

Lois and Clark are at the circus where Lois is whining, Clark heads back to the daily Plant and meanwhile a monkey lets out a gorilla that terrorizes the audience chasing down a little girl. Lois distracts tit from the girl but becomes the target. Clark hears sirens and flags a taxi. When Clark arrives elephants have let other circus animals out and he changes and herds them back up safely. Lois has been cornered on the high wire and he has to jump high to save her and ends up falling with the gorilla and starting a fire. He tosses the gorilla into the safety net and rescues Lois.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Orestes Calpini, Jim Davis Story: Jay Morton, Dan Gordon Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: August 28, 1942


Episode 10 Japoteurs

America has built the world's largest bomber plane and Japanese agents stow away intending to steal it. Lois hides as well, hoping for a better story and comes out of a locker to find the crew has been tied up. She radios for help but the Japanese drop a bomb preventing planes from taking off without a runway. Clark changes and heads up to save Lois from being tossed out the bomb chute. He overcomes the first two agents and the third panics and smashes the controls of the plane. He safely sets Lois back on the ground and then does the same with the plane.

Director: Dave Fleischer Animation: Myron Waldman, Nicholas Tafuri Story: Bill Turner, Carl Meyer Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: September 18, 1942

Episode 11 Showdown

A Superman impostor is going on a crime spree when Clark and Lois meet up with him at the opera where Clark has fallen asleep. Lois sneaks out and catches the crook and rips the "S" off his costume, making her believe it really is Superman. Clark changes and the two Supermans get in a tussle on the roof, where the real one deflects bullets. Back at the crime layer Superman is locked in a chasm with a desk over it while the criminals get away by making a hole in a vault. Superman escapes and steps between their car and a police car with Lois inside. Later Clark is dozing when Lois comes back to the office to type up her story.

Director: I. Sparber Animation: Steve Muffati, Graham Place Story: Jay Morton Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg Audio/Visual: sound, color
Date Release: October 16, 1942

Episode 12 Eleventh Hour

Lois and Clark are interned Yokohama. Every night at eleven Clark changes, breaks out and sabotages the Japanese and sneaks back to his cell. The Japanese put up signs saying that Lois will be killed if he continues and he notices but only after it is too late. He saves her from a firing squad by deflecting the bullets. As she is being interviewed on her way home she tells how Clark is still interned but Superman promised to keep him safe. Back in Yokohama at eleven at night more explosions erupt as Superman continues his sabotage.

Director: Dan Gordon Animation: Willard Bowsky, William Henning Story: Carl Meyer, William Turner Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Date Release: November 20, 1942


Episode 13 Destruction Inc

A security guard for a munitions plant is found dead in the swamp and Lois decides to go undercover to find out more. She hears two men being praised for a good job disposing of the body, and how a switch will be thrown by his replacement with explosives connected. When Lois is found out she is launched in a torpedo filled with dynamite towards a trash barge. The new watchmen tries to help but is buried under scrap metal. Superman emerges from the metal and removes the torpedo from the water and frees Lois. He then goes after the men responsible, ruins the explosive switch, and diverts a truck full of TNT being driven into the factory. The new watchman is revealed to be Clark in disguise.

Director: I. Sparber Animation: Dave Tendlar, Tom Moore Story: Jay Morton Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg Audio/Visual: sound, color
Date Release: December 25, 1942

Episode 14 The Mummy Strikes

An Egyptian specialist is murdered and his assistant is found guilty. A colleague of theirs contacts Clark with some more information and Lois overhears and follows him. The dead scientist Dr. Jordan had found a serum of life and injected it into the mummies of a pharaoh's guards before managing to open the pharaoh's sarcophagus. Clark opens the outer casket and a gem glows bringing the guards back to life. Clark is throw into a casket but breaks out as Superman just in time to save the colleague and Lois from being thrown into a fiery pit. Clark gets to write about this story as Lois has bandaged hands.

Director: I. Sparber Animation: Myron Waldman, Graham Place Story: Jay Morton Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg Audio/Visual: sound, color
Date Release: February 19, 1943

Episode 15 Jungle Drums

Lois is flying over a Nazi camp where they are pretending to be African deities and her plane is shot down. Her pilot gives her the coordinates to the American fleet before he dies and the Nazis try to get it out of her. They allow the Africans to burn her on a pyre even after the Africans find the coordinates. The Nazis send their submarines to the fleet, as Lois is getting nice and warm. Clark flies over at this point and parachutes and changes to save her. Lois uses a Nazi costume to sneak into the base and radio the Americans but a Nazi tries to stop her. Superman prevents him from ruining the radio console and the Americans bomb the submarine fleet before it can do any damage.

Director: Dan Gordon Animation: Orestes Calpini, H.C. Ellison Story: Robert Little, Jay Morton Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: March 26, 1943


Episode 16 The Underground World

The Daily Planet finances an underground exploration and Lois and Clark accompany the man Henderson into the caves. Lois and Henderson set out in a boat and plan to meet up with Clark later on. While unloading the boat it floats away causing them to chase it, when Clark looks for them later he cannot find them. He continues on and finds they have been captured by half bird half human creatures and are about to be turned into statues. After changing and saving Lois and Henderson he throws a bomb to close off the caves and contain the strange creatures. Back at the Daily Planet Perry burns the story and tells Lois no one would ever believe it.

Director: Seymour Kneitel Animation: Nicholas Tafuri, Reuben Grossman Story: Jay Morton Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg
Audio/Visual: sound, color Date Release: June 18, 1943


Episode 17 Secret Agent

Clark is at a store when a car crashes through the window while chasing another car. The people get out, steal another car and continue on. The woman being chased is saved by the police and Clark jumps on the second car. The woman is a spy and needs to bring a list of names to Washington so an escort takes her to the airport where they are ambushed. She is caught on a turning bridge by the villains and passes out on the tracks that allow it to turn. Clark has allowed himself to be caught and changes once alone proceeding to trap some of the villains before rushing to push the bridge off its tracks. He flies the woman to Washington himself.

Director: Seymour Kneitel Animation: Steve Muffati, Otto Feuer Story: Carl Meyer Musical Arrangement: Sammy Timberg Audio/Visual: sound, color
Date Release: July 30, 1943