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You can now watch the 1940s Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons online

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The first nine Superman cartoons produced by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942 are a wonder of animated retrofuturism, giving us a peek into a world that not only had a flying superstrong protector, but also filled viewers' heads with dreams of autonomous robots, comet-controlling telescopes, and machines that could shake the Earth.

These films are in the public domain and have been available on the Internet Archive (as well as other corners of the Internet) for quite some time, but now Warner Bros. has officially released the remastered initial nine from its DVD collection on YouTube. The Academy Award-nominated first short, "Superman," is embedded above, and you can see the other eight from the first series below.

[via Cartoon Brew]

Mechanical Monsters:

Billion Dollar Limited:

The Arctic Giant:

The Bulleteers:

The Magnetic Telescope:

Electric Earthquake:


Terror On The Midway: