VHS Title: Classic Tribute Edition "Superman Cartoons"

PROFILE
Title Superman Cartoons
Description Fully Animated Cartoons
★ ELECTRIC
HEARTHQUAKE [sic]
★ VOLCANO
★ UNDERGROUND
WORLD
★ DESTRUCTION, INC.
ISBN / Bar Code number 0 2614414033
Video Format 1.33:1 (4:3) / Full screen
Audio Format Stereo
Tape Count One (1)
Genre Cartoon / Animation
Run Time Approximate running time 30 Minutes (actual time 31:11)
Language(s) English
Subtitles --
Closed Captioning None
Rated ????
VHS Release 1989 (????)
Specification Color
Production / Company Exclusive Pictures Distribution
Product / Item Number 1403
Copyright © 1989 Exclusive Pictures Distribution, Inc.
Other Formats --
Quoted Reviews --
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Classic Tribute Edition Superman Cartoons

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VHS Review (Posted on 05-14-2018)

A huge hello to all and every Superman fan out there. You might be wondering why this VHS tape is something you likely have never seen before, worried if you missed out in completing your collection. I've got some sad news: This VHS is a re-distributed copy of the official animated series by Max Fleischer.

This tape contains four episodes: Electric Earthquake, Volcano, The Underground World and Destruction Inc. in this volume. Possibly the most thrilling episode I found happened to be Volcanoa crisis the state of Hawaii is currently undergoing due to volcanic activity. Where's Superman when you need him? As for the episode Electric Earthquake, this should raise some eyebrows. Why? Conspiracy theorists—"Truthers"—say that a natural disaster like earthquakes can artificially be triggered by government while news media makes their citizens believe it's a "natural disaster." I don't know about that, but it's spooky, and that episode shows how that could come into being.

Alright about the tape: How did this company get away from re-distribution? Isn't that what these major studios warn home viewers about? There's a barcode number on it, and being that my parents bought this copy for me as a child, it seems that the company that distributed these copies must have gotten some rights to do so. I don't know. For the video itself, you can tell it's a ripped copy from the official cartoon. The audio is also sort of muffled at times. Could be because of its age or because it's a copy from the real thing.

Since VHS tapes are barely in the market today, Paramount and/or Warner Brothers are less likely to chase after those who duplicate/pirate cartoons, TV shows and/or movies on VHS to be re-sold. Today, we have 4K/Ultra HD and Blu-ray, and re-producing for those formats require royalty payments to Sony, which makes selling pirated movies/TV a bit more difficult. The good thing is it combats piracy and you won't have to worry about getting a pirated copy; The bad news is that because the costs of royalty, this makes it tougher for underrated movies to seek a remaster in HD.

There's barely any information on these tapes online but one thing's for sure is that you're better off getting the official copy. If you're a huge collector, then this is an amusing tape to keep. For casual fans and viewers, it's just another tape.

With that said, snatch your favorite OFFICIAL copies of movies TV and other amazing classics at Warner Bros Online Shop:
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© 2008-2018 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

VHS Ratings

My Rating:
35% 65%

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VHS Credits

Fleischer Studios' Superman
SUPERMAN

A
Paramount
Picture

Paramount
presents

A MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON
SUPERMAN
in
Technicolor
Copyright MCMXLI by Paramount Pictures Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH
ACTION COMICS
and
SUPERMAN MAGAZINES



SUPERMAN
COMIC STRIP CREATED BY
JEROME SIEGEL AND JOE SHUSTER

Direction:
DAVE FLEISCHER

Animation:
STEVE MUFFATI     ARNOLD GILLESPIE

Story:
SEYMORE KNEITEL     ISIDORE SPARBER

Musical Arrangement:
SAMMY TIMBERG




APPROVED

CLASSIFIED AND PASSED BY
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
MPAA
Western Electric
NOISELESS Recording


CERTIFICATE NO. 03218








Fleischer Studios' Superman
SUPERMAN

A
Paramount
Picture

Paramount
presents

A MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON
SUPERMAN
in
Technicolor
Copyright MCMXLI by Paramount Pictures Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH
ACTION COMICS
and
SUPERMAN MAGAZINES



SUPERMAN
COMIC STRIP CREATED BY
JEROME SIEGEL AND JOE SHUSTER

Direction:
DAVE FLEISCHER

Animation:
WILLARD BOWSKY     OTTO FEVER

Story:
BILL TURNER     CARL MEYER

Musical Arrangement:
SAMMY TIMBERG




APPROVED

CLASSIFIED AND PASSED BY
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
MPAA
Western Electric
NOISELESS Recording


CERTIFICATE NO. 01256








Fleischer Studios' Superman
SUPERMAN

A
Paramount
Picture

Paramount
presents

A MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON
SUPERMAN
in
Technicolor
Copyright MCMXLI by Paramount Pictures Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH
ACTION COMICS
and
SUPERMAN MAGAZINES



SUPERMAN
COMIC STRIP CREATED BY
JEROME SIEGEL AND JOE SHUSTER

Direction:
SEYMORE KNEITEL

Animation:
NICHOLAS TAFURI     REUBEN GROSSMAN

Story:
JAY MORTON

Musical Arrangement:
SAMMY TIMBERG




APPROVED

CLASSIFIED AND PASSED BY
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
MPAA
Western Electric
NOISELESS Recording


CERTIFICATE NO. ?????








Fleischer Studios' Superman
SUPERMAN

A
Paramount
Picture

Paramount
presents

A MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON
SUPERMAN
in
Technicolor
Copyright MCMXLI by Paramount Pictures Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH
ACTION COMICS
and
SUPERMAN MAGAZINES



SUPERMAN
COMIC STRIP CREATED BY
JEROME SIEGEL AND JOE SHUSTER

Direction:
I. SPARBER

Animation:
DAVE TENDLAR     TOM MOORE

Story:
JAY MORTON

Musical Arrangement:
SAMMY TIMBERG




APPROVED

CLASSIFIED AND PASSED BY
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
MPAA
Western Electric
NOISELESS Recording


CERTIFICATE NO. 03362