Cartoon Legacy Part 2: "Marvel Superheroes"

The Marvel Superheroes (1966) 
   Nearly twenty-five years after the Fleisher cartoons came "the Marvel Superheroes" a Canadian made animation running five days a week with a different superhero being shown each day: 

Monday - Captain America 
Tuesday - The Incredible Hulk 
Wednesday - The invincible Iron Man 
Thurday - The Mighty Thor 
Friday - Namor: The Sub-Mariner 

In total there were sixty-five episodes with each character having thirteen episodes, each episode cosisted of three parts and each part was only seven minutes long. The animation consisted of still images which were photocopies of panels and pages taken directly from the pages of the comicbooks, the photocopies were then manipulated so it could be animated, though usually the only movements were the lips or the limbs. 



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Cartoon Legacy Part 1: "Fleischer Superman Cartoon"

   The cartoon adaptation of a comicbook character is one of the best ways to get kids into superheroes, for me it was the DCAU and Marvel cartoons during the 1990's, but I'll get to those later (unless I get "cut off") - For the purposes of preference I will only be including DC and Marvel cartoons, simply because I think they have had the most impact on the genre, I may however mention a few other cartoons in comparrison.

Fleisher Superman Cartoon (1942)
   One of the most prominant comicbook cartoons in comicbook and cartoon history is the "Fleischer Superman Cartoon" which was made in 1940, the cartoon consisted of seventeen episodes which each lasted about ten minutes. What makes these cartoons important is that it was one of the first cartoons to be shown in technicolor, it was responsible for giving Superman the ability to fly and also inspired many of the best comic writers and artists such as Frank Miller and Alex Ross.  
Now I doubt I will be doing this in all of my planned blogs, but here is the first episode entitles "Superman" (also known as "The Mad Scientist") - This episode was nominated for an Acadamy Award, but lost to "Lend a Paw" a cartoon about Disney character Pluto.
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How To Translate Kryptonian.

 A while ago I came accross an English - Kryptonian translator in the back of a Supergirl comic... and then I learned Kryptonian so I could send "covert messages" in class, so for anyone who is not yet fluent in reading Kryptonian symbols, here is something which might help you: 


Salt Spoiler on the Daily Show.

During last night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart, his guest, Liev Shreiber promoting the movie "Salt" may have let out a spoiler to the movie:
EDIT: This did have a spoiler tag, but I ballsed it up, somehow and just completely removed it altogether. This is a spoiler so if you don't want to know, don't read it. 

Stewart: "The movie is you're a Russian - which you and I have very similar backgrounds, we're semites - were semetics" 
Shreiber: "That's a good word" 
Stewart : "Do you think to yourself, a hot Russian spy undercover, that's not believable - who will believe that
Shreiber: "Wait are you talking about me or Angelina [Jolie]?" 
Stewart: "Wait you're not a Russian spy - I don't wanna" 
Shreiber: "No she [jolie] is the hot Russian spy - I'm her boss" 
Stewart: "That's right, you're her boss" 
Shreiber: "Yeah, sorry woah" 
Stewart: *arkward laughter* "Right" 
Shreiber: "Yeah, I've been spendind a lot of time with my three year-old"
Pretty much giving the end away... OOOOOOPS!!!
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