The Animated Man of Steel
Before any live-action adaptations were created, the Superman character was adapted into a ground-breaking animation by Max Fleischer and his studio. Fleischer’s Superman was meticulously – and brilliantly – animated with a level of precision that we rarely see in hand-drawn animation. In addition to being an artistic achievement in its own right, Fleischer’s Superman cartoons also helped shape the iconic hero’s mythology – notably, Superman’s ability to fly. Check out this video essay by kaptainkristian as well as some of the original episodes below.