The Arctic Giant : 1942

The Arctic Giant is the fourth of seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character of Superman. This animated short was created by Fleischer Studios. The story runs nine minutes and covers Superman’s adventures in defeating a giant monster that terrorizes the city. The short depicts a Godzilla-esque scenario while predating the 1954 film by 12 years.

The story begins as the narrator tells about an Arctic Giant found frozen in perfect condition millions of years ago in Siberia. The dinosaur-like monster is shipped to the Museum of Natural Science in Metropolis, where it is identified as a Tyrannosaurus and is kept frozen using special refrigeration equipment. (ref. Wikipedia)

Release date February 27, 1942
Running time 9 minutes (one reel)
Production Company Fleischer Studios
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Animation by Willard Bowsky & Reuben Grossman
Color Process: Technicolor
Starring Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Story by Bill Turner & Tedd Pierce
Based on Superman by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Produced by Max Fleischer
Music by Sammy Timberg


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