Max Fleischer's Superman will be coming to DVD shelves everywhere on April 7, 2009, giving a whole new generation of Superman fans an opportunity to see the original animated Superman cartoons. Now, thanks to Warner Home Video, we have a clip from the DVD to share with our viewers.

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The Superman animated cartoons, commonly known as the "Fleischer Superman Cartoons" were a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films, which were based upon the comic book character Superman. These groundbreaking theatrical shorts are the very first animated DC Comics Superman cartoons and the first cartoon entitled "Superman" to be nominated for an Academy Award® (Short Film - Animated). Each cartoon is brimming with action and special effects, beautifully drawn and colored, braced with fabulous background paintings and brought to life with realistic movement. These animated shorts are seen as some of the finest, and certainly the most lavishly budgeted, cartoons produced during the Golden Age of animation.