Superman: The Fleischer Cartoons
The Superman animated cartoons, commonly known as the "Fleischer Superman cartoons" were a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films, released by Paramount Pictures between 1941 and 1943, based upon the comic book character Superman.
When he spots a woman being chased and shot at by what turn out to be German saboteurs. Clark Kent jumps on the back of their car to stop them. When the police give chase, the saboteurs end their pursuit and head back to their hideout, taking Clark hostage. The woman, a double agent who possesses the plans of the saboteurs, convinces the police to escort her to the airport so she can get them to Washington. While en route to the airport, she and her escorts are ambushed by the saboteurs. Clark, who had been laying possum as their hostage, eventually intervenes as Superman once he's learned enough of the ongoing events.
After The Daily Planet receives a letter from a mad scientist threatening to wreak destruction with his "Electrothanasia Ray", Lois Lane heads out in the hopes of getting more information for a news story. The scientist captures her and then makes good on his threats, leading Superman to intervene to save the city and rescue Lois.
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