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December 30, 2005

"Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane... Oh come on. You know the rest."

When I had Jack at Target yesterday I bought him a DVD out of Target's new $1.00 section. (They're currently blowing them out at 50 cents a piece.) Normally I don't even glance at this sort of thing but...

When I saw the cover art I realized that it's a collection of Fleischer studio Superman cartoons from the 1941-42 that have all fallen into public domain. (It's 10 of the 17 cartoons so it isn't a complete collection.) At 50 cents I thought how wrong can I go?

After watching it with Jack I can say the reproduction is fair but not stellar. It's certainly not the best quality but for a slush pit of DVD's at Target it's still better than most of what they have. Part of that is the strength of the material. The Fleischer brothers were phenominal at the time and true rivals of Disney and Warner Brothers. (I'm now hoping there's a disc somewhere of their Popeye cartoons I may have overlooked.

If you want a better copy of the material here's what I would recommend:

Check your local Target and if you spot it pick up a copy. Kids will love it and you're out less than the cost of a soda.

Posted by Jim at December 30, 2005 12:18 AM


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