Superman (1941) Poster



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Followed by 

The Mechanical Monsters (1941) (Short)
Billion Dollar Limited (1942) (Short)
The Arctic Giant (1942) (Short)
The Bulleteers (1942) (Short)
The Magnetic Telescope (1942) (Short)
Electric Earthquake (1942) (Short)
Volcano (1942) (Short)
Terror on the Midway (1942) (Short)
Japoteurs (1942) (Short)
Showdown (1942) (Short)
Eleventh Hour (1942) (Short)
Destruction Inc. (1942) (Short)
The Mummy Strikes (1943) (Short)
Jungle Drums (1943) (Short)
The Underground World (1943) (Short)
Secret Agent (1943) (Short)

Version of 

Superman (1948)
Based on "Action Comics"
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
Based on "Action Comics"
Adventures of Superman (1952) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Stamp Day for Superman (1954) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Flies Again (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman in Exile (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman's Peril (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Adventures of Superpup (1958) (TV Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Adventures of Superboy (1961) (TV Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy (1966)
Based on "Action Comics"
The New Adventures of Superman (1966) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Adventures of Superboy (1966) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1973)
Based on "Action Comics"
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV Movie)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1978)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Return of Superman (1979)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superwoman (1979)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1979) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1980)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman II (1980)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman III (1983)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl (1984)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1987) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1987)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1988) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy (1988) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Death and Return of Superman (1994) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy: Spies from Outer Space (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Mysterious Mr. Mist (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Animated Series (1996) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV Movie)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superwoman (1997) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Multipath Adventures of Superman (1999) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1999) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Smallville (2001) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Krypto the Superdog (2005) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Returns (2006)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Returns (2006) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman/Doomsday (2007) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Return to Supermans (2007) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Red Son (2009) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
CR: Superman Returns (2010) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Super-Man (2011) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
All-Star Superman (2011) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl (2011) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Requiem (2011)
Based on "Action Comics"
Super Girl (2011) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman vs. The Elite (2012) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl: Stranger in a Strange Land (2013) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Unbound (2013) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Man of Steel (2013)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl in the Watery Trap (2013) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Golden Moustache: Batman v Superman (2013) (TV Episode)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl: Endurance (2013) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl & the Bloody Traces of Stargirl (2014) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl IV: The Submerged Tangled Web (2014) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl V: Deadly Seduction (2015)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy: The Tween Years (2015) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Twilight Zone: The Deadly Admirer of Supergirl (2015) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl (2015) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (2015) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Meets Batman (2016) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl VI: The Quest for Peace (2016)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy: Son of Tomorrow (2016) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Krypton (2018) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman vs Doomsday
Based on "Action Comics"


The Black Cat (1934)
Boris Karloff's character of engineer Poelzig in THE BLACK CAT was the inspiration for the mad scientist in the animated Superman cartoon. His hairdo, overall, the way he climbs down the spiral staircase, the shadows are obviously referenced in the cartoon as well as the organ playing by Karloff's mad scientist - a horror-film-stereotype that is derived from THE BLACK CAT.

Referenced in 

Tortoise Beats Hare (1941) (Short)
Fleets of Stren'th (1942) (Short)
Variety Time (1948)
The Cat's Tale (1951) (Short)
A Star Is Born (1976)
Esther was wearing a Superman logo shirt in one scene.
Lupin the 3rd: Bad Guys Are Truly Big Villians (1979) (TV Episode)
Lupin dressed up as the title character and popular quotes from the series have been mentioned.
The Muppet Show: Christopher Reeve (1980) (TV Episode)
Christopher Reeve says that he has to leave "faster than a speeding bullet."
Turk 182 (1985)
Jake Speed (1986)
Character mentioned by the newspaper salesman.
Radio Days (1987)
China Beach: Home (1988) (TV Episode)
Laurette asks Jean Claud if his act is to "leap tall buildings in a single bound."
Comic Book Confidential (1988)
The faster than a speeding bullet quote was used during the montage of Superman comics.
My Secret Identity: My Secret Identity (1988) (TV Episode)
Andrew says that the beam gave him "powers far beyond those of mortal men."
Boy Meets World: On the Fence (1993) (TV Episode)
Cory refers to the fact that Superman is faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Tempus, Anyone? (1996) (TV Episode)
Tempus refers to Clark as a "mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper."
Smoke Signals (1998)
Thomas mentions Superman during the hike through Arizona.
The Iron Giant (1999)
The specific music is played when the character is mentioned
Scream 3 (2000)
Hollow Man (2000)
The X-Files: Salvage (2001) (TV Episode)
Doggett says that the killer is still a man even if he's more powerful than a speeding locomotive.
Farscape: We're So Screwed: Part 2: Hot to Katratzi (2003) (TV Episode)
Chrichton says, "I can leap tall galaxies in a single bound."
Gilmore Girls: The Nanny and the Professor (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that Lane is "able to leap tall pancakes in a single bound."
Dead by Dawn 2: The Mask of Conrad (2004) (Video)
Character whistles theme from Superman (1941).
Sablay ka na... pasaway ka pa (2005)
Mentioned in the movie,
Justice League Unlimited: Destroyer (2006) (TV Episode)
Batman tells Superman, "Don't you have a tall building to go leap?" In the original Superman cartoons, Superman was described by the narrator as being able to "leap tall buildings in a single bound."
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Special)
talks about Superman getting his theatrical start in 1941 in this short
Superman Returns (2006)
In one scene Jimmy Olsen shows a picture he had taken from Superman to Perry White and Lois Lane. It is very blurred. Perry White says that it shows a bird, Lois Lane says that it shows a plane and Jimmy Olsen says that it shows Superman. This is a reference to the Fleischer cartoon from 1941.
Smallville: Arctic (2008) (TV Episode)
Lex describes Clark as "a visitor from a strange planet."
My Only Ü (2008)
Mentioned as Winona and Bong play with their hands.
Smallville: Identity (2008) (TV Episode)
The Daily Planet refers to the fact that the Red-Blue Blur was "faster than a speeding bullet."
Smallville: Bride (2008) (TV Episode)
Oliver refers to the fact that the Red-Blue Blur is "faster than a speeding bullet."
Conan: Something Smelly That Way Went (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions the main character, Superman, in this movie in a joke at the beginning of the show
Conan: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Humor Truck (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions the main character, Superman, in this movie
Suits: Play the Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Jenny says that Mike's double life isn't as good as Clark Kent as Superman.
Mad: Men in Black to the Future/Pokémon of Interest (2012) (TV Episode)
The Superman from this film appears in this episode.
Dropping Evil (2012)
poster in Mike's bedroom
In the Original Geek (2014) (Short)
Film is discussed, audio clip plays
The Mask You Live In (2015)
Superman logo on a kid's shirt
Justice League (2017)
Clark opens his shirt to reveal the Superman logo and the last words of the closing narration are "Up in the sky"

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #1.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann introduces the short film + shown in full lenght
Batmania from Comics to Screen (1989) (Video)
Excerpts featured.
Sprockets: Out of the Shadows (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Væsener fra fremmede planeter (1996) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann recaps the history of aliens from other worlds featured in sci-fi films, comic books and other fiction, mentioning the serial film + clip shown
Angel: Sanctuary (2000) (TV Episode)
On the TV in Angel's apartment
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV Movie)
The movie 'Superman (1941)' is featured in this documentary.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Special)
features clips from this short as it's being talked about
First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series (2006) (Video)
Documentary about these cartoons.
Archie's Final Project (2009)
A clip of Superman from the 1940's animated shorts is seen in the intro of the film
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010) (Video)
Scenes are shown and discussed in detail
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress (2011) (TV Episode)
Lois Lane ranks #6. Clips are shown.
The Extraordinary Voyage (2011)
A clip of the opening of this cartoon.
The Best of Superman (2013) (Video)
Episode is included.

Spoofed in 

Goofy Groceries (1941) (Short)
The Mouse of Tomorrow (1942) (Short)
Super-Rabbit (1943) (Short)
She-Sick Sailors (1944) (Short)
Hare Trigger (1945) (Short)
Service with a Guile (1946) (Short)
Abusement Park (1947) (Short)
Leave Us Chase It (1947) (Short)
Super Lulu (1947) (Short)
Past Perfumance (1955) (Short)
Claws in the Lease (1963) (Short)
SuperPink (1966) (Short)
The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
A line spoken by Captain Invincible is a comedic variation of the "Faster than a speeding bullet" Superman intro.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Faster Than a Speeding Tummi/For a Few Sovereigns More (1986) (TV Episode)
The title is a spoof on a catchphrase Faster Than a Speeding Bullet.
DuckTales: Superdoo! (1987) (TV Episode)
A plot is a parody.
Cool World (1992)
Caught Up (1998)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: To Where and Back Again - Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
The "it's a bird... it's a plane..." catchphrase is parodied when Twilight and Starlight see Derpy heading towards the castle.

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