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    The Arctic Giant Superman Series - Metropolis Painted Background (Max Fleischer, 1942). "Look up in the sky... it's SUPERMAN!" The Fleischer Studios released the first Superman cartoon, The Mad Scientist, on 9/26/41. It was nominated for an Academy Award. This extraordinary series of high-quality cartoons had nine episodes made by Fleischer Studios and the remaining eight by Paramount/Famous Studios. Any and all artwork for this groundbreaking FIRST Superman animated series is considered rare. This is an original 16 field hand-painted production background of Metropolis, from the Dave Fleischer-directed short The Arctic Giant. This was the fourth episode, released on 2/26/42. You can see this background at the 5:09 mark, when bullets are hitting the Arctic Monster in downtown Metropolis. There are handwritten notes and approvals all along the borders. Back of the artboard has "Shot 1/5/42 Bill." Gouache on 17" x 13" background board. Minor handling wear, edge wear and surface dirt. In Good condition. Extremely rare!

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