Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Mechanical Monsters Superman Publicity/Color Model Cel (Max Fleischer, 1941). Superman kicks some robotic butt in this amazing hand-inked, hand-painted animation cel. We believe this to be an early publicity cel promoting the second in the series of Superman shorts produced by Fleischer and Famous Studios from 1941 until 1943. It appears to have been done for print purposes, but might also be an early color model cel, with a slightly different look to the robots as seen in the short. The Fleischer Studio series of theatrical shorts featuring the Man of Steel are considered some of the very best from the Golden Age of Animation, with any and all artwork related to the shorts always in high demand. This extremely rare piece has a very handsome look; inked and painted on a 16 field cel, it only has an image area of 9" x 7.5" but with a power-punch of a scene! The cel has had professional restoration, and is in Very Good condition.


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    23rd Monday
    Auction Dates
    December
    11th-13th Friday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    24 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 32
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item