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The Arctic Giant (1942)

Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

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(comic strip created by: Superman), (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel) | 2 more credits »
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Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
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Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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An expedition unearths a frozen Tyrannosaurus in the Siberian tundra and brings it back to the USA. Naturally, it accidentally thaws and runs amok. Can Superman handle it? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

26 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gigante del Ártico  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this short (as in some of the others) Superman leaps from place to place (like later Marvel's Incredible Hulk), rather than flying. This is from the original comics version, in which he didn't fly either. He was given the ability to fly, in the comics as well as the animated series when the creators realized that what looked good in heroic static drawings made him look like a red-and-blue kangaroo bouncing over buildings. See more »

Goofs

In reality, if a 160 foot dinosaur was encased in ice, it would take hours or possibly days for the ice to melt if exposed to heat. Not ten seconds. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, this amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Follows Billion Dollar Limited (1942) See more »

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My Introduction to the Series
27 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first animated Superman episode I ever saw. Until I was much older, I never knew anything about the sequence of them. As a child, I was crazy about dinosaurs. One Saturday, this just showed up on TV. I was stunned. A Tyrannosaurus Rex on the screen. He was awfully large but that was fine. He was found in the ice, frozen, and brought to Metropolis to be displayed in his big ice cube. Of course, there was one plug that had to be pulled and the whole thing goes south. Lois does her usual thing of getting into situations where her life is in danger. But the rampaging beast is the highlight. It precedes several other big lizard movies, particularly "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms," where New York is the object of his affection. A wonderful story.


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