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Old 11-19-17, 09:06 AM
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Superman animation in the 60's?

My son want "The New Adventures of Superman" set below but I am curious, before I buy, were these offered anywhere else like in the Superpower or Superfriends sets?

https://www.amazon.com/New-Adventure...MB918GJ7JE396N

https://www.amazon.com/New-Adventure...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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Old 11-19-17, 09:53 AM
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Re: Superman animation in the 60's?

No as you said these were from the 1960's. Superfriends started in the mid 1970's and did not include these cartoons. Nor were they included in the DVD releases of the Superfriends. These cartoons are not the complete New Adventures of Superman 1/2 hour cartoon show. The original 1/2 hour programs contained 3 segments one of which was a Superboy cartoon ( The Adventures of Superman when he was a boy). The Superboy segments are not included. These are just the Superman segments that appeared in the New Adventures of Superman Season 1 , The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure Season 2 and The Batman/ Superman Hour Season 3. These were very low budget limited movement animation as was common on Saturday morning TV in the 1960's.
Animation showing Clark Kent changing into Superman or Superman flying were reused many times in the various episodes to save money.

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Old 11-19-17, 10:55 PM
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Re: Superman animation in the 60's?

DC/Warner would have to share the profits of any Superboy release as they don't fully own his copyright anymore. Which is why the adventures of Clark Kent as Superboy has basically vanished in all mediums today and makes any video release of them very unlikely.

The rights situation to Superboy was different than Superman's rights since Superboy was created later and under a different arrangement.
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Old 11-20-17, 12:05 PM
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Re: Superman animation in the 60's?

I think DC/Warner has the full rights to Superboy through the 2001 settlement with the Siegel estate.
They released seasons 2 to 4 of the live action Superboy TV series via Warner Archive many years after the first season was released. They do pay the Siegel estate for all things Super including Supergirl.

http://deadline.com/2013/04/superboy...siegel-478737/

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Old 11-20-17, 12:11 PM
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Re: Superman animation in the 60's?

They have creative control of the rights, but they pay more in licensing fees to Siegel's family for Superboy anytime he's included. Which is why the character has largely been written out of history and anything involving him is largely MIA.

Every corporate action by DC and WB over the past 15 years indicates they do everything possible to keep Superboy releases to the bare minimum. You can see this in video, comics and merchandise.
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