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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Lois lands her plane in front of the Mad Scientist's lair early in the short. Her plane is adjacent to the door, which is white. Later as the Mad Scientist is running away before the place explodes, the door is now orange, Lois’ plane is now facing away from it, and the steps that were in front of the door are now much smaller. (00:04:45 - 00:09:35)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Factual error: As the beginning shows Krypton explode, there is a huge cloud of dust at the remains of the planet that then fades to nothing. Only space dust would not act like that from an entire planet exploding. It acted like dust settling on the ground and just fading away, rather than dissipating into space. (00:01:25)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When the narrator says that Superman can leap a tall building in a single bound and shows Superman doing so, you can see in the background by some trees, an odd animation glitch. A curved, thin black line by the trees wiggling back and forth. (00:01:55)

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Trivia: This series is where Superman first "learned" how to fly. Before this series, in the comics and radio, he was only able to jump very high and far, hence "leap tall buildings in a single bound". They decided that it just didn't look right on film and they decided to have him fly, but it's still depicted as if he has to get a jumping start.

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Trivia: The Fleischer brothers were at first reluctant to take on making this series. This is because that it would require a much more realistic design and style of animation than they usually do. Trying to discourage Paramount from giving it to them, they said they would need about $100,000 per episode, approximately four times the budget of most Disney films at the time. To their shock, Paramount agreed to give them half that, which has made the classic Superman series, accounting for inflation and adjustable dollars, the highest budget animated series in history.

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Trivia: The way the sound effects for Krypton exploding was achieved in the opening sequence was by the creators ripping an apple apart by hand and then amplifying the sound. (00:01:25)

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Voices: Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman! (00:00:10)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Narrator: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. The infant of Krypton is now the Man of Steel: Superman! To best be in a position to use his amazing powers in a never-ending battle for true justice, Superman has assumed the disguise of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper. (00:01:50)

The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Clark Kent: This looks like a job for Superman. (00:06:25)

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