Warner Bros. is set to release the “Max Fleischer’s SUPERMAN 1941-1942” 2-disc DVD set on April 7th and The Animation Blog has a sneak peek for you below.

The collection includes 17 Technicolor short films along with tons of bonus features including a documentary which defines the tradition of the “Super Human” archetype of hero and why Superman resonates with fans on such a deep and personal level. Also included in the bonus features are interviews with surviving members, relatives and biographers of the animation and production team and contemporary animators such as Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Dini and Dan Riba (Superman: The Animated Series) who detail the influence these cartoons have had on their own works.