Superman – Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
November 28, 1941…The story starts as one of the robots flies into a scientist’s secret lair and unloads a pile of cash into a vault. The robot is controlled completely from the scientists command center, and we see that he is one of many robots similar to him, lined up along the walls of the lair. Next, we see the front page of the Daily Planet, reporting the “mechanical monsters” robbery right alongside an announcement for the display of 50 million dollars of the world’s rarest gems at the local museum…..
The Mechanical Monsters is the second of the seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character Superman. Produced by Fleischer Studios, the story features Superman battling a mad scientist with a small army of robots at his command. It was originally released by Paramount Pictures on November 28, 1941.