Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Short Celebrates Superman's 75th

This is pretty sweet. As any reader of this site should well know, this year marks seventy-five years since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1. To mark the occasion, animation impresario Bruce Timm, the man behind just about every DC Comics animated offering all the way back to Batman: The Animated Series, teamed with Zack Snyder, director of last summer's Man of Steel (as well as its impending sequel), for a short film that attempts to sum up the character's vast history in two minutes (and change) of bravura animation.

Per Timm, "The idea was to start with [Superman creators] Siegel and Shuster and end with Henry Cavill, stopping at all the high points and iconic moments in between." I'd say they accomplished their mission quite well, with George Reeves, Chris Reeve, and Smallville all getting checked (though Lois & Clark is left hanging yet again -- as is poor Brandon Routh). I also have to give them credit for the seamless segue from John Williams' iconic Superman theme to the 2013 Hans Zimmer model. Jump over here to check out the short, which will also end up on the Man of Steel home vid release next month.


And DC has now offered up an embed via YouTube, which you can watch below, after the jump:

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