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Zack Snyder Unveils Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
The Big Blue Boy Scout grows up

16 October 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: DC Comics

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Warner Bros. Animation have teamed up with Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder to create a special two minute cartoon short in honour of Superman's 75th Anniversary, touching on (almost) every incarnation you can think of - from Siegel and Shuster's original Action Comics cover to Henry Cavill's British Blue Boy Scout - and making its viewers long to rewatch Superman II just one more time in the process.

Bruce Timm was the animation guru in charge of it all, a veteran of such shows as Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited, and the man who had to work out what was worthy of the cut and what wasn't. In short: no Brandon Routh, and no Dean Cain, but somehow an 1978 Atari 2600 video game snuck in, as did Jimmy Olsen's time as Turtle Man.

Still, despite the absence of Teri Hatcher's Lois Lane or Peter Cook's Nigel from Supergirl, the piece is a highly rewatchable triumph - if only because of the bit where Supes is in a boxing ring. 

 

The Man Of Steel follow-up, hesitantly called Batman Vs. Superman for the time being, is doing some preliminary shots now, with a view to releasing the finished film come summer 2015. 


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RE: kingtolkien
Awful Zimmer effort? Ur a lunatic. It's one of the best theme's a super hero could get. The Williams theme is excellent also. Two very different superman films. Zimmer is a genius. Listen to his black hawk down or inception soundtrack. gladiator for fuck sake. grow up and eat a bun More

Posted by drico at 13:52 on 20 October 2013 | Report This Post

The Williams theme sounds even most extraordinary when you listen to it besides the awful Zimmer effort. Of course John Williams is a genious the size of Tchaikovsky. Zimmer is just a talented composer. Don't get my wrong I like Zimmer, but a genious is a genious More

Posted by kingtolkien at 10:05 on 19 October 2013 | Report This Post

Re: madboynutter
It's a best of video, not a worst of. More

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Happy Birthday
The Grandaddy of Superheroes, here's to another 75 years ! More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 11:11 on 17 October 2013 | Report This Post

Who cares about the missing bits, it's got Krypto!!!! More

Posted by UncleMonkeyTrousers at 21:11 on 16 October 2013 | Report This Post

INCOMPLETE... No WELLING, CAIN or ROUTH
As such, it's a NONSENSE and POINTLESS More

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