Thanks to the awesome folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Thanks, Gary!), we have the Superman 75th Anniversary Celebration animated short that premiered at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 12. The short is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, in conjunction with DC Entertainment. Producers are “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder and animation guru Bruce Timm.
If you really want to see an excellent dissection of this animated short, Tim Beedle, on the DC Comics website, writes about each of the elements contained in this animated short, timeboxed from the beginning to the end. This is the good stuff:
Here are a few images from the Superman 75 panel at New York Comic con, featuring: (1) DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio, (2) superhero animation guru Bruce Timm, and (3) the entire panel (left to right) Mike Carlin, Creative Director, Animation; Molly Quinn, star of “Castle” and voice of Supergirl in “Superman: Unbound”; Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher, DC Entertainment; Bruce Timm, Producer, Warner Bros. Animation; and comics icon Paul Levitz, author of “75 Years of DC comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking.”
A high resolution version of this animated short will be available on the “Man of Steel” Blu-ray Combo Pack, which will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 12, 2013.
“Man of Steel” will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on DVD 2-disc Special Edition for $28.98, and as a 3D Limited Collector’s Edition for $59.99. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the DVD 2-disc Special Edition features the theatrical version in standard definition; and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition, and also includes a limited release metal “S” glyph with lucite glass stand. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition include UltraViolet* which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Man of Steel” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition contain the following special features:
• Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short – The combined efforts of “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder and legendary animation producer Bruce Timm, alongside Warner Bros. Animation, have produced a two-minute animated short that takes the audience on an impressive, eye-popping, Easter Egg-laden tour of Superman’s 75-year history.
• Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.
• Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
• All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
• Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”
• Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.
“Man of Steel” DVD 2-disc Special Edition contains the following special features:
• Strong Characters, Legendary Roles
• All-Out Action
• Krypton Decoded