It is the 25th anniversary of Superman: The Animated Series and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is celebrating with the previously announced release of the acclaimed series on Blu-ray for the first time. Despite a slight delay, the Blu-ray is still on track for a Tuesday October 26th release.
Ahead of the Blu-ray release, WBHE has unveiled four images of the remastered footage featuring Superman, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Lex Luthor.
Check out the footage from the remastered Blu-ray below.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Celebrate 25th Anniversary Superman: The Animated Series with a fully remastered Blu-rayTM box set. Superman: The Complete Animated Series, which includes several bonus hours with an all-new documentary detailing the creation of one of the most beloved superhero cartoons in history, will be available from October 12, 2021.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), the winner of an Emmy Award Superman: The Animated Series was the perfect sequel to the landmark Batman: The Animated Series. Producers Bruce timm, Paul Dini and Alan burnett uplifted The Man of Steel’s animated presence with an imaginative and heartfelt look at Superman’s adventures in Metropolis alongside Lois Lane and facing villains like Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid and more. Premiered on September 6, 1996, the series continued the WBA’s dominance in superhero animation, once again setting new standards for storytelling, art direction, and acting performances – and garnering 11 Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards, including top honors as Outstanding Special. 1998 class animation program.
The remarkable Superman: The Complete Animated Series the set includes nearly 21 hours of entertainment spread across six Blu-ray ™ discs, including all 54 thrilling episodes, an all-new series defining featurette titled Superman: a timeless icon, a special episode of video commentary and three specially selected episodes with audio commentary by the showrunners.
All 54 episodes were remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources, paying special attention to extensive color correction, cleaning up dirt and scratches, and adding a grain reduction pass to create an image spotless, while being careful not to affect the original lines in the animation artwork. The audio was transferred back from the original audio masters and the series is presented in its original aspect ratio (4 × 3).
The quartet producing Bruce timm, Paul Dini, Alan burnett, and Glen murakami directed the production of Superman: The Animated Series alongside executive producers Jean MacCurdy and Haven Alexander. Shirley Walker and the Dynamic Music Partners (Michael mccuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher carter) composed the award-winning score, while the eight-time Emmy-winning dialogue / casting director Andrea Romano guided a starry voice cast. Curt Geda and Dan Riba served as animation directors for more than half of the episodes.
The Superman: The Animated Series the cast continued the unparalleled presentation of guest stars who Batman: The Animated Series had initially established. The long cast list is filled with luminaries, their laurels including an Oscar and 10 Oscar nominations; 37 Emmy Awards and 186 Emmy nominations; 16 Golden Globe Awards and 54 nominations; five Annie Awards and 38 nominations; four Grammy Awards and 14 nominations; and nine Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Honors, including Ed asner, Marc Hamill, William H. Macy, Marion ross, Malcolm McDowell, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Michael york, Roddy McDowall and Paul williams.
Tim daly (Madam Secretary, Private Cabinet, Wings) led the cast as Clark Kent and Superman alongside Dana delany (Body of Evidence, Desperate Housewives, China Beach) like Lois Lane, David kaufman (Danny Phantom, Stuart Little) like Jimmy Olsen and Clancy Brown (Dexter, The Shawshank Takeover, SpongeBob SquarePants) like Lex Luthor. The star-studded cast included series regulars – and their characters – Lauren Tom (Angela Chen), Victor Brandt (Professor Hamilton), Corey burton (Brainiac), Joseph Bologna (Dan Turpin), Georges dzundza (Perry White), Brad garrett (Bibbo Bibbowski), Shelley fabares (Martha Kent), Joanna cassidy (Maggie Sawyer), Lisa Edelstein (Mercy Graves), Mike Farrell (Jonathan Kent) and Michael ironside (Darkseid).
Notable guest stars of the featured series Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Dean Jones, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Morse, Al roker, Brian cox, Jason Priestley, Peter Gallagher, David warner, Michael dorn, Christophe mcdonald, Bruce weitz, Andrea Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Perlman, Cort bud, Gilbert gottfried, Robert hays, Dennis haysbert, Laraine Newman, Nancy Travis, Alex Berkeley, Jonathan harris, John glover, Sandra bernhard, Jack Carter, Ernie Hudson, Henri silva, and Robert patrick.
Superman: The Complete Animated Series – Enhanced content
Superman: a timeless icon(New Featurette) – A brand new bonus feature, produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release of Superman: The Animated Series, reveals the complicated journey of the series and those who created the new mythology of The Man of Steel, told by producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba, writer Bob Goodman, casting / dialogue director Andrea Romano, and Tim Daly & Clancy Brown, the announced voices of Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively.
A little piece of anecdotes(Functionality) – So you think you know your Superman anecdote? Wait until you hear about the show’s connection to Telly Savalas! A puzzle to entertain everyone Superman: The Animated Series fan!
Superman: Learn to Fly(Functionality) – Enter the minds of the creative team behind Superman: The Animated Series as they detail the birth of this animated version of Superman and his incredible worlds. Guest speakers include producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, artistic director / producer Glen Murakami, and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker.
Building Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Roles(Functionality) – Characters around Superman are featured in this in-depth look at everyone from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White to Maggie Sawyer, Lana Lang and Ma & Pa Kent. Producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director / producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker give viewers the scoop.
Threats of Metropolis: Behind Superman’s Villains(Functionality) – Your hero is as good as the villains around him, and Superman: The Animated Series has a rogue gallery of top villains, including traditional opponents Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Toyman and Parasite, as well as new villains created for the series – like Live Wire and Luminus. Producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, directors James Tucker and Dan Riba, and casting / dialogue director Andrea Romano show us the bad guys.
Despot Darkseid: a villain worthy of Superman(Functionality) – Darkseid takes center stage in this review of one of The Man of Steel’s most vicious adversaries, along with other Fourth World characters who appear in Superman: The Animated Series. The featurette features producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director / producer Glen Murakami, screenwriters Rich Fogel and Stan Berkowitz, director James Tucker and Charles Hatfield (Department of English, Cal State Northridge).
- Stolen Memories – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and artistic director / producer Glen Murakami.
- The Last Son of Krypton – Part 1 – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Dan Riba and artistic director / producer Glen Murakami.
- The main man – Part 2 – producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and artistic director / producer Glen Murakami.