It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series with a fully remastered Blu-ray box set. This series takes an innovative, heartfelt look at Superman’s successes and failures battling villains in Metropolis.
This box set will include several hours of bonus features. Included is a new documentary detailing the creative process behind Superman: The Animated Series. Below are some of the special features and audio commentaries that will be included in this release.
Superman: Timeless Icon – An all-new bonus feature produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release of Superman: The Animated Series reveals the complicated journey of the show. Additionally, those who created the new mythology for The Man of Steel are also discussed. Producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba, writer Bob Goodman, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, and Tim Daly & Clancy Brown, the heralded voices of Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively, tell these stories.
Superman: Learning to Fly – Get into 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. Featured speakers include producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Alan Burnett. Joining them are art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker.
Building the Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Cast – The characters around Superman get the spotlight in this in-depth look at everyone from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White to Maggie Sawyer, Lana Lang, and Ma & Pa Kent. Dini, Timm, Burnett, Murakami, Riba, and Tucker give viewers the inside scoop.
Menaces of Metropolis: Behind the Villains of Superman – Your hero is only as good as the villains around him, and Superman: The Animated Series has a rogues’ gallery of top-grade baddies. Traditional opponents include Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Toyman, and Parasite. In addition, new villains created for the series Live Wire and Luminus also make appearances. Timm, Burnett, Dini, Tucker, Riba and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano give us a tour of the villains.
Stolen Memories – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and art director/producer Glen Murakami.
The Last Son of Krypton – Part 1 – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami.
The Main Man – Part 2 – producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami.
Superman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray will be available for purchase starting on October 12.