Man of Steel director Zack Snyder teamed up with ‘Superman: The Animated Series‘ co-creator Bruce Timm for a two-minute animated short to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman.
A cool little animated short takes us on a journey through The Big Blue Boy Scout’s past and present.
The two-and-a-half minute film that debuted at last week’s New York Comic-Con starts with the hero’s debut in ‘Action Comics‘ No. 1 in June, 1938 and moves through things like ‘Super Friends,’ the big screen adventure in Richard Donner’s 1978 film Superman, the popular series ‘Smallville’ and, finally, this year’s Man of Steel.
In other words, it blasts from comics, to movies, video games, and even pop art and the execution is excellent as the score transitions from John Williams‘ Superman score to the new one by Hans Zimmer.
Timm told EW:
The idea was to start with Siegel and Shuster and end with Henry Cavill, stopping at all the high points and iconic moments in between.
‘It was Zack Snyder’s idea,’ says Timm.
We had approached him about maybe doing a short for the DC Nation program on Cartoon Network. He said, ‘I’ll think about it,’ and then he had this idea to do basically the entire history of Superman in, like, a minute. We said, ‘Okay … whoooo.’ We started working and quickly realized there was no way to do it, even in a minute.
Check out the short, which will air on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:58 p.m. ET as well as will be included on the Blu-ray for Man of Steel this November.
From the creative minds of Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this short follows Superman through the years, from his first appearance on the cover of Action Comics #1 to Henry Cavill in this year’s Man of Steel…all in two minutes!