In All-Star Superman, the tenth DC Universe animated movie, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation â€“ which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms â€“ revealing his secrets, confronting Lex Luthor, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end.
Comics writer Grant Morrison took some time to answer a few questions last week about the film based on his award-winning comics series.
Find out what Mr. Morrison had to say, along with a clip from the movie, after the break.
Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies coming September 28, 2010.
Asner took some time to answer a few questions following his latest recording session as Granny Goodness.
QUESTION: How does Granny Goodness compare to playing other female characters?
ED ASNER: I donâ€™t think I have played any other female characters before (he laughs). But if I did, sheâ€™d have more balls than any of them. Itâ€™s become the fashion lately â€“ thereâ€™s Brian Bedford in Stratford doing Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wildeâ€™s play. What hasnâ€™t been done enough is women playing men in as butch a manner as possible. Thatâ€™s got to be even more fun. Iâ€™m talking somebody like Marjorie Main pulling it off.
The world’s greatest Super Heroes become America’s most wanted criminals — and are hunted by friends and foes alike — in SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES, the sixth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 29, 2009. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES will be available as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as single disc DVD and On Demand.
In the film, United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime,” Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite — and recruit help — to stave off the onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES – 2 Disc Special Edition version will have more than three hours of bonus features, including:
— The Blackest Night: Inside the DC Comics Event: Behind-the-scenes of BLACKEST NIGHT, the epic DC Super Hero event in which the dead shall rise.
— A Test of Minds: Superman and Batman featurette with Jeph Loeb, giving viewers a fresh and revitalized look at the team-up of Superman and Batman working together despite their often competitive and challenging relationship.
— “Dinner with DC: With Special Guest Kevin Conroy”: Reprising his role from BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Kevin Conroy joins the crew for dinner to discuss their creative approach and what the Superman/Batman team-up means. The evening will be hosted by Voice Director Andrea Romano, Producer Bruce Timm and DC’s Gregory Noveck
— Extended Sneak Peak at Next DCU Film
— Digital Copy Download
— Widescreen (1.78:1)
— Two Episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES Blu-Ray versions will have more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus materials, including all the extras from the 2-disc Special Edition as well as two additional episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED and two episodes from JUSTICE LEAGUE, both personally selected by animator Bruce Timm.
Warner Bros. is set to release the “Max Fleischer’s SUPERMAN 1941-1942” 2-disc DVD set on April 7th and The Animation Blog has a sneak peek for you below.
The collection includes 17 Technicolor short films along with tons of bonus features including a documentary which defines the tradition of the â€œSuper Humanâ€ archetype of hero and why Superman resonates with fans on such a deep and personal level. Also included in the bonus features are interviews with surviving members, relatives and biographers of the animation and production team and contemporary animators such as Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Dini and Dan Riba (Superman: The Animated Series) who detail the influence these cartoons have had on their own works.
Warner Bros. announced today that Legion of Superheroes V3 is now available in stores. The Legion of Super Heroes, a three-time Emmy Awards nominee features the teen Heroes Superman, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf, Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy and Phantom Girl as they fight crime and protect mankind from villains.
In Legion of Super Heroes: Volume 3, Supermanâ€™s time in the 31st century draws to a close, prompting the Legion to hold its annual tryouts for a fresh crop of heroes to replace him. The audition stars off with The Substitutes, a wacky band of rejects, and a mischievous wizard from planet Xerok who wreaks havoc in New Metropolis leaving only Phantom Girl to save the day. How will it end? Find out in Legion of Super Heroes: Volume 3.
Warner Home Video announced today that they will release Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees on DVD Feb. 12, 2008.
In addition to the three-disc set, Warner will also release a DVD featuring the 15 winning cartoons only. Titled Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award Animation Collection 15 Winners.
Characters that make an appearance are Superman, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Tom, Jerry, Speedy Gonzalez and many more. In fact, the DVD features cartoon characters from various franchises, including Merrie Melodies, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, Max Fleischer, Warner Bros. and others.