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October 12, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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Superman 75 News

News on Superman 75, a short on Cartoon Network's DC Nation. In most cases a link will accompany each headline back to the original article.

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Superman 75 News

  • May 30, 2013: Zack Snyder is producing a Superman animated short paying homage to the various versions of Superman from the past 75 years, presented in one, continuous shot. Bruce Timm, Geoff Johns and Mike Carlin are also involved with the short. An animatic clip of the 2-minute short will be shown at San Diego Comic Con in July. The short will debut late summer. CBR Article
  • July 29, 2013: Jay Oliva storyboarded on the Superman short with Timm and Zack Snyder. The short starts with "Siegel and Shuster, and ends with Henry Cavill, with stops in between of animated versions of Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve" and more. CBR Article
  • October 7, 2013: The Superman short by Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm will be shown at New York Comic Con on October 12th at the Superman 75th Celebration from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Theater 1D. The short will presented by Timm. TZ Article
  • October 11, 2013: The Superman 75 short will be shown at the Superman 75th Celebration at New York Comic Con on Saturday October 12 between 12:15 to 1:15 pm at Main Stage 1-D. The short will be presented by Bruce Timm. It will later debut on Cartoon Network on Wednesday October 16 at 6:58 pm (ET/PT) and after Teen Titans Go! on the DC Nation block October 19 and 20. The short will be previewed online October 14. The short will be included on the Blu-ray and DVD release of Man of Steel in November. WF Article
  • October 13, 2013: 28 Photographs of Superman 75 short shown at the Superman 75th Celebration at New York Comic Con. Bleeding Cool Article
  • October 14, 2013: Superman 75 short previewed online. Bruce Timm talks about the making of the short. EW Article
  • October 16, 2013: Superman 75 annotations posted. DC Comics Article
  • October 17, 2013: Dusty Abell posts designs for Superman 75. Dusty Abell deviantArt
  • January 25, 2014: Jay Oliva talks about Superman 75: original idea was to do a montage with music from throughout the years - start with the George Reeves series and go to John Williams, after Peter Girardi and Bruce Timm did their initial pitch it was decided John Williams all the way, first storyboard was shot of a crappy wooden table and a kid with a comic book, originally mapped for 4 minutes, Clark Kent came out of a phone booth saying "This is a job for Superman!", he ran by a train, there was a Fortress of Solitdue sequence, Jor-El projection from movie, Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder flying in the sky, New Adventures of Lois & Clark, Jerry Seinfeld, scarecrow scene from Smallville pilot, Superman Returns with Brandon Routh in clouds recharging, Timm wanted Superman Red and Blue, they thought of using President Luthor, and originally only had Krypto and Supergirl with Superman then Streaky was added then Geoff Johns inquired about Beppo but Oliva drew the line at Comet. Voices from Krypton Interview
  • January 27, 2014: Jay Oliva talks about more about Superman 75: in the 1970s scene with Warhol Lois Lane was originally in it but was changed to Diana Prince, the art in front of Prince was done by Bruce Timm, a week or two before deadline, Timm came up with idea of boxing scene, he drew wide shot of the ring with crowd and all done in After Effects after the punch had been animated, originally was going to have scenes from Reeve films but Oliva suggested the moment he's above the planet and footage was rotoscoped, Girardi added in explosions in the Atari 2600 scene for coolness, Oliva was having issues with music transitions so he talked to Zack Snyder he talked to Hans Zimmer who decided to rescore it then while recording with the orchestra Zimmer contact John Williams and they went collaborated, and comments on use of John Bryne era art. Voices from Krypton Interview
  • January 30, 2014: Jay Oliva talks about more about Superman 75: crafting the fight against Doomsday in three hits, cut the Superman magnet from Seinfeld's refrigerator at the last minute, originally wanted to go from Superman: The Animated Series to Kingdom Come but Oliva wanted the black suit Superman then Timm suggested Superman Red and Blue, researching the promotional image of Superman: The Animated Series, on figuring out Kingdom Come, getting Alex Ross' help through character designer Dusty Abel, taking layers of this hi-res image Ross made and scaling it up, budget started getting inflated when Hans Zimmer was paid, originally it was just a DC Nation short then Snyder wanted it on the Man of Steel DVD, crafting the New 52 scene, reusing his Man of Steel storyboards and combining with bank vault promo and transitioning to the ending. Voices from Krypton Interview