Watch: Spectacular Animated Short for Superman's 75th Anniversary

October 16, 2013


For those who don't know, it's Superman's 75th anniversary, and to commemorate The Big Blue Boy Scout, Warner Bros. Animation teamed up with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder for a cool little animated short that quickly and cleverly covers the expansive pop culture history of Superman. With help from "Superman: The Animated Series" creator Bruce Timm, this short starts with the hero's debut in Action Comics #1 and moves through things like "Super Friends," the big screen adventure in Richard Donner's 1978 film Superman, the popular series "Smallville" and, of course, this year's Man of Steel.

Here's the Superman 75th Anniversary animated short from DC Comics:

Even though this is only two minutes, it's packed full of Superman goodies, and that animation is just spectacular. Of course, not all of Superman's history gets the spotlight, as Timm points out, "There was just too much stuff. So we tried to put in little nods, even if only in the background. There have been so many different artists in the comics who had important moments in Superman’s history. One of the things we came up with was, you’d have a Curt Swan segment – Superman vs. Brainiac – and the background is full of comic book panels, a floating montage background of lots of different artists. So there’s John Byrne, Gil Kane, and Jim Steranko in there.” It's a great Superman tribute. What else can you spot in the short?

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  • http://www.roamandthink.com/ Quanah
    Love it. Great tribute to a fun comic book character.
  • Szkari
  • Scopedog
    Fantastic. A fitting tribute; had me grinning from ear to ear.
  • biga
    Muhammad ali fight was in there!! that was a great comic!
  • cobrazombie
  • Lego Rules!
    That was quite dull.




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