Superman Animated Series: Volume One

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Overview

This two-disc box set contains 18 episodes from the animated Superman series. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a pair of behind-the-scenes featurettes, a trivia track, and commentary from a variety of crew members including producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett, directors Kurt Geda and Dan Riba, and art director Glen Murakammi.
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Overview

This two-disc box set contains 18 episodes from the animated Superman series. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a pair of behind-the-scenes featurettes, a trivia track, and commentary from a variety of crew members including producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett, directors Kurt Geda and Dan Riba, and art director Glen Murakammi.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary on 4 key episodes by series creators; A Little Pice of Home - Selectable pop-up trivia track; Superman: Learning to Fly - Explores the creation of the series; Building the Mythology: Superman's Supporting Cast - Showcases the supporting players in the superman saga; Languages & subtitles: English, Français & Español
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
You don't have to be a comic book geek or Superman buff to enjoy this 1996 animated series from the creators of Batman: The Animated Series. While not as boldly stylistic as its Emmy Award-winning predecessor, Superman does take to heart the counsel that the Man of Steel receives early on: "Remember the legacy you carry." The epic three-part "The Last Son of Krypton," which launched the series, faithfully retells perhaps the most famous of superhero origin stories. Notable twists here include placing Brainiac on the planet Krypton and a Superman who is a bit more vulnerable than previous film and television incarnations. By the character's very nature, Superman is a far lighter and less foreboding series than Batman, and it boasts smart writing to support its iconic characters. Superman, voiced by Wings star Timothy Daly, dispatches villains and one-liners with equal aplomb. This two-disc set contains all the episodes from Season 1, as well as several from Season 2. Four episodes -- the first part of "The Last Son," "Stolen Memories," "The Main Man, Part Two," and "Tools of the Trade" -- receive dense and entertaining commentaries by several of the series' producers, directors, and writers, who helpfully point out design flourishes, character profiles, and in-jokes, such as the fleeting glimpse in "Stolen Memories" of a truck based on the Batmobile from Batman: The Animated Series. One segment, "Building the Mythology: Superman's Supporting Cast," showcases the pivotal characters in the Superman universe and explores how this series tweaked the comic book archetypes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • UPC: 085393189723
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak / Subtitled / Full Frame / Dubbed
  • Time: 6:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,550

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Superman, Disc 1
1. The Last Son of Krypton - Part 1 [21:04]
2. The Last son of Krypton - Part 2 [21:07]
3. The Last Son of Krypton - Part 3 [22:28]
4. Fun and Games [21:14]
5. A Little Piece of Home [21:30]
6. Feeding Time [21:16]
Side #2 -- Superman, Disc 2 - Side A
1. The Way of All Flesh [21:19]
2. Stolen Memories [20:33]
3. The Main Man - Part 1 [20:13]
4. The Main Man - Part 2 [21:16]
5. My Girl [21:18]
6. Tools of the Trade [21:00]
7. Two's a Crowd [21:12]
8. The Prometheon [21:14]
Side #3 -- Superman, Disc 2 - Side B
1. Blasts From the Past - Part 1 [19:50]
2. Blasts From the Past - Part 2 [21:25]
3. Livewire [21:13]
4. Speed Demons [21:15]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Superman, Disc 1
   Play
   Episodes
   Special Features
      The Last Son of Krypton - Part 1: Commentary By Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, Director Dan Riba and Art Director Glenn Murakami
      A Little Pice of Trivia
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #2 -- Superman, Disc 2 - Side A
   Play All
   Episodes
   Special Features
      Stolen Memories: Commentary By Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, Director Curt Geda and Art Director Glenn Murakami
      The Main Man - Part 2: Commentary By Producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, Director Dan Riba and Art Director Glenn Murakami
      Tools of the Trade: Commentary By Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, Director Curt Geda and Art Director Glen Murakami
      Superman: Learning to Fly
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #3 -- Superman, Disc 2 - Side B
   Play All
   Episodes
   Special Features
      Building the Mythology: Superman's Supporting Cast
      Trailers
         Batman: The Animated Series Vol. 1
         Batman: The Animated Series Vol. 2
         Challenge of the Super Friends
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    In 1997 Superman received the animation sucess that Batman had undergone in the years preceeding it. In the Batman world, many fans felt the animated series saved the franchise. Clearly not as dark, Superman received a fantastic series as well and season 1 is a great place to start. A reintroduction to many famous villians you might know, or thought you knew in very finely crafted story lines. The ever prescent Lex Luthor-Corporate raider, which we first got a taste of in Ruby Spears 1988 animated adventures, is even more a thorn in the side of the Man of Steel than the old purple space suited Lex. All in all this is a great box set, just like Batman the Animated series and eventually the Justice League. Here lays great stories and a nice animated look for Superman. I wish these were still being produced.

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    Timm and Compnay Do it Again

    After making the flawless Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm and Company set their sights on the Man of Steel in this series. The results speak very well for the difficult to write character (How do you threaten Superman?) and are my favorite version of the classic icon yet. Not as engaging as Batman or Justice League, this series is nonetheless well scripted, exceptionally well cast, and fast paced. Of particular interest is the amount of time devoted to Krypton and its inhabitants. Bottom line, you will enjoy these fine shows.

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