[Movies] Bruce Timm Reveals 75th Anniversary Superman Short
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
And talks about how it was created...
EW.com has revealed the 75th anniversary Superman short created by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and Bruce Timm (Batman: the Animated Series). The short runs around two minutes and you can find it here. Here are highlights of EW's interview with Timm:
On how the short came about: "It was Zack Snyder's idea. 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."
On the amount of content in the short: "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."
On the different comic versions of Superman shown: "It got really tricky dealing with the comic book versions, because it's hard enough for somebody who's not a hardcore geek to know the difference between a Curt Swan Superman and a Wayne Boring Superman. That took a lot of trial and error and a lot of retakes with the animation."