Remember all those Saturday morning animated versions of D.C. Comics heroes you loved in the ’80s and ’90s? A lot of very talented people took part in their creation (we’re talking about you, LB buddy Stan Berkowitz – how many Emmy awards did you end up with for those?). But the dude who put together the team and made it all work was Bruce Timm, who recently left his long-running Executive Producer gig at Warners.
So we’re smiling from ear to ear as a result of learning, via a short mention in the Hollywood Reporter, that Maestro Timm is returning to take part in an animated short honoring Superman’s 75th anniversary. It’s called SUPERMAN UNCHAINED. The creators of this 2-minute enterprise are writer Scott Snyder and D.C. co-publisher and artist Jim Lee.
According to some linked details, the production will be:
…one continuous shot showing us “the Man of Steel and his many iterations over the past 75 years [featuring ] Max Fleischer’s cartoons, on-screen portrayals by George Reeves and Christopher Reeve, iconic versions drawn by artists Wayne Boring, Curt Swan and Neal Adams, on up through Henry Cavill’s interpretation in Man of Steel.
Also involved are MAN OF STEEL storyboard artist Jay Oliva, Geoff Johns and Mike Carlin and WB Animation’s Peter Girardi.
To steal a word more commonly associated with DOCTOR WHO fandom: Squee!
And now, heeere’s Bruce!