Max Fleischer


Not only is there a new Superman movie coming out this summer, but it’s the Man of Steel’s 75th birthday. It’s been three-quarters of a century since the Last Son of Krypton first passed through the comic book pages of the local newsstand, and it seems that some top creative talent wants to pay homage to that history in a new animated short, including Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and Superman: The Animated Series producer Bruce Timm.

The concept of the film, one conceived by Snyder apparently, will be a three minute unbroken shot that will show the evolution of Superman from the 1940s through to the most recent variation portrayed by Henry Cavill. Here’s the quote:

Max Fleischer’s cartoons, on-screen portrayals by George Reeve and Christopher Reeves, iconic versions drawn by artists Wayne Boring, Curt Swan and Neal Adams, on up through Henry Cavill’s interpretation in Man of Steel.

The film will also reportedly feature collaboration with Man of Steel storyboard artist and Justice League: Flashpoint director Jay Oliva, DC writer/editor Geoff Johns, former Superman line editor Mike Carlin and Creative Director of Warner Bros. Animation Peter Girardi.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, an unfinished version of the short will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in July with the finished film to be released sometime later this year, likely on the Man of Steel Blu-Ray.

Sounds like a cool idea. I’m looking forward to seeing it, who’s with me?

Source: Bleeding Cool

Bizarro BastardNerd am here show you old animated Superman long.

OK, that’s enough of that. Bizarro typing am making my head hurt. Rob Pratt is back at it again taking on one of his childhood loves and translating it into an animated short that will wow you as well as charm your socks off.

This second short (The first short is below to take a look at as well) also harkens back to the Max Fleischer Studio’s original animated Superman serials that ran in theaters from 1941 – 1943.

The Adventures of Superboy actor John Newton is back playing both Superman and Bizarro this time. Check out the video below for the short and some interesting tidbits like how they chose to record Bizarro’s single line of dialogue backwards!

What do you think, does this deserve a longer treatment? This Nerdbastard would love to see a full version DVD in this style done.