To celebrate the fact Superman is 75 years old this year and the upcoming home release on 2nd December of Man of Steel, Warner Bros have released this rather nifty short animation.

Created by Zack Snyder and DC animator Bruce Timm, the two minute short manages to cram in 75 years of iconic history, ranging from the George Reeves serials, Christopher Reeves genre defining turn to Henry Cavill’s take on the Man of Steel.

Rather disappointingly Brandon Routh’s presence has been swept to the side, despite Superman Returns flaws his performance as Kal-El wasn’t one of them in our humble opinion.

Anyway, Warner Bros has also released the artwork for the upcoming release, along with a confirmed list of special features.

Press release confirming the exact details below:

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.



The “Man of Steel” Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray 3D™ Steelbook and Blu-ray™ contain the following special features:

  • Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
  • All-Out-Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
  • Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”
  • Exclusive to UltraViolet – Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.

“Man of Steel” DVD contains the following special features:

  • Krypton Decoded

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