Last month, it was announced that Superman: The Complete Animated Series will finally make its way to Blu-ray. Seeing as how this is one of the last major DC cartoons to receive the HD treatment, I imagine that I’m not the only person excited by the prospect of getting their hands on a copy.
Well, we’re all going to have to be a little patient, as the Man of Steel’s journey home has been delayed by two weeks. Per Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: The Complete Animated Series will now arrive on Blu-ray on October 26th.
For more info, we ask that you give the following press release a read:
Due to a slight delay in production, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has pushed back the release of “Superman: The Complete Animated Series” by two weeks – the fully remastered Blu-ray box set now arriving October 26, 2021.
WBHE and DC are celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Superman: The Animated Series” with the remastered release of the acclaimed series. The box set includes several hours of bonus features headlined by an all-new documentary detailing the creation of one of the most beloved animated Super Hero cartoons in history.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), the Emmy Award-winning “Superman: The Animated Series” was the perfect follow-up to the landmark “Batman: the Animated Series”. Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett elevated The Man of Steelâ€™s animated presence with an imaginative, heartfelt look at Superman’s adventures in Metropolis alongside Lois Lane and opposite the villainous likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid and more. Premiering on September 6, 1996, the series continued WBA’s dominance in Super Hero animation, once again setting new standards for storytelling, art direction and acting performances – and garnering 11 Emmy Award nominations and two Emmy Award wins, including top honors as the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program of 1998.
The remarkable “Superman: The Complete Animated Series” box set features more than 19 hours of entertainment spread over six Blu-ray discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, an all-new series-defining featurette entitled Superman: Timeless Icon, a special video commentary episode and three specially selected episodes with audio commentaries by the showrunners.
All 54 episodes have been remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources, giving special attention to extensive color correction, dirt and scratch clean up, and adding a grain reduction pass to create a pristine picture, all while making sure not to affect the original lines in the artwork of the animation. The audio was retransferred from the original audio masters, and the series is presented in its original aspect ratio (4×3).