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All-Star Superman"All-Star Superman," the latest film in DC's line of animated features, had a lot to live up from the very first moment moment the project was announced. Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's award-winning, 12-issue comic book series, "All-Star Superman" faced the super-heroic task of living up to the accolades of its source material while bringing the signature styles of the comic's creators to life on the screen.

In the original series, Superman is pitted against an enemy he can't overcome with a well-timed punch or a blast of heat vision: his own mortality. Diagnosed with a fatal case of radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel has only a short time left to take care of everything he's meant to do in life, and ensure the world is in good hands after he leaves.

Directed by Sam Liu ("Superman/Batman: Public Enemies") and adapted by recently deceased comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie ("Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths"), "All-Star Superman" features James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") as Superman, Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as Lois Lane, Anthony LaPaglia ("Without A Trace") as Lex Luthor, Ed Asner ("Up") as Perry White, and Matthew Gray Gubler ("Criminal Minds," MTV's 2009 Hump Day Hottie Of The Year) as Jimmy Olsen, among others.

But does it make a successful leap from page to screen? Read More...

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"All Star Superman" hits shelves on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, bringing Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's award-winning comic book series to life with an all-star cast of voice actors.

"Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks voices the Man of Steel's leading lady, ace reporter Lois Lane, and as a special treat to Splash Page readers, she introduces the exclusive clip below:

Based on the celebrated 12-issue series that kicked off in 2005, "All Star Superman" explores how the Man of Steel spends his remaining year of life after being diagnosed with a fatal case of radiation poisoning. Read More...

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ChristinaHendricksAlthough her husband is a big fan, “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks was mostly a stranger to the world of comic books when she was approached to play one of the most iconic characters of all time for Warner Bros. I’m talking, of course, about Superman’s main squeeze, Lois Lane, who Hendricks voices in the latest animated feature from DC, “All-Star Superman."

However, the actress does have a connection to the Marvel Universe right now due to her friendship and past working relationship (on “Firefly”) with “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon.

At the recent world premiere of “All-Star Superman” in New York City’s Paley Center, I asked if she'd spoke to Whedon about a role in that film. Read More...

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All Star SupermanLast night, The Paley Center in New York City hosted the world premiere of "All Star Superman," the animated adaptation of the famous and critically-acclaimed, 12-issue series by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

The direct-to-DVD feature was adapted to the screen by comic book creator and screenwriter Dwayne McDuffie, and stars James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") as Superman, Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia ("Without A Trace") as Lex Luthor.

In the film, a cosmic adventure leaves Superman with significantly greater powers, but with one big catch — they're slowly killing him. The Man of Steel is left wondering how much he can accomplish in his last days with his newfound power. Read More...

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Back in September, we gave you the first, exclusive look at "All Star Superman," the next film in DC and Warner Home Video's popular line of animated features. Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's award-winning 12-issue series, the film explores how the Man of Steel spends his remaining year after being diagnosed with a fatal case of radiation poisoning.

Warner Bros. released the full DVD and Blu-Ray specs for the feature this week, as well as the box art for "All Star Superman" on Blu-Ray. Read More...

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Just a few weeks ago, we brought you the first look at "All Star Superman," the upcoming animated feature based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's celebrated comic book arc.

During this year's New York Comic Con, I spoke with "All Star Superman" executive producer Bruce Timm to find out how closely the movie follows the comic, and where the film falls in the veteran producer's long list of highly praised animated features.

"It is a very, very faithful adaptation of the comic," said Timm. "We try to stay as close to the comic in terms of the story and the dialogue and even the visual style, as close as we could get to it." Read More...

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Last week, we brought you the official announcement regarding "All-Star Superman," the next animated feature in DC's popular line of movies based on celebrated comic book story arcs. Now, we have your first, exclusive look at the film!

Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's celebrated 12-issue "All-Star Superman" series, the animated movie will feature "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton as the voice of the Man of Steel, "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks as Lois Lane, and "Without a Trace" leading man Anthony LaPaglia as Lex Luthor. Read More...

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All-Star SupermanIf you're wondering what the next entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line will be, well, wonder no more — writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely's critically acclaimed "All-Star Superman" miniseries is the next classic story to get an animated makeover.

Heat Vision reports that "All-Star Superman" is currently in development for a release date next spring. From the sound of it, the project is living up to its title by assembling an all-star voice cast: "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton stars as the Man of Steel, "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks provides the voice of Lois Lane and "Without a Trace" leading man Anthony LaPaglia is playing Lex Luthor.

Additional cast members include Ed Asner as Perry White, Frances Conroy as Ma Kent and Linda Cardellini, Arnold Vosloo and Matthew Gray Gubler in unspecified roles. Read More...

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Last week, we presented several clips from an interview with best-selling comics author Grant Morrison, conducted by Eisner-nominated writer, musician and producer Percy Carey (a.k.a. MF Grimm). Among other topics, Morrison discussed his work on "Batman & Robin", and now in this new clip, he discusses the difference between his work on iconic characters in series like "All-Star Superman" and his personal projects like "Seaguy."

"To me, doing 'All Star Superman' is as important as doing something like 'Seaguy,' which is more personal for me, but ... They're obviously very different comics, but I try to approach them with the same feel," said Morrison. Read More...

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