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Writers:
Jerry Siegel (creator: Superman) &
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Release Date:
22 February 2011 (USA) See more »
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While saving the crew of the first manned mission to the sun, Superman is poisoned by solar radiation... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

James Denton ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

Christina Hendricks ... Lois Lane / Superwoman (voice)

Anthony LaPaglia ... Lex Luthor (voice)

Edward Asner ... Perry White (voice)

Obba Babatundé ... Judge / Bibliobot (voice)

Steve Blum ... Atlas / General Sam Lane / Astronaut #1 (voice)

Linda Cardellini ... Nasthalthia (voice)

Cathy Cavadini ... Floral / Cat Grant (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)

Frances Conroy ... Ma Kent (voice)

Chris Cox ... Lead Agent (voice)

Alexis Denisof ... Dr. Leo Quintum (voice)

John DiMaggio ... Samson / Ultra-Sphinx (voice)

Robin Atkin Downes ... Solaris (voice)

Michael Gough ... Parasite (voice)

Matthew Gray Gubler ... Jimmy Olsen (voice)

Finola Hughes ... Lilo (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Steve Lombard / Lizard Man / Convict (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... Krull / Robots / Astronaut #2 (voice)

Arnold Vosloo ... Bar-El (voice)
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Directed by
Sam Liu 
 
Writing credits
Jerry Siegel (creator: Superman) &
Joe Shuster (creator: Superman)

Grant Morrison (graphic novel) &
Frank Quitely (graphic novel)

Dwayne McDuffie (written by)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce W. Timm .... producer (as Bruce Timm)
Bobbie Page .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Drake 
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Hou 
 
Casting by
Maria Estrada 
 
Production Management
John Diaz .... production manager
Cory Gustke .... assistant production manager
Pan-Sub Kim .... production manager
Ok Kil Lee .... production manager (as Ok-Ki Lee)
Michael Macasero .... production manager
Gregory Noveck .... executive in charge of production: DC Comics
Bobbie Page .... production supervisor
Min-Sung Park .... production manager
Scott Shinick .... post-production manager
Young-Soo Yu .... production manager
 
Art Department
Christopher Berkeley .... storyboard artist
Eric Canete .... storyboard artist
Michael Chang .... storyboard artist
Chris Copeland .... storyboard clean-up (as Christopher Copeland)
Christine Juhl Delk .... storyboard clean-up
Gary Hartle .... storyboard artist
Jay Hong .... background design
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard artist
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist
Coran Stone .... storyboard clean-up
Olga Ulanova .... storyboard clean-up
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Alan Wan .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Mike Garcia .... adr editor
Mike Garcia .... dialogue editor
Robert Hargreaves .... re-recording engineer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
John Hegedes .... re-recording engineer (as John K. Hegedes)
Mark Keatts .... supervising adr editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Wilson Martinez .... track reader
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Mark Keefer .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Hyo-Yoon Back .... compositor
Kyu Seok Hwang .... cgi: 3d (as Kyu-Seok Hwang)
Kyong Hee Kang .... compositor (as Kyoung-Hee Kang)
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositing director (as Byoung-Ryul Kim)
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositor (as Byoung-Ryul Kim)
Jeong-Mi Lee .... compositor
Keun-Min Oh .... compositor
Soo-Jin Ryu .... compositor
 
Animation Department
Dusty Abell .... character designer
Enzo Baldi .... background clean-up
Kim Bowen .... digital painter
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
Jung-Hoon Cho .... key animator
Jong-Jin Choi .... key animator
Kyung-Ho Choi .... key animator
Sang-Sik Choi .... key animator
Soon-Cheol Choi .... background director
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Donnell Ebarrete .... animatic editor
Robert Fletcher .... models: 3d
Jennifer Gase .... background painter (as Jennifer Gase Baker)
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker
Matthew Girardi .... effects animator
Rodel Gravo .... background clean-up
Cheong-Il Han .... key animator
Gyun-Ho Han .... final checker
Jay Hong .... background key designer
Hang-Bum Jo .... key animator
Jeff Johnson .... background key designer
Hyun Chul Jung .... layout artist (as Hyun-Chul Jung)
Hyun-Ho Jung .... key animator
Soo-hyun Kang .... key animator
Sun-Ki Kang .... animation director
Gordon Kent .... animation timer
Hye-Jung Kim .... color stylist
In-soo Kim .... key animator
In-soo Kim .... layout artist
Jae Hyung Kim .... key animator (as Jae-Hyung Kim)
Ki-Joon Kim .... animation director
Min-Yi Kim .... color stylist
Yang-Suk Kim .... model checker
Yun-Jae Ko .... supervising animation director
Arthur Lee .... background clean-up (as Art Lee)
Jin-Hae Lee .... animation director
Jong-Hwa Lee .... key animator
Jung Gil Lee .... key animator
Mun-Jae Lee .... key animator
Nam-Gyu Lee .... final checker
Soo-Hyun Lee .... key animator
Chun Liu .... background painter
Chuck Martin .... animation checker
Burt Medall .... animation timer (as Burton Medall)
Joshua Middleton .... character designer
Herb Moore .... animation timer
Dan Norton .... background clean-up
Jung-Oh Oh .... key animator
Se-Il Oh .... key animator
Jae-hyun Park .... key animator
Jin Suk Park .... key animator (as Jin-suk Park)
Ki-Duk Park .... model checker
Yong-il Park .... key animator
Kevin Petrilak .... animation timer
Craig Robertson .... background painter
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Kyung-Chuk Sha .... key animator
Robert Shellhorn .... animation timer (as Bob Shellhorn)
Sang Il Sim .... key animator (as Sang-il Shim)
Seong-Duk Son .... key animator
Jonard Soriano .... background key designer
Park Sung Hoo .... key animator (as Sung-ho Park)
Jon Suzuki .... character designer
Brian Uchida .... animation coordinator
In-Sik Uhm .... layout artist
James T. Walker .... animation timer (as James Tim Walker)
James T. Walker .... animation timing director (as James Tim Walker)
Jeff Wong .... background clean-up
Wei M. Zhao .... background painter (as Wei Zhao)
 
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Susan Chieco .... casting administrator
 
Editorial Department
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Francisco Rodriguez .... music editor
Niki Sherrod .... executive in charge of music
 
Other crew
Ed Adams .... production management
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Peter Girardi .... end titles
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Audrey Kim .... production support
Hyunjung Kim .... production coordinator
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Nicole Martin .... production administrator
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Gina Park .... production coordinator
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Hyo-Sun Ryu .... production coordinator
Joulene St. Catherine .... business and legal affairs
Kira Tirimacco .... production support
Renee Toporzysek .... production support
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
Peter Conlon .... main title design (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for sequences of action and violence, language including brief innuendo, and some sensuality
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USA:76 min
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Certification:
Brazil:Livre (DVD rating) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | UK:12 | USA:PG (certificate #46438)

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Quotes:
Lois Lane:Oh, your poor face.
Superman:No one can repair the sun but me, Lois. I'm turning into pure energy and I only have one chance to save the world.
Lois Lane:That's all you've ever needed.
Superman:I love you, Lois Lane, until the end of time.
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24 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Its faithfulness to the original is its pride and its downfall, 18 February 2011
Author: xamtaro from Singapore

Media seems obsessed with the Death of Superman. He had a death in Superman Returns, a death in "Superman Doomsday" and now another death in the animated adaptation of Grant Morrison's "All Star Superman" comic book. A seemingly successful rescue of a Dr Quintum's mission to the Sun has saturated Superman's cells with too much solar energy. This is causing rapid cellular deterioration which would eventually lead to his death. With time running out for the man of steel, Superman sets about to put all his affairs in order before he goes while continuing to defend the earth against threats from within and without.

From the get go, All Star Superman feels like a multi episode TV series compressed into a single movie. But really, that is more the fault of the original source material which in fact was meant to be 12 seemingly standalone stories with some of the plot points finally "coming together" in the final issues. While this worked for a bi-monthly comic book series, it does not have the similar effect as an animated movie. Here the film just feels unfocused and rushed, cramming what is supposed to be a year's worth of events into 70 odd minutes. For example, a single fade out later and superman returns to earth after a couple of months to find it take over by a bunch of long lost Kryptonians. An episodic miniseries would have been a better medium to convey the full feel of the original story.

Thankfully The production team's faithfulness to the source material is not entirely a shortcoming. The animated movie not only sticks to the "self-contained stories" format but also the well developed personalities and timeless characterization. Everyone is perfectly cast, bringing the characters to live in a very natural way. James Denton's Superman/Clark Kent is possibly the most lovable incarnation second only to Christopher Reeves's live action portrayal. The loyal script and top notch acting imbues Superman with just the right level of noble superhuman grandeur mixed with a down to earth homely touch. He is the hero, and the farm boy at the same time. Similarly, Clark Kent's oafish demeanor is comedic yet sincere; his interview with Lex Luthor and subsequent escape from the prison riot caused by a supervillian's escape is possibly the most fun part of the entire movie.

Here is another strength of All Star Superman. It is not a brainless hero brawl like Superman/Batman nor is it as dark and edgy as Batman: Under The Red Hood. The story plays out more like a character centered drama that is not afraid to tickle the audience with a few lighthearted moments. The main cast is given great depth and development as we get to know their reasons for doing what they do. Even Luthor gets a heart wrenching moment once you find out that the reason behind his hatred of Superman goes much deeper than just "because he foiled my plans".

Special mention goes to Christopher Drake's soundtrack which is by far his best work. His music covers a great range, bringing out the best in the scenes it complements; it is grand, emotional and magical. One might go so far as to say that his score here is actually better than Shirley Walker's stuff from the 90s Superman Animated series, just slightly behind John Williams. (In what is possibly a nod to "The Mummy", the music takes on a very Egyptian Gothic style with the appearance of antagonist Bar-El played by Arnold Vosloo, who also played the main antagonist of "The Mummy".)

There is action, not to worry, a good deal of it. Moi Studios once again perform animation duties, maintaining the smooth character movements seen in their previous productions; smoother than Japanese anime at least and without animation short-cuts. While some backgrounds appear lackluster, The production team's faithfulness to the source material is seen in the character designs which is a slightly streamlined version of Frank Quintley's artwork. Too bad the painted colors by Jamie Grant have been replaced with a very "standard" color palate. The colors here look exactly the same as........as every single DC animated production featuring Superman.

It seems like a farce that the movie stuck so closely to the comic going to great lengths to even replicate whole scenes perfectly yet cut out and streamline a fair bit of material. Perhaps Warner Premiere and Bruce Timm might consider a "directors cut" in which they go back and animate the rest of those scenes like the Bizzaro world, or the visit by Superman from the future. At least the plot threads established throughout the movie are woven together nicely in the end.

There are two ways to see this movie. One is that this movie is a "All Star Superman lite": a bite sized version of the great graphic novel for the uninitiated which will hopefully entice them to pick up the miniseries (now available in trade paperback form and an "Absolute" collectors edition). The other way is that it is meant to cheese off the long time fans so that the fans will go around saying "the comic is better" and in the end help to drive up publicity for the comic. Both ways, a perfect win-win situation for DC.

Try to enjoy this movie as it is. Of the scenes that were not cut out in production, revel in its loyalty to the original comic. It covers the full range of comedy to tragedy, heroic to humble, life to death.

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