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Superman: Unbound -- Superman battles Brainiac in order to save his home planet's city of Kandor, which has been miniaturized on Brainiac's ship. Based on Geoff Johns' miniseries.
Superman: Unbound -- The Man of Steel has his unpredictable cousin, Supergirl, by his side. Superman learns about the ruthless force known as Brainiac, who has seized and miniaturized Krypton's capital city of Kandor. Superman must liberate the captured Metropolis and protect his home planet from Braniac's increasing power.
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23 May 2013 (Russia) See more »
The machine is coming
Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds." Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Matt Bomer ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

Stana Katic ... Lois Lane (voice)

John Noble ... Brainiac (voice)

Molly C. Quinn ... Supergirl (voice) (as Molly Quinn)

Diedrich Bader ... Steve Lombard (voice)

Jason Beghe ... Terrorist Leader (voice)

Frances Conroy ... Ma Kent (voice)

Ian James Corlett ... Kryptonian #1 (voice)

Melissa Disney ... Thara (voice)

Alexander Gould ... Jimmy Olsen (voice)

Sirena Irwin ... Alura (voice)

Will Yun Lee ... Parasoldier Leader (voice)
Andrea Romano ... News Anchor #2 / Superman's Ship (voice)

Stephen Root ... Zor-El (voice)

Wade Williams ... Perry White (voice)

Michael-Leon Wooley ... Ron Troupe (voice) (as Michael Leon Wooley)

Directed by
James Tucker 
Writing credits
Bob Goodman (written by)

Geoff Johns (graphic novel: "Superman: Brainiac") &
Gary Frank (graphic novel: "Superman: Brainiac")

Jerry Siegel (creator: Superman) &
Joe Shuster (creator: Superman)

Jerry Ordway (creator: Ron Troupe) and
Tom Grummet (creator: Ron Troupe)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Toshiyuki Hiruma .... line producer
Michael Macasero .... associate producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
James Tucker .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Kevin Kliesch 
Film Editing by
Christopher D. Lozinski 
Casting by
Meredith Layne 
Production Management
Ed Adams .... production supervisor
Jeff Adams .... assistant production manager
Su-Mi Back .... production manager
Cory Gustke .... production manager
Pan-seob Kim .... production manager
Jun-Seong Kwon .... production manager
Ok Kil Lee .... production manager (as Ok-Ki Lee)
Matthew Mahoney .... assistant production manager
Bobbie Page .... production supervisor
Min-Sung Park .... production manager
Scott Shinick .... post-production manager
Art Department
Eric Canete .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
Brendan Clogher .... storyboard artist
Christine Juhl Delk .... storyboard clean-up
Jay Hong .... background design
Ki-Du Kim .... storyboard artist (as Gidu Kim)
Seungmin Kim .... prop designer
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist
Christina Manrique .... storyboard clean-up (as Christina 'Kiki' Manrique)
Kathryn Marusik .... storyboard clean-up
Christina Sotta .... storyboard clean-up
Christie Tseng .... storyboard clean-up
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Sarah Baluch .... recording machine operator
George Brooks .... sound effects designer
George Brooks .... sound effects editor
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... supervising adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Kelly Ann Foley .... supervising dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Patrick J. Foley .... supervising adr editor
Patrick J. Foley .... supervising dialogue editor
Mike Garcia .... supervising adr editor
Mike Garcia .... supervising dialogue editor
Robert Hargreaves .... re-recording engineer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
John Hegedes .... re-recording engineer (as John K. Hegedes)
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue editor
Wilson Martinez .... track reader
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Jessey Drake .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Hyo-Yoon Beck .... compositor
Matthew Girardi .... visual effects
Sung-Ho Jo .... compositor
Byeong-Gwon Jung .... cgi: 3d
Kyong Hee Kang .... compositor (as Kyoung-Hee Kang)
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositing director (as Byoung-Ryul Kim)
Animation Department
Dusty Abell .... character designer
Hyeong-Seok Chang .... key animator
Andy Chiang .... character designer
Sooncheol Choi .... background paint director (as Suncheol Choi)
Craig Cuqro .... color stylist
Bill Dunn .... background color designer
Donnell Ebarrete .... animatic (as Donell Ebarette)
Lynell Forestall .... character designer
Matthew Girardi .... animator: main title
Matthew Girardi .... effects animator
Gyun-Ho Han .... final checker
Jay Hong .... background key designer
Seung-Jun Jung .... key animator
Seung-Jun Jung .... layout artist
Chan-Hui Kim .... layout artist
Chanhui Kim .... background designer
Gyeong-Gi Kim .... background director
Jin Mi Kim .... color supervisor (as Jinmi Kim)
Ki-Du Kim .... layout artist (as Gi-Du Kim)
Seungmin Kim .... character designer
Tae-il Kim .... layout artist
Yang-Suk Kim .... model checker
Yeong-Su Kim .... key animator
Yun-Jae Ko .... key animator
Eun-Gyeong Kwon .... model checker
Jae-Beom Lee .... key animator
Jeong-Gil Lee .... animation director
Jong-Hwa Lee .... key animator
Ok Kil Lee .... animation line producer (as Ok-Ki Lee)
Seonho Lee .... color key director
Chun Liu .... background painter
Christina Long .... color stylist
Nollan Obena .... background key designer
Yeong Il Park .... key animator
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Yun-Mo Seong .... key animator
James Tucker .... lead character designer
Yu-Jeong Um .... key animator
James T. Walker .... animation timing director (as James Tim Walker)
Dong Jik Woo .... layout artist
Wei M. Zhao .... background painter (as Wei Zhao)
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Susan Chieco .... casting administrator
Michele Jastremski .... casting administrator
Editorial Department
Steven White .... on-line editor
Music Department
Francisco Rodriguez .... music editor
Niki Sherrod .... executive in charge of music
Clinton Rusich .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
John Michael Beach .... business and legal affairs
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Neil A. Cole .... publicist
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Hyeonho Jung .... pre-production director
Audrey Kim .... production support
Sharmalee Lall .... business and legal affairs
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Nicole Martin .... production administrator
Tamara Miles .... production support
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Seong-mi Park .... production coordinator
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Hyo-Sun Ryu .... production coordinator
Erika Sevilla-Guerra .... production support
Maral Simonian .... production accountant
Joulene St. Catherine .... business and legal affairs
Kira Tirimacco .... production support
Renee Toporzysek .... production support
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
Janet Yi .... production support

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and a rude gesture
75 min

Did You Know?

3 of the voice actors, Stana Katic, Molly Quinn and Jason Beghe are, or have been actors in the TV series, 'Castle'.See more »
Continuity: The size of the section of Metropolis Brainiac takes, is much smaller than the one Superman saves at the end.See more »
Perry White:Why does Superman disappear for weeks like this? Maybe there's an angle in it. Does he wanna make sure the human race stays self-sufficient? Are there other worlds he protects?
Jimmy Olsen:You mean, like, he's cheating on us?
Perry White:Let's play with it. "The Aloofness of Superman." Lois, you rung with this.
Lois Lane:Must I?
Perry White:Who else am I gonna give it to? Kent? He's probably cheating on us too.
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14 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
"Superman Unbound" features an entertaining showdown between the Man of Steel and Braniac, 11 May 2013
Author: ersinkdotcom from United States

For the past eight years, Batman received all the love at the movies when it comes to DC Comics' characters. That's all about to change on June 14 when "Man of Steel" hits theaters. DC and Warner Premiere aren't going to settle for TV commercials and trailers to get people pumped up. Two new comic books and a DC Universe Animated Original Movie entitled "Superman Unbound" are keeping the super hero fresh on everyone's minds as well.

"Superman Unbound" serves as a tasty appetizer for the main meal coming up. The Man of Steel joins forces with his cousin, Supergirl, to battle Brainiac after the super villain shrinks down Metropolis and adds it to his collection of cities from different planets he's destroyed. Superman must find a way to keep Braniac from destroying the Earth and save all the captured cities of the universe, including Krypton's capitol Kandor.

As is usual with the DC animated movies, "Superman Unbound" is loaded with action from the beginning to the end. Director James Tucker and writer Bob Goodman know how to keep the pace moving at a breakneck speed and demand the audience's attention. You take a 128 page graphic novel and shove it into a 75 minute film. There's no time for the viewer to get distracted or for the movie to lose steam.

The animation for "Superman Unbound" differs from what we've come to expect from the DC animated features. It varies in style greatly from "Superman vs. The Elite." One example is the Man of Steel's facial features. The other characters look different as well.

"Superman Unbound" is definitely a PG-13 movie. There are scenes of Braniac changing himself into a cyborg that would freak out little kids. His robots drill into the heads of their victims, which splashes a lot of blood around on screen. Lois Lane also flips Braniac the double birds in one scene. Superman even says a bad word at one point. There are also some light sexual references most kids won't pick up on, but they're still present.

"Superman Unbound" is a super tag team smack down with none of the heavy-handed social commentary or politically correct propaganda we experienced last time around.

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