The World’s Finest presents the latest in a series of studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, for the All-Star Superman direct-to-video animated feature. Continue reading below for the latest installment featuring author Grant Morrison, discussing bringing his classic story to the animated life. A new video clip is also featured below the interview.RENOWNED WRITER GRANT MORRISON DISCUSSES PAGE-TO-SCREEN TRANSITION OF HIS LANDMARK ALL-STAR SUPERMAN
Tenth DC Universe Animated Original Movie now available on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video
Renowned comics writer Grant Morrison has found a lot to like in the transfer from page-to-screen of his Eisner Award-winning All-Star Superman
, the critically-acclaimed, hot-selling new entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies available now from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.
In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthors perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earths safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.
All-Star Superman is now available from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, as well as single disc DVD. The film will is also available On Demand and for Download.
Morrison had a few moments to chat from his home in Scotland last week about the all-new film based on his landmark comics series, and the late Dwayne McDuffies impressive job in re-imagining Morrisons words into animated glory. Heres what Mr. Morrison had to say
Question: Did you have, and did you want, creative input into the script?
Grant Morrison: Once I knew someone else was going to do it, I kind of wanted to let it happen and not interfere. Im always excited to see how others translate things from page to screen. I didnt even know Dwayne (McDuffie) was involved at first, but Im so glad he did it. I was happy to see what the story might look like from someone elses perspective and he did a fantastic job.
Question: Overall, how did you feel your story translated from page to screen?
I really loved it, which was why I wound up raving about it on so many of the DVD extras! Dwayne worked in a staggering amount of story, and he was able to give it this wonderful, strange episodic flavor where it seemed as if every day could bring some incredible and unexpected new challenge into Supermans life. I didnt really expect half of the material from the book to be in there, and loved the way it was organized and edited because it made the whole thing a very different experience for me.
Question: Were you disappointed that anything was cut out?
Grant Morrison: Youre always a little disappointed when some favorite detail doesnt make the cut, but what did make it was so well-done and faithful to the source that I cant really say I was upset. Its a long book that could easily make a six-hour movie, so Im amazed All-Star incorporated as much of the story as it did, more than anything else.
Question: Were you particularly pleased with the way certain things were condensed?
Grant Morrison: It was impressive that Dwayne was able to condense entire issues of 22 to 24 pages into tight, satisfying eight- or ten-minute complete scenes. To take a whole issue and make it into an episode that felt complete in itself inside a larger narrative was ingenious and was a great way to translate the books serial structure into a feature film. I hope Dwayne knew how much I appreciated his work on this.
Question: Are you a fan of animation?
Grant Morrison: I couldnt say Im a giant animation fan, but I love the obvious stuff from around the world. I always liked the Fleischer animation, the Superman cartoons and the old features they did. Im not a major animation fan but I do think the good stuff in any field stands the test of time.
Question: Which of your stories do you think would best translate to animation next?
Grant Morrison: I dont really think of the stories being done as films. When Im writing them, Im focused on what makes a good comic rather than a potential movie. Having said that, seeing All-Star Superman left me quite keen to see some more! I think it would be fun to see what they could do with Final Crisis or one of the Batman stories, like Batman R.I.P. in that dark Bruce Timm style. Id love to see something done with Doom Patrol or Seven Soldiers. Go for it.
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Warner Home Video has also provided the following Quicktime video clip available below. The clip features a scene from the All-Star Superman animated feature, focusing on Lex Luthor and Clark Kent dealing with a power-hungry Parasite. Click on the thumbnail below to view the Quicktime clip.
The direct-to-video All-Star Superman
animated feature from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Single-Disc DVD. Warner Home Video distributes the direct-to-video animated feature, which is also available on Pay-Per-View, OnDemand and for legal day and date download. Click on the links below to discuss both the new All-Star Superman
animated feature and its respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases.
–All-Star Superman Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
–All-Star Superman DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
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