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Superman - Warner Home Video's Press Release Announces the 1988 Ruby-Spears Series on DVD


2-disc set contains all 13 episodes, plus a featurette, of the classic animated program

Posted by David Lambert
7/30/2009
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SUPERMAN SOARS INTO STORES WITH
WARNER HOME VIDEO'S DVD RELEASE OF

RUBY-SPEARS SUPERMAN
ON NOVEMBER 3, 2009!


At Last All 13 Ruby-Spears Episodes
Are Released On DVD Over 20 Years Later



Burbank, CA (July 30, 2009) - As a 50th anniversary gift to fans, DC Comics' Man of Steel was given a brand-new Saturday morning cartoon in 1988. Now, fans of all ages can finally join the celebration when Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics release Ruby-Spears Superman, a 2-disc collection of cartoons from the Warner Bros. vault, on November 3, 2009 for $26.99 SRP.

Debuting in 1988, the Ruby-Spears Superman series brought back some familiar foes and new unfriendly faces for battles against our favorite hero. In addition to the thrills of Superman's weekly adventures, each episode also includes a mini-segment - a continuing series called Superman Family Album. These featurettes tell the real story of what it was like to grow up as the most powerful boy in Smallville. Watch young Clark Kent deal with not only the normal trials and tribulations of youth and adolescence, but learn to balance them with his newfound super powers.

Ruby-Spears Productions was founded in 1977 by veteran writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. Ruby and Spears started as sound editors at Hanna-Barbera, branched out into writing, and eventually went on to create "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" In total, Ruby-Spears Productions produced 36 different TV series including the hit, "Alvin and the Chipmunks."

"These celebratory episodes not only take fans through the expected, yet exhilarating, adventures of Superman, but they share the untold story of his youth," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "Warner Home Video is absolutely thrilled to release Ruby-Spears Superman just in time for the holiday season."

Ruby-Spears Superman will include the special feature:
  • Corruption of the Corrupt: The Rise of LexCorp: A fascinating glimpse into the Decade of Greed, when Americans were growing more and more distrustful of corporate leadership. From the headlines of the day to the pages of Superman arose a new vision of an old villain, Lex Luthor and his conglomerate, LexCorp.

Episodes:
  • Disc 1
    1. Destroy The Defendroids/ The Adoption
    2. Fugitive From Space/ The Supermarket
    3. By The Skin of the Dragon's Teeth/At The Babysitter's
    4. Cybron Strikes/ The First Day of School
    5. The Big Scoop/ Overnight with the Scouts
    6. Triple-Play/ The Circus
    7. The Hunter/ Little Runaway

  • Disc 2
    1. Superman and Wonder Woman vs. The Sorcerer of Time/ The Birthday Party
    2. Bonechill/ The Driver's License
    3. The Beast Beneath These Streets/ First Date
    4. Wildshark/ To Play or Not to Play
    5. Night of the Living Shadows/ Graduation
    6. The Last Time I Saw Earth/ It's Superman


About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com. SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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