May 20 (UPI) -- The Death of Superman, an animated movie that features Jerry O'Connell lending his voice to the Man of Steel, is set for DVD and Blu-ray release Aug. 7.
"The Death of Superman ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction," a news release said. "As the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, Superman Doomsday told an abridged version of The Death of Superman, DC Comics' landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. But with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film focused on a core, singular storyline. The new, animated The Death of Superman, the first of a two-part film experience that will conclude with Reign of the Supermen in early 2019, restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts."
"As Superman celebrates his 80th anniversary, we felt the time was right to finally tell the unabridged version of this iconic story," Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's vice president of family and animation marketing, said in a statement. "This is a landmark tale in comics history, and we wanted to bring the entire story -- with all the characters and details the fans have clamored for -- to animated life."