2001 Merchandise & Miscellaneous News Archives
July 8, 2001: DC's Tenth Web Animation Showcases DC Direct Superman SetFor over one and a half years, visitors to dccomics.com have been treated to fast-paced, exciting web animation previews of some of DC's hottest - and quirkiest - projects. Now DC turns the spotlight to a new area with the first web animation preview of a DC Direct product: the SILVER AGE SUPERMAN & LOIS LANE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET. The preview is scheduled to be up and running this week.
"The animation for the SILVER AGE SUPERMAN & LOIS LANE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET is really fun," says Georg Brewer, DC's Design Director. "We took the opportunity to create something playful. It echoes the classic Adventures of Superman TV series, and even has a cameo by the Billy Batson figure from the SHAZAM! DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET."
These powerful previews, which combine motion, text, music and audio effects, have showcased projects from a variety of DC projects.
"We got our feet wet at the end of 1999 with SUPERMAN: Y2K, and saw the fantastic opportunities web animation created, both creatively and promotionally. We've been creating these trailers on a regular basis for almost a year, learning more all the time," says Richard Bruning, DC's VP - Creative Director. "We've just begun to explore the possibilities this new medium has to offer us, and have some exciting plans in the works for taking it to the next level."
"We're finding that web animation promotions are particularly useful for titles with painted art, for which we can't readily send out black-and-white advance copies, or titles that we think might benefit from breaking away from traditional, print-based promotional tools," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP - Sales & Marketing. "The promos excite consumers and direct them to looks for the projects at the comics shops."
Past projects showcased this way include:
- SUPERMAN: Y2K - December 1999
- THE REMARKABLE WORLDS OF PROFESSOR PHINEAS B. FUDDLE - September 2000
- "Lex Luthor for President" - November 2000
- SHAZAM: POWER OF HOPE - December 2000 - still available for viewing at dccomics.com
- USER - February 2001
- HOUSE OF SECRETS: FAÇADE - March 2001 - still available for viewing at dccomics.com
- PREACHER collected editions - April 2001 - still available for viewing at dccomics.com
- GREEN LANTERN: WILLWORLD - May 2001 - still available for viewing at dccomics.com
- TOR VOL. ONE - June 2001 - still available for viewing at dccomics.com
2001 Merchandise & Miscellaneous NewsListed below are all the Merchandise & Miscellaneous News items archived for 2001.
- January 19, 2001: Gotta Have Soul: Superman Embarks on an All-New 3-D Adventure
- February 6, 2001: Superman Stamps from Kirgistan & Tadjikistan
- February 8, 2001: Warner Bros. Store Closures
- March 14, 2001: Large Super Hero Collection up for Auction
- April 22, 2001: DC Projects in the Works
- May 25, 2001: Clark Kent/Superman Doll
- May 29, 2001: New Superman Games - Update!
- June 4, 2001: New Superman Games - Update!
- June 6, 2001: Superman At Jack!
- June 11, 2001: Superman on Stage!
- June 24, 2001: 2001 Superman Celebration Report
- June 24, 2001: Satirical Superman Film - Hotel Superman
- June 27, 2001: Superman in Topps Vault!
- July 8, 2001: Superman Roller Coaster Still No. 1
- July 8, 2001: DC's Tenth Web Animation Showcases DC Direct Superman Set
- July 17, 2001: Schylling Superman Toys
- July 17, 2001: New Online Superman Episodes
- July 19, 2001: Animated Justice League Merchandise
- July 19, 2001: Superman Celebration in Brazil
- July 21, 2001: DC Launch DC Direct Website
- July 26, 2001: DC Direct at the San Diego Comic Con
- July 30, 2001: Fans Looking to Create Superman Game
- July 30, 2001: Superman Homepage Voted No. 1
- July 31, 2001: Alaska Comic Store and Lois Lane
- August 1, 2001: Lifesize 7-Foot Superman Statue
- August 2, 2001: DC Comics Teams Up with WizKids
- August 6, 2001: Cuban Anti-Superman Statue
- August 7, 2001: Superman Roller Coaster Crash
- August 24, 2001: Fan Petition Over Hasbro Action Figures
- August 30, 2001: Sneak Peek at Up-Coming Superman Game
- September 18, 2001: Operation Superman
- September 23, 2001: Superman Relief Fund
- October 22, 2001: Toys R Us Superman Action Figure 4-Pack
- November 2, 2001: Superman BellyWashers!
- November 4, 2001: Superman Homepage Reviewed in Australian Magazine
- November 21, 2001: Superman Homepage Featured in TV Guide!
- November 23, 2001: New 9 Inch Superman Figure
- November 26, 2001: New Superman Game Information
- November 29, 2001: A Stern Superman Webisode
- December 3, 2001: New Superman Escape from Krypton Game Online
- December 3, 2001: DC's Website Promoted Through AOL
- December 9, 2001: Pocket Super Heroes from DC Comics
- December 14, 2001: New DC Hero Fast Food Promotion
- December 19, 2001: Ending Hatred of U.S. is a Job for Superman!
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