(August 10, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products together with Robert Lee Morris, the renowned pioneer of fashion jewelry, announced today a partnership to launch a new collection inspired by one of the most universally recognized entertainment icons of all time, Superman. The collaboration will unite DC Comics’ legendary character with Robert Lee Morris to create beautifully crafted jewelry, bearing the newest version of the iconic S-Shield, based on this summer’s film, "Superman Returns." The ultimate gift for fans of the Man of Steel, the elegant Superman collection is constructed of bold sterling silver and 18K gold pieces emblazed with the S-Shield. This limited edition collection is composed of necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, belts, and key chains for both men and women. “This partnership with Robert Lee Morris is an excellent opportunity for us to expand and build on our current high-end jewelry collection,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The combination of Robert Lee Morris’ bold and edgy elements in their design and the iconic status of Superman will make for very unique and timeless pieces.” This recent deal marks another chapter in Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ collaboration with Robert Lee Morris. They joined forces in the early 1990s to create multiple collections of jewelry inspired by DC Comics’ Batman and Superman. The partnership between Robert Lee Morris and DC Comics’ Super Heroes comes naturally, as the designer’s powerful style of armor-like jewelry brings to mind the bold pieces worn by the comic book legends. “Comic books and fantasy have always been at the core of my work and being able to create truly fine jewelry around a well-known and beloved Super Hero such as Superman is very rewarding,” said Robert Lee Morris. “I look forward to this partnership and creating truly innovative and inspiring pieces.” Price points for the collection range from $55.00 to $350.00. For more information on Robert Lee Morris’ Superman collection, digital images or jewelry for editorial use, please contact Heidi Schuster at Robert Lee Morris. About "Superman Returns" Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure "Superman Returns," a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world’s most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman (Brandon Routh) faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman’s bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space. Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, presents a Jon Peters Production in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions, a Bryan Singer film, "Superman Returns," starring newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth ("Beyond the Sea," "Blue Crush"), James Marsden ("X2: X-Men United," "The Notebook"), Frank Langella (HBO’s "Unscripted"), Academy Award-winner Eva Marie Saint ("North By Northwest"), Parker Posey ("Best in Show"), Kal Penn ("Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle") Sam Huntington ("Detroit Rock City"), and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey ("Beyond the Sea," "American Beauty," "The Usual Suspects"). Directed by Bryan Singer ("X2: X-Men United," "X-Men," "The Usual Suspects"), the film is produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler. The executive producer is Chris Lee. The screenplay is by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris, and the story is by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris. The director of photography is Newton Thomas Sigel A.S.C.; the production designer is Guy Dyas; the film is edited by John Ottman and Elliot Graham; the costume designer is Louise Mingenbach; and the music is by John Ottman. The film is based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About DC Comics DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 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. About Robert Lee Morris Acclaimed designer Robert Lee Morris has dominated the world of high-fashion jewelry in America since the mid ‘70s. Influenced by his multicultural milieu, but always staying true to his singular, innovative vision, Morris has become an icon of American style and originality. Well known for his collaborations with 7th Avenue giants like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfeld, Morris has also recently published a magnificent book, "Robert Lee Morris, The Power of Jewelry."
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