Christina Hendricks joins Superman cartoon

James Denton, Christina Hendricks and Anthony LaPaglia are lending their pipes to “All-Star Superman,” the animated adaptation of one of the most acclaimed comics of the past decade.

The story begins with the Man of Steel (Denton) oversaturated by radiation during a rescue mission near the sun, accelerating the degeneration of his cells. Knowing that he has a limited time before he dies, Superman sets out on a journey that sees him revealing his secret to Lois Lane (Hendricks), giving Lex Luthor (LaPaglia) an epiphany on humanity and ensuring the safety of Earth for when he is gone.

Also in the cast are Ed Asner as Perry White and Frances Conroy as Ma Kent along with Linda Cardellini, Arnold Vosloo and Matthew Gray Gubler.

The Warner Bros. film is due to be released in the spring.

“All-Star Superman” is the first animated work for Denton and Hendricks best known for their respective work on TV’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Mad Men.” LaPaglia was heard in “Happy Feet” and voices a character in Warner Bros.’ big-budget Zach Snyder-directed toon feature “Legend of the Guardians,” out next week.