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Superman: The Animated Series 

Superman (original title)
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The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tim Daly ...  Clark Kent / ... 53 episodes, 1996-2000
Dana Delany ...  Lois Lane 44 episodes, 1996-2000
David Kaufman ...  Jimmy Olsen 26 episodes, 1996-2000
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Set in present day Metropolis against the backdrop of a bright, urban landscape, the ageless superhero combats sinister villains and rescues innocent victims in exciting new stories based on universal themes encompassing the same time-honored tradition of the classic Superman legend. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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(54 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When adapting Darkseid for this series, the creative team was able to use elements of the Jack Kirby mythos that worked on a more commercial aspect, reducing Darkseid's whole central being and mythos into something that's kind of easily palatable to the key audience. This version of the Anti-Life Equation is basically that Darkseid feeds on the despair of people, so that's why he wants Earth and that's why he wants to destroy Superman. He's going to come to Earth and take their greatest hero and reduce him to nothing. He's going to feed off the despair of the entire planet. See more »

Quotes

[Superman is about to be executed]
Lex Luthor: You don't know how I've looked forward to this...
Superman: Doesn't a condemned man get one last request?
Lex Luthor: [leans forward, curious] And that is...?
[Superman punches him in the face]
Superman: Thanks.
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Version of Superman (1979) See more »

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One of the best Superman adaptations I have seen.
22 November 2010 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

So far for the most part any movie featuring the man of steel have missed the mark. If one were to gather their knowledge of Superman from these movies they will deduce that Superman's main villains were Lex Luther, Zod, Nuclear Man and Richard Pryor. One also gets the sense that he is kind of a dweeb and the type of guy who when he gets a female pregnant he bolts the planet. Well this animated series was great as it featured a vast assortment of villains, great voice work by Tim Daly, and had interesting stories. I enjoyed watching this incarnation of Superman as he was actually Superman without being indestructible unbeatable man like he has been portrayed at times. So what you are not going to see in this film is a lot of time spent back in Smallville growing up, a crusade to stop nuclear missiles, strange comedy, and yet another scheme by Lex involving real estate. No here you will see him lose a good friend to the cold Darkseid, help the Green Lantern take on the villainous Sinistro, and battle schemes by Lex involving him creating a cyborg man with kryptonite in his chest named Metallo. So suffice to say this series was a lot of fun and a lot better than nearly everything in the movies. The best thing the movies did was introducing Zod.


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