Superman (1996–2000)

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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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 Superman / ... (53 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Lois Lane (44 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 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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This series was originally meant to have an opening montage similar to the one Batman: The Animated Series (1992) had, showcasing what Superman could do in an awe inspiring manner, but the animators were unable to finish it by the deadline, so a montage featuring clips of Superman in action alongside his supporting cast from the episodes was utilized instead. Part of the abandoned montage, which featured Superman flying in the night sky of Metropolis, made it into the opening. Another such shot was the final one in the opening; the classic visual of Clark Kent ripping open his shirt to reveal the big red "S." See more »

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Darkseid: As I told you once Superman, if you would not be my knight, you would be my pawn.
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I Endorse Other IMDB Users Views...This Is Supe's Best Cartoon
21 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

There was a cartoon Superman series in the early 1940's which is in a class of it's own. However, since then there have been a few Superman cartoons and then there was Superman on the Superfriends show. This was indeed Superman's best cartoon. Excluding the 1940's series, the other Superman cartoons look dated and cheezy if you were to watch them now. The same can be said for the Batman cartoons. This Superman series is brilliant, on par with Batman:The Animated Series.

How did people make this series work? Simple. They did exactly what they did with Batman:The Animated Series and did it with this cartoon. Superman is an intelligent cartoon for adults and children with great plots, humour and plenty of action. Let's not forget artistic license either-don't you just love Superman's big jaw and Clark's big jaw as well (big giveaway there to anyone wanting to find out Supe's secret identity). It has been ten years since Batman:The Animated Series made it's debut and it has not aged at all; the same can be said for Superman.

I strongly recommend this movie and also, the Batman/Superman team up movie from 1998. Absolute magic!


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