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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Series cast summary:
 Superman / ... (53 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Lois Lane (44 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Jimmy Olsen (26 episodes, 1996-2000)


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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Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Superman: The Animated Series  »

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Sarah Douglas, who voices the Kryptonian Phantom Zone villain Mala, also played the Kryptonian Phantom Zone villain Ursa in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980). See more »


Darkseid: You dare to strike me?
[Superman hits him again]
Superman: That's for Dan Turpin!
Darkseid: Who?
Superman: The good man you murdered!
Darkseid: If I had known the death of one human would hurt you so, Kal-El, I would have killed more!
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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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