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Series cast summary:
 Clark Kent / ... (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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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Superman: The Animated Series  »

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(54 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Though primarily based on the post-crisis continuity developed by John Byrne, the series also pays tribute and utilizes pre-crisis elements. See more »


Lobo: [eats Lois's pipe after she whacks him with it] Of course, any girl with class would rather be hangin' with the main man.
[Superman glares at him]
Lobo: So why don't you show old Lobo just how classy you really are?
Lois Lane: You pig!
[she slaps him, then recoils and rubs her sore hand]
Lois Lane: Ow!
Lobo: Ah! I like a girl who plays rough!
[indicates his chin]
Lobo: C'mon, let me have another, right here, right -
[Superman hits him right in the chin, and sends him flying through the air]
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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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