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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)  »

Also Known As:

Superman: The Animated Series  »

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(54 episodes)

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Did You Know?


When Martha Kent first finds the baby Kal-El she suggests Christopher and Kirk as possible names for the child before settling on Clark, a reference to both Christopher Reeve and Kirk Alyn, who had both played previous incarnations of Superman on the screen. See more »


[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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Referenced in The New Batman Adventures: Love Is a Croc (1998) See more »

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The other Caped Crusader
15 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the success of "Batman: The Animated Series", Superman, who'd been out of the lime light for a while except for "Lois & Clark", finally got a shot at his own series again. This show recapped Superman's origin, established his relationships and pit him against a variety of characters - including a memorable brawl between him and Lobo, voiced by Brad Garrett (who also voiced another character, but I forget his name).

Superman was voiced by Tim Daly, and he did a damn fine job of it too. It's a shame that he wasn't available for "Justice League", as he was definitely superior to his successor, George Newbern (sorry George). Dana Delany was what Margot Kidder's Lois Lane SHOULD have been but never was. Same goes for Clancy Brown as Lex Luther. M*A*S*H alum Mike Farrell provided the voice of Superman's Earth dad.

Storylines were generally good and voice acting solid (as mentioned above), but the only thing that really marred this show was the animation. While not bad, the characters, particularly the male characters, were too blocky looking. Superman himself looked as though he'd been carved out of rock. This animation isn't bad but it's not on par with the animation in "Batman: The Animated Series". Sadly, this look has been retained for "Justice League".

Batman has made guest appearances on Superman from time to time, even did a "movie" with him, which brought their relationship up to date.

So all in all, a 9 1/2 out of 10.

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