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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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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Superman: The Animated Series  »

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1.33 : 1
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"Legacy" was intended to kick off a season's worth of episodes about Superman regaining the world's trust. However, a pushback and other projects (Batman Beyond (1999)) led to it being produced as the finale instead, while the theme of public distrust for metahumans became an underlying plot thread in Justice League (2001). See more »

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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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Followed by Batman Beyond (2014) See more »

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One of the best Superman adaptations I have seen.
22 November 2010 | by See 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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