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Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  6 September 1996 (USA)
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The last survivor of the dead planet Krypton uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world Earth.

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Credited cast:
Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
Lois Lane (voice)
Lex Luthor (voice)
John Corben (voice)
Jor-El (voice)
Lara (voice)
Jonathan Kent (voice)
Martha Kent (voice)
Sul-Van (voice)
Brainiac / Councilman / Cop (voice)
Perry White (voice)
Jimmy Olsen (voice)
Angela Chen (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Batten ...
Baby Kal-El (voice)
Bibbo (voice)


Shunned by Krypton's leaders for his theories of planetary destruction, scientist Jor-El rockets his infant son Kal-El to safety on Earth. There Kal is raised as Clark Kent and develops unusual abilities, moves to a shining Metropolis and meets a fiesty female reporter with a knack for trouble. Written by Ray Schaff -2-

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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superman - L'ultimo figlio di Krypton  »

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A throwaway line of dialog actually establishes that in this continuity, Bruce Wayne became the Batman before Kent went public as Superman; while Kent ponders adopting a costumed alter ego, Martha Kent actually refers to "that nut in Gotham". In most other continuities, Kent's emergence as Superman predates Bruce Wayne's emergence as the Batman since Action Comics#1 came out before Detective Comics#27 (the respective first appearances of Superman and the Batman). The Earth-1 Kent began his champion career as Superboy well before the Earth-1 Wayne became the Batman. However, two stories indicate that the Earth-2 Batman was active as early as 1937 (Detective Comics#65 and World's Finest Comics#60); since the first Batman story in Detective Comics#27 was not an origin story, this may indicate that the Earth-2 Batman began as an adventurer before the Earth-2 Kent became Superman. See more »


Jor-El: You know, Brainiac, somewhere in all those trillions of file clusters, there's got to be *one* that says people don't like to be spied upon.
Brainiac: Then why did they create me?
Jor-El: A question I often ask myself.
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Good start
14 January 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

This was a good start to the animated series. The origin is good and very close to the comics. It was interesting to see how Braniac was somewhat responsible for everyone on Krypton (except Superman) being killed. It is a wonderful telling of how Kal-El came to Earth and became Superman. This tv movie is worthy of the first two movies. It can be seen sometimes with the animated series' reruns. Thumbs up.

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