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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies -- Trailer: Superman and Batman must put aside their differences to stop President Lex Luthor in this home video trailer.

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Release Date:
29 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Plot:
When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman. | Full synopsis »
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DC Comics storms the film world
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Fluid animation, fast paced action, falls short in story See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Clancy Brown ... Lex Luthor (voice)

Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

Tim Daly ... Superman (voice)

Xander Berkeley ... Captain Atom (voice)

Corey Burton ... Captain Marvel / Solomon Grundy (voice)

Ricardo Chavira ... Major Force (voice)

Allison Mack ... Power Girl (voice)

John C. McGinley ... Metallo (voice)

CCH Pounder ... Amanda Waller (voice)

LeVar Burton ... Black Lightning (voice)

Calvin Tran ... Toyman (voice)

Mark Jonathan Davis ... Newscaster (voice)

Brian George ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)

Jennifer Hale ... Starfire / Killer Frost (voice)

Rachael MacFarlane ... Nightshade / Lady Shiva (voice)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Giganta / Computer (voice)
Bruce W. Timm ... Mongul (voice) (as Bruce Timm)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonathan Adams ... General (voice) (uncredited)

Michael Gough ... Hawkman / Captain Cold (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Liu 
 
Writing credits
Jeph Loeb (comic book) and
Ed McGuinness (comic book)

Stan Berkowitz (written by)

Bob Kane (creator: Batman)

Jerry Siegel (creator: Superman) and
Joe Shuster (creator: Superman)

C.C. Beck  characters: "Captain Marvel" and "Billy Batson" (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Michael Goguen .... producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Bobbie Page .... producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce W. Timm .... executive producer (as Bruce Timm)
Michael E. Uslan .... executive producer (as Michael Uslan)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Drake 
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Hou 
 
Casting by
Andrea Romano 
 
Production Management
John Diaz .... production manager
Geno DuBois .... production supervisor
Sherrian Felix .... assistant production manager
Ben Maloney .... assistant production manager
Gregory Noveck .... executive in charge of production: DC Comics
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor
Scott Thoelke .... production manager
David Vasquez .... assistant production manager
 
Art Department
Christopher Berkeley .... storyboard artist
Dave Bullock .... storyboard artist (as David Bullock)
Eric Canete .... storyboard artist
Michael Chang .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
John Fang .... storyboard artist
Robert Fletcher .... models: 3d
Michael Goguen .... storyboard artist
Gary Hartle .... storyboard artist
Jeff Johnson .... storyboard artist
Hye-Jung Kim .... color stylist
Jae H. Kim .... storyboard artist (as Jae Kim)
Taesoo Kim .... prop designer
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Kenny McGill .... visual development artist
Gary Montalbano .... visual development artist
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard artist
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist
Ethan Spaulding .... storyboard artist
Jeff Starling .... visual development artist
Lesean Thomas .... visual development artist
Keo Thongkham .... storyboard artist
Vince Toyama .... visual development artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Alan Wan .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
George Brooks .... sound effects editor
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Robert Hargreaves .... foley artist
Robert Hargreaves .... re-recording engineer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
John Hegedes .... re-recording engineer (as John K. Hegedes)
Mark Keatts .... supervising adr editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Chris Egert .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jaeho Lee .... cgi artist: 3d
Dowhan No .... cgi artist: 3d
 
Animation Department
Jonghyeon An .... assistant animator
Kim Bowen .... digital painter
Ken Boyer .... animation timer
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Jonghee Chae .... assistant animator
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Hyeongyeong Cho .... assistant animator
Namgil Cho .... key animator
Chihyeon Choi .... assistant animator
Eunjung Choi .... background artist
Gyeonghyeon Choi .... assistant animator
Jin Seok Choi .... layout artist (as Jinseok Choi)
Kyeongho Choi .... key animator
Yuri Choi .... compositor
Richard Collado .... animation timer
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Woohyeon Doo .... painter
Jeon Sang Eon .... key animator (as Sangeon Jeon)
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker
Peter Girardi .... main title animator
Byeongui Gwak .... key animator
Jeff Hall .... animation timer
Mijung Han .... model checker
Chie Hashimoto .... assistant animator
Daegu Heh .... animation director
Dongjoo Hwang .... compositor
Ung Im .... key animator
Jinyol Jang .... animation director
Moonseon Jang .... painter
Seonkjin Jang .... key animator
Haejung Jeon .... painter
Mihyung Ji .... color stylist (as Mihyun Ji)
Won Hee Jin .... key animator (as Heejin Won)
Jeff Johnson .... character designer
Hoyeon Joo .... compositor
Byonghee Jung .... painter
Eun Joo Jung .... assistant animator (as Eunjoo Jung)
Heera Jung .... painter
Kim Yu Jung .... assistant animation chief (as Yujung Kim)
Soeun Jung .... painter
Soonhwa Jung .... assistant animator
Heechul Kang .... supervising animation director
Jisoo Kang .... model checker
Gordon Kent .... animation timer
Audrey Kim .... animation intern
Baeksoo Kim .... key animator
Byeonghee Kim .... layout artist
Changhee Kim .... layout artist
Haejung Kim .... assistant animator
Hye-Jung Kim .... background painter
Hyeonseok Kim .... layout artist
Hyosik Kim .... key animator
Jina Kim .... final checker
Jong-keun Kim .... key animator (as Jonggeun Kim)
Joohee Kim .... painter
Kiyeon Kim .... color stylist
Minsoo Kim .... layout artist
Seonhee Kim .... painter
Seungwon Kim .... background artist
Tae Hoon Kim .... layout artist (as Taehoon Kim)
Taeyeong Kim .... layout artist
Yeonhee Kim .... background director
Yunghee Kim .... assistant animator (as Yunhee Kim)
Yunghee Kim .... painter (as Yunhee Kim)
Eungyeong Lee .... painter
Eunyeong Lee .... assistant animator
Gyeongna Lee .... background artist
Hyeoksoo Lee .... animation director
Hyeongyeong Lee .... assistant animator
Jongguk Lee .... assistant animation chief
Kyunmin Lee .... compositor
MinHee Lee .... assistant animator
Seungheon Lee .... compositor
Chun Liu .... background painter
José López .... character designer
Chuck Martin .... animation checker
Kenny McGill .... background key designer
Tom McLaughlin .... animation timer
Charlene Moncrief .... animation checker
Gary Montalbano .... background key designer
Yongae Moon .... assistant animation chief
Herb Moore .... animation timer
Eunhee Noh .... background artist (as Eunhee No)
Changsook Oh .... model checker
Sangbong Oh .... compositor
Dongjoo Park .... assistant animator
Hoon Park .... key animator
Jinryeol Park .... key animator
Jinyeong Park .... model checker
Sooin Park .... assistant animator
Soongyeong Park .... assistant animator
Yeonghee Park .... painter
Thomas Perkins .... character designer
Daehoo Rim .... compositor (as Daehee Rim)
Eric Semones .... background painter
Hosoon Shin .... final checker
Minjoo Sin .... painter
Nayeong Sin .... background artist
Seokhyeong Son .... key animator
Gija Song .... assistant animator
Lesean Thomas .... character designer
Vince Toyama .... background key designer
Yunhee Uhm .... assistant animation chief
Insik Um .... layout artist
James T. Walker .... animation timer (as James Tim Walker)
James T. Walker .... animation timing director (as James Tim Walker)
Dong Joo Yang .... key animator (as Dongjoo Yang)
Eun-Hee Yang .... key animator (as Eunhee Yang)
Eunjung Yu .... painter
Gilsook Yu .... assistant animator
Jungsang Yu .... assistant animator
Sunil Yu .... painter
Wei M. Zhao .... background painter
 
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Susan Chieco .... casting administrator
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Drorian .... post-production administrator
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Francisco Rodriguez .... music editor
 
Other crew
Seol Baek .... production staff
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Misook Choi .... production staff
Hyoungmin Doh .... production executive
Doug Frank .... president of music operations
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Jinhwa Hoo .... production staff (as Jinhwa Heo)
Miok Kwon .... production executive
Michael Lagdameo .... production administrator
Chaewoo Lee .... production executive
Sunghwan Lee .... production staff
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Tammy Middleton .... production administrator
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Alyson Ruppel .... production administrator
Erin Sarofsky .... title designer
Renee Toporzysek .... production administrator
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
Kimberly Withiam .... business and legal affairs
Gyeongsoon Yu .... production staff
Nikolaus Braatz .... title designer (uncredited)
Matthew Crnich .... title designer (uncredited)
Jake Mathew .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for action violence throughout and a crude comment
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USA:67 min
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Australia:M | Belgium:KT | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Germany:12 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45567)
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Trivia:
Although they are mentioned by name, Superman and Batman's alter egos, Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne respectively, do not make an appearance.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Billy Batson says the word "Shazam" while fighting Batman, the subtitles misspell it as "Shizam."See more »
Quotes:
Lex Luthor:[to Superman] I can't think of a morning I haven't woken up with the thought of strangling you. That sanctimonious image of yours fooled everyone except me. Because I know evil.See more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Fluid animation, fast paced action, falls short in story, 23 September 2009
Author: xamtaro from Singapore

Mixed feelings followed after i first watched this extremely short(compared to other DC animated movies) adaptation of the Jeph Loeb Superman/batman graphic novel. For starters, there was the running time. At a mere 67 minutes(6 of which goes into the opening and closing credits sequences) this film's story disappointed me in many aspects.

First there was the story. In a time of severe economic downturn and financial crisis, the United States turn in desperation to one man, Lex Luthor, and elects him president in hopes that his vast resources can turn things around for the better. With Luthor now in power, the country returns to a state of peace. That is until the a gigantic meteorite composed entirely of Kryptonite is discovered to be on a collision course with earth. President Luthor wastes no time in capitalizing on this opportunity and, through devious manipulation and media propaganda, gets Superman branded as a criminal. A One billion dollar bounty is declared on the Man of Steel which draws not only a vast array of villains looking to cash in on the bounty, but other superheroes either convinced that Superman as gone rogue. Teaming up with Batman, the two must work together if they are to save the world, clear their names and uncover Luthor's sinister hidden agenda.

Story sounds great doesn't it? Sadly it plays out nothing like an epic tale that i was expecting, but rather like a three episode story arc of the Justice League TV series(not that Justice league was a bad show. It was great, but having a TV series styled story in a movie where the ante is expected to be upped, is really disappointing). What could have been a clever metaphor for the social and political problems that USA has recently faced soon descends into a familiar and almost formulaic narrative style. This movie just had so much potential to expound on more of the underlying themes, which sadly, it did not.

"Familiar and formulaic", thankfully does not extend into the artwork. THe character designs follow the original graphic novel's art by Ed McGuinness rather closely. Whether you like it or not, every character look like they went through a couple hundred protein shakes and body building regimes. Even Powergirl looks buff and bulging with muscles. The CGI backgrounds look stunning with muted tones that make them look like painted artwork at times, But it clashes very very obviously with the lesser detailed and more brightly colored characters and vehicles. On a side note, the CGI of the vehicles are extremely bad and look no better than the primitive CGI employed for "The Zeta Project"(the Batman Beyond spin off).

Speaking of the characters, This show is clearly for the long time fans since all the characters are presented already in "full view" with hardly an attempt at further character development.. There is no tension between Superman or Batman, no indication of any differing ideals or methods. From the start, they seem like best buds already which makes the whole "unlikely team up" part(not to mention the climax where the unlikely duo come to really respect each other) a little redundant.

Despite these shortcomings, what really justifies the price of this show is the action and animation. Sure the animation is a little stiff in the more conversation-heavy scenes, but it transits to a very fluid animation style during the numerous fight scenes which boasts an exceptionally high frame rate. Fresh from directing Marvel animation's "Hulk Vs", Sam Liu(the Director)manages to bring out the most in every action sequence; fast paced, relentless and brutal. Every one of those scenes look almost cinematic in feel and epic in scope thanks to some great shot angles coupled with dynamic framing and story-boarding. The grand, adrenaline pumping score by Christopher Drake compliments the movie perfectly.

On a certain level, i enjoyed Superman/Batman:Public enemies very much. The animation and action surpassed the standard direct-to-video animated movie. The character interplay by veteran voice actors Kevin Conroy and Tim Daley(reprising their respective roles of Batman and Superman from the animated series)is very well scripted with a couple of witty one liners here and there.

If you like your superhero movie big on action and don't mind one that comes up short in the story aspect, then Superman/Batman: Public enemies is for you. Also highly recommended to fans of the various DC animated series.

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