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Director:
Writers:
Bob Kane (creator: Batman)
Jerry Siegel (creator: Superman) ...
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Release Date:
28 September 2010 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The End is Near
Plot:
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Andre Braugher ... Darkseid (voice)

Kevin Conroy ... Batman (voice)

Tim Daly ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

Susan Eisenberg ... Wonder Woman (voice)

Summer Glau ... Kara / Supergirl (voice)

Julianne Grossman ... Big Barda (voice)

Edward Asner ... Granny Goodness (voice)

John Cygan ... Male Radio Caller / Gus (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell ... Bearded Longshoreman (voice) (as Dave MItchell)

Rachel Quaintance ... Lyla / Harbinger / Artemis (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Stompa / Vicki Vale (voice)
Salli Saffioti ... Gilotina / Mad Harriet (voice)

Tara Strong ... Female Radio Caller #2 / Lashina (voice)

Jim Ward ... Radio DJ / Cop (voice)

Gregory Alan Williams ... Terrified Longshoreman (voice) (as GregAlan Williams)

April Winchell ... Female Radio Caller #1 / Tresha (voice)

Directed by
Lauren Montgomery 
 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (creator: Batman)

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

William M. Marston (creator: Wonder Woman) (as William Moulton Marston)

Jack Kirby (creator: Darkseid & The New Gods)

Jeph Loeb (graphic novel) and
Michael Turner (graphic novel)

Tab Murphy (written by)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Lauren Montgomery .... producer
Bobbie Page .... producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce W. Timm .... executive producer (as Bruce Timm)
Michael Uslan .... executive producer
Tim Yoon .... line producer
 
Original Music by
John Paesano 
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Hou 
 
Casting by
Maria Estrada 
 
Art Direction by
Sam Liu 
 
Production Management
Sherrian Felix .... assistant production manager
Ok Kil Lee .... production manager (as Ok-Ki Lee)
Michael Macasero .... production manager
Gregory Noveck .... executive in charge of production: DC Comics
Min-Sung Park .... production manager
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor
Young-Soo Yu .... production manager (as Young-Soo You)
 
Art Department
Dusty Abell .... character designer
Christopher Berkeley .... storyboard artist
Michael Chang .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
Chris Copeland .... storyboard clean-up (as Christopher Copeland)
Christine Juhl Delk .... storyboard clean-up
Robert Fletcher .... models: 3d
Gary Hartle .... storyboard artist
Jeff Johnson .... storyboard artist
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard artist
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist
Coran Stone .... storyboard clean-up
Keo Thongkham .... storyboard artist
Olga Ulanova .... storyboard clean-up
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Alan Wan .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Mike Garcia .... adr editor
Mike Garcia .... dialogue editor
Robert Hargreaves .... re-recording engineer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects 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)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Pomann Sound .... adr recordist
Chris Egert .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Justin Kaupp .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Joshua Moyer .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Hyo-Yoon Back .... compositor
Hye-Soon Heo .... compositor
Kyu Seok Hwang .... cgi: 3d
Kyong Hee Kang .... compositor (as Kyoung-Hee Kang)
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositor (as Byoung-Ryul Kim)
 
Animation Department
Joseph Aguilar .... background key designer
Enzo Baldi .... background cleanup
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Brian Castleforte .... animator: opening sequence
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
Kyung-Ho Choi .... key animator
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Jennifer Gase .... background painter (as Jennifer Gase Baker)
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker
Gyun-Ho Han .... final checker
Jay Hong .... background key designer
Margaret Hou .... animatic
Hang-Bum Jo .... key animator
Jeff Johnson .... character designer
Hyun Chul Jung .... layout artist (as Hyun-Chul Jung)
Hyun-Ho Jung .... supervising animation director
Gordon Kent .... animation timer
Ken Kessel .... animation timer
Hye-Jung Kim .... color stylist
Hyung Gy Kim .... animation director (as Hyung-Gy Kim)
Min-Lee Kim .... color stylist
Tae-il Kim .... layout artist
Yang-Suk Kim .... model checker
Yun-Jae Ko .... key animator
Arthur Lee .... background cleanup (as Art Lee)
Byung-Suk Lee .... layout artist
Hyo-Jung Lee .... key animator
Jae-Moon Lee .... key animator
Mun-Jae Lee .... key animator
Nam-Gyu Lee .... final checker
Terry Lennon .... animation timer
Sam Liu .... character designer
Chuck Martin .... animation checker
Burt Medall .... animation timer (as Burton Medall)
Joshua Middleton .... character designer
Herb Moore .... animation timer
Stephen Nicodemus .... background painter
Se-Il Oh .... key animator
Jae-hyun Park .... key animator
Ki-Duk Park .... model checker
Yong-il Park .... key animator
John Roback .... animation coordinator
Craig Robertson .... background painter
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Dae Young Seong .... background director (as Dae-Yong Seong)
Robert Shellhorn .... animation timer (as Bob Shellhorn)
Jonard Soriano .... background key designer
Park Sung Hoo .... animation director (as Sung-ho Park)
Vince Toyama .... background key designer
Brian Uchida .... animation coordinator
In-Suk Uhm .... layout artist
Bill Waldman .... additional animator
James T. Walker .... animation timer (as James Tim Walker)
James T. Walker .... animation timing director (as James Tim Walker)
Jeff Wong .... background cleanup
Wei M. Zhao .... background painter (as Wei Zhao)
 
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
Ron Finn .... music editor
Niki Sherrod .... executive in charge of music
Braden Kimball .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Braden Kimball .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Ian Livingstone .... midi programmer (uncredited)
Aragorn Wiederhold .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ed Adams .... production management
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Peter Girardi .... main title
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Hyun-jung Kim .... production coordinator
Michael Lagdameo .... production administrator
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Tammy Middleton .... production administrator
Tamara Miles .... production administrator
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Gina Park .... production coordinator
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Alyson Ruppel .... production administrator
Joulene St. Catherine .... business and legal affairs
Renee Toporzysek .... production administrator
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality
Runtime:
USA:78 min
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Trivia:
In Big Barda's closet, you can see the costume that belongs to her husband, Scott Free aka "Mr. Miracle".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final battle, Darkseid Omega Beams Kara into unconsciousness. As he leaves her, she's lying face-up. But when Superman sees her, she's lying face-down.See more »
Quotes:
Kara:I think I'm gonna like it here.
Clark Kent:It can be a little quiet.
Kara:Kal, I've been chased, shot at, kidnapped, beaten up, had my mind controlled and I broke a nail. I'm ready for a little quiet.
Clark Kent:If I know my mother, she'll have some her famous apple pie waiting. You okay?
Kara:Little nervous, I guess. It's just, you have this life. You can be Clark, or Kal-El, or Superman. Even a son. Who am I going to be?
Clark Kent:I can't answer that, Kara. Only you can. Whatever you decide, I'll be there for you. I promise.
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17 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Apokolips NOW, 16 September 2010
Author: xamtaro from http://thexamtaroshowvault.blogspot.sg

The Superman/Batman comic stories' main attraction has always been the character interplay. How the two famous superheroes, different in every aspect like oil and water, lend their perspective on similar situations and in the end, pull together for the greater good. In that respect, "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" does not disappoint as Superman, Batman and even Wonder Woman bring their unique personalities to the table when they face their latest little "problem".

The "problem" in question is the unexpected arrival of Kara Zor-El (Summer Glau), Superman's cousin who crash lands to earth, disoriented, unclothed but unhurt and lost in Gotham. In perhaps an intentional homage to Glau's previous Terminator character in "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", She "procures" a coat from a trio of overly eager warehouse workers, but not before almost accidentally killing them. The unintentional destruction she causes while trying to flee from the cops alerts both Batman and Superman who take her into their custody. While Superman is overjoyed at finally meeting a fellow survivor of his home planet, Batman is skeptical and naturally suspicious (she did trash Gotham without even trying). More trouble follows when Superman tries to get Kara assimilated into earth culture but Wonder Woman has other plans for her as she too fears Kara's lack of control over her powers. But on the burning planet of Apokolips, the dreaded DarkSeid has his sights on the young kryptonian girl to be the latest addition to his warriors. What follows is a perilous incursion into Darkseid's palace with one deadly confrontation after another with the forces of Apokolips.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse adapts the "Supergirl" story arc (NOT "Death of Superman" as another review mistakenly pointed out) of the Superman/Batman comic series by Jeph Loeb and the late Michael Turner. It is a rather faithful adaptation barring a few changes here and there and as such shares both the good points and the shortcomings of its source material. For one thing, the story proceeds at a rather fast pace, which is good as it keeps things from getting boring. However that means the time frame of the tale is difficult to follow. For example Kara was supposed to have been training with the Amazons for a few months but it seemed like only yesterday. We only know about the time skip thanks to some mandatory exposition.

Rather than its truncated story, it is the snappy character interplay, well written dialog and a top notch cast of actors that carry this show. Tim Daley, Kevin Conroy and Susan Eisenberg return comfortably to their DCAU roles of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Everyone else is perfectly cast, especially Summer Glau, lending much emotional weight and realism to the characters. The only role that did not seem to fit as well was Andre Braugher's unmistakably African American sounding DarkSied. The tone of voice was right but a more neutral accent would have fit better.

Judging from the way the characters are handled, the target audience is most definitely long time fans who are already familiar with the personalities of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. That is because the "DC trinity" get little character development here, allowing Supergirl to take most of the development spotlight. That is not to say that the main trio do not get their chance to shine. Their differing views on life clash often and shed some light on their inner natures. There is even a dramatic comparison between Batman and one of the villains regarding Batman's code of ethics.

Viewers who have watched the previous "Superman/Batman: Public enemies" can treat this as a sequel despite the differing art styles. As the previous movie replicated Ed McGuinness's muscular look, this one manages to translate Michael Turner's bold designs barring a slight drop in art detail. The animation by "MOI Animation" is very fluid with no visible short cuts and a high frame rate.

For DC animation fans, readers who loved the Superman/Batman comics and superhero action junkies, "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" would no doubt be a hit. More time could have gone into letting the story "breath" a little or making it a smart anecdote about growing up, stepping out from under a overprotective sibling/parent's shadow and finding one's place in the world. But no point lamenting what it could have been. Rather, enjoy it for what it is.

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