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DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010)

An anthology of DC Showcase stories consisting of a new Superman/Shazam feature and extended versions of older shorts.

Director:

Joaquim Dos Santos

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Michael Jelenic, Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Callison ... Billy Batson (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
James Garner ... Shazam (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Josh Keaton ... Punk (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Danica McKellar ... Sally (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
George Newbern ... Superman / Clark Kent (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Jerry O'Connell ... Captain Marvel (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Mister Tawky Tawny (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Arnold Vosloo ... Black Adam (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Gary Cole ... Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (segment "The Spectre") (voice)
Alyssa Milano ... Aimee Brenner (segment "The Spectre") (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Foster Brenner / Peter McCoy / Flemming (segment "The Spectre") (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Drew Flynn / Lt. Brice / Deandre (segment "The Spectre") (voice)
Jon Polito ... Police Captain (segment "The Spectre") (voice)
Malcolm McDowell ... Merlyn the Magnificent (segment "Green Arrow") (voice)
Neal McDonough ... Green Arrow / Oliver Queen (segment "Green Arrow") (voice)
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An anthology of DC Showcase stories consisting of a new Superman/Shazam feature and extended versions of older shorts.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual content

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Official Sites:

WBshop.com [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam See more »

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Came for Shazam, stayed for the rest.
1 July 2018 | by alimdrafiSee all my reviews

DCEU brings out their first live-action Shazam! movie next year, and having watched a couple of animated movies on the said character, I wanted to know more. So I headed over to watching the first short of this showcase, and no doubt it was good. A proper origin with satisfactory story, starring Black Adam as the villain and Superman as a supporting character, Superman/Shazam! Return of Black Adam short was worth the watch. I only wish they made this into a feature-length animated movie.

Because of the first one, I lingered on to watch the remaining movies as well. Surprisingly, my favorite among them as The Spectre, a character I was totally unknown to, with Jonah Hex coming a close second. Both of these crossed my expectations in ways I never imagined, although you might need some info on Jonah Hex beforehand as no background is provided for him. (That doesn't mean you should watch the bad live-action version; watching a few episodes of Legends of Tomorrow where he features should suffice.)

The Green Arrow and Catwoman shorts weren't bad, but not as good compared to the other three. (Shout out to Neil McDonough who voiced Green Arrow / Oliver Queen in this short, and also played his nemesis Damien Darhk in the live action TV series, Arrow.)

All of these shorts were good, but if I were to rank them, it would be in the following order. 1. The Spectre 2. Jonah Hex 3. Superman/Shazam! Return of Black Adam 4. Catwoman 5. Green Arrow

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