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  • Superman: The Animated Series
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  • Superman: The Animated Series ran from 1996 to 2000 on Kids WB!, and followed the adventures of Superman as he defended the entire Earth from evil. The series was the first spin-off of Batman: The Animated Series, and was also the first in the DCAU to feature multiple superhero guest stars (Batman, Aquaman, Doctor Fate, Flash and Green Lantern). The title for episodes airing under The New Batman/Superman Adventures was The New Superman Adventures, as acknowledged by The WB. In January 2009, IGN dubbed Superman: The Animated Series the 36th best animated television series.[1]
  • Superman: The Animated Series (STAS) is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The WB Television Network from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. The series was the first of several spin-offs of the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, and was equally praised for its thematic complexity, quality animation, maturity and modernization of its title character. Re-runs of the series currently air on Hub Network.
  • Superman: The Animated Series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on The WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. Warner Bros. applied the same "more modern, more serious" animated treatment to DC Comics's flagship character in the same way they had successfully produced Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Airing ten years after the 1986 reboot of the Superman comic book character, the animated series paid tribute to both the classic Superman of old and the newer "modern" Superman. Perhaps most significantly, Clark Kent displays the more aggressive personality used by John Byrne in his reboot of the comic book continuity. Elements of Superman from all eras of his history were included in the series, especially in a portrayal of the planet Krypton, the planet that Superman was born on, that fans praised as a "modernization" of Superman's origin that contrasted John Byrne's reboot, and some fans felt was superior to the "newer" comic book version. Notably, the evil computer Brainiac was not only now from Krypton, but was portrayed as responsible for preventing the knowledge of Krypton's immine
  • Superman:The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. Similar to Batman: The Animated Series , Superman was noted for its thematic complexity, quality animation, maturity and modernization of its title character. Superman: The Animated Series Premeired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on November 13, 2000. The Series currently airs on The Hub.
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Premiere
  • 1996-09-06
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Starring
  • Clancy Brown
  • Tim Daly
  • Dana Delany
Cast
Series
  • 3
Runtime
  • 1260.0
Status
  • ended
Country
Name
  • Superman: The Animated Series
Genre
Align
  • right
Caption
  • The original mourners attending Dan Turpin's funeral.
  • The mourners attending Dan Turpin's funeral in the edited version.
list episodes
  • List of Superman: The Animated Series episodes
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  • 200
first run
  • 1996
show name
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • Superman:
  • The Animated Series
Preceded By
  • Batman: The Animated Series
Distributors
  • Kids WB!, Cartoon Network, The Hub
Title
  • Superman: The Animated Series
Duration
  • 1260.0
Num episodes
  • 54
Abbreviation
  • STAS, TNSA
direction
  • horizontal
production dates
  • 1996
Format
First Aired
  • 1996-09-06
Studio
series creators
  • Alan Burnett and Bruce Timm
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Years
  • 1996
Image
  • Apokolips... Now! .jpg
  • Apokolips..._Now!_.jpg
num seasons
  • 4
Episodes
  • 54
Last Aired
  • 2000-02-12
Theme music composer
Developer
Composer
  • Shirley Walker
Rating
  • TV-Y7
Voices
Followed By
  • The New Batman/Superman Adventures
Network
Creator
Series Title
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • The New Superman Adventures
TV Show Name
  • Superman: The Animated Series
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  • Superman: The Animated Series ran from 1996 to 2000 on Kids WB!, and followed the adventures of Superman as he defended the entire Earth from evil. The series was the first spin-off of Batman: The Animated Series, and was also the first in the DCAU to feature multiple superhero guest stars (Batman, Aquaman, Doctor Fate, Flash and Green Lantern). The title for episodes airing under The New Batman/Superman Adventures was The New Superman Adventures, as acknowledged by The WB. In January 2009, IGN dubbed Superman: The Animated Series the 36th best animated television series.[1]
  • Airing ten years after the 1986 reboot of the Superman comic book character, the animated series paid tribute to both the classic Superman of old and the newer "modern" Superman. Perhaps most significantly, Clark Kent displays the more aggressive personality used by John Byrne in his reboot of the comic book continuity. Elements of Superman from all eras of his history were included in the series, especially in a portrayal of the planet Krypton, the planet that Superman was born on, that fans praised as a "modernization" of Superman's origin that contrasted John Byrne's reboot, and some fans felt was superior to the "newer" comic book version. Notably, the evil computer Brainiac was not only now from Krypton, but was portrayed as responsible for preventing the knowledge of Krypton's imminent destruction from reaching its people. In a lesser innovation, the ship that carried the infant Kal-El to Earth was designed to land smoothly upon reaching its destination, rendering it in perfect working condition during Superman's adulthood and is used as his mode of long range transportation in space. The "new" Lex Luthor featured prominently in the series as well, menacingly voiced by actor Clancy Brown. Superman himself was voiced by Tim Daly. While the series featured fresh recreations of much of Superman's rogues gallery, the series' writers supplemented the limited supply of enemies by paying tribute to Jack Kirby's Fourth World creations which also introduced the villain Darkseid to the series as one of Superman's greatest enemies. Darkseid had been portrayed as a villain in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians in the 1980s, but in the new Superman series, he was closer to the enormously powerful, evil cosmic emperor originally envisioned by Kirby. The tribute event extends to the supporting character, Dan "Terrible" Turpin, who is visually modelled on Jack Kirby himself. Midway through the series' run, it was combined with episodes of The New Batman Adventures to become The New Batman/Superman Adventures. The characters of Superman and Batman were then spun off into a new animated series, Justice League, which also featured other popular DC characters, such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash.
  • Superman: The Animated Series (STAS) is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The WB Television Network from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. The series was the first of several spin-offs of the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, and was equally praised for its thematic complexity, quality animation, maturity and modernization of its title character. Re-runs of the series currently air on Hub Network.
  • Superman: The Animated Series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on The WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. Warner Bros. applied the same "more modern, more serious" animated treatment to DC Comics's flagship character in the same way they had successfully produced Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Superman:The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. Similar to Batman: The Animated Series , Superman was noted for its thematic complexity, quality animation, maturity and modernization of its title character. As with the first season of Batman, the main opening "title" sequence of Superman had no actual title. Also, like Batman, the opening sequence had no sung or spoken words, but was merely an instrumental piece over scenes from Superman's life. Midway through the series' run, it was combined with The New Batman Adventures to become The New Batman/Superman Adventures. The characters of Superman and Batman were then spun off into a new animated series, Justice League, which also featured other popular DC Comics characters, including Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, and The Flash. Re-runs of the series currently air on The Hub. Superman: The Animated Series Premeired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on November 13, 2000. The Series currently airs on The Hub.
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