DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS animated movie (2022)
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From the writer of The LEGO Batman Movie, so could be entertaining.

'DC's Super Pets' Gets Release Date

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There's huge news on the DC Films front today and in addition to release dates for The Suicide Squad and The Batman, fans were given another big date to put on their calendars. DC Super Pets will open in theaters on May 21, 2021.

 

Last summer it was reported that a Super Pets film was in development at Warner Bros. with Jared Stern hired to write and direct the film, set to be an animated adventure about the furry friends of DC Comics characters. Stern is certainly familiar with animated DC Comics adventures, having previously written The LEGO Batman Movie.

 

Not much is known about DC Super Pets just yet outside of the freshly-announced release date (via The Hollywood Reporter), but with the film very likely to focus on the pets of heroes, it could prove to be a new way to introduce younger fans to the DC Comics world.

 

“My own personal opinion is that the DC characters are so elastic and there’s so many stories to tell,” Former DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns recently told ComicBook.com during San Diego Comic-Con. “I think that anything you can do in a comic, you can do on TV or the movies. We’re getting a Shazam! movie, Mera’s on the big screen. We’re doing a Stargirl TV show now. There’s a lot. Every character’s going to have their due.”

Save folks the time. :insane:

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Legion of Super-Pets (First appearance):

  • Krypto the Super-Dog
  • Streaky the Super-Cat
  • Comet the Super-Horse (First appearance)
  • Beppo the Super-Monkey

THR: DC/WB movie schedule announcement - DC Super Pets included

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DC Super Pets, from directors Jared Stern and Sam Levine and producer Patty Hicks, started life as a children’s series from Capstone Publishers combining the pets of a number of DC superheroes — including Superman’s dog, Krypto; Batman’s dog, Ace the Bat-Hound; and Supergirl’s cat, Streaky — into a crime-fighting team of their own. The property also appeared as a short on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation animated block.

DC Nation animated series:

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The release date of Warner Bros animation film “DC Super Pets” has been postponed to 2022. The studio said the movie, previously due to hit theatres in May 2021, will now open a year later, on May 22, 2022, reported deadline.com.

 

The film is directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine and is being produced by Patty Hicks. Based on the Capstone franchise, “DC Super Pets” features furry friends belonging to the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman (the latter’s pet is a kangaroo named Jumpa). Warner Bros’ next DC property to hit the big screen is “The Joker”, releasing October 4. The studio has set June 25, 2021 for the release of “The Batman”, and August 6, 2021 for the release of the “Suicide Squad” sequel.

 

Another DC spinoff, “Birds of Prey”, is slated for release on February 7, 2020.

 

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THR: The Surprisingly Long History of 'DC Super Pets'

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With that in mind, the story that appeared in 1962’s Adventure Comics No. 293 — “The Legion of Super-Traitors!” — made perfect sense. In the 20th century, an alien race decides, for reasons that make little sense, to bring members of the Legion from the 30th century to the present day in order to possess them to fight the teenage version of Superman. It’s discovered that the aliens can’t possess animals, and so Superboy and the no-longer-possessed Legionnaires gather together a handful of super-powered pets, including Krypto the Super-Dog, Beppo the Super-Monkey, Streaky the Super-Cat and Comet the Super-Horse, to save the day.

 

If that story seems unlikely, consider this; the group of pets — who became known as the Legion of Super-Pets, because of course they did — would go on to star in a number of other Legion of Super-Heroes stories, having apparently found an audience with that first tale. They’d show up irregularly for the next six years, joined by an alien pet, the shape-shifting Proty II. (The first Proty having sacrificed his life to save the mind-reading Legionnaire, Saturn Girl. Yes, he was actually replaced by an identical pet who was given exactly the same name with the addition of “II.” Don’t ask.)

 

That there were enough super-pets to form a Legion wouldn’t have been a surprise to readers at the time. In addition to each of the founding members of the team, all of whom had appeared previously starting with Krypto in 1955’s Adventure Comics No. 210, there was also Ace the Bat-Hound and Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus, with the two first showing up in 1955 and 1956, respectively. (All of these animal heroes were just following in the paw prints of Hoppy, the Marvel Bunny, a spin off of the hero now known as Shazam; he first appeared in 1942’s Fawcett’s Funny Animals.) But the animal-centric superhero fad faded, as such things tend to, in light of the self-consciousness of the 1970s and ‘80s, when even the Legion found themselves abandoning the club house in favor of more serious, grown-up hangouts.

 

The notion of a team of super-powered animals didn’t entirely disappear, however; the 1980s brought DC’s Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, and in the 2000s, Marvel finally caught up with the introduction of the Pet Avengers. As for the Super-Pets themselves, they were revived — sans the “Legion of” in their name, and with a revised line-up — in 2011, when Capstone Publishing launched a successful kids’ book line called, simply, DC Super Pets, which was the basis of a series of animated shorts shown as part of Cartoon Network’s short-lived DC Nation block in 2012 through 2013.

 

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An all-star lineup of actors is joining Dwayne Johnson in DC League of Super-Pets.

  • Kevin Hart
  • Kate McKinnon
  • John Krasinski
  • Vanessa Bayer
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Diego Luna
  • Keanu Reeves

An all-star cast will lend their voices to the animated film about the four-legged friends (and enemies) of some of DC’s biggest heroes. Jared Stern penned the -script for DC League of Super-Pets and is co-directing with Sam Levine for Warner Bros. and Warner Animation Group.

 

Johnson voices Superman’s canine Krypto, who first appeared in 1955’s Adventure Comics No. 210. The dog would eventually team up with other animals with ties to DC’s biggest heroes, such as Ace the Bat-Hound, to be voiced by Hart, and Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

 

Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions is also behind the project, with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia producing. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Nicholas Stoller are executive producing.

DC League of Super-Pets is due out May 20, 2022.

 

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Marc Maron returns to the DC universe as the voice of supervillain mastermind Lex Luthor in League of Super-Pets.

 

The Netflix's GLOW actor, who played Gene Ufland opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro in the R-rated Batman villain origin story Joker, joins a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (DC's Black Adam) as Krypto the Superdog and Kevin Hart (The Secret Life of Pets) as Ace the Bat-Hound. In June, star and producer Johnson revealed a star-studded cast of voices from Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), John Krasinski (The Office), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), Diego Luna (Star Wars: Andor), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), and Keanu Reeves (The Matrix Resurrections). 

 

"I just did a voiceover, I'm doing two animated movies, they're both coming out next year," Maron revealed on his WTF With Marc Maron podcast. "I play Lex Luthor in Super-Pets and there's a lot of people, there's big stars in that one... It's exciting." 

 

Maron voices Mr. Snake in DreamWorks Animation's The Bad Guys, also starring Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Awkwafina (Marvel's Shang-Chi), and Maron's Joker co-star Zazie Beetz. 

 

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