DC League of Super-Pets (2022)
August 1, 2022 11:28 AM - Subscribe

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.

Weird summary--Krypto actually loses his powers, which he's already adept with, and has to rely on some newly-powered-up fellow-pets to save the League.

Anyway, engaging visual design, subpar voice acting, weak humor of the children's-cartoon-industrial-complex variety, points for diversity in the human background, no one will ever touch Clancy Brown's voice work for Lex Luthor, probably you'll be able to stand it if you have kids to entertain.

Note that one of the main characters suffers a heartwrenching (in this context, anyway) injustice that isn't explicitly rectified by the end of the film...sensitive kids may be bothered by it. (By "sensitive kids," I may mean "my own inner nine-year-old.")
posted by praemunire (9 comments total)
Am I reading correctly that there is no Streaky the Super-Cat? What a complete failure. I also can't believe they left out Comet the Super-Horse, who used to be a centaur in love with Super-Girl. If you are going to dip your toes into the madness of 1950s and 60s DC, jump into the deep end or stay home.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:07 PM on August 2 [2 favorites]

They had Ch'p, though...
posted by praemunire at 6:37 PM on August 2 [2 favorites]

(And actually there was a cat character, but they were on the side of evil.)
posted by praemunire at 6:37 PM on August 2

Typical propagandog!
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:22 PM on August 3 [3 favorites]

I hear that he's going to be the villain in the sequel.
posted by praemunire at 12:29 PM on August 3

posted by GenjiandProust at 3:05 PM on August 3

Is there any apparent reason why Ace is a boxer(?) instead of a German shepherd or a Great Dane (as per various bits of canon)?
posted by sardonyx at 5:22 PM on August 3

Lack of sufficiently rigorous commitment to the integrity of canon?
posted by praemunire at 6:01 PM on August 3 [1 favorite]

I guess it could be a different Ace. I have relatives who just kept calling every new dog by the same name as their first dog. I think they were up to version three or four by the time the last one died. And it wouldn't surprise me if the next one is number five.
posted by sardonyx at 6:11 PM on August 3 [1 favorite]

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