It sure isn’t easy being Superman’s dog! Krypto hails from Krypton and has super-powers like his owner; but his social skills are decidedly alien at the dog park and he has no idea how to be ordinary. But when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped; while Krypto is exposed to green kryptonite as a motley crew of shelter pets is exposed to orange kryptonite. Krypto is stripped of his abilities while the other animals become all-powerful. DC League of Super-Pets, also known as DC Super Pets, is directed by writer / producer Jared Stern, making his feature directorial debut with this project, after writing scripts for Mr. Popper’s Penguins, The Internship, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie. Co-directed by Sam Levine. The screenplay is written by Jared Stern and John Whittington. Based on the DC Comics team initially introduced in 1962 as the Legion of Super-Pets. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
Who knew that superheroes have pets?
Well, apart from loyal DC fans who have known just that since 1962; the rest of us though? Colour us radioactively surprised!
The good news is that not only do they have pets but we get to see what they’re like and what they can do when DC League of Super-Pets releases later this month (or year depending on where you are).
Honestly I’m totally in – not only does it look funny and sweet and all the kinds of things you want from a feature-length piece of modern animation, but there’s action aplenty as the ex-shelter pets, and one decidedly alien dog, all do their part to rescue those nearest and dearest to them.
It looks like it’s going to be a huge amount of fun and to get even further in the mood, we have nine new character posters for DC League of Super-Pets which opens 29 July in US and UK and 15 September in Australia, all of them sporting cool taglines, whimsy and a delightful sense that this will be one adventure we’ll all want to go on, superpowers or not.