A brand new DC Comics film is set to hit theaters on July 29, but it’s not the comic book film you would expect. DC League of Super-Pets is a CGI superhero comedy based on the DC team of super-powered animals Legion of Super-Pets.
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.
DC League of Super-Pets was directed by Jared Stern who co-wrote it with John Whittington. The film stars the voices of Dwayne Johnson as Krypto / Bark Kent / Superdog, Kevin Hart as Ace / Bat-Hound, John Krasinski as Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman, Keanu Reeves as Bruce Wayne / Batman with Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Thomas Middleditch, and Ben Schwartz.
The Legion of Super-Pets first appeared in Adventure Comics #293 (February 1962) by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Curt Swan. However, only Krypto the Superdog, who first appeared in Adventure Comics #210 (March 1955), is the only pet featured in this film who was part of the original line-up.
Stern and Whittington have experience working on CGI films as they teamed-up on writing The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie. DC League of Super-Pets is Stern’s theatrical directorial debut.
Animal Logic in Vancouver, Canada was responsible for the animation, which also provided animation for the Warner Animation Group’s The Lego Movie series.
DC League of Super-Pets was originally set to be released in theaters on May 21.2021. However, the film got pushed back to May 20 before landing on July 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will hit HBO Max streaming 45 days following the theatrical release.