"DC's Super Pets" Animated Feature Pre-Release News & Discussion (Spoilers)

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Otaku-sempai

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Jeff Sneider at Collider reports: Exclusive: ‘Super Pets’ Movie From ‘Lego Batman’ Writer In the Works at Warner Bros.
After writing The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie for Warner Bros., Jared Stern has been hired by the studio to write and direct Super Pets, an animated movie about DC characters’ pets, Collider has exclusively learned.
It’s unclear whether Stern will use DC’s Legion of Super-Pets or the Cartoon Network series as the basis for the script, or whether he’ll create new characters better suited to his vision for the film. The Super-Pets team first appeared together in Adventure Comics #293 (February 1962), though most of the members had appeared in earlier issues. Over the years, those members included Krypto the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Beppo the Super-Monkey and Comet the Super-Horse from the Superman and Superboy comics; Damian Wayne’s dog Titus; Aquaman’s seahorse Storm; plus Flexi the Plastic Bird, Bat-Cow and Clay Critter, who was killed by Dex-Starr and Harley Quinn’s hyenas Bud and Lou. Krypto the Superdog also had his own comic series, which featured appearances from Beppo and Comet.
I'm surprised this is being seen as a theatrical feature. When I saw the headline I was expecting this to be a direct-to-video movie.

EDIT (08/01): I originally cited the article at CBR. Since someone saw fit to change the link to the original story at Collider, I've edited the rest of the post to fit.
 
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Dreyfus

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Well I didn't really like Lego Ninjago, but I thought Lego Batman was okay. It was trying a bit too hard to make meta jokes, but I did like Batman's throughline of finding a family. Will have to read the article, but I wonder if they will be maintaining the regular art style.

In terms of theatrical releases, it must make sense for WB to make what it can on these lower budget productions in theaters. They must be making more money on them that way. I just hope that the quality is a step up as well, especially since the Teen Titans Go! movie turned out so well.
 

Frontier

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I think if any property is fitting for an animated feature, it's the super pets ;).

Kinda surprised they mentioned Titus and not Ace (Batman's traditional dog).
 

Gold Guy

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Between this and TTG, I think it's safe to say we will be getting more and more theatrical, animated superhero movies, and that's a good thing.
 

Frontier

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Between this and TTG, I think it's safe to say we will be getting more and more theatrical, animated superhero movies, and that's a good thing.
Honestly, as optimistic as I am for stuff like Aquaman and Shazam, I think animated films are probably the more reliable bets for WB/DC.
 

Dudley

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Since DC’s animated outings have done well review wise, and The Secret Life of Pets being a huge box-office hit, this movie seems to tick all the boxes for potential success.
Sounds like it could be fun, I’m looking forward to it!
 

Yojimbo

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Randomly, James Gunn might have had some initial involvement in Super Pets (but is now working on The Suicide Squad live action movie). EDIT: My mistake, it doesn't sound like he was directly offered it. But more accurately, it seems like he did some brief research into Superman and took a liking to Krypto.
 
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Dorko

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I sincerely hope they keep Krypto & Bat-Hound maintaining dual identities. That's a piece of Silver Age lore that deserves to be included in every adaptation, reboot, and return of the characters.
 

Rick Jones

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It has potential. I've always loved Krypto and I'm pretty fond of Ace and Streaky. I have faith that they'll put some real effort into it. I'm all for big screen DC animation when I can get it and hopefully I can get something like a Superman feature someday.
 

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