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Superman grows up with a Kryptonian Labrador Retriever named Krypto, who goes by the name Bark Kent in everyday life. Krypto starts to feel jealous when he realizes that Superman is serious about dating Lois Lane, so Superman goes to an animal shelter to find Krypto a friend. A Boxer named Ace tries

DC League of Super-Pets is a 2022 animated superhero movie written by Jared Stern and John Whittington and directed by Stern and Sam Levine, and based on the Legion of Super-Pets. It is the first full CGI film by DC Films to be released in theaters not tied to Lego.

Synopsis for "DC League of Super-Pets (Movie)"

Superman grows up with a Kryptonian Labrador Retriever named Krypto, who goes by the name Bark Kent in everyday life. Krypto starts to feel jealous when he realizes that Superman is serious about dating Lois Lane, so Superman goes to an animal shelter to find Krypto a friend. A Boxer named Ace tries to escape the shelter, but Krypto stops him. Later, Superman and Krypto spot their archenemy, LexCorp CEO Lex Luthor, reeling in a meteor made of orange kryptonite with a tractor beam, intending to gain superpowers. He is easily defeated as the two are aided by the Justice League.

Meanwhile, Lulu, a guinea pig test subject from LexCorp sent to the shelter, reels in a piece of orange kryptonite with her own tractor beam, which gives her flight and telekinesis. Unbeknownst to Lex, orange kryptonite only works on pets. Ace becomes super-strong and indestructible; PB, a potbellied pig, can change size; Merton, a nearsighted turtle, is now super-fast; and Chip, a paranoid squirrel, gains electrokinesis. While at home, Superman and Krypto have an argument when the former plans to propose marriage to Lois. However, Clark is captured by Lulu. Krypto tries to save him, but loses his powers after eating some green kryptonite hidden inside a piece of Jarlsberg cheese. Later, Krypto comes across the shelter pets, who agree to help him.

Meanwhile, Lulu recruits a group of guinea pigs, captures the Justice League, and heads to Stryker's Island to free Luthor. The shelter pets try to stop her, but fail miserably. They regroup in the Hall of Justice, where Ace tells a distraught Krypto he used to be the puppy of a family with a toddler. One day, the toddler nearly fell down the stairs when Ace bit her arm and pulled her to safety. Upon seeing the bite marks, the parents assumed Ace attacked her and sent him to the shelter. However, Ace stands by his actions and ideals. Encouraged, Krypto leads the pets to LexCorp. While there, a kitten named Whiskers, who Lulu rescued from the shelter and can now create weapons from her body at will, attacks them, but the team traps her. At Stryker's Island, the shelter pets confront Lulu, but put themselves in prison cells when she threatens to kill Krypto. Lulu frees Luthor, who betrays her and locks her in his cell while freeing Mercy Graves. Lulu breaks out easily and decides to destroy the Justice League and Luthor herself.

The Kryptonite passes through Krypto's system, restoring his powers. He breaks himself and the other super pets out of prison, and attempts to free the Justice League, but Lulu launches them into space, along with Luthor. In order to stall Krypto, she attempts to kill Lois. However, the other super pets rescue the Justice League while Krypto saves Lois and defeats Lulu, but she absorbs the orange kryptonite, becoming a mutated kaiju-sized version of herself. The League and the pets team up to stop her. Realizing she has become too powerful, Krypto decides to use the "Solar Paw Punch", a move that can defeat any supervillain, but will likely kill the user. The attack causes a massive explosion that removes the kryptonite from Lulu's brain. Krypto is accepting his fate, but Ace uses his invulnerability to save him. Shortly thereafter, Lulu's redeemed henchmen, Mark and Keith, trap her in a hot dog stand.

In the aftermath, Krypto allows Clark to marry Lois. The shelter pets, Mark, and Keith get adopted by the rest of the Justice League, with Ace being adopted by Batman. Sometime later, the pets have formed their own superhero team called the "League of Super-Pets".

In a mid-credits scene, Luthor is still trapped in his prison asking any passing super-animals to free him. Meanwhile, Lulu is found by Mercy and tells her that they can work together, then she offers to adopt her and let Mercy be her owner, Lulu thinks about it for a moment and agrees to be her pet.

In a post-credits scene, Krypto and Superman encounter Black Adam and his dog, Anubis. Krypto tricks them into flying to Pluto.

Appearing in "DC League of Super-Pets (Movie)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Justice League (First appearance chronologically)
    • Aquaman (Arthur Curry) (First appearance chronologically)
    • Cyborg (Victor Stone) (First appearance chronologically)
    • The Flash (Barry Allen) (First appearance chronologically)
    • Batman (Bruce Wayne) (First appearance chronologically) (Origin)
    • Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz) (First appearance chronologically)
    • Superman (Clark Kent) (First appearance chronologically) (Origin) (Flashback and main story)
    • Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira) (First appearance chronologically)


  • LexCorp International
    • Lex Luthor (First appearance chronologically)
    • Mercy Graves (First appearance)
  • Lulu (First appearance chronologically) (Origin)
    • Keith (First appearance chronologically) (Joins League of Super-Pets)
    • Mark (First appearance chronologically) (Joins League of Super-Pets)
    • Whiskers (First appearance) (Origin)

Other Characters:

  • Anubis (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Black Adam (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Brainiac (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Dinah Lance (First appearance) (In a photograph only)
  • Dog-El (First appearance) (Hologram)
  • Hawkman (First appearance) (In a photograph only)
  • Jeff (First appearance chronologically) (Cameo)
  • Jor-El (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Lara (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Lois Lane (First appearance chronologically)
  • Alfred Pennyworth (Mentioned only)
  • Commissioner Gordon (Mentioned only)
  • Doctor Poison (Mentioned only)
  • General Zod (Mentioned only)
  • Legion of Doom (Mentioned only)
  • Mister Mxyzptlk (Mentioned only)
  • Robin (Mentioned only)
  • Morgan Freeman (Mentioned only)
  • Iron Man (Mentioned only)
  • Paw Patrol (Mentioned only)






  • This is the first ever film adaptation of the League of Super-Pets.
  • The Superman theme by John Williams and Batman theme by Danny Elfman are heard through the film.
  • During the opening montage, Krypto stops a group of thieves by recreating the iconic cover of Action Comics #1, Superman's first appearance.
  • At the park, Lois Lane makes a report of Superman defeating a villain by saying their name backwards, a clear nod to Mr. Mxyzptlk.
  • Among the things in Superman's apartment are the city of Kandor, a photo of the Kent farm, and an album by Dinah Lance / Black Canary.
  • Hawkman appears in the logo of a popcorn bag.
    • The character appeared in Black Adam, which, like this film, has Dwayne Johnson as star and producer.
  • Unlike most animated appearances, Batman is shown with black paint in his eyes, emulating the look of his live-action portrayals.
  • The Batmobile is modeled after the version from the Tim Burton films.
  • The billboards in midtown Metropolis feature several nods to DC lore:
  • Near the climax, Lulu approaches the LexCorp building, saying "It's time for the death of Superman.", which is a nod to the iconic storyline, "The Death of Superman".

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