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Krypto the Superdog is a Warner Bros. Animation-produced animated series starring Superman's canine companion Krypto, which premiered March 25th, 2005 on Cartoon Network, exactly 50 years after his comic debut. The series ran for two seasons comprising of 39 total episodes, the last of which aired on December 15, 2016.

The series was developed by producers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, producers from Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series, among other series. To seperate it from other animated DC Comics shows of the time, Krypto the Superdog's animation style was designed reminiscent of the Hanna-Barbera shows of the 1960s to the 1980s, from the sound effects down to character designs. Veteran Hanna-Barbera designer Iwao Takamoto served as a creative consultant served on the series. DC Comics also produced a six-issue tie-in comic series which followed the show's characters.

Warner Bros. Animation originally described the series as follows:

Krypto was traveling in space as a test-pilot puppy aboard a rocket ship built by Superman's father when it malfunctioned. Landing on unfamiliar territory, the planet Earth, the fully grown Krypto swiftly seeks out companionship and flips over Kevin Whitney, a young boy who also longs for friendship. Endowed with an amazing array of superhero powers, Krypto partners with best pal, Kevin to fight evil forces that threaten the safety and well being of the people and animals of Metropolis. The two new friends waste no time setting up their secret hideout, the Fortress of Doggietude, Krypto¹s alien spaceship buried in Kevin's backyard.

Chasing his tail at super speeds transforms Kyrpto from a normal dog into Superdog, a dog who can fly, with super strength, super hearing and X-ray vision. Like other superheroes, Krypto cannot save the day alone. He is joined by a crack team of animal crime-fighters: Squeaky, the pampered cat next door and reluctant hero; Batman's dog, Bat Hound, who has a tool belt to match that of his famous owner; and The Dog Star Patrol, a band of intergalactic dogs from all corners of space who joined forces to protect the universe.

Superman will appear in the series. Each half-hour episode of Krypto the Superdog will feature two 11-minute stories.

Krypto the Superdog is executive produced by Sander Schwartz, with supervising producers Alan Burnett and Scott Jeralds and producer Linda M. Steiner.

While focused on Krypto and Kevin, other characters appearing included Streaky the Supercat, Ace the Bat-Hound, and Stretch-O-Mutt, among others, who team with the show's main duo on a host of adventures. They also occasionally have to deal with trouble-makers, including Lex Luthor's pet iguana Ignatius, Joker's pet hyenas Bud and Lou, Penguin's trained birds called the Bad News Birds, and Catwoman's cat Isis.

Each half-hour episode of Krypto the Superdog included two stories, with the exception of two-part tales. Season one episodes include "Krypto's Scrypto: Part 1 & Part 2," "Super-Flea / A Bug's Strife," "Meet the Dog Stars / The Streaky Story," "Diaper Madness / Feline Fatale," "Dog-Gone Kevin / The Dark Hound Strikes!," "My Pet Boy / Dem Bones," "Bat Hound for a Day / Dogbot," "Old Dog, New Tricks / Talk to the Animals," "My Uncle, the Superhero / Top Dog," "Puss in Space Boots / Teeny Tiny Trouble," "Dogbot to the Rescue / Bad Bailey," "Bat Hound's Bad Luck / Circus of the Dog Stars," "The Living End / The Dog Days of Winter," "Bad Hair Day / The Cat and the Bat," "Melanie's Monkey / Funny Business," "Now You See Him... / Bones of Contention," "Superdog? Who's Superdog? / The Good Life," "Streaky's Supercat Tale / The New Recruit," "Up, Up and Away / Dinosaur Time," "Puppy Problems / Switching Sides," "Leaf of Absence / Big Sister," "Bat Hound Meets the Dog Stars / A Dog's Life," "Stray for a Day / Ruffled Feathers," "Bat Hound and the Robin / Furry Fish," "Tusky's Tooth / When Penguins Fly," and "Storybook Holiday: Part 1 & Part 2."

Continuing, season two episodes include "Kids in Capes / Attack of the Virtual Vegetables," "Mechani-Bot / Stetch-O-Mutt to the Rescue," "Growing Pains / K-9 Krusader," "Andrea Finds Out / Magic Mutts," "Reptile Round-Up / Streaky's Field Trip," "Pied Pussycat Piper / Solar Specs," "Too Many Cooks / Join the Club," "Bailey's Back / Streaky's Inner Struggle," "Face Time / Catopia," "The Parrot and the Pirates / Robbie's Return," "Revolt of the Beavers / Invasion from the Planet Peanut," "Mechanikalamity / Barrump Barrump," and "Iguanukkah Part 1 & Part 2."

Cast members for Krypto the Superdog include Sam Vincent as Krypto the Superdog, Alberto Ghisi as Kevin Whitney, Brian Drummond as Streaky the Supercat and Edward 'Eddy' Whitney, Scott McNeil as Ace the Bat-Hound, Ignatius, Mertin the Magnificent, and Superflea, and Michael Daingerfield as Clark Kent/Superman. The entire series was directed by Scott Jeralds and voice-directed by Terry Klassen.

Krypto the Superdog was produced by Paul Dini and Linda M. Steiner with supervising producers Alan Burnett and Scott Jeralds, and executive produced by Sander Schwartz and Alice Cahn. William Kevin Anderson was the series' composer. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics, and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

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