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Continue below for Superman: The Animated Series episode desciptions provided directly by Warner Bros. Animation to assorted press outlets. Please note that since these are the earliest descriptions provided to the media, there may be errors in episode details. Continue below for links and content.

Year One - Year Two - Year Three


SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES - YEAR THREE

"WHERE THERE'S SMOKE"
407042

Volcana (guest star voice PERI GILPIN), a villainess who can control fire, goes on a crime spree stealing valuable artifacts while on the run from government agents and Superman (series star TIM DALY).

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
WILLIAM H. MACY Director
PETER GALLAGHER Kurt
DENNIS HAYSBERT Agent #1

LOG LINE
"WHERE THERE'S SMOKE" (407042)...Volcana, a villainess who can control fire, goes on a crime spree.
(98/99-YR.3)

"NEW KIDS IN TOWN"
407043

In Clark's hometown of Smallville, a teenage Clark Kent (guest star voice JASON MARSDEN) teams with Chameleon Boy (guest star voice JASON PRIESTLEY), Cosmic Boy (guest star voice CHAD LOWE) and Saturn Girl (guest star voice MELISSA JOAN HART) from the New Legion to battle Brainiac (recurring guest voice COREY BURTON).

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MIKE FARRELL Jonathan Kent
SHELLEY FABARES Martha Kent
SCOTT MENVILLE Kenny Braverman

LOG LINE
"NEW KIDS IN TOWN" (407043)...A teenage Clark Kent joins with members of the New Legion to battle Brainiac.
(98/99-YR.3)

"LEGACY" PART I
407044

In another effort to take over Earth, Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE) erases Superman's memory and adopts him as a son.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
NICHOLLE TOM Supergirl
CHARLES NAPIER General Hardcastle
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen
LISA EDELSTEIN Mercy Graves
SHELLEY FABARES Martha Kent
ED ASNER Granny Goodness
DIANE DELANO Stompa
ANDREA MARTIN Mad Harriet

LOG LINE
"LEGACY" PART I (407044)...See synopsis
(98/99-YR.3)

"KNIGHT TIME"
407045

Superman masquerades as Batman to confront Roxy Rocket (guest star voice CHARITY JAMES), Penguin (guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS) and a host of other bad guys who are on a crime spree in Gotham City during the real Batman's (guest star voice KEVIN CONROY) mysterious absence.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MATHEW VALENCIA Robin/Tim Drake
RODDY McDOWALL Mad Hatter
JOHN GLOVER The Riddler
HENRY SILVA Bane
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon

LOG LINE
"KNIGHT TIME" (407045)...During Batman's mysterious absence, Superman masquerades as the Caped Crusader to fight Gotham City's most dangerous criminals.
(98/99-YR.3)

"ABSOLUTE POWER"
407046

Superman confronts Jax-Ur (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN) and Mala (new guest star voice SARAH DOUGLAS) while defending a distant planet that the two Kryptonian outlaws have enslaved.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH Cetea
CARL LUMBLY Alterus

LOG LINE
"ABSOLUTE POWER" (407046)...Superman defends a distant planet enslaved by outlaws Jax-Ur and Mala.
(98/99-YR.3)

"OBSESSION"
407047

Smitten with love, Toyman (recurring guest star voice BUD CORT) will do anything, even destroy Metropolis, to possess Darci Mason (guest star voice NANCY TRAVIS), a mechanical fashion model. The only person standing between Toyman and his obsession for Darci is Superman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JOELY FISHER Lana Lang
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen

LOG LINE
"OBSESSION" (407047)...Superman defends a beautiful mechanical fashion model against the evil Toyman.
(98/99-YR.3)

"LEGACY" PART II
407048

In another effort to take over Earth, Darkseid (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL IRONSIDE) erases Superman's memory and adopts him as a son.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
NICHOLLE TOM Supergirl
EDWARD ASNER Granny Goodness
CHARLES NAPIER General Hardcastle
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen
MICHAEL DORN Kalibak
VICTOR BRANDT Professor Hamilton
DIANE DELANO Stompa
ANDREA MARTIN Mad Harriet

LOG LINE
"LEGACY" PART II (407048)... See synopsis
(98/99-YR.3)

"THE DEMON REBORN"
407049

When Ra's Al Ghul, known as "The Demon," attempts to steal Superman's powers, Batman comes to the rescue.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DAVID WARNER Ra's Al Ghul
OLIVIA HUSSEY Talia
MICHAEL HORSE Ubu
EFREM ZIMBALIST JR. Alfred
TOWNSEND COLEMAN Thug Leader

LOG LINE
"THE DEMON REBORN" (407049)...See synopsis
(98/99-YR.3)

"IN BRIGHTEST DAY"
407050

Kyle Rayner (guest star voice MICHAEL P. GRECO) is given a mysterious ring that enables him to transform into crimefighting superhero Green Lantern. When the Green Lantern's most dangerous enemy, Sinestro (recurring guest star voice TED LEVINE) attacks Earth, Rayner teams with Superman to defeat the villain.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen
GEORGE DZUNDZA Perry White
PETER MARK RICHMAN Guardian #1
LOG LINE
"IN BRIGHTEST DAY" (407050)...Crimefighting superhero Green Lantern joins forces with Superman to defeat the evil Sinestro.
(98/99-YR.3)

"SUPERMAN'S PAL"
407051

Jimmy Olsen (recurring guest star voice DAVID KAUFMAN) and Superman work together to combat Metallo (recurring guest star voice MALCOLM McDOWELL) when the evildoer returns to Metropolis.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LAUREN TOM Angela Chen
LARRY CEDAR Restaurant Owner
CHARLIE ROCKET Used Car Salesman

LOG LINE
"SUPERMAN'S PAL" (407051)...Jimmy Olsen and Superman battle Metallo.
(98/99-YR.3)

"LITTLE BIG HEAD MAN"
407052

Mxyzptlk (recurring guest star voice GILBERT GOTTFRIED) gets into trouble with the rulers of his planet--and Superman--when he enlists Bizarro's (series star TIM DALY) help to wreak havoc on Earth.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JENNIFER HALE Gsptlsnz (new voice)
JOANNA CASSIDY Maggie Sawyer

LOG LINE
"LITTLE BIG HEAD MAN" (407052)...Outer space imp Mxyzptlk returns to wreak havoc on Earth--with the help of Bizarro!
(98/99-YR.3)

"UNITY"
407053

Superman teams with Supergirl to save his adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kent, along with the rest of Smallville, from an alien threat.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MIKE FARRELL Jonathan Kent
SHELLEY FABARES Martha Kent
STEPHEN ROOT Reverend Howell/Unity
PERI GILPIN Volcana
JASON MARSDEN Owen

LOG LINE
"UNITY" (407053)...See synopsis
(98/99-YR.3)

"A FISH STORY"
407054

When the marine life near Metropolis suddenly joins together to threaten the citizens, Lois Lane (series star DANA DELANY) discovers the cause: Lex Luthor (series star CLANCY BROWN) has taken Aquaman (guest star voice MIGUEL FERRER) prisoner!

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DAVID KAUFMAN Jimmy Olsen
BRAD GARRETT Bibbo
STUART PANKIN Doctor Cardy

LOG LINE
"A FISH STORY" (407054)...Lex Luthor captures undersea superhero Aquaman.
(98/99-YR.3)


YEAR 3 - 1998-99 SEASON
RUNNING NUMBER - EPISODE TITLE - EPISODE ORDER NUMBER
01. WHERE THERE'S SMOKE (407042)
02. KNIGHT TIME (407045)
03. NEW KIDS IN TOWN (407043)
04. OBSESSION (407047)
05. LITTLE BIG HEAD MAN (407052)
06. ABSOLUTE POWER (407046)
07. IN BRIGHTEST DAY (407050)
08. SUPERMAN'S PAL (407051)
09. A FISH STORY (407054)
10. UNITY (407053)
11. THE DEMON REBORN (407049)
12. LEGACY, PART I (407044)
13. LEGACY, PART II (407048)
- TOTAL OF 13 EPISODES -


Year One - Year Two - Year Three


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