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Monkey Fun

Episode #26 - Monkey Fun
Original Airdate - September 27th, 1997.

Superman encounters Titano, a monkey lost in outer space when Lois was a child. When the monkey goes through a metamorphous, growing into a rampaging King Kong-sized chimp, who Superman must take on to save Metropolis from the primate's uncontrolled scourge.

Media by Stu
Pans by Bird Boy
Review by The Penguin
Credits:
Written by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer
Directed by Curt Geda
Music by Lolita Ritmanis
Animation by Koko Enterprise Co., LTD., Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.

Voices:
Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Dana Delany as Lois Lane
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
Victor Brandt as Professor Hamilton
Joanna Cassidy as Maggie Sawyer
Joseph Bologna as Dan Turpin
Brad Garrett as Bibbo
Dean Jones as Col. Sam Lane
Pat Musick as Mother
Mae Whitman as Young Lois
Aria Cruzon as Lucy
Vinnie Paul as Boy
Frank Welker as Scientist
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"Shut up and keep squeezing the monkeys." - Lois Lane, Monkey Fun

There are elements of this episode I really enjoyed. I liked the flashback to when Lois was a little girl and the cameo by Lucy. She obviously really cared about Titano. The two little girls just looked like they were having a blast. "Lulu's" reunion with her childhood friend was a touching moment. The ending action with the toy soothing the savage beast and Titano defending the little monkeys and wearing the doll around his neck was a nice way to close the episode.

I admit the growing monkey is a bit over the top, but it all happened in a world where there is a hero who is an alien given special powers by the Earth's sun. Some of this alien's rivals are a mutated clone of himself, a super computer living in a robot body and an imp five dimensions removed from this one. And there was a reasonable explanation for Titano's change.

So overall not great, but still pretty good.

"The monkey thought it was all in fun..."

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