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"DC League of Super-Pets" Review: DC's Funniest Animated Adventure

The new film from Warner and DC also stands out for its animation style. This is our review of "DC League of Super-Pets".

Still from the movie 'League of Super Pets'

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Animated films are the best option to convey great morals to the audience, especially children, and that is something that Warner Bros and DC have emphasized. Although "DC League of Super-Pets" is not unconventional, its story is capable of connecting with the whole family due to the good humor of its characters and the friendship that little by little they build between them. Why is this adventure with pets as superheroes worth watching?

In this plot, we meet Krypto, who, in a slight change to the original story that we all know, gets into little Kal-El's ship before heading to Earth. Over the years, both the canine and Superman have fought all kinds of dangers, but this time things will get difficult when an unexpected villain manages to capture the entire Justice League. Here Krypto will come into action and form a team with pets from a shelter to save the human superheroes.

"DC League of Super-Pets" is directed by Jared Stern and based on the DC comic "Legion of Super Pets", whose first appearance was in 1962. The voice cast comprises great actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Diego Luna, Keanu Reeves, Kate McKinnon and John Krasinski, whose good chemistry will make you watch the film in its original language at least once.

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The Way Forward For DC Animation

As many know, most DC animations have always had a characteristic and traditional format, but not this time. Warner's commitment to something different led them to produce this adventure with 3D computer animation, very much in the style of Pixar, with the end result being a more modern product capable of attracting new audiences.

Likewise, it is worth mentioning that beyond the fun and laughter unleashed by the characters, "DC League of Super-Pets" hides several interesting messages within the main plot. For example , the loyalty that Krypto and Superman have since they were little is a great example of the particular bond that is seen between pets and people, a detail that does not go unnoticed and that manages to soften those who live that same connection.

Another surprise is the group of protagonist pets who live in a shelter and are waiting for a family to take them in: a large pig, a rebellious dog, a squirrel with broken teeth, an old turtle, and a guinea pig without fur. In fact, the film also serves as a moving fable about adoption and love for abandoned animals, taking into account that the design of the characters points to the prejudice many people have about animals in these conditions.

To all of these, it is Krypto's inner journey that takes the spotlight in "DC League of Super-Pets" The insecurities and fears of the dog are reflected when Clark Kent and Loise Lane seek to strengthen their romantic relationship, something that makes him feel displaced. However, that is left behind when the villain appears and Krypto has to put on the cape to save the superheroes together with his new friends, with whom he creates a bond and a chemistry that highlights the meaning of friendship.

On the other hand, the participation of the members of the Justice League stands out with a touch of self-referential humor that plays with their stereotypes: the audacity of Wonder Woman, the physique of Aquaman and the "darkness" of Batman. Although all this, in reality, goes into the background to let the true protagonists shine with their own light, the pets, who in the end will be adopted by these superheroes.