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Krypto the Superdog
Krypto the Superdog title card.jpg
Title card
Format Animated television series
Created by DC Comics, Warner Bros. Animation
Directed by Scott Jeralds
Country of origin United States United States
No. of episodes 78
Producer(s) Warner Bros. Animation
DC Comics
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel Cartoon Network
Kids' WB!
Original run March 25, 2005 (2005-03-25) – December 15, 2006 (2006-12-15)

Krypto the Superdog is an American animated television series produced by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, based on the DC Comics character Krypto. The show premiered on Cartoon Network in March 25, 2005 and aired on Kids' WB! in September 2006.

A comic book series (based on the TV show) was published by DC Comics under the Johnny DC imprint, which lasted 6 issues, from 2005 to 2006. Unlike most superhero cartoons, the show appeals to young children.



As the planet Krypton is about to be destroyed, Superman's father Jor-El makes a ship and puts a white puppy named Krypto into it for a test flight to see if it is safe enough for interstellar travel. While aboard the ship, Krypto inadvertently presses a few buttons and causes the ship to put him into a deep sleep while it heads on to Earth.

Upon landing on Earth, Krypto is a full grown dog, possessed of superpowers similar to those of Superman's (since all Kryptonian life-forms gain superpowers from exposure to a yellow sun, such as Earth's sun). Later, Krypto is adopted by Kevin Whitney, a young boy, with whom Superman arranges for him to stay. Krypto poses as an ordinary dog while living with Kevin's family, but adopts the secret identity of "Superdog" for his superheroic deeds; Kevin is aware of Krypto's dual identity, but the rest of Kevin's family is not.

In this series, the various animals, including Krypto, all are capable of speaking to each other, but not to humans, save for Kevin (who is able to communicate with Krypto and the other animals thanks to a universal translator Kevin wears, known as an intergalactic communicator) and, of course, the viewers.



Season 1

  1. Krypto's Scrypto
  2. Super-Flea/A Bug's Strife
  3. Meet the Dog Stars/The Streaky Story
  4. Diaper Madness/Feline Fatale
  5. Dog-Gone Kevin/The Dark Hound Strikes!
  6. My Pet Boy/Dem Bones
  7. Bat Hound for a Day/Dogbot
  8. Old Dog, New Tricks/Talk to the Animals
  9. My Uncle, the Superhero/Top Dog
  10. Puss in Space Boots/Teeny Tiny Trouble
  11. Dogbot to the Rescue/Bad Bailey
  12. Bat Hound's Bad Luck/Circus of the Dog Stars
  13. The Living End/The Dog Days of Winter
  14. Bad Hair Day/The Cat and the Bat
  15. Melanie's Monkey/Funny Business
  16. Now You See Him.../Bones of Contention
  17. Superdog? Who's Superdog?/The Good Life
  18. Streaky's Super Cat Tale/The New Recruit
  19. Up, up and Away/Dinosaur Time
  20. Puppy Problems/Switching Sides
  21. Leaf of Absence/Big Sister
  22. Bat Hound Meets the Dog Stars/A Dog's Life
  23. Stray for a Day/Ruffled Feathers
  24. Bat Hound and The Robin/Furry Fish
  25. Tusky's Tooth/When Penguins Fly
  26. Storybook Holiday

Season 2

  1. Kid's in Capes/Attack of the Virtual Vegetables
  2. Mechani-Bot/Stretch-O-Mutt to the Rescue
  3. Growing Pains/K-9 Crusader
  4. Andrea Finds Out/Magic Mutts
  5. Reptile Round-Up/Streaky's Field Trip
  6. Pied Pussycat Piper/Solar Specs
  7. Too Many Cooks!/Join the Club
  8. Bailey's Back/Streaky's Inner Struggle
  9. Face Time/Catopia
  10. The Parrot and the Pirates/Robbie's Return
  11. Revolt of the Beavers/Invasion From the Planet Peanut
  12. Mechanikalamity/Barrumpbarrump
  13. Iguanukkah


Cancellation and reruns

On December 15, 2006, the series was canceled. Reruns were shown on Kids' WB, but stopped airing due to 4Kids TV and Kids' WB joining to make CW4Kids. Krypto the Superdog is also airing on the cable television channel Boomerang. The two-part holiday special, "Iguanukkah", aired on Cartoon Network, December 21, 2008 (as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) as part of the all day holiday specials marathon. It's now airing on Cartoon Network, showing old episodes of the series.

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