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The New Adventures of Superman was an animated series which aired on CBS during Saturday mornings in 1966. Produced by Filmation Studios, the six-minute episodes was the first time Superman was seen in animated form on television and featured the voices of those who portrayed the characters during the Superman radio series in the 1940s. This included Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander as Clark/Superman and Lois Lane and Jason Beck as Perry White.

Warner Bros.
1 Season, 18 Episodes
September 10, 1966
Animation & Cartoons
7.6/10
Cast: Bud Collyer
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The New Adventures of Superman Full Episode Guide

  • An Egyptian sorcerer in mummified form attacks Lois and Superman. Avian beings must raid outside farmlands for survival because a gold raider named Trask and his henchmen hold their populace hostage.

  • Brainiac raids Earth to gather creatures to repopulate a planet devastated by atomic wars. Alien seed pods grow plants that destroy other objects.

  • Toyman creates a robot doppelganger of The Man Of Steel. A carnival is raided by an extra-dimensional prankster known as Mister Mxyzptlk.

  • Alien raiders forced to Earth recruit Superman to rescue hostages on their home world. While breaking into a science lab, a petty criminal named I.C. Harris is exposed to a radioactive isotope and achieves power to drain physical strength from other men. With his new power, he aims to become a "Superman of Crime" - but when he discovers the real Superman his unstoppable greed for physical power proves fatal.

  • In Mexico, a volcano creates living beings of lava. Lex Luthor uses Jimmy Olsen as bait to use Kryptonite laser beam weapons against Superman in a paint factory.

  • A mid-ocean earthquake releases a giant lobster and a giant alligator. The Sorcerer uses a voodoo doll to stop Superman.

  • A tree being brought to life near a meteor crater consumes enormous quantities of water. A master criminal scientist named Luna captures Lois in order to send her into space within his 4D movie as part of his revenge on her for sending him to prison seven years ago.

  • An ice being freezes tropical Hawaii where Lois Lane is having her vacation. Lex Luthor, The Warlock, Toyman, and Prankster form the organization A.P.E. (short of Allied Perpetrators of Evil) and combine their powers to defeat Superman.

  • Criminals who have perfected insect powers must stop Superman from foiling their wave of crime. The Warlock steals a magic gem to wreak havoc on Superman's friends.

  • A living flame from Earth's core appears and sets off a mammoth forest fire. Lex Luthor traps Lois, Jimmy, and Perry White so he can lure Superman into range of a Kryptonite Transmitter.

  • A shape-shifting alien creature that emerged from a fallen meteorite who devours metal structures raises havoc. In South America, an exiled military officer named Colonel Vasta and a disgraced scientist named Dr. Rucas control apes with the transmitter on Dr. Rucas' back in a plot to rob an underground treasure. Lois is caught, tied to a pillar and gagged, and Rucas activates an Inca Statue to crush her.

  • A magnetic device that melts metal objects is used by alien beings on Earth. Phoning in an anonymous tip to lure Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen to an abandoned factory on the outskirts of Metropolis, Toyman captures Lois and Jimmy to help launch a wave of crime and keep Superman away.

  • Jimmy Olsen falls into an underground pocket populated by malevolent creatures. An alien computer named Brainiac has been capturing different kinds of animals by shrinking them. Brainiac is taking the tiny animals to his dying home world on his spaceship a la Noah's Ark. When he also must find a man and woman for repopulation, Brainiac ends up shrinking and capturing Superman and Lois.

  • Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are kidnapped by alien hunters whose "zoo" is protected by a giant robot. The Sorcerer, a malevolent wizard, uses hirelings using an invisibility field to commit crimes.

  • An alien space probe trapped in Earth orbit uses force to try to return to its home galaxy. A male witch called the Warlock must seize a rare gem that contains powerful magic.

  • Two giant flying monsters are freed from frozen suspension. Lex Luthor uses a temporal communicator to discover magic powers.

  • An alien ship uses an energy creature to attack Earth. Scuba divers are captured for sport by malevolent fish beings led by Triton.

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