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The New Adventures of Superman
Premiere September 10, 1966
Finale January 7, 1967
Based on characters created by
Jerry Siegel &
Joe Shuster
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30 minute animated superhero
Company Filmation Associates,
National Periodicals Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television (1970– )
Seasons 1
Episodes 18
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The New Adventures of Superman is an animated superhero show that aired on CBS. Each episode consisted of a segment of The Adventures of Superboy bookended by two segments of Superman.

The series, the first by the Filmation studio, was basically a low-budget edition of the lavish Superman cartoons made by Max and Dave Fleischer for theaters in the early 1940s. It reunited the voices of Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander, both of whom lent their voices to the Fleischer films. In subsequent seasons on CBS, the Superman cartoons would be paired up with Aquaman in 1967 for an hour-long show, with Batman in 1968, and then re-appear as The New Adventures of Superman in the 1969-70 season.

Lou Schiemer recounted how DC Comics were looking for a studio to make a Superman cartoon series. The studio had their equipment but no staff yet when DC executives toured it. They were impressed enough to give them the green light on the series. Lou Schiemer and Norm Prescott started recruiting experienced artists while training new artists.



Actor Character
Main Cast - Superman
Bud Collyer Superman / Clark Kent
Joan Alexander Lois Lane
Julie Bennett
Jack Grimes Jimmy Olsen
Jackson Beck Perry White
Main Cast - The Adventures of Superboy
Bob Hastings Superboy / Clark Kent
Janet Waldo Lana Lang
Ted Knight Narrator


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 10, 1966 January 7, 1967 18


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series June 26, 2007 2


External links

The Superman Franchise
Animated TV Shows
The New Adventures of SupermanThe Batman/Superman HourSuper FriendsThe All-New Superfriends HourChallenge of the SuperfriendsThe World's Greatest SuperfriendsSuper Friends: The Legendary Super Powers ShowThe Super Powers Team: Galactic GuardiansSupermanSuperman: The Animated SeriesJustice League UnlimitedLegion of Super HeroesDC Super Hero GirlsJustice League ActionDC Super Hero GirlsMy Adventures with Superman
Live Action TV Shows
Adventures of SupermanSuperboyLois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanSmallvilleSupergirlKryptonSuperman & Lois
Motion Pictures
SupermanSuperman IISuperman IIISupergirlSuperman IV: The Quest for PeaceSteelSuperman ReturnsMan of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice