A new romanization of DC Super Pets apparently reveals some new details about the upcoming, animated DC movie. Despite being filled with A-list stars in voice acting roles, DC Super Pets has mostly flown under the radar of many fans, and its trailers have focused more on the film’s humor than its plot. This means that a new “Step Into Reading” book intended for early readers (read: pre-K for third grade) gives the first really in-depth look into the history of the film. In it we also learn how Super Pets got their powers.
When big-budget superhero tent poles hit theaters, it’s not uncommon for children’s novelization of the film to shed some light on the plot. Usually released before the movie to find their way into scholastic catalogs and on toy end pieces, the children’s novelization may be quite different from the final movie (probably for obvious reasons), but tends to at least have the general idea of the plot and most of the twists in place.
The irony here, of course, is that it’s an animated children’s film that gets it Iron Man 3 treatment (yes, the one who was spoiled by a children’s book). So what do we learn on the 24 pages? Read on, but know that there is potential spoilers ahead DC Super Pets.
In the story, Superman decides that Krypto needs an animal friend, and takes his super dog to an animal boarding school, where the couple meets the other pets who are to play key roles in the film. Somehow the animals are exposed to orange kryptonite, which gives them all the power, including a – pink guinea pig? Honestly, it’s hard to say what she is – named Lulu, who gains mental strength and wants to take over the world.
Remember, children: just like we learned in Shazam!telepathy is completely a villain.
Orange Kryptonite first appeared in the mid-2000s cartoon based on Super-dog Krypto TV show. IN Crypto # 14, Krypto and friends faced a cat who had been given some orange Kryptonite and given himself powers. Later, i Little Titansit was revealed that Lex Luthor had some in his possession.
From there, it’s more or less what you expect from trailers and synopsis. The Justice League is kidnapped and imprisoned by Lulu, the pets try to save them, briefly end up being imprisoned themselves, then break out, beat the bad guys and save the league, and establish the relationship between owner and pet you expect.
A note about these Step Into Reading books: they are often only accurate in very broad strokes. As a parent, this author has read film adaptations that carve out entire subplots or characters, as they only have 24 pages to work with. Do not take these “spoilers” as gospel, or assume that this is a thorough description of the film. But it does a more effective job than the official plot synopsis and gives you a sense of who some of the characters are and how they will interact.
DC Super Pets coming to the cinema on July 29th.
h / t The Direct