Best Superman Animated Series – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Which of the following Superman-related animated series is the best?

With 41% of the votes, “Superman: The Animated Series” was voted as your favorite Superman animated series of all time, but it was pleasing to see the 1940s Fleischer Superman animated shorts take second place.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Which of the following Superman-related animated series is the best?
  • "Superman: The Animated Series" 41%, 104 votes
    104 votes 41%
    104 votes - 41% of all votes
  • Fleischer Superman Animated Shorts 28%, 72 votes
    72 votes 28%
    72 votes - 28% of all votes
  • "Justice League"/"Justice League Unlimited" 13%, 33 votes
    33 votes 13%
    33 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Ruby Spears "Superman" cartoons 6%, 16 votes
    16 votes 6%
    16 votes - 6% of all votes
  • "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • "Young Justice" 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • The "Super Friends" cartoons 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • "Legion of Super Heroes" 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • "Justice League Action" 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • "DC Super Hero Girls" 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • "Krypto: The Superdog" 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 256
October 7, 2020 - October 14, 2020
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October 15, 2020 11:16 am

This was a hard one to vote on. So many good picks to vote for. I voted for Ruby Spears Superman cartoon series, but I’m glad that Superman the animated series made first place. The Fleischer Superman series is a classic, and I’m happy to see that it made the second place ranking. I’m also a big fan of most of the choices on this list with the exception of DC Superhero girls. I don’t like how that show portrays Superman as a self-centered egotist. In my opinion, I believe it is disrespectful to Superman. Also I miss the previous… Read more »

Last edited 3 years ago by Superman2878
October 15, 2020 4:24 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I agree with you on the portrayal Superman got in Super DC Girls, (I also like the first version of Supergirl better) as well as in games like Injustice 1/2 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

I really wish they would make a new Superman cartoon that has a mix of the Fleischer Superman series and the animated series. If they decide to make one on HBO Max, I would go for it!

October 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Reply to  approuty

I do believe that an animated show on HBOmax is a good possibility. It could happen. 🙂

Steve Eden
Steve Eden
October 16, 2020 4:01 pm

While I cannot argue against STAS, I voted for the Fliescher animations for the big screen, my reason being that they were, at the time and still are considered to be breakthroughs in the genre. Masterpieces, if you will. They still hold up today technically speaking, and, in my personal opinion, look better than many modern animated movies and shows.

Last edited 3 years ago by Steve Eden
October 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Reply to  Steve Eden

I did not vote…if so it would have been for the Fleischer series. Groundbreaking animation for sure.

October 19, 2020 4:29 am

I missed this one, but I would’ve probably picked STAS. Probably. The thing is, I see JL as a continuation to STAS and I can’t really tell them apart. Past S1 of JL, Superman had some legit wonderful moments in that show and all these years later, I have yet to decide between Daly and Newbern as the definitive voice for animated Superman. Or I might had picked the Fleischer cartoons, even though I don’t care for them as much as I do STAS. It’s hard to argue that these were masterpieces for their time and, as far as animation… Read more »

October 19, 2020 10:26 am

This is a great list. There’s a lot of good choices to choose from. However, I ultimately choose “Superman The Animated Series.” I love the “Fleischer Superman Animated Shorts.” To put it simply, they are classics. But in the end, I simply just love “Superman The Animated Series.” I also want to point out that I love the characterization of Superman in “Justice League Action.” If we could get a solo Superman series with that same characterization of him, I would absolutely be happy.