Whenever Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is involved in a feature film, his constant comedic sidekick Kevin Hart is often close at hand — even when the pair is simply lending voicework to an animated movie. That’s the case with DC League of Super-Pets, which hit theaters this summer and is now streaming on HBO Max.
The film, directed by Jared Stern with a company called Animal Logic providing the CGI, was, by and large, a success. With a $90 million budget, DC League of Super-Pets grossed more than $185 million globally as of the time of this writing. It was also well-received by critics and audiences. And, in addition to Hart and The Rock, stars providing voicework also include Vanessa Bayer, Kate McKinnon, and John Krasinski.
New on HBO Max: DC League of Super-Pets
“DC League of Super-Pets is a wildly funny animated movie that follows a group of shelter pets, led by Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Ace (Kevin Hart), who become unlikely superheroes,” reads the HBO Max summary of the film, for which you can also check out a trailer below.
Warner Bros. released the film into theaters in the US on July 29. As far as the basic plot, Superman has a pet dog named Krypto (voiced by The Rock) who works with a shelter dog named Ace (Kevin Hart) to save captured superheroes. Adventure, and danger, predictably ensue.
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We noted above, meanwhile, that the film had garnered solid ratings from critics and viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, DC League of Super-Pets currently enjoys a 73% critics’ score, based on 141 reviews. On the audience side, the score there is even better — 88%, based on more than 2,500 verified user ratings.
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