DC League Of Super-Pets: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Cast

The DC Universe has spawned numerous critically acclaimed cartoon movies, with movies such as The LEGO Batman Movie and Teen Titan Goes To The Movies impressing both critics and audiences alike. The latest addition to their animated slate, DC League Of Super Pets, promises to offer a similarly thrilling ride for moviegoers as audiences are introduced to the Justice League's adorable pets. This zany and offbeat movie features some of Hollywood's biggest names, who have led some especially interesting lives.

While audiences may feel they know these cinematic stars, these popular figures have engaged in some particularly surprising behavior throughout their personal history. DC League Of Super Pets' famous voice artists have rich and fascinating back stories, which reveal several new aspects of these global superstars that are likely to astonish many of these celebrities' biggest fans.

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10 Kate McKinnon's Educational Kid's Video

Kate McKinnon teaches kids about managing their budgets.

Paul Feig's movies have starred some of Hollywood's most hilarious actors, and among the most amusing of his frequent comedy collaborators is Kate McKinnon. Alongside her cinematic appearances, the comedic actor can also be seen in a financial literacy video for kids (Via TVOvermind). 

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Made in collaboration with the New York Times best-selling author Beth Kobliner, this educational offering by Kate McKinnon aims to teach kids how to budget their money. The Ghostbusters star uses various fun examples of child-friendly items, such as pizza and sunglasses, to educate its young audience on how to best manage their finances.

9 John Krasinski's Teaching Career

John Krasinski as Mr Fantastic in Doctor Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness

Recently seen in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, John Krasinski has fast become one of the film industry's most in-demand actors. John Krasinski has several acclaimed roles under his belt that demonstrate his impressive range as an action and comedy star. Before he became a media icon, however, John Krasinski's career was once very different, as he worked overseas as an English teacher (Via International Tefl Academy). 

John Krasinski's early desire to become an English teacher saw him teach the subject for six months in Costa Rica. During this period, he lived with a Costa Rican family, who taught him how to speak Spanish in preparation for his teaching position (via People). However, a near-death experience while swimming at the Manuel Antonio beach brought things into perspective for John Krasinski, who realized that teaching was not for him and instead opted to explore the acting profession.

8 Natasha Lyonne's Dennis The Menace Cameo

Natasha Lyonne's babysitter arrives at Dennis's home.

Known mostly for her role as Nicky Nichols in Orange Is The New Black, Natasha Lyonne has developed a significant back catalog of roles since her part in the iconic Netflix drama. The actor has been in a variety of film and television projects, including Ad Astra and Steven Universe, but one of her earliest roles sees Natasha Lyonne star in the live-action Dennis The Menace movie (Via TheRichest).

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In this cult classic, Natasha Lyonne portrays the babysitter Polly, tasked with looking after the troublesome prankster Dennis Mitchell. In her brief appearance, the star shows a clear knack for comedy, as she is forced to contend with Dennis's mischievous antics. Her comic exasperation brings many laughs, with the babysitter becoming a victim of Dennis's doorbell pranks.

7 Keanu Reeves' Hawaiian Name Translation

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Through his starring roles in The Matrix and John Wick, Keanu Reeves has appeared in several great films. However, while the actor has become globally recognized for his action-heavy parts, many audiences are still unfamiliar with his Hawaiian ancestry (Via MoneyInc). 

As the son of a Hawaiian father and British mother, Keanu Reeves is part Hawaiian. This split ancestry saw his parents decide to give their son a Hawaiian name. Translated into the Hawaiian language, Keanu Reeves' forename means "A cool breeze over the mountains," giving the actor's first name a distinctly spiritual vibe.

6 Thomas Middleditch's McNuggets Commercial

Thomas Middleditch Fernando Sosa rap about Chicken McNuggets

Known mostly for his part as Richard Hendricks in Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch has become one of Canada's biggest acting names. Before achieving considerable fame for his appearance in the hit comedy series, Thomas Middleditch could be seen in a McDonald's commercial, advertising the fast food restaurant's iconic Chicken McNuggets (Via AdAge).

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This highly amusing commercial involves Thomas Middleditch and his friend Fernando Sosa performing a rap about McDonald's tasty treats. Conceived during their university years, the duo originally delivered the rap on-stage, with their friend Matt Malinsky opting to film their routine for YouTube. After achieving over 50,000 views online, the video caught the attention of McDonald's creative director Chris Edwards, who chose to turn the pair's entertaining act into one of the restaurant's greatest commercials.

5 Dwayne Johnson Helped Save An Abandoned Dog

Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji

Dwayne Johnson has featured in several great action/adventure movies in his career, with particular standouts including Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Moana. The star has developed a significant reputation as one of cinema's greatest screen heroes, and he has demonstrated similarly heroic feats in real life, with one notable example seeing him save an abandoned puppy's life after he had been found with a wire wrapped around his mouth (Via Today)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson chose to donate $1,500 to the young pooch's GoFundMe page. Dwayne Johnson's incredibly kind gesture allowed the poor puppy to undergo life-changing surgery, with the remaining amount from the money raised having been used to help over 60 0ther dogs at the charity organization, granting these unfortunate canines a second chance (Via GoFundMe). 

4 Marc Maron's Avengers Endgame Rumors

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Born in New Jersey, Marc Maron is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, having also achieved considerable fame in the role of Sam Sylvia in Glow. Alongside his appearances in D2: The Mighty Ducks and Joker, the comic was originally believed to have a cameo in Avengers Endgame (Via TV Overmind).

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Gossip circulating the internet suggested that Marc Maron would be playing a young Stan Lee, continuing the late comic-book creator's grand tradition of Marvel movie cameos. This prompted the comedy star to dispel the rumors on The Conan O'Brien Show, where he revealed to the popular chat show host that he isn't a fan of the MCU's cinematic productions.

3 Kevin Hart Was Told To Quit Comedy

Kevin Hart in Jumanji: The Next Level

While Kevin Hart has become best known for his film roles, with the actor having appeared in several hit comedies, the star has also developed a particularly impressive comedy career, with Hart having completed three wildly popular stand-up shows. However, while Kevin Hart's comedic routines may have impressed modern audiences, his early shows were considerably less successful, resulting in him originally being advised to quit comedy by manager Lucian Hold (Via EOnline). 

Kevin Hart's early beginnings saw him audition for Lucian, who had previously represented some of America's biggest stand-up names, including Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy. However, Lucian was considerably unimpressed by Kevin Hart's comedy routine, as he advised the future Jumanji star to find another occupation.

2 Diego Luna's Katy Perry Music Video

Diego Luna portrays a talented artist in a Katy Perry music video.

Mexico has produced some of cinema's finest actors, and one of the greatest to come from this North American country is Diego Luna. Luna has appeared in some of the biggest movie and television releases, such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Narcos: Mexico, and one of his earliest roles saw him feature in a music video for Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" (Via Fansided).

Diego Luna is a charming presence throughout, as he portrays a talented artist who decides to break up with his girlfriend Katy Perry after Katy purposefully ruins his magnificent artwork. The resulting piece gained a significant following over social media, with the music video amassing an audience of nearly 800 million views on YouTube, signifying a particularly impressive moment in Diego Luna's career.

1 Vanessa Bayer's Despicable Me 2 Cameo

Michelle welcomes passengers onboard the plane in Despicable Me 2.

Born in Cleveland, Vanessa Bayer has become one of Saturday Night Live's most famous cast members, having appeared in many episodes of the satirical comedy sketch series between 2010-2017. DC League Of Super Pets is set to be her most high-profile role yet, however, what some audiences may not realize is that she also had a brief cameo in Despicable Me 2 (Via Behind The Voice Actors).

In this entertaining entry in the Despicable Me franchise, Vanessa Bayer voices a flight attendant named Michelle, who is mistaken for the evil genius Gru by the lovestruck Lucy Wilde. Vanessa Bayer's performance is full of character, as Michelle appears rather taken aback by Lucy's bizarre behavior, providing one of the animated franchise's most memorable scenes.

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2022-08-14T02:48:01.000Z

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