The Caped Crusader is returning to the cartoon world. A new Batman animated series is coming to HBO Max, with J.J. Abrams and The Batman director Matt Reeves teaming up with DC animated universe veteran Bruce Timm to create a noir-inspired take on the comic book hero.
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Even though it was geared towards kids in the mid-90s, Batman: The Animated Series is still considered to be one of the definitive adaptations of The Dark Knight. Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the series made full use of Batman’s extensive rogues galley and wasn’t afraid to get a little dark and gritty on Saturday mornings. But how did this incredible animated series come together? You can find out in the documentary The Heart of Batman: The Story of Batman: The Animated Series, available for free on YouTube right now. Read More »
While the DC Extended Universe on the big screen is having some difficulty finding solid ground to stand on, the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series appears to be moving along with great success. After 11 years of adapting comic book storylines into animated movies, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have created a cool animated universe for their superheroes. And there’s a chance one of the more revered comic book arcs might be next on the docket to become a DC Universe Animated movie.
Imagine a world where the Kryptonian baby Kal-El didn’t land on the Kent family farm in Kansas. Instead, what would have happened if Kal-El grew up to become Superman after being raised in the Soviet Union? That’s exactly what the comic storyline Superman: Red Son imagines, and now DC Universe Animated executive producer Bruce Timm hopes it will be the next story to get the animated film treatment. Read More »
If the fans start a Twitter movement, they will come.
The Justice League animated series was a pivotal part of the millennial Saturday morning cartoon experience. It was part of a brief golden era of animation spearheaded by Bruce Timm, who created and co-created acclaimed animated series Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, and Justice League, which would tie all of the shows together. It was the standard by which Warner Bros.’ other forays into the DC Universe would be held (at least by ’90s kids) and hasn’t been topped. So, why not return to the golden days of optimistic and compelling storytelling by clamoring for a feature film reunion of our favorite cartoon superheroes? It might just happen.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Batman took on the real-life serial killer, Jack the Ripper? Wonder no more.
This DC Universe Animated Original is adapting Hellboy creator Mike Mignola‘s and Brian Augustyn‘s Elseworlds comic book run with the upcoming Victorian spin on our favorite Caped Crusader, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. You can watch a sneak peek of the new movie right now!
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2014 is the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular superheroes: Batman. The character has been imagined, reimagined, rebooted, redressed and revered for the better part of eight decades. This year, DC has a lots of big plans for The Dark Knight. One of those was a big panel at WonderCon 2014 featuring some of the men responsible for carrying the cape and cowl legacy for the past few decades.
Below, check out a full 30 minute video of the WonderCon Batman 75th anniversary panel featuring Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Peter Girardi, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. Read More »
DC Comics is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, and the summer release of the film called Man of Steel is just part of the big plan.
A while back we told you that director Zack Snyder was working with Bruce Timm on a two-minute animated short that would cover the comic and motion picture history of Superman, and now that short is online. It runs through the big moments in the character’s history, more in the sense of how he’s depicted in media than on a personal level.
Which is to say, this doesn’t start with Krypton; it starts with Action Comics #1, and works its way through all the major projects that have brought Superman to life, right up to and through this summer’s film. Read More »
2013 is Superman’s 75th anniversary, and while Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is the high-profile centerpiece of DC and Warner Bros.’ celebration/promotion of the character, it is by no means the only Superman presence this year. DC is using a Superman anniversary logo company-wide this year on projects related to the character, for starters. And Snyder is producing a new animated short that will trace the development of the character though his many years of existence.
Better yet, Snyder is working with Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) on the short, which will be premiered in animatic form at Comic Con before the full version debuts later this year. Read More »
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