The 10 Best DC Animated Movies

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(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: the best DC animated films, from direct-to-video movies to theatrical releases.)

Marvel Studios may rule at the box office, but DC can proudly claim dominion over animated movies. Usually released direct-to-video, animated movies based on DC Comics have recently made the leap to theaters with Teen Titans Go! To the Movies — though a few recent direct-to-video films have seen limited theatrical release. But DC has long established itself as an animation titan, thanks to the movie spin-offs of its acclaimed series from the ’90s and early 2000s, and thanks to its ever-expanding DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Now with 32 DC Universe movies in the bag, and even more to come, let’s do our favorite thing: rank them. We picked the top 10 DC animated movies, which range from more recent fare in the DC Animated Original Movies initiative to classic features related to Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe.

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Not as many surprises on the Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2013, but that doesn’t mean it’s not big. Actually, it’s huge.

The second biggest day of the Con will feature a loaded Hall H day including The World’s End, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, Veronica Mars, RoboCop, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and even two huge TV entries, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

But that’s not all. Also on Friday you’ll see The Legend of Korra, Ron Moore‘s Helix, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Drew Struzan, Joss Whedon, Vikings, Roger Rabbit and Metallica. Yes. Metallica.

Check out the full Friday schedule and see our select highlights below. Read More »

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Is there some behind the scenes controversy on Thor: The Dark World? Will The Amazing Spider-Man 2 be at San Diego Comic-Con? Where does Iron Man 3 now rank on the all-time box office list? Want to read the first full review of Man of Steel? How does Peter Dinklage look on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Are there new images from Kick-Ass 2 out there? What’s revealed in the three latest Man of Steel TV spots? Who’s being chased on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Should fans expect easter eggs in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Want to see Iceman filming X-Men: Days of Future Past? How does Joss Whedon say Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Why can’t you buy Iron Man 3 tickets yet at certain theaters? Who said the Captain America: The Winter Soldier script is the best Marvel movie yet? Are there big names in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Who might be one of the villains in Guardians of the Galaxy? Where could Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot be shooting? Want to see even more deleted scenes from The Avengers? What can you do to be part of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? How does Flash fit into a new Justice League animated movie? Where in the world is Robert Downey Jr.? And which major composer stopped by the Marvel Studios offices? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »