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Welcome to the thread dedicated to discussing the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line and any other animated features starring DC Comics characters! Keep up-to-date with the latest news, trailers, interviews, images, reviews, and so much more!

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Archived Threads:
-"DC Universe" Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread, Part 7 (Spoilers)
-"DC Comics Premiere Movie" Animated Features News & Discussion Thread, Part 6
-The Official DC Animated DTV News & Speculation Thread, Part 5
-The Official DC Animated DTV News & Speculation Thread, Part 4
-The Official DC Animated DTV News & Speculation Thread, Part 3
-The Official DC Animated DTV News & Speculation Thread, Part 2
-The Official DC Animated DTV News & Speculation Thread, Part 1

Release History:
  1. September 18, 2007 - Superman Doomsday
  2. February 26, 2008 - Justice League: The New Frontier
  3. July 8, 2008 - Batman: Gotham Knight
  4. March 3, 2009 - Wonder Woman
  5. July 28, 2009 - Green Lantern: First Flight
  6. September 29, 2009 - Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  7. February 23, 2010 - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
  8. July 27, 2010 - Batman: Under the Red Hood
  9. September 28, 2010 - Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  10. February 22, 2011 - All-Star Superman
  11. June 7, 2011 - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  12. October 18, 2011 - Batman: Year One
  13. February 28, 2012 - Justice League: Doom
  14. June 12, 2012 - Superman vs. The Elite (as part of DC Comics Premiere Movie line)
  15. September 25, 2012 - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One
  16. January 29, 2013 - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two
  17. May 7, 2013 - Superman: Unbound
  18. July 30, 2013 - Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  19. January 21/February 4, 2014 - Justice League: War
  20. April 22/May 6, 2014 - Son of Batman
  21. July 29/August 12, 2014 - Batman: Assault on Arkham
  22. January 13/27, 2015 - Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  23. April 7/14, 2015 - Batman vs. Robin
  24. July 14/28, 2015 - Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  25. January 19/February 2, 2016 - Batman: Bad Blood
  26. March 29/April 12, 2016 - Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  27. July 26/August 2, 2016 - Batman: The Killing Joke
  28. January 24/February 7, 2017 - Justice League Dark
  29. April 4/April 18, 2017 - Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  30. Summer 2017 - Batman and Harley Quinn
Writer, Director, Character Designer, Animation Studio List
DC UNIVERSE

Superman Doomsday
*Writers: Bruce Timm (Story) and Duane Capizzi
*Directors: Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery, Brandon Vietti
*Character Designer(s): Glenn Wong
*Animation Studio(s): Lotto Animation
*Country: South Korea

Justice League: The New Frontier
*Writers: Stan Berkowitz and Darwyn Cooke
*Directors: Dave Bullock
*Character Designer(s): Darwyn Coke, J. Bone, Andy Chiang, Art Lee, Glen Murakami, Tommy Tejada, Glenn Wai Lim Wong
*Animation Studio(s): Dongwoo Co., LTD.
*Country: South Korea

Batman: Gotham Knight
*Writers: Jordan Goldberg, Josh Olson, Greg Rucka, David Goyer, Brian Azzarello, Alan Burnett
*Directors: Shojiro Nishimi, Futoshi Higashide, Hiroshi Morioka, Yasuhiro Aoki, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Jong-Sik Nam
*Character Designer(s):
**Crossfire
***Conceptual Character Designer(s): Koichi Arai, Narihito Sekikawa
***Character Designer(s): Shinobu Tagashira
**In Darkness Dwells
***Character Designer(s): Kaoru Inoda
**Working Through Pain
***Character Designer(s): Naoyuki Onda
*Animation Studio(s): Studio 4C, Production I.G., Bee Train, Madhouse
*Country: Japan

Wonder Woman
*Writers: Gail Simone (Story) and Michael Jelenic
*Directors: Lauren Montgomery
*Character Designer(s): Lynell Hakim Forestall, Lauren Montgomery
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Green Lantern: First Flight
*Writers: Alan Burnett
*Directors: Lauren Montgomery
*Character Designer(s): Jose Lopez, Walter Gatus, Lauren Montgomery, Thomas Perkins
*Animation Studio(s): Telecom Animation Film Co., LTD.
*Country: Japan

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
*Writers: Stan Berkowitz
*Directors: Sam Liu
*Character Designer(s): Lesean Thomas, Jeff Johnson, Jose Lopez, Thomas Perkins
*Animation Studio(s): Lotto Animation
*Country: South Korea

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
*Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
*Directors: Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery
*Character Designer(s): Phil Bourassa, Dusty Abell, Jerome Moore, Jon Suzuki
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Batman: Under the Red Hood
*Writers: Judd Winick
*Directors: Brandon Vietti
*Lead Character Designer: Jon Suzuki
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell
*Animation Studio(s): The Answerstudio
*Country: Japan

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
*Writers: Tab Murphy
*Directors: Lauren Montgomery
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Jeff Johnson, Sam Liu, Joshua Middleton
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

All-Star Superman
*Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
*Directors: Sam Liu
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Joshua Middleton, Jon Suzuki
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
*Writers: Alan Burnett, Geoff Johns, Todd Casey, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Dave Gibbons
*Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Christopher Berkeley, Jay Oliva
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Jose Lopez, Joshua Middleton, Jerome Moore, Jay Oliva, Junpei Takayama
*Animation Studio(s): Studio4C
*Country: Japan

Batman: Year One
*Writers: Tab Murphy
*Directors: Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery
*Character Designer(s): Jon Suzuki, Junpei Takayama
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Justice League: Doom
*Writers: Dwayne McDuffie
*Directors: Lauren Montgomery
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Brendan Clogher, Jon Suzuki, Junpei Takayama
*Animation Studio(s): Telecom Animation Film Co., LTD.
*Country: Japan

Superman vs. The Elite
*Writers: Joe Kelly
*Directors: Michael Chang
*Lead Character Designer: Jon Suzuki
*Character Designer(s): Coran Stone
*Animation Studio(s): Telecom Animation Film Co., LTD.
*Country: Japan

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One
*Writers: Bob Goodman
*Directors: Jay Oliva
*Lead Character Designer: Jon Suzuki
*Character Designer(s): Lynell Forestall, Stephen Jones, Danny Kimanyen, Coran Stone, Junpei Takayama, Brian Uchida, Melchior Zwyer
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two
*Writers: Bob Goodman
*Directors: Jay Oliva
*Lead Character Designer: Jon Suzuki
*Character Designer(s): Lynell Forestall, Matthew Humphries, Stephen Jones, Danny Kimanyen, Coran Stone, Junpei Takayama, Brian Uchida, Melchior Zwyer
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Superman: Unbound
*Writers: Bob Goodman
*Directors: James Tucker
*Lead Character Designer: James Tucker
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Andy Chiang, Lynell Forestall
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
*Writers: Jim Krieg
*Directors: Jay Oliva
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Jon Suzuki
*Animation Studio(s): Studio 4C
*Country: Japan

Justice League: War
*Writers: Heath Corson
*Directors: Jay Oliva
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Son of Batman
*Writers: James Robinson (Story), Joe R. Lansdale
*Directors: Ethan Spaulding
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Brendan Clogher
*Animation Studio(s): The Answerstudio
*Country: Japan

Batman: Assault on Arkham
*Writers: Heath Corson
*Directors: Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding
*Lead Character Designer: Jon Suzuki
*Character Designer(s): Steve Jones
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
*Writers: Heath Corson
*Directors: Ethan Spaulding
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Jerome Moore
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Batman vs. Robin
*Writers: J.M. DeMatteis
*Directors: Jay Oliva
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Shaun O'Neil
*Animation Studio(s): The Answerstudio
*Country: Japan

Justice League: Gods and Monsters
*Writers: Bruce Timm (Story) and Alan Burnett
*Directors: Sam Liu
*Character Designer(s): Shane Glines, Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Glenn Wong
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Batman: Bad Blood
*Writers: J.M. DeMatteis
*Directors: Jay Oliva
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell
*Animation Studio(s): The Answerstudio
*Country: Japan

Justice League vs. Teen Titans
*Writers: Bryan Q. Miller and Alan Burnett
*Directors: Sam Liu
*Lead Character Designer: Phil Bourassa
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Batman: The Killing Joke
*Writers: Brian Azzarello
*Directors: Sam Liu
*Lead Character Designer: Jon Suzuki
*Character Designer(s):
*Animation Studio(s): The Answerstudio
*Country: Japan

DC SHOWCASE

The Spectre
*Writers: Steve Niles
*Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos
*Character Designer(s): Phil Bourassa, Dusty Abell, Jerome Moore, Joaquim Dos Santos
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Jonah Hex
*Writers: Joe R. Lansdale
*Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos
*Character Designer(s): Dusty Abell, Phil Bourassa, Jerome Moore, Joaquim Dos Santos
*Animation Studio(s): JM Animation
*Country: South Korea

Green Arrow
*Writers: Greg Weisman
*Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos
*Character Designer(s): Phil Bourassa, Jerome Moore, Joaquim Dos Santos
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Superman/Shazam: Return of Black Adam
*Writers: Michael Jelenic
*Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos
*Character Designer(s): Phil Bourassa, Jerome Moore, Joaquim Dos Santos
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea

Catwoman
*Writers: Paul Dini
*Directors: Lauren Montgomery
*Character Designer(s): Junpei Takayama
*Animation Studio(s): Moi Animation
*Country: South Korea
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Eldorado posted:
As good as the movies are adapting comic book stories I'd like to see them do an original story for once.
Well, Justice League: Crisis on Two Worlds was an original story. Granted, it was originally meant to be a bridge between the Justice League animated series and Justice League Unlimited. Green Lantern: First Flight and the Wonder Woman animated movie were original takes on those heroes' respective origins. Baman: Gotham Knight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights were not adaptations.
 

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Eldorado posted: Well, Justice League: Crisis on Two Worlds was an original story. Granted, it was originally meant to be a bridge between the Justice League animated series and Justice League Unlimited. Green Lantern: First Flight and the Wonder Woman animated movie were original takes on those heroes' respective origins. Baman: Gotham Knight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights were not adaptations.
Yeah but that was YEARS ago. It's about high time we got something new because sooner or later we're going to run of stuff to adapt.
 

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Eldorado posted: Well, Justice League: Crisis on Two Worlds was an original story. Granted, it was originally meant to be a bridge between the Justice League animated series and Justice League Unlimited. Green Lantern: First Flight and the Wonder Woman animated movie were original takes on those heroes' respective origins. Baman: Gotham Knight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights were not adaptations.
Well, COTW was original but not made for the movie, it was a story that already existed, sure, it got tweaked, but it was already done. And weren't most of the shorts in Emerald Knights adaptations from comics? I know for sure the Mogo one was.

I'd love to see some adaptations from famous comic books but also new original stories... maybe 2 adaptations and 1 original a year? I don't know...
 

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I think everything hinges on the success of the Justice League film. It will allow the creators to stretch out into adapting other heroes and JL stories.
I hope we see some other characters get some movies. Another Wonder Woman movie, Green Lantern movie, solo Flash movie, a Green Arrow movie, etc. Next year starts with the untitled Aquaman movie. Let's see which characters are tackled next. Especially if some of these movies are in the same universe. It might explain where Aquaman was in Justice League War past the post-credit scene, or what the other characters like Wonder Woman and Flash are doing now, similar to Son of Batman.
 

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I hope we see some other characters get some movies. Another Wonder Woman movie, Green Lantern movie, solo Flash movie, a Green Arrow movie, etc. Next year starts with the untitled Aquaman movie. Let's see which characters are tackled next. Especially if some of these movies are in the same universe. It might explain where Aquaman was in Justice League War past the post-credit scene, or what the other characters like Wonder Woman and Flash are doing now, similar to Son of Batman.
Supposedly Green Arrow is set to have a role in a DTV soon. This was said back at Wonder Con 2013 I believe. Have to dig around. This was the same time it was said Riddler would appear in one by 2015 and here he is, appearing in Batman: Assault on Arkham.
 

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Thanks. It will be cool to see Green Arrow take a lead role (if that is the case) in one of these animated features. And now we know the Aquaman movie is called Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. I would like to see Green Arrow and Flash team-up, maybe to bounce off Arrow and The Flash shows. It's nice to see DC's animated movies experiment with different characters unlike their live-action counterpart (though that seems set to change). I hope some of these characters get their name in the title too, instead of using the Justice League to sell the movie.
 

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Green Arrow DTV? Too bad for me. Eh well, at least it's easy to justify, what with the live-action series and all. If that's the case, maybe a true Flash movie is in the works, and I can totally get behind that.
 

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Green Arrow DTV? Too bad for me. Eh well, at least it's easy to justify, what with the live-action series and all. If that's the case, maybe a true Flash movie is in the works, and I can totally get behind that.
Hold up. I said "supposedly". He could just be a supporting character that gets the spotlight (i.e. Son of Batman, major focus on Damian). He know they have at least one Green Arrow script in the vault, though.
 
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It's time they start giving us other stories though. How about giving us adaptations of The Killing Joke, Flash Rebirth, Rot World (the Swamp Thing/Animal Man cross over), Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Quiver (Green Arrow), Games or The Terror of Trigon (New Teen Titans), Six Gun War, and The Great Darkness Saga?!
 

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Such as the Aquaman movie they promised and are not making?
Provide a link where they supposedly promised to make a stand alone Aquaman movie. I'm thinking some attendee misinterpreted what was said at a panel. The only other thing I can think of is the old Adam Green script that was shelved awhile back.
 

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Third? We are just hitting the halfway point of this year. There is still plenty of time for DTVs to come out between Now and Dec.
I believe they are only doing three a year, so I would expect Throne of Atlantis to drop around January/February.

I actually think they release them too close together. They should stick to a February/July/October schedule.
 
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I agree as that seems weird to have Assault next month and then the next movie not until Feb. They should do them every quarter. I don't want to wait until Oct of next year to get a non-Superman/Batman character movie.
 

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Provide a link where they supposedly promised to make a stand alone Aquaman movie. I'm thinking some attendee misinterpreted what was said at a panel. The only other thing I can think of is the old Adam Green script that was shelved awhile back.
Have to agree here. I don't remember all the press releases, but I don't recall ever being under the belief we were ever going to get an Aquaman solo. That's on the article writer, not on DC/WB.
 

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If I remember correctly, we were told that Aquaman would get a film the same way that Apocalypse was a Supergirl film, and Flashpoint Paradox was a Flash film. AKA, a film where Aquaman is the main focus, but still a Justice League film, which is what we're getting.
 
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