History Franchise / DCAU

7th Jun '16 2:36:52 PM Anicomicgeek
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* NotHisSled: [[spoiler:Hawkgirl is a spy and a soldier, not a space cop.]] Likewise, Bane and Doomsday don't do [[HeroicRROD what they best]] [[HeroKiller known for]].

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* NotHisSled: [[spoiler:Hawkgirl is a spy and a soldier, not a space cop.]] Likewise, Bane and Doomsday don't do [[HeroicRROD what they they're best]] [[HeroKiller known for]].
21st May '16 7:26:39 AM Anicomicgeek
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* NotHisSled: [[spoiler:Hawkgirl is a spy and a soldier, not a space cop.]] Likewise, Bane and Doomsday don't do [[HeroicRROD what they best]] [[HeroKiller known for]].
10th Jan '16 10:47:09 AM morenohijazo
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* MotifMerger: In the animated DCAU crossover movie "World's Finest", the Bat-Signal (Batman's emblem) is broadcast onto the globe on top of the Daily Planet Building (Superman's).
30th Dec '15 1:51:00 PM Anddrix
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The inevitable crossover occurred with ''World's Finest'', which teamed Batman and Superman against the Joker and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor and firmly placed them in a SharedUniverse. After several more crossovers, both shows ended about the same time in 1999, when ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' came on to take their place. While initially diversive for its premise as a teenage Batman in the future mentored by an elderly Bruce Wayne, ''Beyond'' was able to continue the legacy of the prior shows and had many standout moments of its own. In fact, an episode featuring a future version of the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'' proved popular enough that Cartoon Network made an order for the production to create ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' in 2001. For this new show Justice League introduces what can be considered a third TimmStyle revamp, an attempt to include more individuality between characters that was lost with the streamlined design. With two seasons showcasing seven core members of the league, the production staff made a massive retool for the following season to include dozens of characters never before seen in the DCAU, rebranding itself ''Justice League Unlimited''. After another couple of seasons, reaching the absolute height of ambition to showcase the entire DC Comics roster, the DCAU officially ended in 2006.

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The inevitable crossover occurred with ''World's Finest'', which teamed Batman and Superman against the Joker and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor and firmly placed them in a SharedUniverse. After several more crossovers, both shows ended about the same time in 1999, when ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' came on to take their place. While initially diversive for its premise as a teenage Batman in the future mentored by an elderly Bruce Wayne, ''Beyond'' was able to continue the legacy of the prior shows and had many standout moments of its own. In fact, an episode featuring a future version of the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'' proved popular enough that Cartoon Network made an order for the production to create ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' in 2001. For this new show Justice League introduces what can be considered a third TimmStyle revamp, an attempt to include more individuality between characters that was lost with the streamlined design. With two seasons showcasing seven core members of the league, the production staff made a massive retool for the following season to include dozens of characters never before seen in the DCAU, rebranding itself ''Justice League Unlimited''. After another couple of seasons, reaching the absolute height of ambition to showcase the entire DC Comics roster, the DCAU officially ended in 2006.
16th Oct '15 6:30:17 PM cwf123
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* ''WebAnimation/LoboWebseries''

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* ''WebAnimation/LoboWebseries''
''WebAnimation/LoboWebseries'' - The only R-rated cartoon in the DCAU.
14th Oct '15 1:46:16 PM Smeagol17
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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' began first, intended as something of a tie-in with ''Film/BatmanReturns'' but with its own distinct canon and take on the mythos and airing on the Fox Kids network. The high quality animation, scripting and voice work received near instant praise, helping to redefine Batman to the general public as neither the campy Creator/AdamWest ''Series/{{Batman}}'' or the ultra dark Creator/MichaelKeaton ''Film/{{Batman}}'', but as someone who often has to protect his RoguesGallery from themselves. the specific character design is referred to as TimmStyle, and has been very influential with elements based on it seen in many western animation action shows. After 85 episodes over 3 seasons ([[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes in the first season]] alone, generally unheard of) the show ended in 1995. Soon afterward, the same creators went on to make ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' for the Kids WB network, featuring a similar but more streamlined art style. When the license to BTAS on Fox Kids expired, they went on to make a SequelSeries called ''The New Batman Adventures'', which in practice was more of a {{revival}} and featured a massive art redesign to match up with STAS.

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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' began first, intended as something of a tie-in with ''Film/BatmanReturns'' but with its own distinct canon and take on the mythos and airing on the Fox Kids network. The high quality animation, scripting and voice work received near instant praise, helping to redefine Batman to the general public as neither the campy Creator/AdamWest ''Series/{{Batman}}'' or the ultra dark Creator/MichaelKeaton ''Film/{{Batman}}'', but as someone who often has to protect his RoguesGallery from themselves. the The specific character design is referred to as TimmStyle, and has been very influential with elements based on it seen in many western animation action shows. After 85 episodes over 3 seasons ([[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes in the first season]] alone, generally unheard of) the show ended in 1995. Soon afterward, the same creators went on to make ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' for the Kids WB network, featuring a similar but more streamlined art style. When the license to BTAS on Fox Kids expired, they went on to make a SequelSeries called ''The New Batman Adventures'', which in practice was more of a {{revival}} and featured a massive art redesign to match up with STAS.
9th Oct '15 3:07:50 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:Earth's mightiest heroes. No, not [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes those mightiest heroes]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Earth's mightiest heroes. No, not [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes those mightiest heroes]].]]
13th Aug '15 1:28:34 PM cwf123
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* ''Lobo: The Web Series''

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* ''Lobo: The Web Series''
''WebAnimation/LoboWebseries''



* GoshDangItToHeck: Compiled [[http://dcanimated.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_expletives_in_the_DCAU here]] (as well as [[CurseCutShort Curses Cut Short]]).

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* GoshDangItToHeck: Compiled [[http://dcanimated.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_expletives_in_the_DCAU here]] (as well as [[CurseCutShort Curses Cut Short]]). The only one that doesn't count is the Lobo series because it is very R-rated.
1st Jul '15 12:04:40 AM KJMackley
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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was doing well but eventually ended in 1995. As well, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' started up in 1996 with a similar but streamlined art design and when ''The New Batman Adventures'' arrived in 1997 (explicitly a continuation of the prior series) a decision was made to simplify many character designs. This was a controversial move; some characters were redrawn to more closely match their comic counterparts and to correspond to their original intentions of the creators (the Penguin, in particular, returned to his comic book look of a tuxedo-clad-gangster rather than the deformed model inspired by ''Film/BatmanReturns''), at the same time other characters lost distinctive and iconic parts of their appearance, like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's red lips and eyes, which the creators later admitted was an artistic mistake. Other character redesigns were more successful however, such as The Scarecrow's nightmare-inducing new look. Supporting characters were also redrawn, including Commissioner Gordon, and his new gaunt look made many fans believe that he was suffering from some sort of debilitating disease.

With a Batman and Superman show airing simultaneously, the inevitable crossover occurred with ''World's Finest'', which teamed Batman and Superman against the Joker and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, and the switch in art style made the cross much easier. [[TimmStyle A unified artstyle]] also greatly helped many of the DC Animated Universe shows later, which were either direct spinoffs of existing shows or discreetly and directly tied together.

The DCAU is sometimes referred to as the "Timmverse" (after character designer Creator/BruceTimm) or the "Diniverse" (after writer Creator/PaulDini). Some purists argue that "Timmverse" is more appropriate, as Bruce Timm was a more consistent creative force in the various shows than Paul Dini, who left before the end of it. Rather more to the point, Dini is a writer, not a character designer. Timm, who ''is'' a character designer, is the one responsible for the "standard DCAU art style". On the other hand, the writing of the DCAU is as notable as the art, plus the name is catchier (having [[RuleOfThree three syllables]] and all). On the ''other'' hand, Paul Dini was just the foremost of several writers and worked for Alan Burnett, who thus technically had more to do with the managing of the DCAU than Dini did. The debate continues.

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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was doing well began first, intended as something of a tie-in with ''Film/BatmanReturns'' but eventually with its own distinct canon and take on the mythos and airing on the Fox Kids network. The high quality animation, scripting and voice work received near instant praise, helping to redefine Batman to the general public as neither the campy Creator/AdamWest ''Series/{{Batman}}'' or the ultra dark Creator/MichaelKeaton ''Film/{{Batman}}'', but as someone who often has to protect his RoguesGallery from themselves. the specific character design is referred to as TimmStyle, and has been very influential with elements based on it seen in many western animation action shows. After 85 episodes over 3 seasons ([[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes in the first season]] alone, generally unheard of) the show ended in 1995. As well, Soon afterward, the same creators went on to make ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' started up in 1996 with for the Kids WB network, featuring a similar but more streamlined art design and when style. When the license to BTAS on Fox Kids expired, they went on to make a SequelSeries called ''The New Batman Adventures'' arrived Adventures'', which in 1997 (explicitly a continuation of the prior series) a decision practice was made to simplify many character designs. This was a controversial move; some characters were redrawn to more closely of a {{revival}} and featured a massive art redesign to match their comic counterparts and to correspond to their original intentions of the creators (the Penguin, in particular, returned to his comic book look of a tuxedo-clad-gangster rather than the deformed model inspired by ''Film/BatmanReturns''), at the same time other characters lost distinctive and iconic parts of their appearance, like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's red lips and eyes, which the creators later admitted was an artistic mistake. Other character redesigns were more successful however, such as up with STAS.

The Scarecrow's nightmare-inducing new look. Supporting characters were also redrawn, including Commissioner Gordon, and his new gaunt look made many fans believe that he was suffering from some sort of debilitating disease.

With a Batman and Superman show airing simultaneously, the
inevitable crossover occurred with ''World's Finest'', which teamed Batman and Superman against the Joker and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor and firmly placed them in a SharedUniverse. After several more crossovers, both shows ended about the switch same time in art style made 1999, when ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' came on to take their place. While initially diversive for its premise as a teenage Batman in the cross much easier. [[TimmStyle A unified artstyle]] also greatly helped many future mentored by an elderly Bruce Wayne, ''Beyond'' was able to continue the legacy of the DC Animated Universe prior shows later, which were either direct spinoffs and had many standout moments of existing its own. In fact, an episode featuring a future version of the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'' proved popular enough that Cartoon Network made an order for the production to create ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' in 2001. For this new show Justice League introduces what can be considered a third TimmStyle revamp, an attempt to include more individuality between characters that was lost with the streamlined design. With two seasons showcasing seven core members of the league, the production staff made a massive retool for the following season to include dozens of characters never before seen in the DCAU, rebranding itself ''Justice League Unlimited''. After another couple of seasons, reaching the absolute height of ambition to showcase the entire DC Comics roster, the DCAU officially ended in 2006.

There are two other
shows or discreetly and directly tied together.

that take place in the same universe but are considered more of on the fringe than being a core series. The DCAU first is sometimes referred to as ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', based on the "Timmverse" (after comics character designer Creator/BruceTimm) or the "Diniverse" (after writer Creator/PaulDini). Some purists argue that "Timmverse" is more appropriate, as Bruce Timm was a more consistent creative force ''ComicBook/{{Static}}'' and initially taking place in the various shows than Paul Dini, who left before the end of it. Rather more to the point, Dini its own continuity (there is a writer, not reference to Superman as a fictional character designer. Timm, in an early episode) but eventually having modern day Batman, modern day Justice League and Batman Beyond via TimeTravel appearances, and he appears in ''Justice League Unlimited'' in another time travel story. The second is ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'', which was a SpinOff inspired by [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot a standalone episode]] of ''Beyond'' about a shapeshifting android assassin gaining a conscience and his struggles to avoid his handlers who ''is'' want to reprogram him, unique in that it features entirely original characters and stories, excepting a character designer, is the one responsible for the "standard DCAU art style". On the other hand, the writing of the DCAU is later ''Batman Beyond'' crossover. Neither show was as notable successful as the art, plus the name is catchier (having [[RuleOfThree three syllables]] and all). On the ''other'' hand, Paul Dini was just the foremost of several writers and worked for Alan Burnett, who thus technically primary shows, but had more to do with the managing of the DCAU than Dini did. The debate continues.
its fans.



The DCAU has ended production with the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', and at this point no plans are made to do more series in it. However, its influence continues to this day both in Comics and WesternAnimation, and due to the distinct art style of the 'verse (aka TimmStyle) being applied to later animated adaptations of TheDCU, other properties are frequently and incorrectly cited as part of the DCAU.

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The DCAU has is sometimes referred to as the "Timmverse" (after character designer Creator/BruceTimm) or the "Diniverse" (after writer Creator/PaulDini). Some purists argue that "Timmverse" is more appropriate, as Bruce Timm was a more consistent creative force in the various shows than Paul Dini, who left before the end of it. Rather more to the point, Dini is a writer, not a character designer. Timm, who ''is'' a character designer, is the one responsible for the "standard DCAU art style". On the other hand, the writing of the DCAU is as notable as the art, plus the name is catchier (having [[RuleOfThree three syllables]] and all). On the ''other'' hand, Paul Dini was just the foremost of several writers and worked for Alan Burnett, who thus technically had more to do with the managing of the DCAU than Dini did. The debate continues.

The DCAU
ended production with the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', and at this point no plans are made to do more series in it. ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. However, its influence continues to this day both in Comics and WesternAnimation, and due to the distinct art style of the 'verse (aka TimmStyle) being applied to later animated adaptations of TheDCU, other properties are frequently and incorrectly cited as part of the DCAU.
DCAU. The DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies is something of a SpiritualSuccessor, featuring many of the same production staff with a similar design aesthetic and story tone, but are mostly in their own self-contained universes.
20th Jun '15 9:16:31 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ChannelHop: Batman the Animated Series aired on Fox Kids, then The New Batman Adventures, Superman the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, the Zeta Project, and Static Shock aired on KidsWb and The Justice League and Justice League Unlimited aired on CartoonNetwork



* TheWikiRule: [[http://dcanimated.wikia.com/ DC Animated Universe Wiki]]

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://dcanimated.wikia.com/ DC Animated Universe Wiki]]
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