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10th Feb '17 2:24:06 PM MarcoPolo250
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'' (2015). It is not based on the comic of a similar name, but features an original story by Creator/BruceTimm which is more of an {{Elseworld}}s tale than anything resembling the regular DCU, with General Zod's son as Superman, a vampiric Kirk Langstrom as Batman, and Bekka of the New Gods as Wonder Woman. Now has [[Characters/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters a character sheet]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'' (2015). It is not based on the comic of a similar name, but features an An original story by Creator/BruceTimm Creator/BruceTimm, which is more of an {{Elseworld}}s tale than anything resembling the regular DCU, with DCU. In this take, we have General Zod's son as Superman, a vampiric [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]] Kirk Langstrom as Batman, and Bekka of the New Gods as Wonder Woman. Now has [[Characters/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters a character sheet]].
25th Jan '17 7:54:44 AM thekeyofe
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In the beginning, there were Creator/DCComics heroes, and it was good. Then there were the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' and [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated similar shows]], and the public was exposed to some of their favorite heroes in animation for the first time. In TheNineties we were introduced to them all over again with the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Now we have the next era of animated excitement for Batman, Superman, and company, going DirectToVideo -- though the consistent high production values make them akin to OriginalVideoAnimation in the {{anime}} field instead of what "direct-to-video" [[UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}} usually implies]] in the West.

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In the beginning, there were Creator/DCComics heroes, and it was good. Then there were the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' and [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated similar shows]], and the public was exposed to some of their favorite heroes in animation for the first time. In TheNineties we were introduced to them all over again with the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Now we have the next era of animated excitement for Batman, Superman, and company, going DirectToVideo -- though the consistent consistently high production values make them akin to OriginalVideoAnimation in the {{anime}} field instead of what "direct-to-video" [[UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}} usually implies]] in the West.
21st Jan '17 3:55:58 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Teen Titans: The Judas Contract'': An adaptation of the [[ComicBook/TheJudasContract comic of the same name]]. This was originally intended to be among the early films of the line before being shelved for a long time. It's now being dusted off as a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans''.

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* ''Teen Titans: The Judas Contract'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'': An adaptation of the [[ComicBook/TheJudasContract comic of the same name]]. This was originally intended to be among the early films of the line before being shelved for a long time. It's now being dusted off as a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans''.
18th Jan '17 6:29:15 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ''Batman Vs. Two-Face'': A sequel to ''Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders'', it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Batman vs. ComicBook/TwoFace.

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* ''Batman Vs. Two-Face'': A sequel to ''Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders'', it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Batman vs. ComicBook/TwoFace.ComicBook/TwoFace, who never appeared in the Adam West show. Creator/WilliamShatner is set to voice him.
18th Jan '17 4:41:00 AM fusilcontrafusil
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Most of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies have the advantage of having independent continuities, allowing the creative team of each to experiment with new voice actors, art styles, and so forth. This approach has been criticized, particularly if a certain portrayal of a character is popular with viewers, only for it never to be seen again. Considering most of the films are based upon standalone graphic novels and miniseries like ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' - which themselves often existed in independent continuities - this is perhaps unavoidable. However, starting with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'', most of the films do take place after each other.

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Most of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies have the advantage of having [[AlternateContinuity independent continuities, continuities,]] allowing the creative team of each to experiment with new voice actors, art styles, and so forth. This approach has been criticized, particularly if a certain portrayal of a character is popular with viewers, only for it never to be seen again. Considering most of the films are based upon standalone graphic novels and miniseries like ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' - which themselves often existed in independent continuities - this is perhaps unavoidable. However, starting with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'', most of the films do take place after each other.
27th Nov '16 5:32:23 AM StFan
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In the beginning, there were Creator/DCComics heroes, and it was good. Then there were the ''WEsternAnimation/SuperFriends'' and [[DCComicsAnimated similar shows]], and the public was exposed to some of their favorite heroes in animation for the first time. In TheNineties we were introduced to them all over again with the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Now we have the next era of animated excitement for Batman, Superman, and company, going DirectToVideo -- though the consistent high production values make them akin to OriginalVideoAnimation in the {{anime}} field instead of what "direct-to-video" [[UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}} usually implies]] in the West.

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In the beginning, there were Creator/DCComics heroes, and it was good. Then there were the ''WEsternAnimation/SuperFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' and [[DCComicsAnimated [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated similar shows]], and the public was exposed to some of their favorite heroes in animation for the first time. In TheNineties we were introduced to them all over again with the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Now we have the next era of animated excitement for Batman, Superman, and company, going DirectToVideo -- though the consistent high production values make them akin to OriginalVideoAnimation in the {{anime}} field instead of what "direct-to-video" [[UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}} usually implies]] in the West.


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4th Nov '16 3:08:57 PM MarcoPolo250
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Most of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies have the advantage of having independent continuities, allowing the creative team of each to experiment with new voice actors, art styles, and so forth. This approach has been criticized, particularly if a certain portrayal of a character is popular with viewers, only for it never to be seen again as continuity reboots once more with the next film. But considering most of the DCU films are based upon standalone graphic novels and miniseries like ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' - which themselves often existed in independent continuities - this is perhaps unavoidable. Starting with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'', most of the films do take place after each other.

Another notable aspect of the DCU films is many of them are DarkerAndEdgier than TV series cartoons. PG-13 ratings for violence are common (several have come close to being rated R before edits) and sensuality is ramped up as well.

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Most of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies have the advantage of having independent continuities, allowing the creative team of each to experiment with new voice actors, art styles, and so forth. This approach has been criticized, particularly if a certain portrayal of a character is popular with viewers, only for it never to be seen again as continuity reboots once more with the next film. But considering again. Considering most of the DCU films are based upon standalone graphic novels and miniseries like ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'' and ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' - which themselves often existed in independent continuities - this is perhaps unavoidable. Starting However, starting with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'', most of the films do take place after each other.

Another notable aspect of the DCU films is many of them are DarkerAndEdgier than TV series the television cartoons. PG-13 ratings for violence are common (several have come close to being rated R before edits) and sensuality is ramped up as well.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' (2016): [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A movie featuring both the Justice League and the Teen Titans]], set after ''Batman: Bad Blood''. After Robin compromises a Justice League mission, he's sent off to improve his people skills as part of a team of young heroes mentored by ComicBook/{{Starfire}} (with help from Nightwing and League member ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}). When his teammate ComicBook/{{Raven}}'s father the demon Trigon possesses the League, it's up to the young heroes to save them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' (2016): [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A movie featuring both the Justice League and the Teen Titans]], set after ''Batman: Bad Blood''.Titans]] and a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBadBlood''. After Robin compromises a Justice League mission, he's sent off to improve his people skills as part of a team of young heroes mentored by ComicBook/{{Starfire}} (with help from Nightwing and League member ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}). When his teammate ComicBook/{{Raven}}'s father the demon Trigon possesses the League, it's up to the young heroes to save them.



* ''Teen Titans: The Judas Contract'': An adaptation of the [[ComicBook/TheJudasContract comic of the same name]], this was originally intended to be among the early films of the line before being shelved for a long time and dusted off as a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans''.

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* ''Teen Titans: The Judas Contract'': An adaptation of the [[ComicBook/TheJudasContract comic of the same name]], this name]]. This was originally intended to be among the early films of the line before being shelved for a long time and time. It's now being dusted off as a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans''.
24th Oct '16 5:52:01 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Batman Vs. Two-Face'': A sequel to ''Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders'', it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Batman vs. ComicBook/TwoFace.
23rd Sep '16 4:19:37 PM Saveelich
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'': A [[MilestoneCelebration 50th anniversary homage]] to the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s series]] starring Creator/AdamWest, with some of its cast reprising their roles, West included.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'': A [[MilestoneCelebration 50th anniversary homage]] to the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s series]] starring Creator/AdamWest, with some of its cast reprising their roles, West included.
23rd Sep '16 4:19:14 PM Saveelich
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'': A [[MilestoneCelebration 50th anniversary homage]] to the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s series]] starring Creator/AdamWest, with some of its cast reprising their roles, West included.



The ''DC Classics Collection'' movies are:

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'': A [[MilestoneCelebration 50th anniversary homage]] to the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s series]] starring Creator/AdamWest, with some of its cast reprising their roles, West included.
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