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Timm Style is a style of animation. Characters are drawn with fairly realistic, though somewhat exaggerated, proportions and small eyes all round (though villains' eyes may still be [[GoodEyesEvilEyes slightly narrower]] than those of the heroes). People are drawn with lots of straight lines rather than curves, which makes them look rather angular. From 1996 forward, male characters, especially those who are meant to be very muscular like Batman or Superman, tended to be drawn with [[TopHeavyGuy large upper body mass while having rather thin legs.]]

This style tends to be used in action series, so characters and clothing will usually be drawn with just a few colours, simple shading and minimal textures to make them easier to animate.

Among the artistic influences Timm has cited for this style are Chester Gould's ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' (look at Batman's jaw!), and Dan [=DeCarlo's=] style of drawing pretty girls in Franchise/ArchieComics as well as his less innocent pin-up style works. AlexToth used a similar style during his days at Creator/HannaBarbera.

This wiki commonly misuses the term {{Animesque}} to refer to these, though there is occasional overlap.

It is named for Creator/BruceTimm, an artist and animator for Creator/DCComics who uses this style. As a result, it's quite common in {{animated adaptation}}s of DC properties, particularly the ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' and occasionally WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies.


* ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'':
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject''
** ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
* Other Creator/DCComics adaptations:
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
** ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
** ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' adapt this style to CGI.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters''
* ''WesternAnimation/GalactikFootball''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Huntik}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheDragon''
* ''WesternAnimation/ZorroGenerationZ''
* ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* ''Anime/TheBigO''
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''
* ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfQuest''
* ''WesternAnimation/NightHood''
* Captain Hero in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is drawn in this style, as part of being a parody of Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and its predecessor ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''.
** And related, being they shared a character designer, ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' features a ''similar'' style, though notably rounder and slightly more detailed then usual.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''
* The comic series ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm''
* The DirectToVideo animated movie ''[[ComicBook/{{Turok}} Turok: Son of Stone]]''
* The ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' movie.
* Internet artist Romil Ilagan applies this style (with Timm's work on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' cited as a specific influence) to ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' at his website, [[http://www.phantoonsoftheopera.com Phantoons of the Opera]].