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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' (2017) [[note]]Released as part of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies, though Bruce Timm claims this to be in the DCAU continuity.[[/note]]



** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' (2019)

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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' (2019)



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' was also personally overseen by Timm and uses virtually the same character designs introduced in ''The New Batman Adventures'' period, although the tone of the film is much more adult. Timm himself has said that for all intents it ''is'' a part of the DCAU.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' was also personally overseen by Timm and uses virtually the same character designs introduced in ''The New Batman Adventures'' period, although the tone of the film is much more adult. adult.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' While it's canonicity to the DCAU appears to be open-ended, Bruce
Timm himself has said that for all intents considers it ''is'' a part of the DCAU.
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* BackportedDevelopment: ''JLU'' drew into a close as just ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' was wrapping up. However, when both ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' both revisited this universe, they brought over elements from stuff that came after ''IC'' (incljuding the "One Year Later" TimeSkip) and the ComicBook/New52, the former film featuring A.R.G.U.S. (a government agency that debuted during the New 52) and the latter film not only featuring A.R.G.U.S. making a return appearance, but both Miss Martian (a Teen Titans that was a part of "One Year Later") and Jessica Cruz (who debuted as a part of ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''[='=]s aftermath) as main characters.


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* ContinuitySnarl: The ''Superman & Batman Magazine'' and ''Adventures of the DC Universe'' comics are supposedly canon to ''Batman: The Animated Series'' and ''Superman: The Animated Series'', but there are a number of continuity issues, usually resulting from the comics making a call on something that hadn't appeared in the TV series yet, and the TV series subsequently deciding to go a different direction. Even those two comics are apparently incompatible with each other, as ''Superman & Batman Magazine'' was published before Superman got his own series and ''Adventures of the DCU'' was published after.
** Issue #5 of ''Superman & Batman Magazine'' features Katar Hol as he appeared in the post-''Hawkworld'' comics, even having the same backstory. His profile in that same issue even acknowledge her partner being Shayera Thal, Hawkwoman. This is before Hawkgirl appeared in ''Justice League'', Shayera ''Hol'' is her birth name, she was engaged to Hro Talak (anagram of Katar Hol[[note]]though he was originally intended to be Katar Hol[[/note]]) and that it's revealed all Thanagarians are born with feathery wings. The Hawkman that ''does'' appear in ''Justice League Unlimited'' is a human named Carter Hall who believes he's a reincarnation of a Thanagarian named Katar Hol who arrived in ancient Egypt.
** The Justice League was formed in ''Adventures of the DC Universe'' before ''Justice League'' premiered. Ironically, Katar Hol's arrival to Earth would have coincide with Shayera Hol's.
** Kyle Rayner and Aquaman appeared in ''Adventures of the DC Universe'' before their debut in ''Superman: The Animated Series''. Rayner was in the same costume he wore in the comics, while Aquaman was in his 90's long-haired barbarian look which he ends having in ''Justice League'' while he initially had his classic look with short hair and orange shirt.


** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' (2019) [[note]]Released as part of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies,

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**''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' (2019) [[note]]Released as part of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies,


** Type 5: [[spoiler: Amazo]] in ''JLU'' [[note]] was easily capable of teleporting a planet out of its way [[/note]], possibly Darkseid and Superman at full power, Metron.

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** Type 5: [[spoiler: Amazo]] in ''JLU'' [[note]] was easily capable of teleporting a planet out of its way [[/note]], possibly Darkseid and Superman at full power, Metron.Metron, Mxyzptlk.


** In ''Batman: The Animated Series'', Batman began as being on the whole quite humanistic, friendly, and willing to crack some quips despite being a serious detective in addition to sharing smiles and bonding with both Alfred and Robin (Dick Grayson) and being a BigBrotherMentor to the latter. By the time of ''The New Batman Adventures'', he has become DrillSergeantNasty to the Bat-Family (particularly to Batgirl and Tim Drake) and very standoffish and rude (as in the case of his first meeting with Superman) in addition to becoming a more colder and driven hero.
** In ''Superman The Animated Series'', Superman began as a smart, affable, somewhat smug superhero who was more or less confident and happy in both his civilian and superhero identity. However, the events that occur over the course of the series (such as the invasion of Apokolips by Darkseid, Dan Turpin's death, and Supermanís brainwashing by Darkseid) cause Superman to lose his naiveté, his idealism, and even his reputation, which leads to him becoming a little more cautious, jaded, irritable, and even paranoid by the time of ''Justice League''. His HotBlooded nature even makes him a target for {{Gaslighting}} by Luthor and Cadmus and his hatred for Darkseid nearly led him to [[spoiler:kill himself on Brainiac's asteroid before Batman comes and teleports both of them away]].

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** In ''Batman: The Animated Series'', Batman began as being on the whole quite humanistic, friendly, and willing to crack some quips despite being a serious detective in addition to sharing smiles and bonding with both Alfred and Robin (Dick Grayson) and being a BigBrotherMentor to the latter. By the time of ''The New Batman Adventures'', he has become DrillSergeantNasty to the Bat-Family (particularly to Batgirl and Tim Drake) and very standoffish and rude (as in the case of his first meeting with Superman) in addition to becoming a more colder and more driven hero.
** In ''Superman ''Superman: The Animated Series'', Superman began as a smart, affable, somewhat smug superhero who was more or less confident and happy in both his civilian and superhero identity. However, the events that occur over the course of the series (such as the invasion of Apokolips by Darkseid, Dan Turpin's death, and Supermanís brainwashing by Darkseid) cause Superman to lose his naiveté, his idealism, and even his reputation, which leads to him becoming a little more cautious, jaded, irritable, and even paranoid by the time of ''Justice League''. His HotBlooded nature even makes him a target for {{Gaslighting}} by Luthor and Cadmus and his hatred for Darkseid nearly led him to [[spoiler:kill himself on Brainiac's asteroid before Batman comes and teleports both of them away]].


* CanonWelding: The showrunners initially maintained that the shows should be seen as standalones, they specifically said that they weren't sure whether ''Batman Beyond'' was the actual future of DCAU (always saying it was a "possible future") or how ''Static Shock'' fit in. It's only towards the final seasons of JLU that they actually welded all of the shows into one continuity together, with ''Epilogue'' merging elements and pieces from different eras and cementing ''Batman Beyond'' and ''Return of the Joker'' as the actual conclusion and future state of the DCAU.

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* CanonWelding: The showrunners initially maintained that the shows should be seen as standalones, they specifically said that they weren't sure whether ''Batman Beyond'' was the actual future of DCAU the ''DCAU'' (always saying it was a "possible future") or how ''Static Shock'' fit in. It's only towards the final seasons of JLU ''Justice League Unlimited'' that they actually welded all of the shows into one continuity together, with ''Epilogue'' "Epilogue" merging elements and pieces from different eras and cementing ''Batman Beyond'' and ''Return of the Joker'' as the actual conclusion and future state of the DCAU.''DCAU''.


* CanonWielding: The showrunners initially maintained that the shows should be seen as standalones, they specifically said that they weren't sure whether ''Batman Beyond'' was the actual future of DCAU (always saying it was a "possible future") or how ''Static Shock'' fit in. It's only towards the final seasons of JLU that they actually welded all of the shows into one continuity together, with ''Epilogue'' merging elements and pieces from different eras and cementing ''Batman Beyond'' and ''Return of the Joker'' as the actual conclusion and future state of the DCAU.

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* CanonWielding: CanonWelding: The showrunners initially maintained that the shows should be seen as standalones, they specifically said that they weren't sure whether ''Batman Beyond'' was the actual future of DCAU (always saying it was a "possible future") or how ''Static Shock'' fit in. It's only towards the final seasons of JLU that they actually welded all of the shows into one continuity together, with ''Epilogue'' merging elements and pieces from different eras and cementing ''Batman Beyond'' and ''Return of the Joker'' as the actual conclusion and future state of the DCAU.

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* CanonWielding: The showrunners initially maintained that the shows should be seen as standalones, they specifically said that they weren't sure whether ''Batman Beyond'' was the actual future of DCAU (always saying it was a "possible future") or how ''Static Shock'' fit in. It's only towards the final seasons of JLU that they actually welded all of the shows into one continuity together, with ''Epilogue'' merging elements and pieces from different eras and cementing ''Batman Beyond'' and ''Return of the Joker'' as the actual conclusion and future state of the DCAU.


The ''DC Animated Universe'' (''DCAU'' for short; also referred to as the "Timmverse" by fans) is a group of animated series based on Creator/DCComics characters and, unlike [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated other DC adaptations]], all sharing the same continuity.

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The ''DC Animated Universe'' (''DCAU'' for short; also referred to as the "Timmverse" by fans) is a group of animated series adaptations based on Creator/DCComics characters and, unlike [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated other DC adaptations]], all sharing the same continuity.


The DC Animated Universe ("DCAU" for short; also referred to as the "Timmverse" by fans) is a group of animated series based on Creator/DCComics characters and, unlike [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated other DC adaptations]], all sharing the same continuity.

''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 Creator/FoxKids 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|1966}}'' or the ultra dark Creator/MichaelKeaton ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'', 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 Creator/KidsWB 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'' for the Kids WB, which in practice was more of a {{revival}} and featured a massive art redesign to match up with ''STAS''.

The inevitable crossover occurred with ''World's Finest'', which teamed Batman and Superman against the Joker and 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 divisive 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 Creator/CartoonNetwork made an order for the production to create ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' in 2001. This new show introduced 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 series to include dozens of characters never before seen in the DCAU: ''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 DC ''DC Animated Universe ("DCAU" Universe'' (''DCAU'' for short; also referred to as the "Timmverse" by fans) is a group of animated series based on Creator/DCComics characters and, unlike [[WesternAnimation/DCComicsAnimated other DC adaptations]], all sharing the same continuity.

''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 Creator/FoxKids 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|1966}}'' or the ultra dark Creator/MichaelKeaton ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'', 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 Creator/KidsWB network, featuring a similar but more streamlined art style. When the license to ''BTAS'' ''Batman: TAS'' on Fox Kids expired, they went on to make a SequelSeries an ArtShiftedSequel called ''The New Batman Adventures'' for the Kids WB, which in practice was more of a {{revival}} and featured a massive art redesign to match up with ''STAS''.''Superman: TAS''.

The inevitable crossover occurred with ''World's Finest'', "World's Finest", which teamed Batman and Superman against the Joker and 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 divisive for its premise as a teenage Batman in the future mentored by an elderly Bruce Wayne, ''Beyond'' ''Batman 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 Creator/CartoonNetwork made an order for the production to create ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' in 2001. This new show introduced 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 focusing on seven core members of the league, Justice League, the production staff made a massive ReTool for the series to include dozens of characters never before seen in the DCAU: ''DCAU'': ''Justice League Unlimited''. After another couple of seasons, reaching the absolute height of ambition to showcase the entire DC Comics roster, the DCAU ''DCAU'' officially ended in 2006.

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