The World’s Finest has confirmed that the future of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is currently safe and sound despite the just-announced shuttering of the Warner Premiere direct-to-DVD feature line from Warner Home Video. Recent reports reveal that Warner Bros. studio has shut down the direct-to-video label Warner Premiere, due to a downturn in the home video market, with any currently in-production titles and projects being wrapped up before the brand disappears.
When initial details of the Warner Premiere closure hit, multiple reports were issued stating the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line – released under the Warner Premiere banner – would also come to an end. Representatives for the studio have since confirmed that is not the case. Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video will continue to both produce and release animated films, including not just titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, but for other popular brands including Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, and more.
A representative for Warner Home Video tells The World’s Finest that the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is still in full swing and “going strong.” Upcoming confirmed titles under the acclaimed direct-to-video banner include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two. Justice League: Flashpoint and an animated film based on the Action Comics story “Superman: Brainiac” are also currently in the works, though unconfirmed with titles subject to change, with even further titles in various stages of production.
To reiterate, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line will continue for the foreseeable future, with assorted projects in various stages of completion. Essentially, the closure of Warner Premiere will not effect the line in any way. Details for the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One – can be found right here at The World’s Finest.
Coverage on past titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates here soon.
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