Some of the greatest comic book stories ever told are brought to life in the DC Universe line of animated original movies. Using the characters and, for the first time, specific storylines from DC Comics – the world’s largest English language publisher of comic books and the home of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – as inspiration, the DC Universe slate of movies reflects the depth and nuance of the best in contemporary comic book stories.
Started in 2007 as a co-production between Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Brs. Home Entertainment, the result of this collaboration is an ambitious step forward, offering movies that will appear to the most dedicated comic readers as well as more casual fans of adventure and heroism. Launched under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, this home video line has seen a host of different stories – adapted and original – brought to life with critical and fan acclaimed. Briefly renamed DC Comics Premiere Movie line in 2012, due to the company–wide rebranding at DC Entertainment, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line remains as committed as ever to delivering high-quality animated films starring the top heroes from the world of DC Comics.
Talent involved include Bruce Timm, Dwayne McDuffie, James Tucker, Alan Burnett, Sam Lui, Lauren Montgomery, Duane Capizzi, Darwyn Cooke, Judd Winnick, Andrea Romano, Jay Oliva, among countless others.
Click on the images below to check out subsites devoted to specific titles from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie / DC Comics Premiere Movie / DC Universe Original Movie line. Also linked below is a section dedicated to the DC Showcase animated shorts, a series of short films included with the feature-length releases, which ran from 2010 – 2011.