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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

More DC Animation!

So, the news that's having me geek out today is the announcement that DC Comics and Warner Brothers are finally going to go nuts making straight-to-video animated movies. And not just Batman and Superman! Finally, all the DC universe will be getting its props in STV animation.

And, to top it all off, each one's going to be shooting for a PG-13 rating!

Bruce Timm, the producer and genius behind Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League is the big boss man of the whole project.

So here's the first batch that DC/WB is producing:

Justice League: New Frontier
Written by Stan Berkowitz (one of the writers of Justice League), and based on the graphic novel DC: the New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
Story and visual consultant: Darwyn Cooke.
What it's about: set in the 1950s, during the fall of DC Comic's Golden Age and the rise of the Silver Age. All told from the POV of Hal Jordan, who becomes Green Lantern by the end.

Superman: Doomsday
Written by Duane Capizzi (Justice League); based on a story by Duane Capizzi and Bruce Timm
What it's about: They're not saying, but with a title like that, I think it's fair to assume it's based on the classic "Death and Rebirth of Superman" storyline.

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
Written by Marv Wolfman (veteran comic writer, including the original Teen Titans: The Judas Contract storyline) and Tom DeSanto (writer and producer of the first two X-Men films...producer of the live-action Transformers)
What's it about: The Teen Titans are betrayed to their greatest enemy by one of their own.
Why does this sound familiar?: The Judas Contract was the inspiration for the season 2 storyarc of the Teen Titans cartoon. So, naturally, this one has me the most curious.

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