DC Universe Animated Original Movies
About DC Universe
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 story lines from DC Comics - the world's largest English language publisher of comic books and the home of Superman, Batman and Wonder Women - as inspiration, the DC Universe slate of movies reflects the depth and nuance of the best in contemporary comic-book stories.
Beginning with Superman Doomsday (inspired by the best-selling "The Death of Superman" comic-book saga) followed by Justice League: The New Frontier (based on Darwyn Cooke's "DC: The New Frontier"), the result of this collaboration is an ambitious step forward, offering movies that will appeal to older to the most dedicated comic readers as well as more casual fans of adventure and heroism.
"We are working closely with WHV and WBA to insure that the films honor the legacy of our great heroes. And we are lucky to have Marv Wolfman and Darwyn Cooke, two of the writers who created the source material for the films, involved in the project," said DC Comics President & Publisher Paul Levitz. "The creators bring a passion for the material and a level of creative ambition that will resonate with both DC Comics' fans who treasure the original stories and adults who love adventure, heroics and top-notch animation."
"We are thrilled to announce this unprecedented venture with DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation," said Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video. "This initiative is a testament to our commitment to bringing fans new and innovative content created by the most revered names in the comic industry." "As producers of the finest animation in the action/adventure genre, we are very excited about bringing the iconic DC Comics characters to an ever broader audience through this series of films," said Sander Schwartz, President, Warner Bros. Animation. "We've teamed with the greatest authors, artists, producers and directors working in comic book publishing and animation to bring great pictures to life for the current generation of fans and for many generations to come."