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A Guide to: Animated DC Shows (Non-DCAU)

A Guide to: DCAU (DC Animated Universe) Shows

A Guide to: DC Universe Animated Original Movies


Teen Titans (2003-2006)

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Leading the Teen Titans to protect Earth is Robin, formerly Batman’s sidekick. He has no special powers, just a utility belt and his mind to help solve problems. His team members Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy live together in Teen Tower, and each of them has supernatural abilities to fight a new generation of villains.

Total Episodes: 65

This is one of my favorite shows of all time and I’m forever bitter it was cancelled. They are bringing back Young Justice, maybe we can get them to bring back Teen Titans?

Legion of Super-Heroes (2006-2008)

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Sent back in time from the 31st century to protect the United Planets, a team of teenage super heroes accidentally travels too far back. The Legion of Super Heroes enlists teenaged Superman who is unsure of what to do with his future to help them fight evil. Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Bouncing Boy and Timber Wolf face adventurous challenges together while teaching the young Superboy how to be a hero.

Total Episodes: 26

The Batman (2004–2008)

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This animated adventure series of Bruce Wayne — billionaire by day, crime fighter by night — starts as Wayne balances life as a free-wheeling bachelor with his role as the Caped Crusader. He’s joined on occasion by Robin and Batgirl. Black Mask, Killer Moth, the Everywhere Man and a brand-new Clayface join the Joker, Penguin and Riddler in ceaselessly tormenting Gotham City. Can Batman stop them once and for all?

Total Episodes: 65

Krypto the Superdog (2005–2006)

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Krypto was Superman’s pet puppy on Krypton before being sent into space before the planet was destroyed. Upon landing on Earth he is a fully grown dog who has similar abilities to those of Superman. Krypto is adopted by 9-year-old Kevin Whitney, whose family thinks Krypto is an ordinary Labrador retriever. But the canine dons the secret identity “Superdog” when he performs heroic deeds and fights evil. Other than Kevin, the only person who knows Krypto’s secret is bratty cousin Bailey, who lies so often that nobody believes his talk about the dog’s powers.

Total Episodes: 39 episodes

I watched this so much as a kid, and I still know the theme song to this day.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008-2011)

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The caped crusader teams up with several other DC Comics heroes for new adventures based on the comic book series `The Brave and the Bold’.

Total Episodes: 65 Episodes

Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)

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The Man of Steel (Tim Daly) must save Lois Lane (Dana Delany) after Lex Luthor (Powers Boothe) forms an alliance with a powerful foe.

Running Time: 75 minutes

DC Universe Animated Original Movies (2007–present)

A Guide to: DC Universe Animated Original Movies

This was so much that it has its own whole post. There, I gave my (short) thoughts and synopsis of each movie.

Young Justice (2010-2013; 2018)

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Join the teenage superheroes as they save the world as well as deal with normal daily life issues.

Total Episodes: 46 (so far, not including Outsiders)

Season 3 is called Young Justice: Outsiders, will be 26 episodes, coming early 2019 on the DC streaming service.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2012-2013)

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This animated programme that follows the adventures of popular DC Comics character Green Lantern features Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, and partner Kilowog as they find themselves alone on the edge of Guardian Frontier fighting off an invasion by the deadly Red Lantern Corps. The Red Lanterns, powered by pure rage, have sworn to destroy the Green Lantern Corps and everything it stands for. Hal, dispatched on an experimental spacecraft, is soon joined by a new group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Frontier – and the Green Lantern Corps itself.

Total Episodes: 26

Teen Titans Go! (2013-?)

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This follow-up to the popular “Teen Titans” series takes a more comedic look at the superheroes, showing what life is like for the teens when their capes come off. Funny things happen to Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg between saving the world and being regular teens, living together without adult supervision. The teens, in their ordinary lives, deal with the everyday issues of adolescence that include such important things as having staring contests to determine who does the laundry and going on a series of quests to construct the perfect sandwich. But, of course, the heroes still fight crime in Jump City when the need arises. Whatever the situation, they’re always ready for an adventure — inside the house or out of it.

Total Episodes: 213 (so far)

Kind of fun, even though its very very much for younger kids. Not as good as the original, but there are some good episodes (though there are also a lot of bad ones). The Movie looks promising though, and has some great reviews.

Beware the Batman (2013-2014)

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This take on the classic comic book franchise mixes familiar characters with new villains not previously seen in animated form. As usual, Batman tries to rid Gotham City of evil, but he’s not doing it alone. Assisting the Caped Crusader are retired MI-6 operative Alfred Pennyworth, who also serves as the superhero’s butler, and lethal swordswoman Tatsu “Katana” Yamashiro. Among the villains who lead Gotham City’s criminal underworld that Batman and his crew battle are Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.

Total Episodes: 26

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes (2014-present)

I literally cannot find anything about this show online, only the mini-figures. Which probably says everything you need to know.

Justice League Action (2016-present)

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Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead a group of superheroes, the Justice League, into action in this animated series. The heroes must battle enemies that include space invaders and bizarre forces of magic as they try to defend Earth from the supervillains intent on destroying the planet. The heroes are up for any challenge as they embark on thrilling adventures. `Justice League Action’ is part of the popular DC Universe of comic-book characters.

Total Episodes: 52 (so far)

DC Super Hero Girls (2018)

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Will debut sometime late 2018, early 2019. I’m excited, the comics are really fun.


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