The DC Animated Universe is one of the greatest representations of the DC Universe in any medium. It began with the game-changing Batman: The Animated Series and officially came to a close with Justice League Unlimited. There have been plenty of good DC animated shows since then (Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Teen Titans are standouts), but nothing that’s been quite on the same level as the original DCAU. Today’s news might change that.
Cartoon Network has announced Justice League Action, a brand new cartoon that will be comprised of 11-minute episodes. The show will bring back a couple of voice actors that are familiar with the DCAU; Kevin Conroy will voice Batman and Mark Hamill has been confirmed to return as the Joker. Other notable voices include James Woods as Lex Luthor and Diedrich Bader (Batman from Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Booster Gold. Alan Burnett (Batman: the Animated Series) and Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond) will be serving as producers.
Warner Bros. has always been incredibly supportive with their animated projects, so expect Justice League Action to have a great pedigree. It will be interesting to see the adventures of the Justice League presented in a quarter-hour format, an episode length that has gained immense popularity in the last few years. The return of Conroy and Hamill — the definitive Batman and Joker to a certain generation — is reason enough to keep a close eye on this. There’s no official release date yet, but we here at Fandom will definitely be putting this on our calendar. Expect a lot more of these kinds of shows as Warner Bros. prepares to unleash its cinematic universe over the next few years, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in just a little over a month.
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