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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE DCAU?(DC ANIMATED UNIVERSE)

The universe is considered to be made up of eight cartoon series, thirteen comics book series, four (possibly five) movies, and two web series.

DEFINITIVE UNIVERSE CANON:

There are eight series that for sure make up the universe (in chronological order):

* Batman: The Animated Series Seasons 1-3 (Season three is sometimes called The Batman and Robin Adventures)

* The New Batman Adventures or Batman Gotham Knights Season 1

* Static Shock Seasons 1-4

* Superman The Animated Series Seasons 1-3

* Justice League Seasons 1-2

* Justice League Unlimited Seasons 1-3 (Or 1-2 according to the DVDs which shipped Seasons 1 and 2 as “Season 1” and 3 as “Season 2”)

* Batman Beyond Season 1-3

* The Zeta Project Season 1-2

Despite fan speculation and some evidence supporting it, the Teen Titans series IS NOT in DCAU continuity according to everyone at the Titan’s studio and Bruce Timm and Co., and unlike other non-canon material, that was forced into continuity by fans, a majority of fans DO NOT want the series in the DCAU.

Comic Books

There are thirteen comics book series that Timm confirmed as NON-CANON but are considered to be in canon by fans:

*The Batman Adventures 1-36

* Batman and Robin Adventures 1-25

* Superman Adventures 1-66

*The Batman Adventures : Lost Years 1-5

* Gotham Adventures 1-60

* Adventures in the DC Universe 1-19

* Batman Beyond (Limited Series) 1-6

* Batman Beyond 1-24

* Gotham Girls 1-5

* Justice League Adventures 1-34

* Batman Adventures 1-17

* Batman : Harley and Ivy 1-3

* Justice League Unlimited 1-48

Movies

There are four movies based on their respective series:

* Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm (Falls somewhere between BTAS seasons 1 and 2)

* Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero (During or after BTAS Season 2)

* Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (During TNBA)

* Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (After BB Season 3)

As of right now it is unknown if Superman Brainiac Attacks is part of the DCAU continuity. It was not originally intended to, but it has almost all the same voices and character designs and it would fit perfectly between the last season of S:TAS and the first season of Justice League.

Also Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths original script was intended to fill the gap between Season 2 and the first Season of Unlimited. The original project never got the green light and it was recycled as independent movie. Still many subtle nod and references are scattered throughout the movie.

Web Shows

Though they featured different voices and designs Gotham Girls and Lobo, two macromedia flash series, are considered canon by fans and non-canon by Bruce Timm, despite massive fan demand they still have not been released in a DVD form.

Feel free reblog this! Oi just to recap! OR PUT IT BLUNTLY ANY ANIMATED SHOW OR MOVIE OUTSIDE OF WHAT LISTED HERE IS NOT DCAU THE UNIVERSE IS CONSIDERED RETIRED TV WISE!

Now right after Our Worlds At War, we have two sorta crossovers. First, there’s Joker’s Last Laugh, which I’m not really going to cover, but I think it might be the point where Joker went from decent antagonist to Villain Sue. Consider: OWAW featured the threats of both Imperiex (okay, Galactus) and an ultra-evolved futuristic Brainiac attacking the Earth at once. The very next crisis event just features Joker doing his thing.

In the Superman tie-in alone… having already managed to turn most of the Earth’s supervillain population into Jokers… the Joker somehow manages to infiltrate the White House and infect Luthor, Mercy, and Hope with his Jokerization, almost resulting in President Lex launching nukes. So the relatively realistic days where he might only try to copyright fish or hold a judge hostage are gone; now he makes Hannibal Lecter look like Archie Andrews. And to say nothing of how unbelievable it is that in Gotham City, the unspeakably broken town with the highly corrupt police force, no one just shoots this guy in the head while he’s in custody, or fakes his suicide or anything else. I guess the Gotham police’s hiring standards are still higher than a given small town in Texas.

Basically, the Joker’s plots need to be scaled down to a level appropriate to fighting an ordinary guy dressed as a bat, or there needs to be some consequence to him constantly killing thousands every time he gets up in the morning. This is not one of those cases where having a TV Trope named after you is a good thing.

Then there’s The Witch And The Warrior, a Wonder Woman storyline in which Circe takes over New York City, turning all over the male superheroes (they’ve been teleported in) into animals and giving all the female supervillains free rein. Thus, Wonder Woman leads all the heroines against her and her forces.

I would’ve liked to see this one be a little longer. It’s essentially three issues long. It technically ties into the Last Laugh stuff, but not really. I guess it’s kinda held back by the fact that there just weren’t that many great villainesses in DC at the time. Like I said, motorcycle for a butt. But despite that, and despite not wanting to see a year-long storyline full of tie-ins like we get nowadays, I think it could’ve benefited from having, say, the Birds of Prey or Supergirl tie in. Maybe just one month where all of DC’s titles would feature the men as animals and the female characters trying to rise to the occasion? It could’ve at least been a miniseries. As is, it’s full of great characters, but most of them show up only for panels. Barda and Knockout get maybe half a page; their rematch in Birds of Prey ran a whole issue. As is, the story mostly focuses on the Wonder characters and Superman, who’s been transformed into a Doomsday hybrid in his angst over OWAW.

Considering Doomsday had already put in appearances both in OWAW and JLL, a nifty idea gets ruined by the fact that this is the third time in months that we’ve seen this ‘special treat’ character headline. By now, he’s about the equivalent of the Borg on Voyager (and if we take Smallville into account, he’s not that far off from showing up as a sexy stud muffin–eat your heart out, Seven of Nine). Also, we’ve seen that Doomsday is sentient now under Loeb’s pen, so I feel like that’s not in keeping with Circe’s ‘beast’ motif. If just plain alien species count, then can she turn everybody into Starfire clones and have a sexy dance party?

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LEGO DC Comic Super Heroes – Brainiac Attack (76040)

This has been worth the wait. While a low resolution image of the box has been around for a while, the official images for this set are way more promising. This might be the best one of the 2015 DC Comics sets and not just because Brainiac is one of the greater villains of featured in this wave. Unfortunately the Martian Manhunter is not exactly the same as the exclusive give-away from a few month ago, so the chase for him will still not come to an end.

Mew Mew Power Promo Commercial
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Mew Mew Power Promo Commercial

Audio from an old Mew Mew Power Commercial. I tried cleaning up the audio the best I could but it came from a low quality source. If you can’t make out what the announcer says, you can read it below.

It’s like this:
There’s these 5 teenage girls and they were, like, leading ordinary lives until they discovered their Mew Mew Power!
Zoey! - Fearless Feline Leader!
Corina! - Debutant of Doom!
Bridget! - Brainiac on the Attack!
Kikki! - Crazy and Cool!
and Renee! - Diva of Danger!
5 girls, with supernatural powers, saving the world with style!
You don’t want to miss an all new Mew Mew Power, next week, only on 4Kids TV!