DC Animated Movie Universe Timeline

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What’s on the DC Animated Movie Universe Timeline?

The “official” DC Animated Movie Universe timeline consists of the films that started with Justice League: War and continued (with a few exceptions) since. In fact, most of the films on this timeline are not part of the official animated movie universe. However, we love to create our own fan continuities. We don’t like to leave anything out. So this timeline assembles all of the DC Animated Movies into one timeline. There are several continuities on this timeline, and we mark those in the ‘Series’ column. We mark the main continuity as “canon.”

Think about it this way. Think of each of the top films listed on this timeline as separate universes. With Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox an event occurs that merges and resets the timeline. At that point we get the main continuity. Additionally this timeline also includes films that you will find on other timelines, like the Arkham universe.

Where do I start?

Additionally, this timeline should actually provide a decent viewing order for these films. We also recommend watching them by release date. But if you only want to watch the canonical films in  he DC Animated Movie Universe timeline, you should start where the ‘Series’ column specifies films as canon.

#Series:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
1SupermanBuySuperman: DoomsdayFilmBruce Timm2007First to be released.
2SupermanBuySuperman vs. The EliteFilmMichael Chang2012
3SupermanBuySuperman: UnboundFilmJames Tucker2013
4Wonder WomanBuyWonder WomanFilmLauren Montgomery2009
5BatmanBuyBatman: Year OneFilmSam Liu, Lauren Montgomery2011
6BatmanBuyDC Showcase: CatwomanShort FilmLauren Montgomery2011Only DC Showcase short film to follow a specific film (Year One)
7BatmanBuyBatman: Under the Red HoodFilmBrandon Vietti2010
8BatmanBuyThe Dark Knight Returns, Parts 1 & 2FilmJay Oliva2013Takes place in the future.
9Superman/BatmanBuySuperman/Batman: Public EnemiesFilmSam Liu2009
10Superman/BatmanBuySuperman/Batman: ApocalypseFilmLauren Montgomery2010
11Green LanternBuyGreen Lantern: First FlightFilmLauren Montgomery2009
12Green LanternBuyGreen Lantern: Emerald KnightsFilmChristopher Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery2011
13Justice LeagueBuyJustice League: Crisis on Two EarthsFilmSam Liu, Lauren Montgomery2010Based on a storyline originally meant for the DC Animated Universe.
14Justice LeagueBuyJustice League: DoomFilmLauren Montgomery2012
15StandalonesBuyJustice League: The New FrontierFilmDave Bullock2008Not part of any main universe.
16StandalonesBuyDC Showcase Short FilmsShort FilmJoaquim Dos Santos2010
17StandalonesBuyAll-Star SupermanFilmSam Liu2011An alternate version of Superman.
18StandalonesBuyBatman: The Killing JokeFilmSam Liu2016An adaptation of the original comic.
19StandalonesJustice League: Gods and monsters Chronicles (Season 1)WebSam Liu2015An alternate universe. Available online.
20StandalonesBuyJustice League: Gods and MonstersFilmSam Liu2015An alternate universe.
21StandalonesBuyBatman: Gotham KnightFilmToshi Hiruma2008Part of the Nolanverse.
22StandalonesBuyBatman: Assault on ArkhamFilmJay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding2014Part of the Arkham Universe.
23CanonBuyJustice League: The Flashpoint ParadoxFilmJay Oliva2013Where all these timelines are reset and consolidated into one.
24CanonBuyJustice League: WarFilmJay Oliva2014The beginning of the new timeline.
25CanonBuySon of BatmanFilmEthan Spaulding2014
26CanonBuyJustice League: Throne of AtlantisFilmEthan Spaulding2015
27CanonBuyBatman vs. RobinFilmJay Oliva2015
28CanonBuyBatman: Bad BloodFilmJay Oliva2016
29CanonBuyJustice League vs. Teen TitansFilmSam Liu2016
30CanonJustice League DarkFilmJay Oliva2016
31CanonTeen Titans: The Judas ContractFilmN/A2017
32CanonBatman and Harley QuinnFilmN/A2017

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