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Harley Quinn: DC's Leading Lady Debuted 30 Years Ago Today
I pitched it to Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, and Bruce was like, 'That sounds like fun.' So I wrote the script, and Bruce did the design of her in the classic jester outfit, and everything just clicked." Harley Quinn would make her first comics appearance in Batman Adventures #12 a year later and would enter DC[...]
Batman: The Animated Series- The Show That Changed Everything Turns 30
 Bruce Timm and co didn't just create a great Batman cartoon; they created the gold standard for Batman. The entirety of Batman: The Animated Series is available to stream on HBO Max. If you were a kid (or kid at heart) lucky enough to have been hunkered down on the best seat in your living room on[...]
We're Long Overdue For A New Superman Animated Series
 And yet, not many people got to as it only lasted 13 episodes and was quickly canceled. There wasn't an animated version of Superman again until 1996, when hot on the heels of their megahit Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm and his team created an animated Superman show for the new WB Network[...]
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 Series creator Bruce Timm explained that it was a strenuous process to get the voice he was looking for and it required a lot of work between him and Ansara. "He was acting too much It was really frustrating for him He had never done cartoons before and an actor's first natural instinct is to act[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Rewind Review: The Cat and The Claw Part 2
 This resulted in a product that series creator Bruce Timm was very unhappy with, as he deemed the animation in the episodes to be inadequate and not up to his lofty standards. So if you'll recall in Part I, the plot revolves around Catwoman trying to stop a corporation named Multigon from building atop a mountain lion sanctuary[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Rewind Review: S01E07 Joker's Favor
 One of the series' greatest legacies is creating such a big character and it all started here. Harley Quinn, as drawn by Bruce Timm. The character was created by writer Paul Dini, who spoke about how he took the simple idea of the Joker having a female sidekick and fleshed it out into what would become one of[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Rewind Review: S01E06 It's Never Too Late
To me, this is the epitome of how Batman should be portrayed." Series creator Bruce Timm was also a fan of the episode and said "It's a real witty script and Boyd Kirkland did a great job directing it His storyboards were staged brilliantly There's this one great shot on the storyboard You're looking at a church[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Rewind Review: S01E04 Feat of Clay Part 2
 The episode was animated by a studio named Tokyo Movie Shinsha, who ironically, completely disregarded the coloring instructions they were given by the show's creators and instead created their own palette of earthy browns and reds. Seeing the results though, series creator Bruce Timm loved it and wasn't upset about the rejection of what they were directed to[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Rewind Review Looks At S01E04 Feat of Clay
 It's never been stated by Bruce Timm or anyone that this was a direct homage, but Timm and other B: TAS creators have often cited The Outer Limits as inspiration for other episodes, so I can assume that was the case here too. Hagen's friend tries to argue with him that the cream he's using is definitely harmful to[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Rewind Review: S01E03 "Heart of Ice"
Freeze until the 1966 Batman TV series when the show made the name change that stuck while maintaining his overall goofy presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b3y8idVN4Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Dynamic Duo's Most Chilling Cliff-Hanger! – Batman – 1966 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b3y8idVN4) B: TAS creator Bruce Timm wanted to take the character in a new direction and came up[...]
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 The episode's title is believed to be inspired by a line from Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian, which reads, "in the night bats came from some nether part of the world to stand on leather wings like dark satanic hummingbirds and feed at the mouths of those flowers." So why did they want to launch a new animated[...]
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Back in May 2021, animation fans learned that Bruce Timm, J.J Abrams, and Matt Reeves (The Batman) were teaming with HBO Max and Cartoon Network to expand Batman's animated universe with the new series Batman: Caped Crusader Executive produced by showrunner Timm, as well as Abrams and Reeves, co-executive produced by James Tucker, and produced[...]
Batman: The Animated Series At 30 - The Cat And The Claw Part 1
wanted to fully capitalize on the new "Bat-Mania" and the decision was made to create a new animated program for Batman to reinforce his standing as a merchandising juggernaut with kids. From the studio's own Tiny Toon Adventures, animator and producer Bruce Timm was granted the opportunity to pitch his vision for what a new Batman cartoon would/should[...]
Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy Hug It Out In Bruce Timm Art On Auction
Fans cannot get enough of the pair, and Batman: The Animated Series creator Bruce Timm has been right there teasing it for years now Up for auction at Heritage Auctions, today is a beautiful sketch by the artist featuring Harley Quinn hugging Poison Ivy from behind in a cute pose Currently sitting at $975, this[...]
Todd McFarlame, Donald Mustard and JJ Abrams at DC Fandome
They've got Scott Snyder, but no mention of Josh Williamson, Tom King, James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez, Sean Gordon Murphy or Greg Capullo this time around… they just make the place look untidy after all. Fewer Comic Creators, More TV/Film/Gaming/Toy Stars At DC Fandome So here's the full list: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, JJ Abrams, Steve Agee, Melissa Benoist,[...]
The 47 Comics Creators Thanked In The Suicide Squad - And Those Not
Any ideas? Jeph Loeb – Co-creator of modern Calendar Man. Al Milgrom – co-creator of the second Thinker Frank Miller – creator of Corto Maltese Sheldon Moldoff – co-creator of Polka-Dot Man and Calendar Man. Jimmy Palmiotti – developer of the current version of Harley Quinn Tim Sale – Co-creator of modern Calendar Man. Mike Sekowsky – co-creator of Javelin, co-creator of Starro The Conqueror. Gail[...]
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Bruce Timm, J.J Abrams, and Matt Reeves (The Batman) are teaming up with HBO Max and Cartoon Network to expand Batman's animated universe with the new series Batman: Caped Crusader Executive produced by Timm, Abrams, and Reeves, and produced by Warner Bros Animation (WBA), Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho, the series will be[...]
Mike Mignola, Travis Charest, Bruce Timm Lunchbox Sketches At Auction
Not only will you get comic book creators and autographs, but something to keep your lunch in as well.   Neal Adams, Mike Mignola, and others – Lunchbox Sketches Original Art (2006) What is more novel than to take a lunchbox to San Diego Comic Con to be signed and sketched on by comic artists and pop[...]
Hero Trade, TMNT Playmates and Bruce Timm in Give Comics Hope Auction
This is a relative steal at $750. Naughty and Nice Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Signed HC A rare hardcover to find, even rarer signed,  limited to 1000 copies Currently at just over $500. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1988 Set of 7 Playmates AF  Thirty years and change, these have been waiting for you… currently at[...]
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five - Exclusive Trailer Debut
Many of the original voice actors from the Bruce Timm-era are also back. The more elegant Fleisher-esque look of the characters are a welcome relief from the stiff, uglier faces of the current more grim and serious animated movies It feels like another episode of the original much-missed show. The movie also continues DC's current soft re-launch[...]
Harley Quinn's 'Birds of Prey' Necklace Says What Now?!
Pictures official Twitter, btw), you can see the bone charm pretty clearly. Zooming in, you can even read the name engraved there, which just HAPPENS to be… BRUCE?! This could be for one of two reasons: maybe, because Batman saved Harley in Suicide Squad from the sinking car, and SOMEHOW she ascertained his identity, it's in thanks? The other[...]
Promoting the Shiny, New Batman: The Animated Series Blu-Ray Set at NYCC
To promote the set, Warner Brothers sent legendary producers Bruce Timm and Eric Rudomski and actors Diane Pershing (Poison Ivy), Loren Lester (Robin/Nightwing), Tara Strong (Batgirl), and the Batman himself Kevin Conroy   First of all, the remastering looks great We saw a few clips, split screen between original and remastered and the remastered is really[...]
Paul Dini on His Favorite Version of Harley Quinn and More from SDCC 2018
Along with Bruce Timm, Dini created and introduced the zany and unpredictable anti-hero Harley Quinn Since she first appeared in the Joker's Favor episode, she has been a mainstay and has had a place in all Batman media since Dini joins us to discuss his love for the property and and why the show[...]
Batman Beyond #18 cover by Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo
It started off as him being a rookie, but it has developed into his "thing." This series has struggled to give him much more than that, but he's still a likable lead. Batman Beyond #18 art by Phil Hester, Ande Parks, and Michael Spicer Phil Hester's artwork has a gritty styling pleasingly similar in some ways to[...]
Batman: The Animated Series Joker and Harley Quinn Statues Coming From Kotobukiya
The series enjoyed widespread acclaim thanks to the dynamic animation by Bruce Timm, its Noir inspired aesthetics, and its darker tone that appealed to adult audiences Inspired by the character design from Batman the Animated Series, Batman's infamous nemesis Joker is finally joining Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ line! Joker's regal posing is befitting of the Clown Prince of[...]