Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series, is coming back to the Caped Crusader’s universe. Comics Alliance reports Timm will take on Batman in the new DC Nation short Strange Days. It pits Batman against Hugo Strange and a monstrous giant. Strange Days will debut April 9 on Cartoon Network.
The DC Nation shorts have been one of Cartoon Network’s best uses of DC’s vast catalog of characters. We’ve seen Animal Man voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic, DC Super Pets and a baby with all of Superman’s powers. The humorous New Teen Titans shorts were the basis for the series Teen Titans Go!
Timm’s work on Batman: The Animated Series was legendary, winning four Emmys and setting a new standard for animated programming. IGN ranked it as the second best cartoon of all time. Coming after Tim Burton’s darker film take on Batman, the writers and creators got a little more leeway. This series was able to depict guns and portrayed a more serious Batman. It was so well done it influenced the comic books. Characters such as Harley Quinn and detective Renee Montoya first appeared on TV and gained enough popularity to enter the books. Harley especially has evolved into one of the Bat universe’s most beloved characters.
These days, Timm gets to pick which projects he works on. One of them was a short cramming 75 years of Superman history into two minutes to celebrate the release of “Man of Steel”
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