DC Animated Movie Universe Timeline

DC may not have had 100% success with their live-action film universe, but they’ve seen resounding success with their DC animated movie universe. Take a look!

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.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Standalones

Short Film

Joe R. Lansdale

2010-07-27

2

Superman

Film

Duane Capizzi

2007-09-18

First to be released.

3

Superman

Film

Joe Kelly

2012-06-12

4

Superman

Film

Bob Goodman

2013-05-07

5

Wonder Woman

Film

Gail Simone
Michael Jelenic

2009-03-03

6

Batman

Film

Tab Murphy

2011-10-18

7

Batman

Short Film

Paul Dini

2011-10-18

Only DC Showcase short film to follow a specific film (Year One)

8

Batman

Film

Judd Winick

2010-07-27

9

Batman

Film

Jim Krieg

2018-01-23

10

Batman

Film

Bob Goodman

2012-09-25

Takes place in the future.

11

Batman

Film

Bob Goodman

2013-01-29

12

Superman/Batman

Film

Stan Berkowitz

2009-09-29

13

Superman/Batman

Film

Tab Murphy

2010-09-28

14

Green Lantern

Film

Alan Burnett
Michael Allen

2009-07-28

15

Green Lantern

Film

Alan Burnett
Dave Gibbons
Eddie Berganza
Geoff Johns
Marc Guggenheim
Michael Green
Peter Tomasi
Todd Casey

2011-06-07

16

Justice League

Film

Dwayne McDuffie

2010-02-23

Based on a storyline originally meant for the DC Animated Universe.

17

Justice League

Film

Dwayne McDuffie

2012-02-28

18

Standalones

Film

Darwyn Cooke
Stan Berkowitz

2008-02-26

Not part of any main universe.

19

Standalones

Short Film

Steve Niles

2010-02-23

20

Standalones

Short Film

Greg Weisman

2010-09-28

21

Standalones

Short Film

Michael Jelenic

2010-11-09

22

Standalones

Film

Dwayne McDuffie

2011-02-22

An alternate version of Superman.

23

Standalones

Film

Brian Azzarello

2016-07-22

An adaptation of the original comic.

24

Standalones

Web

Alan Burnett
Bruce Timm
Sam Liu

2015-06-12

An alternate universe. Available online.

25

Standalones

Film

Alan Burnett

2015-07-21

An alternate universe.

26

Canon

Film

Jim Krieg

2013-07-30

Where all these timelines are reset and consolidated into one.

27

Canon

Film

Heath Corson

2014-01-21

The beginning of the new timeline.

28

Canon

Film

Joe R. Lansdale

2014-04-22

29

Canon

Film

Heath Corson

2015-01-13

30

Canon

Film

J.M. DeMatteis

2015-04-07

31

Canon

Film

J.M. DeMatteis

2016-01-20

32

Canon

Film

Alan Burnett
Bryan Q. Miller

2016-03-26

33

Canon

Film

Ernie Altbacker

2017-01-24

34

Canon

Web

J.M. DeMatteis

2018-03-24

35

Canon

Film

Ernie Altbacker

2017-04-18

36

Canon

Film

Alan Burnett

2018-03-27

37

Canon

Film

Peter J. Tomasi

2018-07-24

Comments
  1. gtmaru

    Hello.

    The current timeline seems to be a bit backward.

    Batman, Ninja, etc. is missing. Please check it out.

    Thank you.

  2. Todd

    Update this

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