I love the DC Animated films and am always glad when news and new trailers come out. Their movies do such a great job for the most part and the films are quite entertaining. At New York Comic Con 2011 DC showed off the new trailer for the upcoming animated film, Justice League Doom. Check out the trailer at the bottom of this post. Also just out this week, Batman: Year One, which i loved as well. So, today I thought I'd take a break from the action figure reviews and go through some of my favorite DC animated fims in the form of a Top 10 list. If you're a DC fan, these animated films are a must see. Marvel may have the jump on DC when it comes to the big budget live action flicks, but DC is certainly holding its own in the animated movie department. If you haven't seen them, go out and get yourself a copy as they are better then A LOT of the live action superhero movies that have been released in recent years.
Now, lets go over some honorable mentions. These films were not my favorites, however a lot of DC fans enjoyed these movies and just because they weren't my favorite, doesn't mean they should be overlooked.
A lot of DC fans felt that Justice League - The New Frontier was a great film and would probably rank it in their Top 5. It is based on Darwyn Cooke's 2003-2004 graphic novel "DC: The New Frontier" and features all the major Justice League characters.
All-Star Superman was released earlier this year (2011) and is based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's 2005-2008 comic book "All-Star Superman". Again, a lot of fans hold this film in high regards but I myself, was not a fan of the animation in this one.
Superman/Shazam - Return of Black Adam is a DVD made up of a bunch of short films. In addition to the Black Adam Story, also included are short films on Green Arrow, Jonah Hex and The Spectre. By far, the best short film on this DVD is The Return of Black Adam. A lot of action squeezed into a short story. I wish they would've hammered out a full length film on this one. Black Adam kicks some ass! Green Arrow was probably the next best story. Worth a watch if you can get it cheap.
Okay, on to my TOP 10 DC Animated Films:
#10. Superman: Doomsday
First off, Tim Daley IS the voice of Superman, and without a doubt, Kevin Conroy is the best Batman voice ever!! When you get them both in the same movie, you know its gonna be good. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is based on the "The World's Finest" comic series where Lex Luthor is President and puts a bounty on Superman's head. So of course, you have a ton of villains looking to collect. Look for appearances from Captain Atom, Metallo, Black Lightning, Powergirl, Shazam, Hawkman, Gorilla Grodd, Toyman and many more in this one.
An origin story based on Frank Miller's Year One comic book, this story looks at Bruce Wayne's transformation beginnings as Batman but even more so, tells Commissioner Gordon's start in Gotham. Also included in the DVD is a 15 minute short flick on Catwoman. Very Impressed with this one.