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News on the DC Nation, a block on Cartoon Network. In most cases a link will accompany each headline back to the original article.

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DC Nation News

  • March 23, 2011: Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network have teamed up to create DC Nation, a multi-platform block of exclusive branded original content. It is set for 2012, when Cartoon Network becomes the exclusive home for original DC animation properties. DC Nation will serve as an on-air and online programming block that includes: event programming, interstitials, exclusive behind the scenes of theatrical production, and an insider look into the world of all things DC. Turner Article
  • March 23, 2011: Warner Bros. Animation will be diving deeper into the DC Universe with characters you'd never expect to be animated. TV Guide Article
  • April 1, 2011: DC Nation will be a one hour block. CBR Article
  • July 1, 2011: DC Nation is tentatively set to launch in March 2012. s8 Tweet
  • September 2, 2011: Jason Marsden just recorded for DC Nation shorts. Jason Marsden Tweet
  • September 24, 2011: Interview with Sam Register mentions a new series of shorts included in the DC Nation block. Variety Article
  • October 4, 2011: Sam Register reveals the shorts being made: Aardman Animation making new claymation Batman shorts, Plastic Man animated shorts, Lauren Faust is making Super Best Friends Forever featuring Wonder Girl, Batgirl, and Supergirl, and Doom Patrol. WF Article
  • October 4, 2011: Sam Register reveals the shorts will be one minute to one minute and a half in length and the interstitials will be live action news segments. MIP Jr 2011 Video 30:54 mark
  • November 14, 2011: Video of DC Nation commerical aired on Cartoon Network on November 11, 2011. The Source entry
  • November 15, 2011: Ben Jones reveals he is working on a series of shorts for DC Nation. WF Interview
  • February 3, 2012: DC Nation starts on March 3rd. Ask Greg
  • February 10, 2012: Official press release for DC Nation premiere. New stills for Super Best Friends Forever, Plastic Man, and Teen Titans. Wonder Woman will appear. Doom Patrol confirmed. WF Article
  • February 20, 2012: Peter Girardi, senior VP at Warner Bros. Animation, is coordinating the block. Black Lightning, Dr. Fate, and Vibe will be featured in DC Nation. Super Best Friends Forever has action but more focused on comedy and how much fun it is to be a hero. In one episode, Supergirl and Batgirl convince Wonder Girl to take the Invisible Jet out on a joyride. First look at Batgirl and Wonder Girl. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • February 24, 2012: At WonderCon, on March 17th, at 4:00 pm, there will be a DC Nation signing at DC Entertainment Booth #501. Following will be a special video presentation and panel. Exclusive video content of sneak peeks from the DC Nation block will be shown. The panel will be headlined by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti for Young Justice, Jim Krieg and Giancarlo Volpe for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and Lauren Faust and Ben Jones for DC Nation. Superhero Hype Article
  • March 7, 2012: Three new images of "DC's World's Funnest," "Baby Superman," and "New Teen Titans." DC Comics Blog Entry
  • March 12, 2012: DC Comics will sell an official magazine for DC Nation on May 30th. It will feature three comics stories and behind the scenes sneak-peeks at upcoming animation. The front cover adverties a sneak-peek at Plastic Man, posters, exclusive images, and hero and villain line-ups. WF Article
  • March 17, 2012: WonderCon video presentation shows Animal Man and Captain Cold fighting, the Doom Patrol, and DC's World's Funnest. For the second season of DC Nation, a Starro the Conqueror short has been pitched and more of DC's World's Funnest. Ben Jones worked on Doom Patrol. Newsarama Article
  • March 18, 2012: There will be more weapon testing interstitials including gadgets from Batman, Robin, and Cyborg. There will be Atom shorts. Youtube - WonderCon DC Nation Panel
  • March 21, 2012: New image released for Doom Patrol and Animal Man shorts. DC Comics Blog Entry
  • March 22, 2012: Clips for Plastic Man and DC's World's Funnest. WF Article
  • March 23, 2012: Tom Peyer worked on Doom Patrol. The Atom shorts are based on the "Sword of the Atom" mini-series. Both will be solemn in tone. IGN Article
  • March 27, 2012: Partial schedule for April 7th-28th revealed. WF Article
  • April 2, 2012: Ben Jones reveals Brianne Drouhard worked on the Superman of Tokyo shorts and there will be Catwoman shorts being done in China by a studio called Wolf Smoke, that has a modern anime style. Catwoman will be in a new costume designed by them. Buzz Focus Interview
  • April 5, 2012: Clips for Super Best Friends Forever and Animal Man each and three images released. WF Article
  • April 20, 2012: New clips for Plastic Man and New Teen Titans. WF Article
  • April 25, 2012: Bill Dunn is working on a project with James Tucker. Bill Dunn Blog
  • May 2, 2012: The DC Nation Super Spectacular 64 page magazine will release on May 30th, 2012 for $4.99. The magazine will include exclusive versions of content such as special versions of DC Nation Secret Files and DC Nation Sneak Peek. WF Article
  • May 3, 2012: New clip for Animal Man's "Beach" and one image released. WF Article
  • May 25, 2012: One new clip each for Super Best Friend Forever's "Name Game" and Sword of the Atom and one images released each. WF Article
  • June 7, 2012: SDCC 2012's DC Nation panel will be on Sunday, July 15th in Room 6BCF. WB Comic Con
  • June 21, 2012: SDCC 2012's DC Nation panel will include footage of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and highlight Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • June 22, 2012: SDCC 2012's DC Nation panel will include footage of Young Justice. The panel will include Glen Murakami, Mitch Watson, Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, and Jeff Prezenkowski, director of series and shorts at Warner Bros. Animation. WF Article
  • June 29, 2012: Pitched DC Nation test ID animations. Jonathan Winbush @ Vimeo
  • June 29, 2012: Pitched DC Nation test ID storyboards. Jonathan Winbush @ Behance
  • July 15, 2012: San Diego Comic Con 2012 previews shows footage of Amethyst, Thunder & Lightning, Justice League Animals, Shade, Doom Patrol, and Bat Man of Shanghai. Amethyst seen fighting Dark Opal. In Doom Patrol, the Chief seen, Robotman nails Monsieur Mallah, and Elastigirl lands on a giant robot. In Thunder & Lightning, Black Lightning takes on several villains like Captain Cold and Killer Frost. First look at Bat Man and powered up Bane in Bat Man of Shanghai. SDCC 2012 Preview
  • September 28, 2012: New trailer shows new footage of New Teen Titans (trick or treating complete with DC easter eggs and of Larry), DC's World's Funnest, and Shade the Changing Man. DC Nation Video 0:41-1:21
  • October 13, 2012: New episodes of Young Justice: Invasion, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and shorts will return January 2013. WF Article
  • November 1, 2012: DC Nation Issue #2 includes a sneak peek of Beware the Batman, including an original comic and a behind the scenes look, an in-depth look at the Batmobile, an interview with the Batman Live's Robin, features on Young Justice: Invasion, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Teen Titans Go!, games, mini posters, and a 20 page comic. DC Nation Blog
  • November 10, 2012: Starting this Saturday, Cartoon Network will debut a short on their YouTube account. CN YouTube
  • November 14, 2012: Ivan Cohen wrote an episode of an upcoming series. The episode should air late next year or early the year after. CBR Article
  • December 13, 2012: Cartoon Network announces the DC Nation block returns January 5th. WF Article
  • December 13, 2012: The DC Nation Sampler for Free Comic Day on May 4th, 2013 will feature Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go!. Cover and synopsis revealed. WF Article
  • December 15, 2012: Cartoon Network commercial for DC Nation's return on January 5th, 2013. YouTube
  • December 21, 2012: One minute trailer now available in mp4 format. WF Article
  • January 2, 2013: Lynell Forestall and Brianne Drouhard comment on easter eggs in debut shorts of Amethyst and Thunder and Lightning. Ben Jones Twitter
  • January 2, 2013: Bill Dunn posts development art featuring Gotham City and Metropolis for an unproduced project. Fedja Jovanovic did the original background layout drawing and Dunn did the paint. Bill Dunn Blog
  • January 2, 2013: Bill Dunn posts development art featuring Gotham City and Metropolis for an unproduced project. Fedja Jovanovic did the original background layout drawing and Dunn did the paint. Bill Dunn Blog
  • April 1, 2013: An exclusive short was shown at DC Booth during Wonder Con. CBR Article
  • April 26, 2013: Cartoon Network will continue to play with both Saturday morning and primetime shows to try and find the right fit for DC Nation shows. There are still no plans to put shorts on DVD but it will/is being looked into. Newsarama Article
  • May 16, 2013: Free digital version of DC Nation Super Sampler from FCBD 2013. DC Entertainment
  • May 20, 2013: A DC's World's Funnest Superman figure and Super Best Friends Forever's three pack of Batgirl, Wonder Girl, and Supergirl, designed by Lauren Faust, will be on sale as part of the DC Collectibles at San Diego Comic Con July 18-21. The Superman will sell for $24.95 and the SBFF three pack for $49.95. USA Today Article
  • June 21, 2013: Producers Glen Murakami, Mitch Watson, Aaron Horvath, Scott Menville, and Greg Cipes will attend a DC Nation panel on July 21st at San Diego Comic Con. TV Line Article
  • July 25, 2013: There will be Metal Men and Shazam shorts. Captain Marvel's design was inspired by Max Fleischer's 1930s Popeye cartoons. TZ Post
  • December 9, 2013: The number of shorts ordered per title are mostly determined by the pitch but sometimes budget considerations and artist availability. Ben Jones Tweet
  • March 5, 2014: Lynell Forestall had an idea for a Funky Flashman pitch. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • March 17, 2014: Jim Krieg may or may not have been involved with Shazam. Blog of Oa
  • April 2, 2014: DC Nation shorts will now air Wednesdays after a new Teen Titans Go! episode. WF Article
  • April 29, 2014: Q&A with Kevin Conroy about his work on the two Batman 75 shorts. DC Comics Blog
  • July 21, 2014: Ben Jones reveals when DC Nation went into production, the plan was to do 100 shorts in year 1, including 7 Doom Patrol shorts. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 21, 2014: Ben Jones reveals after the Doom Patrol shorts were recorded, the overall DC Nation budget got cut. 100 shorts in year 1 became 67. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 21, 2014: Ben Jones reveals at the time of the first budget cut, 3 Doom Patrol shorts were, so the other 4 were moved to year 2 to leave some room for some new series. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 21, 2014: Ben Jones reveals when DC Nation year 2 started, the budget got slashed again, and the mandate from above for year 2 was it would be all new series. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 21, 2014: Ben Jones reveals the remaining 4 Doom Patrols got shelved as a result of the year 2 mandate. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 21, 2015: Brianne Drouhard tried to pitch a Dolphin short. She would only speak in dolphin noises and was a lead pop singer in Atlantis. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • August 16, 2015: Brianne Drouhard posts art from her Dolphin pitch. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • August 19, 2015: Brianne Drouhard posts art for the Zatanna, Barda, and Bumblebee rejected pitches. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • August 19, 2015: Brianne Drouhard reveals the Zatanna short involved Zatanna was going to put on a magic circus benefiting orphans. Almost everyone in the DC universe shows up because of the orphans. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • August 19, 2015: Brianne Drouhard posts Dolphin art. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • August 19, 2015: Brianne Drouhard posts Dolphin art. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • October 8, 2015: Ben Jones confirms there were Dr. Fate shorts planned early on but the studio they wanted to make them wasn't interested. Ben Jones Tweet
  • October 8, 2015: The studio that passed on the Dr. Fate shorts was a Scandinavian video game company that had released a distinctive side scroller at the time. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 22, 2016: Genndy Tartakovsky, production designer Justin Thomas, and background designer Scott Wills were working on a Superman short for DC Nation but it was pulled while they were starting work on it. Wills releases two pieces of concept art from the cancelled short. CBR Article
  • November 23, 2017: Brianne Drouhard talks about her Bumblebee pitch. The series revolved around how bees went missing. She shrinks and investigates. She finds a bee hive operated like a spa where Poison Ivy enslaved bees to cater to plants. It would have been 1 or 2 shorts. Cancelled Too Soon Episode 74

    Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld News

  • November 15, 2011: Brianne Drouhard confirms she is working on a short about Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. She made the clip, seen in the commercial with color help came from Claire Lenth and video composite from Will Feng. potato farm girl Blog
  • February 27, 2012: Brianne Drouhard storyboarded two of the "New Teen Titans" shorts, and did character designs with Derrick Wyatt and Danny Kimanyen. A lot of the old "Teen Titans" crew helped out. Currently, Drouhard is full time doing designs on "Scooby Doo Mystery Inc." while finishing up some "Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld" on the side. Potato Farm Girl Blogspot
  • July 11, 2012: San Diego Comic Con 2012 DC Nation poster provides looks at Batman from Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, and Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. Comics Alliance Article
  • September 13, 2012: Dark Opal confirmed to be appearing in Amethyst shorts. 2 images of Amethyst released. TNI Article
  • September 16, 2012: Brianne Drouhard posts two page spread about Amethyst found in Issue #6 of Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Brianne Drouhard Tweet and Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • October 7, 2012: Brianne Drouhard posts the crew who worked on Amethyst - Amy Wolfram wrote the script, Drouhard drew Character Designs and Storyboarded, Claire Lenth drew some Characters and was the Character Color Stylist, Valerie Kung drew the Background Layouts, Mari Hosaka was the Background Painter, Mary Hoffman drew the props, Marc Gomez made a surprise, David Production animated, and Ben Jones consulted. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • January 2, 2013: One Clip and six images for Amethyst "Your Quest Begins" released. WF Article
  • January 3, 2013: Brianne Drouhard reveals the gibberish programming code on the notepad seen in the Amethyst clip used to be actual CSS code but BS&P was confused and asked for it to be changed. Brianne Drouhard Twitter
  • January 5, 2013: Brianne Drouhard confirms the photo of the dog on Amy's wall was Taffy from the original Amethyst comic. Brianne Drouhard Twitter
  • January 9, 2013: One clip and one image for Amethyst "Level 2: Village of the Frogs" released. WF Article
  • January 9, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts sketch and crew info for Amethyst "Level 2: Village of the Frogs" - Storyboarded by Chrissy Delk, BG Layout by Valerie Kung, BG color by Mari Hosaka, Props by Mary Hoffman, Character color by Claire Lenth, Character Designs by Lenth and Drouhard, and also "extra guidance" from Ben Jones. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • January 11, 2013: Eric Bauza and Keith Ferguson voices Dark Opal and Prince Topaz, respectively, in Amethyst. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • January 17, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts sketch and crew info for Amethyst "Level 3: Random Encounter" - Storyboarded by Valerie Fletcher and the Monster of the Week was designed by Thomas Perkins. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • January 18, 2013: One clip and two images for Amethyst "Level 3: Random Encounter" released. WF Article
  • January 19, 2013: Grey DeLisle voiced the lady frog mayor in Amethyst Level 2 and Slime in Level 3. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • January 19, 2013: Sophie Oda also voiced the talking lily pads and flowers in Amethyst Level 3. Eric Bauza voiced the talking trees. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • January 29, 2013: Monster from Amethyst Level 3 was designed by Thomas Perkins and called Milliweevel. Brianne Drouhard deviantArt reply
  • February 7, 2013: Clip and two images for Amethyst "The Turqoise Cave" short. WF Article
  • February 7, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts cast and crew information for Amethyst "The Turqoise Cave" short. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • February 7, 2013: Brianne Drouhard reveals the title "The Turqoise Cave" is a reference to the character Turqoise. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • February 7, 2013: Brianne Drouhard teases some easter eggs in "The Turqoise Cave" at the entrance to the cave. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • February 14, 2013: Clip and two images for Amethyst "Battle in the Stormy Peaks" short. WF Article
  • February 14, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts art and crew credits for Amethyst "Battle in the Stormy Peaks" short. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • February 15, 2013: Tara Strong did voice work in Amethyst "Battle in the Stormy Peaks" short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • February 15, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts turn-arounds of Amethyst. Brianne Drouhard deviantArt
  • February 18, 2013: Brianne Drouhard reveals the song "Hello My Baby" would have been used in Amethyst Level 5 but it cost too much. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • February 27, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts art and crew credits for Amethyst Level 6: "The Last Boss" short. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • February 28, 2013: Clip and image for Amethyst "The Last Boss" short. WF Article
  • March 2, 2013: Brianne Drouhard confirms next week is the seventh and last Amethyst short. Brianne Drouhard
  • March 6, 2013: Two images for Amethyst Level 7 "Welcome Home" released. WF Article
  • March 6, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts expression sheets for Dark Opal. Brianne Drouhard deviantArt
  • March 6, 2013: Jen Bennett posts storyboard scene comparison from Amethyst Level 7 "Welcome Home" short. Jen Bennett Tweet
  • March 6, 2013: Brianne Drouhard posts crew information for Amethyst Level 7 "Welcome Home" short. Brianne Drouhard Blog
  • March 9, 2013: There was a shot of Carnelian, son of Dark Opal, in Amethyst but it was cut for time. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • April 2, 2013: Jen Bennett shows a shot of the end of Amethyst Level 7 that was cut for time. Jenn Bennett Tumblr
  • April 28, 2013: Brianne Drouhard reveals when Amethyst first appeared in Frog Village, one of the villagers said "I wish it was Lady Turquoise" but it got drowned out in the crowd noise. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • July 3, 2014: Brianne Drouhard talks about when DC Nation first started, the pitch process, researching Amethyst, the initial 4 short pitch, adapting to a 7 short arc, adding in more of the mythos like Dark Opal, Amy's arc, what she learned during production, got David Production around Christmas, credits who she worked with - Chrissy Delk boarded #2 and #5, Valerie Fletcher boarded #3, Christy Tseng boarded #4, Jay Baker boarded #6, and Jen Bennett boarded #7. Thomas Perkins who helped with the lake monster design, Claire Lenth designed Amy's hair buns and did all the character color, Mari Hosaka painted all the backgrounds, Valerie Kung and Mary Hoffman drew props and backgrounds, and Ben Jones oversaw all the shorts. Comics Alliance Interview
  • November 23, 2017: Interview with Brianne Drouhard. There was a website within the studio with pre-chosen characters that Ben Jones had to select. Jones chose Amethyst, knowing Drouhard would pitch a series. The talking tree was an in-joke. It was a representative of the 'Internet' and had a name. She wanted to add more faces to things. She pitched it as a video game quest with one short with four alternative takes. Eight episodes were ordered initially. The Topaz episode was "butchered" a lot. One unused idea was Amethyst and Pegacorn racing a frog riding a rooster. Another idea was Topaz didn't change back into a human and goes to rescue Sapphie who is in a tower in the middle of molten lava. He walks through the lava and freaks her out. Amethyst tries to calm her down and propose a date but she runs away on Pegacorn. Topaz and Amethyst end up having an awkward date. She boarded the first episode on paper and purposefully made it a little off kilter. Amy's glasses tie her to her Earth parents. As the last of House of Amethyst, her powers are locked away on Earth and has bad eyesight. There was a time when more shorts were potentially going to be made and it almost went to full series. Some higher ups didn't want Amy to be into video games originally. The game was her suppressed memories of Gemworld. There was a note from Cartoon Network about the seventh short. They were concerned Amethyst was being too mean to the spider and should be friends with it. A full series was in development for half a year then suddenly stopped. It was envisioned for 2 seasons of 22 minute episodes. It would have fleshed out Topaz. He would have been good at cooking and cleaning because he was confined to the family castle but the idea got a push back from the higher ups. Cancelled Too Soon Episode 74

    Batman: Strange Days

  • July 19, 2013: Bruce Timm is working on a Batman short. It will be in black and white, an old-school style, and will be reminiscent of the Bob Kane era. CBM Article
  • March 27, 2014: Will debut in April 2014. WF Article
  • April 2, 2014: Batman: Strange Days, by Bruce Timm, is confirmed to debut on April 9, 2014 after Teen Titans Go!, and six stills and synopsis of Strange Days posted revealing first look at Batman, Hugo Strange, and a strange giant. WF Article
  • April 8, 2014: Bruce Timm previews Batman: Strange Days, talking about the story premise and animating. DCAA 2010, 1st 2 Minutes
  • April 9, 2014: In depth interview with Bruce Timm about Batman: Strange Days. Also, a hint Kevin Conroy will do a voice in another short. Comics Alliance Article
  • April 10, 2014: DC Entertainment posts Batman: Strange Days online in its entirety. DC Entertainment YouTube
  • April 10, 2014: In Batman: Strange Days, Dr. Hugo Strange was voiced by Brian George and the woman was voiced by Tara Strong. Ben Jones Tweet

    Batman Beyond

  • October 11, 2013: Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke are working on a Batman Beyond short. It is set to debut in 2014 during the 75th anniversary celebration of Batman. Cooke takes the lead in design and storyboard. WF Article
  • March 27, 2014: Bruce Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Darwyn Cooke's animated short based upon Batman Beyond. WF Article
  • April 16, 2014: DC Entertainment posts a preview of Batman Beyond. DC Entertainment YouTube
  • April 19, 2014: Batman Beyond short preview posted. Yahoo! Movies
  • April 19, 2014: Music was done by Kristopher Carter, Mike McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis. Guitar was by Gabe Moses, the original Batman Beyond guitarist. Kristopher Carter Tweet

    Creature Commandos

  • June 26, 2014: The upcoming Creature Commandos shorts was done by Dave Mendel. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 18, 2014: Ben Jones tweets the cast and crew of Creature Commandos 2 "Lucky Day" short. Voice cast includes Dana Snyder and Kevin Shinick. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 20, 2014: Ben Jones reveals all villains in the Creature Commandos shorts are original creations by Dave Mendel and designed by Hermann Mejia. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 20, 2014: Ben Jones reveals there are three total Creature Commandos shorts. There is one more left to air. Ben Jones Tweet

    DC's World's Funnest News

  • March 8, 2012: Shorts are directed by Rich Webber, the backgrounds and environments were inspired by original DC artwork, using a complimentary colour palette found in designs of the 50s and 60s, use real children to voice the superhero characters, and there will a short where Superman talks about what he collects and what he's afraid of, like celery. Aardman Article
  • March 23, 2012: Rich Webber talks about casting for DC's World's Funnest and says there will be 10 shorts total. Skwigly Interview
  • April 13, 2012: New clip for DC's World's Funnest. WF Article
  • June 4, 2012: DC's World's Funnest short #5 posted. Dug Calder at Vimeo

    Deadman News

  • September 27, 2013: Image and clip of first Deadman short "Deadman Catch" released. WF Article
  • September 27, 2013: Deadman is produced and directed by C.H. Greenblatt and stars the voice talents of Matt Jones. Ben Jones Tweet
  • September 27, 2013: C.H. Greenblatt talks Deadman. There are three shorts total, how he crafted Deadman and the raven, and special thanks to assorted crew from Warner Bros. Animation. C.H. Greenblatt Tumblr
  • November 29, 2013: C.H. Greenblatt posts pitch art for Deadman. C.H. Greenblatt Tumblr
  • December 12, 2013: There will be a DC Collectibles plush set of Deadman and Crow. DC Comics Tweet

    Doom Patrol News

  • August 21, 2013: Clip and two images of Doom Patrol short #2 "Chapter 1: Challenge of the Timeless Commander" released. WF Article
  • August 23, 2013: Voice actors in Doom Patrol short #2 include David Kaye, Kari Wahlgren, Jeffrey Combs, and Clancy Brown. Thomas Perkins did designs. Ben Jones Tweet
  • November 15, 2013: Ben Jones tweets the Doom Patrol Chapter 6 short was written by Tom Peyer, designs by Thomas Perkins, and voice cast David Kaye, Jeffrey Combs, and Kari Wahlgren. Ben Jones Tweet
  • December 27, 2013: Ben Jones tweets the Doom Patrol Chapter 10 short's voice cast is David Kaye, Jeffrey Combs, Kari Wahlgren, and Debra Wilson. Ben Jones Tweet
  • December 27, 2013: Ben Jones tweets the Doom Patrol Chapter 10 short was written by Tom Peyer and Larry Trainor's wardrobe was designed by Thomas Perkins. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 20, 2014: Ben Jones reveals all three Doom Patrol shorts have aired. Seven were written and recorded but only three were finished. Ben Jones Tweet

    JL Animals/Farm League News

  • September 13, 2012: Press release provides overview, 40 second clip and 4 images of JL Animals. TNI Article
  • September 13, 2012: David Kaye and Eric Bauza provided voices and Stephen DeStefano worked on the shorts. Ben Jones Tweet
  • January 23, 2013: Clip and two images for premiere of Farm League shorts. WF Article
  • January 25, 2013: For the Farm League short premiere, crew includes designs by Stephen DeStefano, animation by Rauch Bros, and voices by Eric Bauza, David Kaye, Jason Marsden, and Lauren Tom. Ben Jones Tweet
  • February 13, 2013: Rauch Bros. post a teaser of the Farm League take on Sinestro from an upcoming short. Rauch Bros. Tumblr
  • February 19, 2013: Clip and two images released for Farm League "Snack Run" short. WF Article
  • March 12, 2013: Rauch Bros. tease the Green Lamprey for this Saturday's Farm League shorts. Rauch Bros. Blog
  • March 13, 2013: Clip and two images for Farm League's "Swimming Lesson" and "Talk to the Lamprey" released. WF Article
  • March 15, 2013: Ben Jones posts cast and crew info for Farm League's "Swimming Lesson" and "Talk to the Lamprey" shorts. Ben Jones Tweet
  • May 31, 2013: Farm League 4 "Heads or Tails" features the voice talents of Eric Bauza, Jason Marsden, Armin Shimerman, and Lauren Tom. Lisa Schaffer voice directed and Marly Halpern-Graser wrote the short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • September 18, 2013: Rauch Brothers post a Supergoose animation. Initially, the analogue for Superman was Supergoose but was replaced with Supermanatee. Rauch Brothers Tweet
  • July 20, 2014: Ben Jones confirms all Farm League shorts have aired. Ben Jones Tweet

    Green Arrow News

  • April 16, 2014: Green Arrow voice cast stars Will Friedle, Kari Wahlgren, and Kevin Michael Richardson. Ben Jones Tweet
  • April 16, 2014: Green Arrow was directed, written and boarded by Jeff Mednikow. Ben Jones Tweet
  • April 16, 2014: Green Arrow involves Onomatopoeia. Jeff Mednikow Tweet
  • July 6, 2014: Jeff Mednikow previews an upcoming Green Arrow short featuring Brick, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, fighting Black Canary and Green Arrow. Jeff Mednikow Tweet
  • July 6, 2014: Jeff Mednikow hints the third and last (for now) Green Arrow short will air in August. Jeff Mednikow Tweet
  • July 6, 2014: Jeff Mednikow hints the villain in third Green Arrow short is a "she". Jeff Mednikow Tweet
  • July 15, 2014: Jeff Mednikow interviewed about Green Arrow shorts. Mednikow reveals the key words were young and modern. Along the way, it became futuristic and the talking bow was added. It became Green Arrow's male best friend while Black Canary would be his female best friend. Clips of the first and second short shown. DC All Access 00:30-01:57
  • July 18, 2014: Ben Jones tweets the cast and crew of Green Arrow 3 "Cupid" short. Voice cast is Will Friedle, Kari Wahlgren, and Kevin Michael Richardson. Ben Jones Tweet

    Metal Men News

  • August 6, 2013: Metal Men shorts were written by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer, designed by Dorkin, and animated by Augenblick Studios. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 7, 2013: Clip and image of first Metal Men short released. WF Article
  • August 7, 2013: Evan Dorkin posts Metal Men character designs, there is five shorts total, they are self contained stories that can be watched in any order and two or three Ross Andru/Mike Esposito-designed villains will appear. Evan Dorkin LiveJournal
  • August 8, 2013: Evan Dorkin confirms Metal Men was written in 2013. Evan Dorkin Tweet
  • August 9, 2013: Hynden Walch voiced Tin and Platinum in Metal Men shorts. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 9, 2013: "Happy Birthday" is the title of the first Metal Men short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 28, 2013: Clip and image of second Metal Men short released. WF Article
  • August 30, 2013: Evan Dorkin confirms Chemo will appear in Metal Men shorts. Evan Dorkin Live Journal
  • August 30, 2013: "Teacher's Pests" is the title of the second Metal Men short. Evan Dorkin Live Journal
  • September 1, 2013: Evan Dorkin posts character roughs from Metal Men short, including a sneek peak at Chemo. Evan Dorkin Flickr
  • October 3, 2013: Clip and image of fourth Metal Men short "Identity Crisis" released. WF Article
  • November 23, 2013: The 5th Metal Men short is titled "Payback Time". Ben Jones Tweet
  • December 18, 2013: Evan Dorkin posts character design from Metal Men short of Dr. Von Vroon. Evan Dorkin Flickr
  • December 18, 2013: Evan Dorkin posts character design from Metal Men short of the Nightmare Menace. Evan Dorkin Flickr
  • January 4, 2014: Evan Dorkin posts three character designs from Metal Men short of Chemo. Evan Dorkin Tumblr
  • July 11, 2014: Ben Jones tweets the cast and crew of third Metal Men short. Voice cast is Hynden Walch, Tom Kenny, and Corey Burton. By Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 13, 2014: Ben Jones reveals "Metal Men Vs. Chemo" is the title of the third Metal Men short. Ben Jones Tweet

    New Teen Titans News

  • February 15, 2012: New clip of New Teen Titans released. IGN Article
  • February 27, 2012: Brianne Drouhard storyboarded two of the "New Teen Titans" shorts, and did character designs with Derrick Wyatt and Danny Kimanyen. A lot of the old "Teen Titans" crew helped out. Currently, Drouhard is full time doing designs on "Scooby Doo Mystery Inc." while finishing up some "Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld" on the side. Potato Farm Girl Blogspot
  • March 8, 2012: Ben Jones worked on New Teen Titans as a director. Idiot Style blog entry
  • March 9, 2012: New clip of New Teen Titans short set to air tomorrow. DC Comics blog entry
  • March 29, 2012: Clip for New Teen Titans. WF Article
  • May 11, 2012: New clip for New Teen Titan's "Blackfire's Babysitter" and one image released. WF Article
  • November 10, 2012: New Teen Titans "Titanimal Kingdom" is officially online to watch. CN YouTube
  • November 10, 2012: Ben Jones reveals "Titanimal Kingdom" was storyboarded by Brianne Drouhard and designed by Drouhard, Derrick Wyatt, Hakjoon Kang, and Jay Hong. Ben Jones Tweet
  • November 10, 2012: Ben Jones reveals "Titanimal Kingdom" was written by David Slack, who was written every New Teen Titans short, and features voice actors Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Tom Kenny. Ben Jones Tweet
  • November 17, 2012: Cartoon Network debuts New Teen Titans "Kids Korner 4 Kids" short online. CN YouTube
  • November 24, 2012: Cartoon Network debuts New Teen Titans "Groundhog Minute" short online. CN YouTube
  • December 1, 2012: Cartoon Network debuts New Teen Titans "Apprentice, Part Three" short online. CN YouTube
  • December 8, 2012: Cartoon Network debuts New Teen Titans "Bad Dad" short online. CN YouTube
  • December 15, 2012: Cartoon Network debuts New Teen Titans "Lightning Round" short online. CN YouTube
  • August 2, 2013: Ben Jones and Brianne Drouhard tweet about the Halloween short of New Teen Titans. Drouhard designed a lot of the costumes based on Jones' idea. The short was boarded by Kirk Van Wormer, who also boarded another unaired short "Titans in 3D". Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 16, 2013: James Tucker confirms he storyboarded two of the New Teen Titans shorts. He did not do the "Stream of Consciences" short. James Tucker Tweet
  • March 13, 2014: Brianne Drouhard posts her first pass rough designs for Halloween costumes in an unaired New Teen Titans short. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • March 13, 2014: Robin, Cyborg, and Silkie's costumes in the unaired New Teen Titans Halloween short were Ben Jones' idea while the rest were David Slack's. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • June 24, 2014: Brianne Drouhard posts Pantha design from around 2011 when the staff learned there would be DC Nation shorts. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • June 24, 2014: Brianne Drouhard wanted to pitch a DC short with Supergirl, Batgirl, Pantha, Starfire, and Raven chasing villains thru town, ending in a karaoke battle. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • June 24, 2014: Brianne Drouhard's pitch was going to start with the villains teasing Wildebeast, and Pantha called in whoever was near by for help. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • August 1, 2014: Ben Jones confirms the New Teen Titans shorts were shelved when Teen Titans Go! started. Two shorts haven't aired. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 7, 2014: Ben Jones reveals the two unaired New Teen Titans shorts titles. Episode 8 was "Titans 3-D" and Episode 18 was "It's the Great Pumpkin, Garfield Logan". Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 8, 2014: Ben Jones reveals the production numbers for New Teen Titans shorts titles "Lightning Round," "Bad Dad," "Groundhog Minute," "Kids Korner 4 Kids," "Apprentice, Part Three," and "Mayhem at First Sight". Ben Jones Tweet

    Plastic Man News

  • August 4, 2011: Five brand-new shorts of the Plastic Man 2006 pilot are being made. A.V. Club Interview Page 2
  • February 22, 2012: New minute long clip of an episode of Plastic Man titled "Super Hero Sketch Artist". Nerdist YouTube
  • June 28, 2013: Kevin Michael Richardson did a voice in the sixth Plastic Man short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • June 28, 2013: Andy Suriano previews the sixth Plastic Man short with preliminary art. The short revolves around Plastic Man and Batman's very first adversarial encounter back when the former was Eel O'Brien, criminal safecracker. Andy Suriano Blog
  • September 5, 2013: A new Plastic Man short "Superheroes Wear Pajamas" airs September 7th. Ben Jones Tweet
  • September 6, 2013: Clip and image for Plastic Man "Superheroes Wear Pajamas" posted. WF Article
  • September 6, 2013: Ben Jones confirms "Superheroes Wear Pajamas" is the 5th Plastic Man short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • November 10, 2013: Andy Suriano reveals Firebug was originally going appear in the Plastic Man short "The Many and The Fowl" and he voiced the villain but the scene was deleted. Andy Suriano Tweet
  • May 27, 2015: Andy Suriano posts Eel O'Brian designs. Andy Suriano Tumblr
  • May 27, 2015: Andy Suriano posts The Tuxedo designs and Annie submission. Andy Suriano Tumblr
  • September 27, 2016: Andy Suriano posts batch of gangster designs. Andy Suriano instagram

    Riddler News

  • July 5, 2013: The Riddler short was written by Ty Templeton, directed by Jon Morris and features voice cast of Weird Al Yankovic and Kevin Michael Richardson. Ben Jones Tweet

    Shade News

  • May 3, 2013: Ben Jones tweets crew info for Shade The Changing Man short - Ben Diskin does voices, Lisa Schaffer is the voice director, and Joey Mason is the writer/director/animator. Ben Jones Tweet

    Shazam News

  • July 25, 2013: Captain Marvel's design was inspired by Max Fleischer's 1930s Popeye cartoons. TZ Post
  • March 17, 2014: Jim Krieg may or may not have been involved with Shazam. Blog of Oa
  • April 24, 2014: Clip, two images and logline for Shazam 1 "Courage" released. WF Article
  • April 30, 2014: Shazam 1 "Courage" was written by Jim Krieg and directed by Ben Jones and Jessica Borutski. Jim Krieg Tweet
  • May 1, 2014: There are three total Shazam shorts. Ben Jones Tweet
  • May 14, 2014: Ben Jones confirms Tara Strong voiced Billy Batson and David Kaye voiced Shazam and Ibac in Shazam "Courage" short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 11, 2014: Ben Jones tweets the cast and crew of Shazam 2 "Wisdom" short. Voice cast is David Kaye, Tara Strong, Eric Bauza, and Kevin Conroy. Written by Jim Kreig and directed by Jessica Borutski. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 24, 2014: Ben Jones confirms the scene of Shazam visiting the six elders in Shazam 2 "Wisdom" was Jim Kreig's idea to pay homage to the Shazam! television series. There will be a similar one in the third short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 24, 2014: Ben Jones tweets the cast and crew in Shazam 3 "Stamina" - David Kaye, Tara Strong, Eric Bauza, Jim Kreig, and Jessica Borutski. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 25, 2014: Characters in Shazam shorts were designed by Phil Postma. Screenburn Article
  • April 1, 2015: The Shazam DC Nation shorts were nominated for a Daytime Emmy in "Outstanding Special Class - Short Format Daytime Program". Jim Krieg Tweet

    Shazamwich News

  • March 14, 2012: Clip and three images. WF Article

    Super Best Friends Forever News

  • October 18, 2011: There wil be a Super Best Friends Forever comic to tie in with the DC Nation short. Bleeding Cool Article
  • February 21, 2012: Super Best Friends Forever will have five episodes and each one will be one minute and 15 seconds in length. The show's concept was inspired by Brianne Drouhard, who is working on Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld and New Teen Titans. Supergirl will be the teen girl with something to prove and Batgirl will be the ultimate fangirl. Three supervillains will appear. io9 Article
  • March 2, 2012: Lauren Faust reveals Batgirl is 15 years old and out of the three has the most fun, Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, 16, a hothead, and from Krypton. She has all the same powers as Superman but none of the attention. Wonder Girl is Donna Troy, younger sister of Wonder Woman, princess of Themyscira, and very royal, regal, responsible. Wonder Girl's mother thinks she's ready to explore world of man but not Wonder Woman. She'll be clueless towards Supergirl and Batgirl's jokes and references. Tara Strong voices Batgirl, Grey DeLisle voices Wonder Girl, and Nicole Sullivan voices Supergirl. MTV Geek! Article
  • March 2, 2012: Cheetah, Poison Ivy, and Solomon Grundy will appear in "Super Best Friends Forever." USA Today article
  • March 14, 2012: 21 second clip of this Saturday's short of Super Best Friends and three new images. Comics Alliance Article
  • March 31, 2012: Lauren Faust posts early sketches of Batgirl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • March 31, 2012: Lauren Faust posts early sketches of Wonder Girl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • March 31, 2012: Lauren Faust posts early sketches of Supergirl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • March 31, 2012: Lauren Faust posts face studies of Batgirl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • March 31, 2012: Lauren Faust posts face studies of Wonder Girl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • March 31, 2012: Lauren Faust posts face studies of Supergirl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • April 25, 2012: New clip for Super Best Friends Forever. WF Article
  • May 24, 2012: Lauren Faust posts turn arounds of Batgirl, Wonder Girl, and Supergirl for Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust deviantArt
  • September 26, 2012: 1 image and 1 clip for a Super Best Friends Forever short released. WF Article
  • September 13, 2013: Lauren Faust reveals there will be a New York Comic Con exclusive figure of Poison Ivy from Super Best Friends Forever. Lauren Faust Tweet
  • October 29, 2013: There were six scripts written initially for Super Best Friends Forever, but there was only enough budget to animate five. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 13, 2015: Lauren Faust posts 2012 series development art of Batgirl, Robin, Batman, Supergirl, Superman, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman. Lauren Faust Tweet
  • August 13, 2015: Lauren Faust posts design of Harley Quinn from 2012 series development. Lauren Faust Tweet
  • August 13, 2015: Lauren Faust was going to frame Harley like Screwy Squirrel or early Daffy Duck. She was to face Wonder Girl in a battle of strategy vs. chaos. Lauren Faust Tweet

    Superman 75

  • May 30, 2013: Zack Snyder is producing a Superman animated short paying homage to the various versions of Superman from the past 75 years, presented in one, continuous shot. Bruce Timm, Geoff Johns and Mike Carlin are also involved with the short. An animatic clip of the 2-minute short will be shown at San Diego Comic Con in July. The short will debut late summer. CBR Article
  • July 29, 2013: Jay Oliva storyboarded on the Superman short with Timm and Zack Snyder. The short starts with "Siegel and Shuster, and ends with Henry Cavill, with stops in between of animated versions of Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve" and more. CBR Article
  • October 7, 2013: The Superman short by Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm will be shown at New York Comic Con on October 12th at the Superman 75th Celebration from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Theater 1D. The short will presented by Timm. TZ Article
  • October 11, 2013: The Superman 75 short will be shown at the Superman 75th Celebration at New York Comic Con on Saturday October 12 between 12:15 to 1:15 pm at Main Stage 1-D. The short will be presented by Bruce Timm. It will later debut on Cartoon Network on Wednesday October 16 at 6:58 pm (ET/PT) and after Teen Titans Go! on the DC Nation block October 19 and 20. The short will be previewed online October 14. The short will be included on the Blu-ray and DVD release of Man of Steel in November. WF Article
  • October 13, 2013: 28 Photographs of Superman 75 short shown at the Superman 75th Celebration at New York Comic Con. Bleeding Cool Article
  • October 14, 2013: Superman 75 short previewed online. Bruce Timm talks about the making of the short. EW Article
  • October 16, 2013: Superman 75 annotations posted. DC Comics Article
  • October 17, 2013: Dusty Abell posts designs for Superman 75. Dusty Abell deviantArt
  • January 25, 2014: Jay Oliva talks about Superman 75: original idea was to do a montage with music from throughout the years - start with the George Reeves series and go to John Williams, after Peter Girardi and Bruce Timm did their initial pitch it was decided John Williams all the way, first storyboard was shot of a crappy wooden table and a kid with a comic book, originally mapped for 4 minutes, Clark Kent came out of a phone booth saying "This is a job for Superman!", he ran by a train, there was a Fortress of Solitdue sequence, Jor-El projection from movie, Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder flying in the sky, New Adventures of Lois & Clark, Jerry Seinfeld, scarecrow scene from Smallville pilot, Superman Returns with Brandon Routh in clouds recharging, Timm wanted Superman Red and Blue, they thought of using President Luthor, and originally only had Krypto and Supergirl with Superman then Streaky was added then Geoff Johns inquired about Beppo but Oliva drew the line at Comet. Voices from Krypton Interview
  • January 27, 2014: Jay Oliva talks about more about Superman 75: in the 1970s scene with Warhol Lois Lane was originally in it but was changed to Diana Prince, the art in front of Prince was done by Bruce Timm, a week or two before deadline, Timm came up with idea of boxing scene, he drew wide shot of the ring with crowd and all done in After Effects after the punch had been animated, originally was going to have scenes from Reeve films but Oliva suggested the moment he's above the planet and footage was rotoscoped, Girardi added in explosions in the Atari 2600 scene for coolness, Oliva was having issues with music transitions so he talked to Zack Snyder he talked to Hans Zimmer who decided to rescore it then while recording with the orchestra Zimmer contact John Williams and they went collaborated, and comments on use of John Bryne era art. Voices from Krypton Interview
  • January 30, 2014: Jay Oliva talks about more about Superman 75: crafting the fight against Doomsday in three hits, cut the Superman magnet from Seinfeld's refrigerator at the last minute, originally wanted to go from Superman: The Animated Series to Kingdom Come but Oliva wanted the black suit Superman then Timm suggested Superman Red and Blue, researching the promotional image of Superman: The Animated Series, on figuring out Kingdom Come, getting Alex Ross' help through character designer Dusty Abel, taking layers of this hi-res image Ross made and scaling it up, budget started getting inflated when Hans Zimmer was paid, originally it was just a DC Nation short then Snyder wanted it on the Man of Steel DVD, crafting the New 52 scene, reusing his Man of Steel storyboards and combining with bank vault promo and transitioning to the ending. Voices from Krypton Interview

    Superman of Tokyo News

  • March 7, 2012: New Clip of Superman of Tokyo. Toon Zone Article
  • March 8, 2012: Superman of Tokyo was cut from a longer short made years ago by David Productions in Japan. It was directed by Toshiaki Hontani and produced by Koji Kajita and Taito Okiura. Idiot Style blog entry

    Super Pets News

  • May 17, 2013: Ben Jones tweets Art & Franco's Super Pets first short will feature Maria Bamford and Armin Shimerman. Ben Jones Tweet
  • May 17, 2013: Bat Dog will be in the first short of Super Pets. Ben Jones Tweet
  • June 21, 2013: Ben Jones tweets Art & Franco's Super Pets fourth short will feature David Kaye and Armin Shimerman. Ben Jones Tweet
  • August 15, 2013: Clip and image of Super Pet short #5 "World's Finest Bark" released. WF Article
  • August 16, 2013: Ben Jones reveals David Kaye and Elisha Yaffe did voices in the "World's Finest Bark" short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • September 20, 2013: Clip and image for Super Pets 3 "The League of Just Us Cows" posted. WF Article
  • September 20, 2013: Art & Franco wrote Super Pets 3 "The League of Just Us Cows" and voice cast includes David Kaye and Maria Bamford. Ben Jones Tweet
  • May 9, 2014: Two images and clip for Super Pets short #2 "Have Your Cake and B'Dg Too" released. WF Article
  • December 14, 2015: Plush dolls of Ace and Jumpa from DC Nation's Super-Pets! shorts will release in July 2016 for $15 each. CBR Article (bottom of page)
  • August 19, 2016: Plush dolls of Bat Cow, Crackers, and Giggles from DC Nation's Super-Pets! shorts will release soon for $15 each. CB Article

    Sword of the Atom News

  • May 25, 2012: Jason Marsden voices the Atom in the Sword of the Atom short. Ben Jones Tweet
  • June 1, 2012: David Kaye voices someone in the second Sword of the Atom short. Ben Jones Tweet

    Tales of Metropolis News

  • May 24, 2013: Tales of Metropolis is written by Marly Halpern-Graser and directed by Will Patrick, the same duo behind the Animal Man shorts. Ben Jones Tweet
  • May 24, 2013: Tales of Metropolis 3 "Bizarro" features the voice talents of Maria Bamford, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Elisha Yaffe. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 31, 2013: Clip and two images released for Tales of Metropolis "Lois" short. WF Article
  • July 31, 2013: Ben Jones confirms Kevin Conroy voiced Batman in the "Lois" short of Tales of Metropolis. Ben Jones Tweet
  • October 25, 2013: Ben Jones tweets Tales of Metropolis 2 "Jimmy" was written by Marly Halpern-Graser and features voice talents of Elisha Yaffe and David Kaye. Ben Jones Tweet
  • October 27, 2013: There are only three Tales of Metropolis shorts. Ben Jones Tweet

    Thunder & Lightning News

  • May 7, 2012: Blair Underwood, Cree Summer, Masasa Moyo and Jeff Bennett provided voices for the short. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • August 28, 2012: Thunder & Lightning and Amethyst shorts will be premiering in second season during the fall. Both have current ADR issues. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • August 29, 2012: "ADR Issues" for Thunder & Lightning are almost resolved. Will air at start of season two. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • January 2, 2013: One Clip and six images Thunder and Lightning "Clothes Make the Hero" released. WF Article
  • January 5, 2013: Jon Polito was the original choice for Peter Gambi in the Black Lightning short but was ultimately voiced by Jeff Bennett. Lynell Forestall Twitter
  • January 12, 2013: Lauren Montgomery storyboarded the Thunder and Lightning "Clothes Makes the Hero" short. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • January 30, 2013: Clip and two images for Thunder and Lightning "Lightning Under The Weather" short. WF Article
  • February 21, 2013: Ben Jones confirms Tar Pit appeared in Thunder and Lightning "Lightning Under The Weather" but the villain in the mech suit was made up and a nameless, "generically evil mad scientist." Ben Jones Blog
  • March 2, 2013: Lynell Forestall reveals there was a scene cut for time in Thunder and Lightning's "Clothes Makes the Hero" where Black Lightning appeared in his 1970s Black Vulcan costume and was teased by his daughters. Giancarlo Volpe
  • February 16, 2015: Lynell Forestall reveals he modeled Jennifer Pierce after his daughter Bailey. Forestall drew from personal experience. He worked on the pitch while working on The Dark Knight Returns on the DC Universe line. He chose Black Lightning from a list of about 40 characters to choose from for DC Nation. After speaking with LeSean Thomas, Forestall settled on the idea of a fake 1970s exploitation trailer like Shaft, Black Bill Jones, Superfly with a big afro, platform shoes, and puffy sleeves, to explain Black Lightning. A week after the pitch, Ben Jones informed Forestall it was greenlit but Sam Register wanted the modern version with his two daughters instead. The story changed to Black Lightning taking his daughters to his old neighborhood to show he was cool but they end up teasing him and his old costumes, from the classic to Black Vulcan and so on until he showed off the modern day costume and it ended. Register suggesting giving the daughters costumes, too. Forestall rewrote the script some more with Dr. Polaris showing up, Black Lightning goes off to fight him, and Peter Gambi gives them costumes. If the shorts went to series, there would have been allusions to the oldest daughter Anissa being gay. If there was a third short, their mother would have appeared. She would have no powers and still married to Black Lightning as opposed to being divorced in the comics. Forestall would have went with the idea she went back to work while he would be stay at home dad to watch over their daughters and their powers. The Big Pull Episode 60; 9:25-14:32, 1:13:29-46, 1:18:36-19:12

    Vibe News

  • May 17, 2012: Two new clips for Vibe's "Enter Extreme-O" and two images released. WF Article
  • May 18, 2012: Vibe is voiced by Jason Marsden. Ben Jones Tweet
  • May 23, 2012: There were only the two Vibe shorts for DC Nation's first season. Ben Jones Tweet

    Wonder Woman News

  • July 11, 2013: Clip and two images released for Wonder Woman short. It is written and directed by Robert Valley. WF Article
  • July 17, 2013: Clip and two images released for second Wonder Woman short. WF Article
  • July 19, 2013: Grey DeLisle did voice work. Ben Jones Tweet
  • July 25, 2013: Clip and two images released for third Wonder Woman short. WF Article
  • August 2, 2013: Ben Jones confirms Susan Eisenberg as voice of Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman shorts. Ben Jones Tweet