DC’s plethora of animated movies based in a separate animated universe of its own (the DCAU) are consistent in quality, unlike the current DCEU, and undeniably more fun. I am a fan of the DCEU, still, but I have to admit that some of the animated gems in there are absolutely precious. The reasons for this could be multifarious. One, the creators of the comic book storylines in adaption are very directly involved with the development of the final animated product. Two, in the animated arena and given the current technological tools at your disposal, there is a lot more flexibility and a lot less studio interference. Apart from some of them that got a limited theatrical release, most of DC’s animated features got a direct-to-video release, which I think is a great way to satiate the ever hungry fandom sans the large periods of anticipation and the heavy price on the cinema ticket, provided they keep ’em coming.
Having said that, it’s natural that the fans await with bated breath for every next release in DCAU’s gauntlet, especially given the tremendous reputation that the DCAU has been able to establish among fans, with some iconic storylines adapted successfully onto animated media, and the final products, I daresay, turning out better than many of the multi-million superhero projects out there. Every year there are several new DC animated movies that come out. Some are good, some are mediocre. Here is the list of upcoming DC animated movies (new releases) that one should keep an eye on. We hope these latest DC animation movies are as good as some of the recent ones.
6. Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
Expected Release Date: July 2018
The ‘Teen Titans Go!’ TV show that aired a little less than half a decade ago, wasn’t exactly a home run, and neither do I expect the movie based on the show to be. However, as a little spin-off series that provided comedic relief and added levity to a roster that is otherwise mostly content with its darker tales and arcs, it scored and soared for a short while. Given the current climate DC movies find themselves in, the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ animated movie might just be the surprise hit of the year. The movie features beloved characters from the original Teen Titans, Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, and Beastboy, as alternate, funny versions of themselves. What’s more? The hilarious Will Arnett (The Lego Batman Movie) has been roped in the voice cast for the movie, so we may just expect a funny cameo or two. “Because if Aquaman can get a movie, anyone can.” Sure, DC!
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