DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES
By: Jordan Wiles
The DC Universe Animated Original Movies (DCUAOM; also known as DC Universe Original Movies or DC Universe Movies or DC Animated Movies) are a series of American direct-to-video superhero animated films based on the DC Comics characters and stories produced primarily by Warner Bros. Animation. The films are usually stand-alone projects that are either adaptation of popular works or original stories. From 2013 to 2020, the DC Animated Movie Universe was a subset of this series featuring several movies that took place in a shared universe, influenced predominantly by The New 52. They are usually made for an older audience compared to that of the DC animated universe and other projects, and also feature DCAU alumni such as Bruce Timm, who mainly served as executive producer or as a producer until Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, before returning for Justice League: Gods and Monsters. Since it first began with 2007's Superman: Doomsday, the series has been well received by fans, critics, with consistently good sales.