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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the following comments with the original 2010 announcement of the DC Showcase animated shorts line:
Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video have expanded the realm of superhero storytelling beyond the popular DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies with DC Showcase, a series of animated shorts featuring characters from the celebrated DC Comics vault.
"The DC Showcase ... combines the respective creative talents of DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video to provide fans with vivid, new experiences alongside characters from within the vast resources of DC Comics," said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.
"The DC Showcase allows us to expand the DC Universe with short stories based on intriguing characters - from a 1940s comics sensation like The Spectre to a creation of the 1970s like Jonah Hex - just begging to be presented to a very worthy fan base," said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.
"Whereas DC Universe films have given fans the broad strokes of superhero entertainment, we know devout comics fans will enjoy seeing the characters in the DC Showcase come to animated life - some for the very first time - and we believe this presentation will open a window for new viewers to experience these unique, textured heroes and villains," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing.
The first wave of DC Showcase titles - The Spectre, Jonah Hex, Green Arrow and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam - were released in 2010, followed by a special Catwoman one-off for the Batman: Year One animated feature (also in 2010). After a lengthy hiatus, the DC Showcase series returned in 2019 with another wave of titles - Sgt. Rock, Death, The Phantom and Batman: Death in the Family - and the option for further installments in the future a strong possibility. Stay tuned ...
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