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DC Animated Movie Universe – History & Viewing Order – The World’s Finest

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Welcome to the DC Animated Movie Universe!


The DC Animated Movie Universe refers to a series of interconnected movie titles released as part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie (also known as DC Universe Movie) line, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment and distributed by Warner Home Video. The titles, spearheaded by producer James Tucker, feature plot elements inspired by DC Comics’s recent The New 52 continuity reboot. The DC Animated Movie Universe (DCAMU) is also sometimes referenced as the “Tuckerverse,” after the line’s producer. The continuity was first introduced in 2013’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the feature acting as a sort of prequel and ending with The Flash inadvertently rewriting history and unknowingly establishing a new continuity. The DC Animated Movie Universe kicked off in earnest with 2014’s Justice League: War, the first official entry in the freshly-established continuity. And from there, 14 more in-continuity titles would follow.

The line would draw inspiration from recent DC Comics events, such as Batman: The Court of Owls, Justice League: The Darkseid War Saga, Batman and Son and Justice League Dark, while modernizing DC Comics classics including Batman: Hush, The Death and Return of the Superman and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, the Suicide Squad, and others, all received spotlight titles during the line’s run. The continuity for this series would come to an end with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War in 2020, though the 2022 DC Showcase Animated Short Constantine: The House of Mystery acted as a kind-of epilogue to Justice League Dark: Apokolips War and the DC Animated Movie Universe.

Constantine also headlines Constantine: City of Demons, an 2018 animated movie which takes place in the DC Universe Animated Movie continuity, but was not released under its banner. While Constantine: City of Demons is still considered in-continuity, acting as a prequel/sequel to Justice League Dark, it does not contain plot elements crucial to the continuity’s over-aching plot lines.

It’s also important to note there is a wealth of animated movies in the DC Universe Movie line which are not part of the DC Animated Movie Universe continuity. Click here to check out a full list of releases under the DC Universe Movie banner.

Continue below for a list of all titles which fall within the DC Universe Animated Movie continuity and the proper order in which they should be watched. Please note that clicking on the image for each title below leads to a subsite dedicated to said movie title, featuring a wealth of content, including reviews, images, videos, exclusive content, and more:


#1. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox


#2. Justice League: War


#3. Son of Batman


#4. Justice League: The Throne of Atlantis


#5. Batman vs. Robin


#6. Batman: Bad Blood


#7. Justice League vs. Teen Titans


#8. Justice League Dark


#9. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract


#10. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay


#11. The Death of Superman


#12. Reign of the Supermen


#13. Batman: Hush


#14. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines


#15. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Also in DC Animated Movie Universe continuity:


#8.5. Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie


#15.5. DC Showcase – Constantine: The House of Mystery

Additionally, there is an animated short bundled with Justice League: Throne of Atlantis titled “Nightwing and Robin” which follows the Dynamic Duo as they take down Scarecrow and ties together a couple DC Animated Movie Universe plot threads. Mini-series based on The Death of Superman and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay were also published by DC Comics. Plus, the DC Animated Movie Universe versions of the Teen Titans also make a cameo appearance in the movie Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans.

To reiterate, the chronological viewing order for DC Animated Movie Universe (DCAMU) titles is as follows: #1. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, #2. Justice League: War, #3. Son of Batman, #4. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, #5. Batman vs. Robin, #6. Batman: Bad Blood, #7. Justice League vs. Teen Titans, #8. Justice League Dark, #8.5 Constantine: City of Demons, #9. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, #10. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, #11. The Death of Superman, #12. Reign of the Supermen, #13. Batman: Hush, #14. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, and #15. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.

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