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Old March 29 2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: Bruce Timm steps down as WB Animation Supervising Producer

Kai "the spy" wrote: View Post
This means Timm won't be working on any future DC Animation, right?!
No, it doesn't necessarily mean that. He could come back to direct the occasional project for them, or executive-produce another TV series like Green Lantern. He just won't be the guy in charge of the direct-to-video movie line. The CBR headline is misleading. He wasn't the "WB Animation Supervising Producer," he was a supervising producer working for WB Animation, specifically as the supervising producer of the DVD movies, and alongside that as the executive producer of Green Lantern: TAS -- but not Young Justice or other DC television projects. So this doesn't mean he's severed all ties with WB or DC. It just means that he's turning the reins of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies DVD series over to James Tucker.

It also means that, as the press release says, he'll be working on his own projects. And I find that intriguing. Timm has become famous reinterpreting characters created and owned by other people. That seems like it might be holding him back. I'd be intrigued to see him do something that was entirely his own creation.

Not to mention that this could open the door for Marvel hiring him to produce something for them. I've seen Timm sketches of various Marvel characters, and we know he loves Jack Kirby's work, so it's possible he'd be interested in trying his hand at a screen adaptation of the other guys' stuff for a change.

Hound of UIster wrote: View Post
DC is going from one major loss to another. With their luck the Superman movie will bomb harder than Green Lantern.
Non sequitur. The animation division and the feature-film division are two separate groups. The fate of one has no correlation with the fate of the other, as is evidenced by the fact that DC animation has been thriving for 20 years while most of the movies have struggled. Anyway, I'm hearing very encouraging buzz about Man of Steel.

Anyway, it would be nice if people would remember the unsung hero behind DC's animation successes of the past two decades, Alan Burnett. He's been behind the DCAU and the DVD movies right alongside Timm, and has worked on several additional things that Timm wasn't involved with, like Static Shock and The Batman. I haven't heard about him stepping down from the DVD movies.
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