Saturday, March 30, 2013
The end of an era has arrived for DC Animation, as reports in the web verify that Bruce Timm, the legendary creator of the DC Animated Universe, has stepped down from his role as DC Animated producer.
Having been a prominent presence in Warner Bros. and DC Comics since the early 90's, Timm co-created and produced the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, which would help redefine and popularize The Dark Knight in mainstream media and usher in the creation of the "DCAU", which expanded its reach with the release of Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited.
Along with Paul Dini, Timm was also responsible for the creation of the beloved Batman character and The Joker's girlfriend. Harley first appeared as an exclusive character in BTAS, but her popularity and warm reception by fans soon allowed her to spill over to other DC media, including regular DC Continuity.
Bruce Timm's departure was first reported by Visions of Krypton, then subsequently by other popular comic news sites such as Newsarama. His recent works remain etched in the minds of fans, especially with him serving as producer for several of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including recent animated adaptation of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Replacing him is former storyboard artist James Tucker, who has quite the experience and resume working in DC Animation. For more information, visit the source post at Visions of Krypton and Newsarama.