By: Marv Castillo
Machinima Network secured the rights to an animated three-part Justice League digital series from Warner Bros and DC Entertainment. I’m thrilled. Just wait to read more about this.
These new digitals series is based on Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, which will be an original animated feature executive produce by Bruce Timm and co-produced by Allan Burnett. The series will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Timm and Burnett collaborated back in the day when Batman: The Animated Series was on TV, and that was a great show. I had to see Batman every day before bed, that was the routine. I loved the show, maybe that’s the stongest reason why I am so excited about Chronicles.
The DC Entertainment animated films are the reason why I still believe in DC outside of their comics. If you only watch the live-action movies and you never watch any of the things these people create, shame on you. These movies are good comic book movies, give them a shot. A three-part digital feature is your perfect chance to appreciate them, so go and see it… in 2015. This is one is a much darker version of the Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman characters. I know everyone hates the D-word, but if it’s animated and it’s produced by the people who worked on Batman: The Animated Series, it’s probably going to be good.
“Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company’s unmatched content. With ‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” Machinima will be the very first place fans can experience a new vision for DC Comics’ beloved Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters. In addition, we have built a first-of-its-kind package for brands to engage with these characters to reach Machinima’s elusive audience,” said Chad Gutstein, Machinma’s CEO.
”Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles” marks the first project from Warner Bros.’ newly formed digital content production unit, headed up by Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.
Sam Register said: “We couldn’t be happier to be announcing our first new digital series today, and we’re even more excited that it’s a collaboration with such accomplished storytellers as Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, who have been responsible for some of the most innovative and creative DC Universe projects. We can’t wait for fans to have a chance to see the world they have created when ‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles’ debuts on Machinima next year.”
“We are committed to delivering DC Entertainment’s extensive line-up of world-class characters and stories to audiences across all platforms and formats,” stated DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson. “’Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles’ is an exciting opportunity to bring alternate versions of DC Comics’ iconic Justice League characters to Machinima, and we look forward to bringing this new animated shortform series to life with our partners across Warner Bros.”