Total Nerd The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time  

Joe Donley
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List Rules Vote up the DC cartoons that the Justice League itself would approve of.

While Marvel might lay claim to box office offerings, the best DC animated shows dominate the world of cartoons and animated content. In the 1990s, a major shift in tone set in, transitioning from the campy offerings of the 1960s and 1970s to a darker and more cinematic feel thanks to Bruce Timm's Batman: The Animated Series, released in 1992. This genre-defining show, one of the best cartoons based on DC comics, introduced new characters like Poison Ivy and Harley, who transitioned over to the comics and became staples in Batman's gallery of rogues. Furthermore, Batman: The Animated Series ignited an animation revolution, spawning the DC Animated Universe of both TV and film, affectionately referred to as the "Timmverse" due to Timm's signature art style.

This created a shared universe between most of the shows DC and Warner Brothers produced between 1992 and 2006, culminating with Justice League: Unlimited, beating out Marvel's Shared Cinematic Universe by nearly a decade. Included below are the the best DC animated shows ever created, who all built upon their predecessors to continue telling the timeless DC pursuit of justice. Some even topped the list of best comic book TV shows of all time, so it goes to show that in the end, justice really does pay off.

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503 81
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

2
415 74
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

3
503 115
Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

4
418 91
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

5
367 70
Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

6
406 95
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

7
231 59
The New Batman Adventures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

8
227 79
Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

9
200 90
The Batman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time
2004

10
161 60
The New Batman/Superman Advent... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

11
193 102
Static Shock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

12
129 106
Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

13
117 93
Green Lantern: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

14
75 94
Legion of Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

15
70 89
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time
Vixen

16
74 95
Justice League Action! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time
Justice League Action!

17
74 106
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

18
69 102
Beware the Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

19
17 31
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time
2015

20
30 97
The New Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

21
32 115
DC Superhero Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time
DC Superhero Girls

22
26 103
The Kid Super Power Hour with ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time

23
57 281
Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 22 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time