Bruce Timm Returns to BATMAN with Animated Short

This is big news for fans of Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and really any of the DC Comics television projects taking place in the “Timmverse.” Bruce Timm, the man who, along with Paul Dini and many others, is responsible for bringing everyone’s favorite dour becaped crime fighter to animated supremacy, is back with a new short which will debut April 9th on Cartoon Network, Comics Alliance and Newsarama are reporting.

The Timm-designed version of Batman will return for a short entitled Batman: Strange Days which will pit the Caped Crusader against the nefarious Dr. Hugo Strange. We’ve got the first set of images from the short, which apparently takes place on Mt. Olympus during a 1940s movie. I’m guessing, of course.

This short will be part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block, which will air after Teen Titans Go!, recently relocated to Wednesdays at 6:30pm ET. Timm was the man behind a slew of Warner Bros. and DC animated projects dating back to the early ’90s and was the Supervising Producer for DC’s line of direct-to-DVD animated features until 2013, when he stepped down to do his own things. One of those things happened to be last October’s Superman 75th Anniversary short, and he’s back, now that it’s Batman’s 75th anniversary year. Timm and Batman are two great tastes that taste great together.

Once again, this short will debut April 9th after Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network.