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DC Nation

The logo for the programming block.

DC Nation was a Cartoon Network programming block dedicated to DC Comics, starting on March 3, 2012. It aired every Saturday and repeated every Sunday. The block debuted with new episodes of Young Justice, the official premiere of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and a series of DC Shorts.

Programming

Shows

In addition to Young Justice, other series that aired on DC Nation included:

  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • Beware The Batman
  • Teen Titans Go!

Shorts

DC Nation aired several new animated shorts every week in between episodes of each series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, these shorts featured characters from DC Comics in different styles of animation from some of the best talents in the industry. Some notable DC Nation Shorts included:

  • Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, follows the adventures of Amy Winston who is teleported into her favorite faulty videogame to assist the characters inside.
  • Animal Man, shorts featuring DC superhero Animal Man (voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic), who saves animals instead of the people who are actually in danger;
  • Batman of Shanghai, a re-imagined version of Batman in 1930s Shanghai from Wolf Smoke;
  • DC's World's Funnest, claymation cartoons about Batman and various DC characters from Aardman Animations;
  • Doom Patrol; shorts about the DC superhero team fighting different villains;
  • Gotham City Impostors, based on the 2012 game of the same name;
  • JL Animals, shorts featuring animal versions of classic DC heroes;
  • Lego Batman, adventures set in the reality of the Lego Batman video games;
  • MAD Presents..., pre-existing shorts developed for MAD about DC Heroes;
  • New Teen Titans, a follow-up to the 2003-2006 animated series. The shorts' popularity prompted Cartoon Network to revive Teen Titans as Teen Titans GO!, a half-hour program that focuses more on the comedic and lighthearted side of the DC Comics franchise;
  • Plastic Man, based on the pilot "Puddle Trouble" developed by Tom Kenny, Stephen DeStefano, and Andy Suriano;
  • Superman of Tokyo, shorts featuring a baby Superman born in Tokyo;
  • Super Best Friends Forever, shorts featuring female DC teenage heroes by Lauren Faust;
  • Thunder and Lightning, shorts about the superpowered misadventures of the daughters of Black Lightning.

Interstitials

DC Nation showcased exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at theatrical motion pictures and documentaries conducted by fans and creators of DC Comics.

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