Over the past few years DC Entertainment has produced a bunch of animated shorts that air during its “DC Nation” block at 10 on Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network. Some of them are super fun, so I made a playlist of the ones that are (more or less) appropriate for small children: DC Nation playlist.
This came about from my desire to find some female superhero videos to supplement my elder daughter’s love of Batman: the Brave and the Bold. The Super Best Friends Forever series is a double play because of their My Little Pony connection. The playlist also includes the neat Princess Amethyst of Gemworld.
The playlist is in order of air date. I originally had it grouped by cartoon but I sort of like the variety. Some of my favorites:
- Animal Man, voiced by Weird Al: “Animal Man vs. Captain Cold/Animal Man vs. the Train” and “Animal Man vs. Black Manta/Animal Man vs. Darkseid”
- Super Best Friends Forever, by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s Lauren Faust, especially “Time Waits for No Girl”
- World’s Funnest, by Walace and Gromit’s Nick Park. Episode Seven is my favorite.
- Super Pets, particularly “Krypto vs. Streaky.” He isn’t in that one but I also really like that Dietrich Bader does the voice of Ace the Bat-Hound. Bader voiced Batman in the excellent Batman the Brave and the Bold.
- The three Deadman shorts look very cool: “Catch”, “Date”, “Gravefitti”
- The “Tales of Metropolis” ones are neat: “Bizarro”, “Lois”, “Jimmy Olsen”
Of those I’ve omitted, you should check out the Batman of Shanghai: “Cat Woman”, “Bane”, “Bat Man”, and the stylized Woman Woman ones: one, two, three. Also, here are the old Adult Swim “Aquaman Dance Party” bumpers.