The Dark Knight lightens up! Exclusive supercut of funniest moments from DC's animated movies

Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Yahoo Movies

From Adam West’s Batman to Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor, it’s well established that one of the best weapons in a superhero’s arsenal is a super sense of humor. Even as the DC Extended Universe has struggled to integrate humor into movies such as Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the animated versions of the company’s galaxy of heroes have been cracking wise for a decade and counting.  A new box set, DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, collects 30 animated features starring the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, and the Teen Titans. As this supercut — which Yahoo Entertainment is premiering exclusively today — illustrates, these films often alternate slam-bang action and yuk-yuk gags.

The current version of DC’s animated universe started with 2007’s Superman: Doomsday, which loosely adapted the famous Death of Superman storyline from the comics. Almost every subsequent entry has also been based on a graphic novel (such as Batman: Year One and Batman: The Killing Joke) or a specific arc that ran in comic book form (such as Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Besides 10 years’ worth of movies, this new box set also boasts short features (including one about how Mark Hamill perfected his iconic Joker laugh) and video footage of an all-star panel discussion from this year’s Comic-Con. No joke: It’s a superhero fan’s dream gift.

Here’s a list of all the titles included:

  •  Superman: Doomsday

  •  Justice League: The New Frontier

  • Batman: Gotham Knight

  • Wonder Woman Commemorative Edition

  •  Green Lantern: First Flight

  •  Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

  •  Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths

  • Batman: Under The Red Hood

  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

  •  All-Star Superman

  •  Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

  •  Batman: Year One

  •  Justice League: Doom

  •  Superman vs The Elite

  • The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

  •  The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

  •  Superman: Unbound

  •  Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

  •  Justice League: War

  •  Son of Batman

  •  Batman: Assault on Arkham

  •  Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

  •  Batman vs. Robin

  •  Justice League: Gods and Monsters

  •  Batman: Bad Blood

  •  Justice League vs. Teen Titans

  •  Batman: The Killing Joke

  •  Justice League Dark

  •  Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

  •  Batman and Harley Quinn

DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection hits stores today.

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