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Bruce Timm

Mostly Credited As: Bruce Timm
Sometimes Credited As: Bruce W. Timm

Birth Name: Bruce Walter Timm
Date Of Birth: February 08, 1961 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA

Bruce Timm


Not only well known for his contributions building the modern DC Comics cartoon franchise, but also a famous cartoon series animator. Born in 1961, he was practically born with a pencil and pad in his mouth. Timm had no help in his art, but has cited influences from many artists including Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Frank Frazetta, Dan DeCarlo, Jim Steranko, and John Buscema.

In 1981, Timm was given his first animation job with Filmation Studios as a layout artist for Blackstar. He joined Don Bluth Productions as an assistant animator for the feature film The Secret of NIMH in 1982. When that was finished, Timm returned to Filmation to work on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Timm joined Marvel Productions, doing character and prop designs for GI Joe in 1984. From there he went back to Filmation and worked on She-Ra Princess of Power. Timm worked as a character designer on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse in 1987, for Ralph Bakshi Productions. In 1988, he worked for DIC on The Beany and Cecil Show, which was his first acting gig.

Bruce joined Warner Bros. in 1989 as a storyboard artist and character designer for Tiny Toon Adventures. Bruce heard of a new Batman cartoon that Warner Bros. was planning, so he prepared a few designs of Batman and characters, then presented them in the next production meeting. With those designs, he became a co-creator and producer for Batman: The Animated Series, which premiered in 1992, the time of the Tim Burton's Batman Returns. That series led to Batman Gotham Knights (also known as The New Batman Adventures), which was set two years after the end of B:TAS. That series aired along side the previously premiered Superman: The Animated Series, of which he was the co-creator. He then became co-creator of Batman Beyond, a series that featured a new person under the Batman mask, in 1999. He finally stepped up and became series creator, and producer, of Justice League (currently Justice League Unlimited).

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Hug Me, Sighed the Porcupine 01x119: (Jul/25/2011) As Himself (Footage from 2011 ComicCon) 
  Zeus Was Framed 01x20: (Dec/09/2010) As Himself (Taped Segment) 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  Wake the Dead 03x11: (Dec/18/2004) Voiced  Solomon Grundy 
  The Terror Beyond (1) 02x15: (Nov/15/2003) Voiced  Soldier 
  The Enemy Below (2) 01x07: (Dec/10/2001) Voiced  Atlantean Guard, [Uncredited]

Batman Beyond (1999) 
  Countdown 03x12: (Apr/07/2001) Voiced  Top Hat Joker 
  Curse of Kobra (1) 03x10: (Feb/03/2001) Voiced  J-Man 
  Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker (Dec/12/2000) Voiced  Guard 
  Joyride 02x03: (Oct/02/1999) Voiced  Jokerz Leader 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  Zatanna 01x50: (Feb/02/1993) Voiced  Red 
  Beware The Gray Ghost 01x32: (Nov/04/1992) Voiced  Ted Dymer 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The New Batman Adventures (1997)• Producer
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)• Producer
Batman Beyond (1999)• Character Designer
• Producer
• Creator
Freakazoid! (1995)• Creator
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (1983)• Character Designer
Justice League Unlimited (2001)• Storyboard Artist
• Main Title Design
• Character/Prop Design
• Staff Writer
• Producer
• Creator
Superman (1996) (1996)• Producer
Teen Titans (2003)• Executive Producer
• Producer
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987)• Layout Artist
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)
Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Superman (1996) (1996) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
 
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Superman: Doomsday   Sep/18/2007 As: Director, Story
Apokolips...Now!, Part II 02x26 Feb/14/1998 As: Story
Apokolips...Now! 02x25 Feb/07/1998 As: Story
The Last Son of Krypton, Part III 01x03 Sep/06/1996 As: Director
The Last Son of Krypton, Part II 01x02 Sep/06/1996 As: Director
Justice League Unlimited (2001) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Epilogue 04x13 Jul/23/2005 As: Story
Wake the Dead 03x11 Dec/18/2004 As: Story
Twilight (2) 02x02 Jul/05/2003 As: Writer
Twilight (1) 02x01 Jul/05/2003 As: Writer
Batman Beyond (1999) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker   Dec/12/2000 As: Story
The New Batman Adventures (1997) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Mad Love 02x11 Jan/16/1999 As: Story
Legends of the Dark Knight 02x06 Oct/10/1998 As: Story
Batman: The Animated Series (1992) (Credited in 8 episodes from this show) 
 
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Showdown 04x02 Sep/12/1995 As: Story
Deep Freeze 03x10 Nov/26/1994 As: Story
Trial 02x09 May/16/1994 As: Story
Mask of the Phantasm   Dec/25/1993 As: Director
Day Of The Samurai 01x55 Feb/23/1993 As: Director
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Tiny Toon Music Television 01x51 Feb/01/1991 As: Writer
Inside Plucky Duck 01x39 Nov/15/1990 As: Writer
A Ditch in Time 01x35 Nov/09/1990 As: Writer
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Trivia

Is Credtited for: Writting, Drawing, and Acting.

Bruce Timm created the entire DC Animated Universe, along with Paul Dini.

Bruce Timm is credited for creating Justice League, which is a step up from co-creator of all of the other DCAU shows.

Although Bruce Timm works for WB and DC Comics, on his website, there is a picture of Spider-Man and Wolverine.

Timm came up with the story for the Batman Gotham Knights episode, "Legends of the Dark Knight," all on his own. Although, when he presented it to the staff members of thes show, they told him it had already been done.

The DC Animated Universe is also called the "Timm-verse."

On Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm is credited as Bruce W. Timm.

Batman's first name is "Bruce" and Robin's first name is "Tim," so Bruce Timm's name is sort of a mix of names from Batman.

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