Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Happy Birthday Bruce Timm
Today is the 50th birthday of a great industry icon, a man who's birthday is sure to be celebrated by watching he's work, and that man is Bruce Timm. If you don't know who he is, he is the man who is in my most honest opinion singlehandily most responsible for keeping DC Comics in business, how you ask? By he's awesome work on the animated series and features; Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, all the DC Universe animated movies, and the upcoming Green Lantern CGI animated series as character designer, animator, and producer.
So even though he has no part in the comic book department of DC, or even the company proper, I believe the work he has done and is currently doing is what introduces, re-introduces, and keeps continuing interest in many, if not most of DC's characters. So I see Bruce Timm as a gateway for not just for the great works he himself has done, but also for unknowingly generating the interest and demand that has given us:
-Movies like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Green Lantern, the upcoming Superman movie, and the many more DC superhero movie down the line.
- Video games like Batman: Arkham Asylum and DC Universe Online.
- The DC Universe Classics, DC Universe Infinite Heroes, and DC Direct action figure lines.
- Last, but not least the continuing production of DC Comic books, which a lot of stories from he's TV series were adapted from, and vise versa, stuff he help to create making it in the comics.
So happy birthday Bruce, and many more to you, and most of all thank you for all you hard work and dedication over the years. To see some he's great hand drawn work just type he's name in Google or Bing.