Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Timm at Comic-Con

Very nice piece on Bruce Timm in San Diego. On his rumored exit from WBA:

Talk of his departure from the studio stemmed from the announcement at this year's WonderCon that he would no longer produce the line of Warner Brothers' direct-to-DVD animated movies. "It's absolutely not true. I'm still at Warner Brothers, and still happy to be there. This is my 24th year there, which is mind-boggling.

"Somehow, that information translated to 'OMG! Bruce Timm leaves Warner Brothers; Bruce Timm going to Marvel; Bruce Timm doing this and that.'"

Even several months removed from the announcement, Timm is still approached by confused fans. "To this day, fans still come up to me asking, 'So now that you're retired...' and I'm like, 'Dude, I'm not retired!'" ...

I got a couple of calls asking about Mr. Timm leaving Warner Bros. Animation. So I called up Bruce Timm's secretary to ask if he'd left. She said:

"He was here an hour ago. If he left he didn't tell me." ...

And Bruce Timm on his "failures."

... One example Timm gave was not being able to devote enough time to Dick Grayson when they had redesigned the original "Batman: The Animated Series" into "The New Batman Adventures", in which Grayson transitioned not just into Nightwing, but also as a grown man striking it out on his own.

"Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to do a whole lot with that character. He was in only three or four episodes of that run. We had plans to do more with him, but that series got cut short." ...

Go read the whole article. Excellent stuff.


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