With 2015 targeted as the release year for DC's theatrical film version of the Justice League, there is plenty of time between then and now to drum up support for the film and raise consumer awareness of exactly what and who constitutes the Justice League. The 2012 release of the animated film Justice League: Doomsday is a step in the right direction. While definitely not the right film to show someone who is not already familiar with the main characters, e.g., Batman, Superman, Green lantern, this is an excellent introduction for those only familiar with the characters from their respective films and/or individual cartoon shows. It is not an origin, meaning there is in fact rather little exposition set-up at the beginning, but instead an example of the type of solid story which can be told involving all of these characters. It involves a mysterious wealthy man gathering together the super-villains specific to each member of the Justice League, and then providing them with a divide and conquer scheme in which each hero is taken out in an incredibly well-planned way. This is because the plans have been stolen from Batman, who had concocted emergency scenarios for how to neutralize each member of the justice League should they ever turn to evil. The manner in which the film depicts each hero encountering their own trap is masterfully done, with the cross-cutting from hero to one another emphasizing how all of this is supposed to be happening at roughly the same time. Unfortunately, after a nearly flawless first half the film does lose some of its momentum and the resolution it reaches with its primary antagonist, the mysterious Randall Savage, feels somewhat rushed. However, overall it is an incredibly enjoyable viewing experience, though, again, not likely so for those unfamiliar with the characters as the film makes no effort to explain the backstories of anyone other than the primary villain. The film is complimented by incredibly stellar voice over work, with so many voice over performers from prior DC Animated Universe television shows that this almost feels like it could fit in chronologically between the justice league and Justice League Unlimited TV shows. The main differences being Nathan Fill ion as the Hal Jordan Green Lantern and Tim Daly as Superman, although both have voiced the characters before just not on the justice league animated series. Deserving special mention is Kevin Conroy's work as Batman, which is good as always but especially so here given how much heavy lifting Batman has to do within the plot since the tools used to fight his friend were actually of his own creation. The final scene involving the Justice League features some especially stellar vocal work from Conroy. The DC Animated movies are very hit-and-miss and can thus be viewed collectively as a mixed bag. However, this one is a definite hit, and is among my favorites from the group. This film was recently added to Netflix Instant Streaming.