The DC Animated Universe (DCAU) is a fan term for a series of popular animated television series and related spin-offs produced by Warner Bros. Animation which share the same continuity. Most of these series are adapted from DC Comics properties. This continuity is also sometimes referred to as the Timmverse (after producer Bruce Timm, the continuity's most consistent creative influence) and in the past, the Diniverse (after writer Paul Dini, who had mostly departed from Warner Bros. Animation when Justice League was in production).

Source: https://www.alltimelines.com/dc-comics-multiverse-chronology/dc-comics-animated-universe/


January 1 to December 31 2022

FIRST EPISODE WATCHED: Buffy the Vampire Slayer S02E01

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1992)
How I Met Your Father (2022)
Ghosts (2021)
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (2022)
Yellowjackets (2021)
Cobra Kai (2018)
Station Eleven (2021)
Euphoria (2019)
The Cuphead Show (2022)
Pieces of Her (2022)
NCIS (2003)
CSI (2000)
Halo (2022)
Bridgeton (2020)
The Girl From Plainville (2022)
Reign (2013)
Yellowstone (2018)
Blue Bloods (2010)
Moon Knight (2022)
South Park (1997)
Ratched (2020)
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)
Sea Lab 2021 (2000)
Star Wars The Clone Wars (2008)
The Simpsons (1989)
Seinfeld (1989)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)
King of the Hill (1997)
Family Guy (1999)
Ms Marvel (2022)
The Sandman (2022)
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law (2022)
Mike Judge's Beavis and Butthead (2022)
Batwoman (2019)
Thundarr the Barbarian (1980)
House of the Dragon (2022)
Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power (2022)
Chucky (2021)

Spiderman (1994)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Midnight Mass (2021)
Once Upon a Time (2011)
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (2022)
The Book of Boba Fett (2021)
Black-ish (2014)
Batman The Animated Series (1992)
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Iron Man (1994)
Ms Marvel (2022)
Obi Wan Kenobi (2022)
Fantastic Four (1994)
AP Bio (2018)
Mr Mayor (2021)
She Hulk Attorney at Law (2022)


Starting with the critically aclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, the DC Animated Universe (DCAU) is what made many of us fall in love with DC’s characters.

We have several DC animated universes. This timeline doesn’t cover all of them. But there is one that stands out above the rest. We present the DC Animated Universe, consisting of the Batman/Superman animated series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, etc. There were tie-in comics to these series that, as of right now, we do not include in the timeline. These tie-in comics are complex, and don’t always line up perfectly with the continuity of the shows they are based on. However, we will hopefully include them in future updates.



  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • The New Batman Adventures
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Gotham Girls
  • Lobo
  • Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Chase Me
  • Batman & Harley Quinn
  • Batman Beyond
  • Static Shock
  • The Zeta Project
  • Justice League
  • Justice League Unlimited
  • Batman Beyond: Batman 75th Anniversary Short

Superman: The Animated Series takes place simultaneously to The New Batman Adventures


Batman's story line in the DC Animated Universe.


The official DC Animated Universe in a somewhat chronoligal order. Infos taken from all over the web. I tried to order some episodes differently, as you can see with Batman TAS' Two-Face 2 Parter - which is now separated by a couple of episodes, as the second part states that there were 6 months between the events of the two.


Credits for Batman: https://www.evilcloneproductions.com/blog/2020/9/30/batman-tas-definitive-episode-timeline-2020-edition


Based on a list I found in 2017 that also includes the various DCAU comic series too. Those won't be on here, though.

The following series/movies are not canon and should be skipped if desiring a purely canon DCAU experience:

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Superman: Brainiac Attacks
Batman and Harley Quinn
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five
Teen Titans (whole series)
Young Justice (whole series)
Legion of Superheroes (whole series)


This is a chronological watching order of all movies, series episodes and specials of the DC Animated Universe.


All animated shows based on characters from DC Comics.