BREAKING NEWS: Bruce Timm resigns as producer at DC Animation
Update: It turns out he isn’t leaving Warner Bros. after all.
Voices from Krypton is reporting that longtime DC Animation producer Bruce Timm has resigned his position with the comic animation giant. Notable works in his time with DC Animation include Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. Timm started working for Warner Bros. in 1989 and has had a heavy hand in steering what has come out of DC Animation since Batman: The Animated Series premiered in 1992.
According to VFK, his decision to step down has been in the works for some time, citing that he had wanted to focus his efforts on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. That project has since been cancelled and Timm is now working to “develop some of his own projects.”
James Tucker, a former storyboard artist, will be assuming the position of producer. Tucker began his career working on Pinky and the Brain in 1996 and has since been involved in several projects at DC as a producer and director. Tucker hopes to continue to move thing along in the “right” direction, but to also “shake things up a bit.” He also discussed plans to use Batman, Superman, and the Justice League “as a gateway to exposing other characters” in upcoming movies.