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The DCAU Review is a podcast hosted by Cal & Liam, two brothers with a devout love for producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini's DC Animated Universe, starting with Batman: The Animated Series all the way through Justice League Unlimited. For each standard podcast, the hosts provide commentary and evaluate a classic DCAU cartoon by giving a standard score to rank each animated episode. New episodes premiere Saturdays at DCAUReview.com and on your favorite podcast app! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dcaureview/support

The DCAU Review The DCAU Review

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The DCAU Review is a podcast hosted by Cal & Liam, two brothers with a devout love for producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini's DC Animated Universe, starting with Batman: The Animated Series all the way through Justice League Unlimited. For each standard podcast, the hosts provide commentary and evaluate a classic DCAU cartoon by giving a standard score to rank each animated episode. New episodes premiere Saturdays at DCAUReview.com and on your favorite podcast app! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dcaureview/support

    Ep. 187 - Justice League - War World Part I & II

    Ep. 187 - Justice League - War World Part I & II

    Wrapping up 2021, the Good Brothers are reviewing Justice League episodes all month, kicking off with the Season One episode "War World Part 1 & II." The hosts talk memories of having this on video tape to where the plot lets the rest of the episode down and the intricacies of the brutal fights throughout both parts. Also discussed is why Green Lantern and Hawkgirl are made to look like gullible idiots, a soundtrack with a few audible Easter Eggs and nods to prior shows and why Eric Roberts portrayal of Mongul makes you root to see him get his comeuppance at the finish of the story. Lastly, they discuss whether this episode is pivotal to a rewatch of the DCAU based on the elements of John & Shayera's budding romance or if this episode deserves to be dropped onto a remote trash planet. Plus a preview of next week's episodes and a surprising number of Snyderverse jokes await you on this week's all new DCAU Review!



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    Plot: Cal: 5/10 – Liam: 4/10

    Visuals/Animation: Cal: 8/10 – Liam: 8/10

    Music: Cal: 6/10 – Liam: 6/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 9/10 – Liam:8/10

    Bonus Point: None

    Final Tally: Cal: 28/40 – Liam: 26/40


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 186 - Static Shock - A League Of Their Own Part I & II

    Ep. 186 - Static Shock - A League Of Their Own Part I & II

    The Good Brothers wrap up their abbreviated stay in Dakota with their final Static Shock review of 2021 and it's another monumental crossover episode, this time featuring the Justice League in the two part episode "A League of Their Own." Hear the hosts break down the Home Alone style plot of part one and the horror film elements of part two. Plus they discuss foreshadowing of Brainiac's plans that manifest in Justice League Unlimited, the curious choice to distort one of the most legendary DCAU vocal actors' voices and how one single line led one of our hosts to award a bonus point. Plus hear some more hilarious musical numbers including a MIDI-style Danny Elfman Batman theme and a Flash theme with the refrain "Step by step", a discussion on just how Martian Manhunter's phasing ability works, Batman in a space suit, Gear's disappearing glasses and the return of Carmen Dillo and much more on this week's all new DCAU Review!



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    Plot: Cal: 8/10 – Liam: 7/10

    Visuals/Animation: Cal: 9/10 – Liam: 8/10

    Music: Cal: 6/10 – Liam: 8/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 10/10 – Liam:9/10

    Bonus Point: Cal +1 (Foreshadowing of Static in the League)

    Final Tally: Cal: 34/40 – Liam: 32/40


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Bonus Episode - Black Friday Special - Best DCAU Video Games

    Bonus Episode - Black Friday Special - Best DCAU Video Games

    It's our 3rd annual Black Friday Spectacular and we are continuing to relive our childhoods with a nostalgic trip through our favorite DCAU Video Games! Hear the Good Brothers highlight seven of the DCAU games they played endlessly while growing up, their favorite and least favorite features and memorable momtents across a decade's worth of consoles. After they run through each game they narrow it down to their top three favorites of all time. Putting a bow on it all, the hosts take a trip back in time to create a sequel to one of their favorite games and then pitch their own ideas for a DCAU game for modern consoles!



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    (H/T to Kauê Oliveira and calman160 on YouTube for the 8-Bit Versions of JL & JLU themes)


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 185 - Static Shock - Bad Stretch

    Ep. 185 - Static Shock - Bad Stretch

    The Good Brothers are back, continuing with their month of Static Shock reviews, this week with the return of two of their favorite recurring characters in Rubberband Man and Ebon and their latest obsession, Carmen Dillo. With a plot that focuses on Static's jealousy and suspicion of Rubberband Man's reform and Ebon trying his best to convince him that no one will ever believe he's changed, Cal and Liam discuss the underlying message while also imagining what a group of DCAU anthropomorphic super villain would look like. Plus the hosts talk about music that seems to have inspired a certain Soulja Boy track, and a choice by sound editors to add a vocal effect to one character makes it stand out from prior appearances. Also the hosts compare similar stories on other DCAU episodes and where this one ranks in the Static episodes reviewed thus far, and an exciting announcement about next week's exciting crossover episode!



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    Plot: Cal: 8/10 – Liam: 8/10

    Visuals/Animation: Cal: 8/10 – Liam: 8/10

    Music: Cal: 6/10 – Liam: 7/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 8/10 – Liam:8/10

    Bonus Point: None

    Final Tally: Cal: 30/40 – Liam: 31/40


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    • 57 min
    Ep. 184 - Static Shock - Grounded

    Ep. 184 - Static Shock - Grounded

    After last week's exciting culmination of spoooooky season, this week brings the Good Brothers back to the DCAU and to Dakota with Static Shock and this week's episode "Grounded." Director James Tucker pens a series departure where the big bad isn't your typical Bang Baby of the week. Instead, Static finds himself face to face with a living amoeba and a subplot that has Frieda at war with the school admins about funding for the school paper. Hear the hosts discuss plot elements and visuals reminiscent of Scooby-Doo and a voice cast of 45 year-olds playing teenagers. Additionally Cal is inspired by Carmen Dillo's pun-tastic name and both hosts express some frustration with the inconsistent animation, which plot point subverted their expectations in a good way and another solid voice cast that grounds an otherwise outlier episode firmly in the DCAU. Plus. the hosts discuss which episode they'll be covering next week, and much more on this week's DCAU Review!



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    Plot: Cal: 7/10 – Liam: 6/10

    Visuals/Animation: Cal: 5/10 – Liam: 6/10

    Music: Cal: 6/10 – Liam: 5/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 8/10 – Liam:8/10

    Bonus Point: None

    Final Tally: Cal: 26/40 – Liam: 25/40


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    • 43 min
    Bonus Ep. 29 - Batman The Adventures Continue Season 2 - Mayor Mayhem Part II

    Bonus Ep. 29 - Batman The Adventures Continue Season 2 - Mayor Mayhem Part II

    Wrapping up a full weekend of content, the Good Brothers end it with a review of issue 6 of Batman The Adventures Continue. In the issue the mysterious motivations behind the malicious Mayor Mayfield begin to be revealed and who is behind his recent streak of bravery. Hear the hosts discuss the plot and where they feel like this could be going for the exciting final issue and plenty of talk about the main star of the issue, the returning Mister Wing! Hear the brothers' thoughts on this month's pencils and inks from Rick Burchett versus last month's, and speculation on some of the color choices by best friend of the show Monica Kubina. All of this and much more discussion await you on this special bonus episode of the DCAU Review!



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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Menno32 ,

If You’re A DCAU Fan You’ll Love This

I don’t know why it took me this long to actually write this review. The show is just great. The idea of reviewing every episode from plot, animation, music and voice acting is just brilliant. And it’s great to see the small community is growing larger by day. Good brothers, keep the good work

ZachChanning ,

Excellent

Your podcast is great! I just discovered it recently and I am really enjoying it very much.

The Drift Space ,

Heroes for Heroes

The DCAU Review is given a daunting task: To plow through the DC Animated Universe and dive further into each episode with more than just typical, "This was amazing!" Let's be honest. The DCAU is peak DC and it's hard to do more than merely heap praise on it. What Cal & Liam are able to do is dive into the themes and minutiae of a great storytelling landscape and explain "why" it deserves the praise it gets. The more you listen, the more you love both the hosts and the DCAU.

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