231 episodes

The DCAU Review is a podcast hosted by Cal & Liam, two brothers with a devout love for producer Bruce Timm and Paul Dini's DC Animated Universe, starting with Batman: The Animated Series and proceeding 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 producer Bruce Timm and Paul Dini's DC Animated Universe, starting with Batman: The Animated Series and proceeding 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. 193 - The Zeta Project - The Accomplice

    Ep. 193 - The Zeta Project - The Accomplice

    If you're one of the 14 people that like The Zeta Project aka the Batman Beyond spinoff show by creator Bob Goodman modeled after The Fugitive, then boy oh boy is this your lucky day! That's right, the Good Brothers are reviewing the premiere episode entitled "The Accomplice" and they have some thoughts on all of the normal categories, how this feels or doesn't feel like a DCAU show, the animation style, the DCAU DNA of the show, the Zeta redesign and the Ro character as the female lead for the show. Plus the controversial head canon about a certain Agent West on the program, music from one of the Dynamic Music Partners and much more await you on this all new DCAU Review!



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    Plot: Cal: 5/10 – Liam: 5/10

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

    Music: Cal: 5/10 – Liam: 6/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 7/10 – Liam:7/10

    Bonus Point: None

    Final Tally: Cal: 22/40 – Liam: 23/40


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 192 - Batman Beyond - Sentries Of The Last Cosmos

    Ep. 192 - Batman Beyond - Sentries Of The Last Cosmos

    It's another review from the Good Brothers, continuing their stay in the future of Neo-Gotham with the Batman Beyond episode "Sentries of The Last Cosmos." But perhaps to get to the future, the hosts may want to return to a galaxy far, far away...with this episode there are plenty of references to a certain George Lucas created IP from everything including screen wipes, robes and lightning shooting from the villain's hands to....Bruce Vilanch??? That's right you'll hear Cal & Liam discuss the highs and lows of an episode designed to pay homage to Star Wars and other famous Sci-Fi properties. But will the musical nods, flame swords and the man responsible for predicting how Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc be enough to redeem a dismal start in scores for the year? Find out and hear what series they'll be covering for the first time next week on this all new episode of the DCAU Review!



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    Plot: Cal: 3/10 – Liam: 4/10

    Visuals/Animation: Cal: 6/10 – Liam: 7/10

    Music: Cal: 9/10 – Liam: 9/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 5/10 – Liam:6/10

    Bonus Point: None

    Final Tally: Cal: 23/40 – Liam: 26/40


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bonus Ep. 35 - Batman: Caped Crusader - Ed Brubaker named Head Writer/Batman First Look

    Bonus Ep. 35 - Batman: Caped Crusader - Ed Brubaker named Head Writer/Batman First Look

    Surprise! It's your boys, Cal & Liam dropping a new bonus episode discussing the latest Batman: Caped Crusader news, Hear the Good Brothers' talk about the addition of series head writer, seasoned comic book author and creator Ed Brubaker. Hear about his connections to the DCAU, his thoughts on joining the Caped Crusader team, as well as some of his experience in writing some of the more underrated Batman comic book stor arcs. Also the hosts discuss the first character model released of the Dark Knight, its influence from the original Bill Finger/Bob Kane designs and more exciting conjecture on what the rest of the series will look like. Plus some self-congratulating on bringing in a celebrated comic writer for the series and much more on this bonus episode of the DCAU Review!



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    • 20 min
    Ep. 191 - Batman Beyond - April Moon

    Ep. 191 - Batman Beyond - April Moon

    The Good Brothers are kicking off their 2022 reviews by returning back to the future and picking up where they left off in the Batman Beyond watch order with the episode "April Moon." While the episode may not have a lot to remember when it comes to nostalgia for the hosts, they sure have a lot to say about the plot after this watch. Listen as they struggle to figure out where certain aspects of the story go, who the heroes are and why the main plot point centers around a bowl of cereal. With some fun visuals, Cal and Liam talk about the choice to equip one character with "buzzsaw knees" and whether one character's look is based off of the title character from the 90's sitcom Becker. Music also leads to a long discussion around the choice to use more traditional instruments in lieu of the rock drums, guitars and synth that usually contributes to the soundtrack. Rounding it out a few surprise voice cast members from well-known sitcoms and the return of another voice actor that played a memorable character in Batman: The Animated Series. Wrapping up the episode, you'll hear a preview of next week's episode and much more on this week's DCAU Review!

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    Plot: Cal: 2/10 – Liam: 4/10

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

    Music: Cal: 4/10 – Liam: 5/10

    Voice Acting: Cal: 5/10 – Liam:6/10

    Bonus Point: None

    Final Tally: Cal: 17/40 – Liam: 21/40


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bonus Ep. 34 - Justice League Infinity - The Mirror Crack'd Part VII

    Bonus Ep. 34 - Justice League Infinity - The Mirror Crack'd Part VII

    It's finally here! The Good Brothers bring you their review of the Justice League Infinity finale from issue seven as they chronicle the culmination of the entire "Mirror Crack'd" saga. Hear their thoughts on what may be the last we hear from the JLI (for a awhile) and how they felt about the issue's heavy focus on story, fan service and redemption for characters, both good and bad. Plus a break down of Ethen Beavers and Nick Filardi's artwork including cameos from previously unseen characters, returning favorites and a few visual Easter Eggs that shoutout iconic moments from the DCAU episodes past. Plus the hosts put a bow on what they thought of the comic, how to compare/not compare it to Batman The Adventures Continue and they ask you the listener for ideas for future bonus episode topics. All of this and more await you on this finale of season one of Justice League Infinity!



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    • 39 min
    Ep. 190 - The 2021 DCAU Review Year in Review

    Ep. 190 - The 2021 DCAU Review Year in Review

    Happy New Year from the Good Brothers of the DCAU Review! Before leaving the year 2021 behind for good, the hosts take one final look at the year and recap their top 5 highest ranked episodes as well as their lowest ranked episodes of 2021. Hear which reviews will stick with Cal and Liam for better or worse in a year of unmatched success for the podcast which included an all-time number of streams across multiple platforms, a pair of international special guest correspondents and a few new episode formats that allowed for collaboration with some of the show's podcasting friends. Additionally the hosts recap some of their favorite DCAU moments in 2021 including a pair of tie-in comics, the debut of an incredible artist team-up that resulted in the nickname "The World's Finest", and one SUPER Blu-Ray release. Plus the hosts allow for time to thank the listeners for their contributions and reveal some hopes for 2022. 


    Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast and hopefully, we'll be doing this again next year!



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    • 1 hr 22 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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