Warner Bros Entertainment is planning to launch a series of animated movies featuring DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman that will go straight to DVD.
A joint venture between Warner Home Video, Warner Bros Animation and DC Comics, the line of PG-13 films will start appearing in 2007. The stories of the feature-length movies will be based on classic comic book stories. Two to three movies are scheduled to be released a year. First up are "Justice League: New Frontier", "Superman: Doomsday" and "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract".
Warner Bros also announced a plan to make a line of live-action, direct-to-video films aimed at adults. The first is a sci-fi/horror "Rest Stop", scheduled for Oct.27. Warner is also using direct-to-video for sequels to theatrical films. The first being a follow-up to "The Dukes of Hazzard".