Executive producer Bruce Timm announced the upcoming releases in DC’s line of animated films.  With Batman: Year One due out in October, fans at the SDCC discussion panel were surprised by next years scheduled releases.

The next film due out will be Justice League: Doom.  It will be based on JLA: Tower of Babel and was written by the late Dwayne McDuffie.  I have been eager for a new Justice League movie since Crisis on Two Earths.

Next up will be Superman Versus The Elite.  There are few details on this feature so far, but rumor is it will be based on Superman: What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way one shot.  I have been somewhat disappointed with the Superman releases to date, I hope that this one is an improvement.

Last up and probably the most exciting will be Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.  Based on Frank Miller’s groundbreaking graphic novel.  This feature will be the team’s first attempt at a two part feature.  Bruce Timm said during the panel that it will stay true to Miller’s source material.  Both parts will be released during 2012.