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Catwoman To Star In Animated Short Added To Batman: Year One

Catwoman will headline her own short film attached to Warner Bros’ Animation upcoming direct-to-DVD adaptation of the influential Batman: Year One, TV Guide reveals. The website also offers a first look at the character — albeit small and severely cropped.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Eliza Dushku, who provides the voice of Selina Kyle in Batman: Year One, will reprise the role in the short, which pits Catwoman against crime boss Rough Cut (voiced by Futurama‘s John DiMaggio) “in a breathless and brutal 15-minute chase through Gotham City tracking down a mysterious cargo shipment.” Catwoman was written by Paul Dini and helmed by Year One co-director Lauren Montgomery.

Based on the acclaimed 1987 storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, Batman: Year One also stars Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland) as a young Bruce Wayne, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as James Gordon, Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Sarah Essen, and Alex Rocco (The Godfather) as Carmine Falcone.

The latest entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series will be released on Oct. 18 for DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand and digital download.


  • demoncat_4

    interesting news since thought dc decided to discontiue the shorts due to not enough support .

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  • whatafy

    Great news

  • catsmeow

    Catwoman starring in her own short on the Year One dvd was announced months ago, but this is the first image we’ve seen and the first plot tidbit we’ve gotten thus far.

  • Caen2911

    Same day as Arkham City. NICE

  • Lady’sMan217

    Hope they do a Nightwing movie with bats

  • Ryan

    John DiMaggio was a voice actor from Futurama and other popular shows/movies.
    Joe DiMaggio was a baseball player and husband of some repute.

  • Jacob

    And have NPH reprise his role.

  • Otaku-sempai

    The DC Showcase shorts have been discontinued. BATMAN: YEAR ONE ended up with a short running time. Rather than try to pad it out, it was decided that a new DC Showcase animated short featuring Catwoman would accompany it instead. Paul Dini had already written one for the projected second volume of shorts.