‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Voice Director Andrea Romano Retires

Andrea RomanoAfter a thirty-one year career in the entertainment industry, voice and casting director Andrea Romano has officially announced her retirement.

Romano’s credits include a long list of DC animated projects including Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League UnlimitedBatman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 & 2, Batman: Under The Red Hood, and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, as well as many other animated projects such as DuckTales, Animaniacs, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Romano’s retirement comes after she was diagnosed with optic neuropathy in one eye which has resulted in blindness in that eye.

“I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both sides of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible,” said Romano in a statement.

Romano’s career working in on 1600 episodes of television, 23 of DC’s animated films, and 20 video games has resulted in 35 Emmy nominations with a total of 8 Emmy wins, as well as the Friz Award for Excellence awarded to Romano in 2016 at the International Family Film Festival. While Romano is set to retire from her position as voice director, she plans on remaining active in the entertainment industry.

“Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth,” Romano said.

Source: IGN

The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’

Justice LeagueThe early reactions to Wonder Woman are in, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This early praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DCEU. But if Wonder Woman is successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.

It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.

The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.

Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!