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Robin is also the part of DC animated universe, so why he doesn't appear in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited series. What is the reason behind not include any of the robin or nightwing into the Justice league series, not even as special appearance?

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From IMDb:

When the series was expanded from Justice League to Justice League Unlimited, producers considered adding Batman's sidekicks, Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing.

However, DC Comics turned them down, because the Robin/Dick Grayson role was being used on Teen Titans.


There was/is something called "(Bat)-Embargo":

a decision to keep certain DC characters exclusive to certain shows across the television and film medium.


Bruce Timm, the man behind Justice League and Justice League Unlimited said about the Bat-Embargo:

... to tell you the truth, as much as I […] love those characters, I don’t really miss [them] all that much. It’s not like we don’t have tons of other interesting characters to play with.

If I were doing an actual Batman show, and not allowed to use those characters, yeah, that’d be pretty galling, but Batman’s only one ingredient in the Justice League’s brew. The Bat-clan aren’t really essential in any way to the current show ...

  • although,

    At one point during the later series Justice League Unlimited, an episode featuring Batgirl was discussed. ... The episode was never produced as the rights to the Batgirl character were not held over and were being used by the team on The Batman at the time


However, in the episode Grudge Match they sidestepped the Bat-Embargo:

Dick Grayson has a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo as Nightwing, shown watching from a rooftop as Canary and Huntress drive their way into Bludhaven.

Nightwing

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+1 for nice detailed answer. I previously knew this Nightwing scene but i didn't recognized him that time. –  Ankit Sharma Mar 14 '13 at 21:57
    
When I saw that Nightwing clip for the first time I was hoping he would make more of an appearance in the episode. –  Jack B Nimble Mar 14 '13 at 21:59
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At the time Warner Bros., owners of DC Comics and makers of these shows, had a newly-successful Batman film franchise. As a result, they essentially reserved the Batman "universe" (i.e. his settings, friends, and foes) for those films and for Batman-specific TV series. The end result was that both the Justice League series and Smallville couldn't make extensive use of Batman, Gotham, Robin, Nightwing, etc. Other Justice League members didn't have such a limitation, and so the series saw significant use of their rogues galleries.

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But justice league used batman,gotham(not sure but i think they used it),joker,cadmus and many more batman properties. –  Ankit Sharma Mar 14 '13 at 18:53
    
Clayface ,Copperhead,Harley Quinn,Clock King etc. Not sure if deadshot can be counted or not. –  Ankit Sharma Mar 14 '13 at 21:02
    
Don't forget Terry McGinnis(batman) and alferd. I f i am not wrong there are few more batman related character but not remember at the moment. –  Ankit Sharma Mar 14 '13 at 21:12
    
let us continue this discussion in chat –  Ankit Sharma Mar 14 '13 at 21:17
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Blüdhaven appears briefly in the Justice League Unlimited television series episode "Grudge Match" as the backdrop for a meta-human fighting match organized by Roulette in which female Leaguers under mind control (including Fire, Wonder Woman and Black Canary) fight it out. A signboard at the city's entrance says "Welcome to Blüdhaven". In the same scene, the silhouette of Nightwing appears in a cameo.

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Do u have any screen-shot for Blüdhaven? Anyways +1. –  Ankit Sharma Jan 27 at 5:08
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