Toonami: Dark Knights was a two week marathon of DC animated films featuring the character Batman, that aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on August 15, 2020 and August 22, 2020 from 12:00 AM to 3:30 AM. Four total DC animated films aired during the two week marathon, two each week, pre-empting the entire regular Toonami schedule. Additionally, two Adult Swim original short films based on Rick & Morty aired on August 15th as time filler.
The marathon was part of the build-up to the launch of the 24-hour DC FanDome virtual convention, which was held in response to most major conventions being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first part of DC FanDome titled "DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes" was made available on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
- Batman: Gotham Knight
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
- Batman: Year One
- Rick and Morty VS. Genocider
- Samurai & Shogun
August 15, 2020 Lineup
Batman: Year One aired from 12:00-1:30 AM and was followed by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 from 1:30- 3:10 AM. Additionally, two Rick & Morty short film, Rick and Morty VS. Genocider and Samurai & Shogun, aired from 3:10-3:30 AM. This schedule consisted of:
- 12:00 AM - Batman: Year One
- 1:30 AM - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
- 3:10 AM - Rick and Morty VS. Genocider
- 3:20 AM - Samurai & Shogun
This schedule only existed on August 15, 2020.
August 22, 2020 Lineup
Batman: Gotham Knight aired from 12:00-1:45 AM and was followed by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 from 1:45-3:30 AM. This schedule consisted of:
This schedule only existed on August 22, 2020.
- "Toonami’s teaming up with DC FanDome to bring you two weeks of back-to-back DC animated movies! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. August 4, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2494524504171715/. Retrieved on August 4, 2020.