DC Nation Shorts (also known as DC Nation Animated Shorts) is a series of shorts that air on Cartoon Network on Saturdays at 10/9c. The shorts are a part of the DC Nation block that premiered on March 3, 2012 and are produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The shorts are aired alongside Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice (with Beware the Batman & Teen Titans Go! in 2013). On June 8, 2012, Cartoon Network announced that it would revive the Teen Titans animated series as Teen Titans Go! based on the New Teen Titans shorts and air it on the DC Nation block in 2013. Despite having one Cartoon Network short Swaroop co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Nation Shorts was the first (and so far, only) Cartoon Network original series co-produced by DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation.
On October 13, 2012, the DC Nation block of programming was unexpectedly pulled off Cartoon Network and replaced with reruns of unrelated content. Those involved with DC Nation claimed to have no knowledge of why the sudden change, especially considering new content only began being released the previous month, and had no prior knowledge of the change. Cartoon Network would tweet that the programming block would return in January 2013.