Month: April 2014

New Clip From “Son Of Batman,” Animated Film Debuts Tonight At WonderCon 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the new video clip from the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The video clip spotlights the Man-Bats. The 20th installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will arrive Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman comic book storyline “Batman and Son” written by Grant Morrison, wherein Batman discovers he has a son – named Damian – with Talia Al Ghul.

Click on the player below to view the video, with images from the feature following beneath.

Son of Batman will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18th, 2014 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm local time. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following details for the premiere event.

Son of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion amongst voice cast and filmmakers, including several members of the stellar voice cast — Jason O’Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom), Stuart Allan (Damian) — and filmmakers James Tucker (producer), Ethan Spaulding (director), Phil Bourassa (character designer) and Andrea Romano (dialogue director).

Son of Batman activities at WonderCon include an hour-long autograph session for fans on Friday, April 18th from 3:30-4:30pm in the DC Entertainment booth. All members of the panel are expected to be present for the signing, which will include an exclusive-to-WonderCon Son of Batman mini-poster. As the Friday night premiere of DCU films traditionally sells out, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will give fans an additional opportunity to see the film with an encore screening of Son of Batman on Sunday, April 20 at 1:15pm in the Arena.

Here’s the description for the premiere and panel:

Friday, 4/18/14
6:00–8:00pm World Premiere: Son of Batman – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) and fellow cast members Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow), Xander Berkeley (Transcendence, Salem), Stuart Allan (Bad Teacher, Rise of the Guardians), and filmmakers including producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War) and some potential surprise special guests. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide Magazine senior editor Rich Sands. Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Arena

Check out the The World’s Finest Son of Batman subsite for additional details and content from the upcoming animated feature.

Son of Batman is also being released as part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

Son of Batman hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Digital Download on May 6th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Please note the Son of Batman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD is exclusive to Wal-Mart for six weeks before going wide.

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Images, Video Clip From Next Week’s New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with stills and a clip from the new Teen Titans Go! episode “Dreams,” airing Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT). The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 15-minute episodes – airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing at select times during the week. The new Teen Titans Go! segment “Dreams” will be paired with a re-airing of a previously-aired 15-minute episode. Please note the new earlier Wednesday timeslot.

View the new Teen Titans Go! clip in the image player below, followed by a selection of new still images from the episode.


Teen Titans Go!
“Dreams” airs Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 on Cartoon Network

After an exciting night of crime fighting, the Titans go to sleep and each one has unique dreams.

Teen Titans Go! © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Teen Titans and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network. Additionally, an all-new Batman Beyond DC Nation animated short is slated to debut Wednesday night following the new episode of Teen Titans Go!.

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“Beware The Batman” Joins Toonami Line-Up Starting Saturday, May 10th, 2014

A representative for Cartoon Network has confirmed that Beware The Batman will return as part of the weekly Toonami programming block starting May 2014. Toonami airs as part of the Adult Swim network, which shares the same channel and an assortment of co-productions with Cartoon Network. The CG-animated series is set to debut on the popular fan-favorite block on Saturday May 10th, 2014 at 3:00am (ET/PT). It will take the place of Ghost in the Shell on the schedule.

Beware The Batman was removed from Cartoon Network back in October 2013 after airing only eleven episodes, the reason for which still remains unexplained. The DC Nation block, which Beware The Batman anchored on weekend mornings, was also recently removed from the schedule.

According to a social media representative for Cartoon Network, all 26 episodes of Beware The Batman will be aired on Toonami. The show will retain its TV-PG rating.

The CG-animated series incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld. Beware The Batman stars Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, JB Blanc (The Count of Monte Cristo) as Alfred, Sumalee Montano (ER) as Katana, and Kurtwood Smith (Robocop) as Lieutenant James Gordon.

Details on as-of-yet unaired episodes of Beware The Batman were recently released, and can be found here at The World’s Finest. Further information and content for Beware The Batman can be found on the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

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Loglines For Currently Unaired Episodes Of “Beware The Batman”

The World’s Finest has obtained loglines for currently un-aired episodes of Beware The Batman, including the last thirteen episodes of the show’s initial 26-episode order. The CG-animated series was removed from Cartoon Network back in October 2013 after airing only eleven episodes, and there are currently no concise plans for the show’s return. Despite repeated inquiries, Cartoon Network has still not provided any details for Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule or if the remaining un-aired episodes will see broadcast.

Continue below for details on episodes #12 – 26 of Beware The Batman, but please note these loglines contain major plotline spoilers. If you wish to view the loglines, scroll past the spoiler buffer image below to view the information.


“#12 Attraction”
After Batman shows her some kindness in prison, Magpie breaks free and captures Katana – burying her alive – in a jealous rage.

“#13 Fall”
With the might of the League of Assassins behind him, Ra’s Al Ghul comes to Gotham and steals the Ion Cortex for his own use. And even Batman is powerless to stop him.

“#14 Darkness”
With Batman a prisoner – and the League of Assassins now in control of Gotham – it’s up to a small band of heroes to save the city.

“#15 Reckoning”
Ra’s unleashes some of Batman’s greatest enemies from Blackgate to keep him occupied, while Ra’s turns his attentions on Katana and Alfred.

“#16. Nexus”
Six months after the attack, Gotham’s new mayor has hired District Attorney Harvey Dent, who hates Batman and wants to bring him to justice.

“#17. Monsters”
There’s a new hero in Old Gotham. Metamorpho’s back and he’s using his powers to protect the citizens of Gotham from high tech criminals.

“#18. Games”
Humpty Dumpty captures Batman, Katana, Gordon, Mayor Grange and Tobias Whale and makes them play his Murder Mystery Game.

“#19. Animal”
In order to track a thief who’s stolen a dangerous piece of code-breaking software, Batman has himself arrested and thrown into Blackgate prison.

“#20. Doppelganger”
Batman and Katana encounter a strange Man Bat creature, who is the experimental result of Pyg and Toad’s animal army of mutated humans.

“#21. Unique”
An old friend of Bruce Wayne’s comes to him for help, when her father has been cloned by a mysterious organization to create an army of super soldier manhunters.

“#22. Hero”
Desperate to rid the city of Batman, Harvey Dent allies with Anarky, who recruits a new hero to take Batman’s place… the hired killer Deathstroke.

“#23. Choices”
When Batman and Katana are ambushed in the Gotham subway by Killer Croc, it’s up to Barbara Gordon to save them. Only one problem: Barbara’s on a date.

“#24. Epitaph”
When Bruce Wayne is “assassinated” by Batman, he lets the world think he’s dead and goes in search of the imposter – the Bad Batman.

“#25. Twist”
Batman continues to work in secret to find answers, while Harvey Dent recovers in Gotham Hospital. Blaming Batman for everything, he enacts martial law in Gotham.

“#26. Alone”
When Alfred is taken hostage by Deathstroke in the Batcave, Batman must face him alone. Harvey Dent reveals his true nature as Two Face.

The original report on Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule can be found here.

While the remaining fifteen Beware The Batman episodes from the series’ first season currently remain unscheduled on Cartoon Network, two un-aired episodes were included on the recent Beware The Batman – Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham DVD and Blu-ray release – “Attraction” and “Fall.” Details and a complete review of the Beware The Batman – Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham release, which collects the first thirteen episodes of the CG cartoon, are available right here at The World’s Finest. A second Beware The Batman home video release is expected within the next twelve-month period.

Additionally, an un-aired Beware The Batman episode is set to debut at WonderCon 2014 courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. Details on that can be found here.

Beware The Batman debuted July 2013 on Cartoon Network, netting average but consistent ratings for the animation-themed channel. The CG-animated series incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld.

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New Video Clip, Stills, And WonderCon Premiere Details For “Son Of Batman”

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the new video clip and a batch of new promotional hi-res stills for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The new media features Batman, Damian, and Alfred Pennyworth. The 20th installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will arrive Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman comic book storyline “Batman and Son” written by Grant Morrison, wherein Batman discovers he has a son – named Damian – with Talia Al Ghul.

Click on the player below to view the video, with images from the feature following beneath.



Son of Batman will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18th, 2014 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm local time. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following details for the premiere event.

Son of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion amongst voice cast and filmmakers, including several members of the stellar voice cast — Jason O’Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom), Stuart Allan (Damian) — and filmmakers James Tucker (producer), Ethan Spaulding (director), Phil Bourassa (character designer) and Andrea Romano (dialogue director).

Son of Batman activities at WonderCon include an hour-long autograph session for fans on Friday, April 18 from 3:30-4:30pm in the DC Entertainment booth. All members of the panel are expected to be present for the signing, which will include an exclusive-to-WonderCon Son of Batman mini-poster. As the Friday night premiere of DCU films traditionally sells out, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will give fans an additional opportunity to see the film with an encore screening of Son of Batman on Sunday, April 20 at 1:15pm in the Arena.

Here’s the description for the premiere and panel:

Friday, 4/18/14
6:00–8:00pm World Premiere: Son of Batman – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) and fellow cast members Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow), Xander Berkeley (Transcendence, Salem), Stuart Allan (Bad Teacher, Rise of the Guardians), and filmmakers including producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War) and some potential surprise special guests. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide Magazine senior editor Rich Sands. Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Arena

Check out the The World’s Finest Son of Batman subsite for additional details and content from the upcoming animated feature.

Son of Batman is also being released as part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

Son of Batman hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Digital Download on May 6th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Please note the Son of Batman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD is exclusive to Wal-Mart for six weeks before going wide.

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