Month: April 2014

First Video Clip, New Stills Released For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first 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, Killer Croc, Robin, and Nightwing. 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. The first image leads to the clip, in the MP4 Quicktime format, and the following all lead to stills.





As previously reported by The World’s Finest, 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. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with cast and crew, including Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, The Good Wife) and Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity), the voices of Batman and Nightwing, respectively. More panelists to be announced as confirmed.

Additional details and home video package artwork for Son of Batman are available here. 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.

To view the trailer for Son of Batman, click on the thumbnail image below. The trailer is available in the MP4 720p Quicktime format, with additional formats available by clicking the links under the image.


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The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia, Damian’s mother and Batman’s lover; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins and one of Batman’s most dangerous foes; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as the deadly assassin Deathstroke. Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son,” written by Grant Morrison.

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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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April 2014 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative April 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The programming block airs Saturday mornings from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW network. Vortexx – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) on Vortexx.

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
April 5th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Task Force X”

Five incarcerated super villains are offered suspended sentences if they can survive an impossible mission: steal a deadly weapon from the Justice League’s satellite headquarters.

Justice League Unlimited
April 12th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Balance”

Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must put aside their feud and go to the depths of Tartarus when the evil sorcerer Felix Faust establishes dominion over Hades.

Justice League Unlimited
April 19th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Double Date”

Green Arrow and Black Canary race to stop The Question and Huntress from killing organized crime lord, Tobias Whale.

Justice League Unlimited
April 26th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Clash”

The world’s mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel, joins the Justice League but even his power may not be enough to foil Lex Luthor’s latest plot.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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Updated Blu-ray, DVD Package Artwork For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Home Video Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided updated package artwork of the assorted home video releases for Son of Batman, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line. The animated feature will be released May 6th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download. Please note the Son of Batman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart as of May 6th, 2014 for six weeks before going nationwide. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son” written by Grant Morrison, wherein Batman discovers he has a son – named Damian – with Talia Al Ghul.

Click on the thumbnails below to view hi-res package artwork for the Blu-ray Combo Pack, single-disc DVD, and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of Son of Batman. Official product details also follow.


Son of Batman
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: May 6th, 2014

Synopsis: Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, all while teaching his headstrong boy that one can’t fight crime by becoming a criminal. With help from Gotham’s finest, including Commissioner Gordon and Nightwing, Batman will soon discover that his son and most trusted ally are one and the same!

Blu-ray Bonus Content:
-Strange Blood Ties: Damian Wayne
-The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins
-Designing the Characters with Phil Bourassa
-A Sneak Peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
-Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Sneak Peek
-4 Bonus Cartoons:
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman Beyond, “Out of the Past”
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “The Knights of Tomorrow!”
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Showdown”
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Sidekicks Assemble!”
-Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices.

Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Bonus Content:
-The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins
-A Sneak Peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
-Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Sneak Peek
-2 Bonus Cartoons

Single-Disc DVD Bonus Content:
-A Sneak Peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
-Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Sneak Peek

Please note the above bonus content detail is subject to clarification and/or change.

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. To view the trailer for Son of Batman, click on the thumbnail image below. The trailer is available in the MP4 720p Quicktime format, with additional formats available by clicking the links under the image.


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The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia, Damian’s mother and Batman’s lover; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins and one of Batman’s most dangerous foes; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as the deadly assassin Deathstroke. Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son,” written by Grant Morrison.

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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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