Month: August 2010

Press Release Issued For “Batman Beyond: The Complete Series” Collection

Press Release:

BATMAN BEYOND: THE COMPLETE SERIES

LIMITED EDITION COMPILATION SET! INCLUDES ALL 52 ACTION-PACKED EPISODES
PLUS THREE NEW BONUS FEATURETTES

WARNER HOME VIDEO TO DISTRIBUTE DVD SET NOV. 23


Warner Bros. Animations breakthrough series Batman Beyond comes to DVD for the first time in its entirety. Featuring DC Comics iconic hero, Batman, Batman Beyond: The Complete Series presents nearly 20 hours of animated action spread over 52 episodes, as well as all-new bonus featurettes and a 24-page, 8x 12 collectible booklet. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series will be distributed by Warner Home Video on November 23, 2010 as a nine-disc limited edition DVD set for $99.98 (SRP).

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series centers on Terry McGinnis, an ordinary teenager … until his father is mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father’s company, Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns of a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to don the cape and cowl as Batman, Wayne refuses to help so Terry does what any brash young kid would do: steal the Bat-suit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to avenge his father’s death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage capabilities in search of his father’s assassin. Its 52 action-packed episodes following the adventures of the partnership between an ex-crimefighter and his apprentice, starring Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Terry McGinnis and, reprising his seminal role, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Bruce Wayne.

Casting throughout the series 52 episodes featured award winners from feature films, primetime television and the Broadway stage from Paul Winfield, Stockard Channing and Seth Green to William H. Macy, Wayne Brady and Teri Garr not to mention George Lazenby (On Her Majestys Secret Service), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid), George Takei (Star Trek) and Henry Rollins (the front man for the rock band, Black Flag).

An all-star production team was headed by executive producer Jean MacCurdy and producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Glen Murakami and Paul Dini. Writers on the series included Burnett and Dini, as well as Stan Berkowitz, Bob Goodman, Rich Fogel, Hilary Bader and John McCann.

Included in the beautifully custom designed package is a 24-page, 8x 12 collectible booklet with the inside perspective and artwork from the vaults especially compiled by DC Comics for this release.

Three new bonus features created specifically for the Batman Beyond: The Complete Series are:

TOMORROW KNIGHT: THE BATMAN REBORN
The Batman Beyond creative team gives you a peek into the character of Terry McGinnis, and what made him worthy to become the new Caped Crusader.

GOTHAM: CITY OF THE FUTURE
A look at Gotham City, circa 2039, and how the team built a realistic vision of the near future while remaining true to the city they created in Batman: The Animated Series.

THE HIGH TECH HERO
Explore the technology behind the Bat-suit, its amazing powers and the real world science that inspired it.

The collection will also contain the DC 75th anniversary documentary, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics.

Batman Beyond was a landmark series as it created altogether new directions for the iconic character, and added dimensions for fans both old and new to the Batman mythology, said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. Warner Home Video is proud to release this important series in an all-encompassing box set, just in time to make a perfect holiday gift for the ultimate fan.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. (s10)

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBAs characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studios rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history.

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series is set to hit shelves on November 23rd, 2010. The limited edition gift set will retail for $99.98 suggested retail price. More package artwork for this release is available here. Stay tuned for further updates on this release here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Media For “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – Season One, Part One” Release

Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the package artwork, disc art and menu screens for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part One DVD home video release. This title is the latest Batman: The Brave and The Bold home video release from Warner Home Video.



Released by Warner Home Video, Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part One is now available to own at all retail and online outlets. To view details for this new home video Batman: The Brave and The Bold collection, please click here. Warner Home Video is tentatively scheduled to issue a new Batman: The Brave and The Bold home video release for the first quarter of 2011, with details set to be released shortly, though timetable details are subject to change.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold – Season One, Part One” DVD Now Available

Collecting the first thirteen episodes from the first season of the popular animated series, the two-disc Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part One DVD collection is the latest home video release for the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Cover and back art for this release is available below.


Released by Warner Home Video, Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part One is now available to own at all retail and online outlets. To view details for this new home video Batman: The Brave and The Bold collection, please click here. Warner Home Video is tentatively scheduled to issue a new Batman: The Brave and The Bold home video release for the first quarter of 2011, with details set to be released shortly, though timetable details are subject to change.

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“The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold” November 2010 Comic Details

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the publisher’s November 2010 library of releases, including details for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #1, the revamped comic title based on the popular Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. Official details for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #1, scheduled to ship in November 2010, can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Rick Burchett
Cover by: Rick Burchett

Theres precious little crime in the tiny paradise that is the miniaturized Bottle City of Kandor. So, when Kandor is threatened by a plague of thefts that hint at a larger threat waiting in the wings, Superman and Batman shrink down to super-small size to unravel the super-big mystery! Dont miss the return of the comic based on the hit cartoon series! On sale November 10th, 2010. Cover price is $2.99 US.

Click here for further details on the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series. Stay tuned for continued Batman: The Brave and The Bold updates here soon at The World’s Finest, including details on upcoming episodes of the acclaimed animated series.

DC Comics has also released details on a new DC Direct product slated to tie into the upcoming Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam animated short home video release. Details are as follows below.

DC SHOWCASE SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: THE RETURN OF BLACK ADAM DVD SHAZAM! MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Derek Miller

In your times of need, simply call on me. SHAZAM!

Chosen by the wizard Shazam! to be the worlds protector, young Billy Batson becomes the Worlds Mightiest Mortal. Battling alongside Superman against the nefarious Black Adam, Billy quickly discovers the challenge that all Super Heroes ultimately face is he fighting for justice? in this brand-new extra-length short. Four more favorite DC Comics Super Heroes Jonah Hex, Green Arrow, Black Canary and The Spectre face challenges of their own in this All-New Collection.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette of Shazam! is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original short, Superman/Shazam: The Return of the Black Adam!

Measuring approximately 9 high x 5.25 wide x 6.5 deep, this statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

*Quantities may be allocated

On sale November 17, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

Click here to view the hi-res Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. Warner Home Video officially announced this title earlier this month, with the accompanying press release available here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video release debuts November 9th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Comic Revealed, Nintendo DS Trailer

Below is a new trailer for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame Nintedo DS release. This new trailer provides a first look at the gameplay for the handheld version of the highly-anticipated release. The new Batman: The Brave and The Bold videogame debuts Fall 2010 on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS consoles.


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Click here to view the trailer for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold Wii edition release.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released official press details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame earlier this year, and are available to view here, along with further details available here. WB Games presents, in association with DC Comics, a Wayforward game, Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame, hitting shelves September 7th, 2010 for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.

In continuing Batman: The Brave and The Bold news, DC Comics has announced the publisher will launch the new ongoing comic title The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold this November 2010, based on the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold Cartoon Network animated series. The first two issues will be written by Sholly Fisch, with art by Rick Burchett, and will feature Superman and Shazam. This new series is a relaunch of the currently published and recently canceled Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic title, which will ship its final issue in October 2010. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look at the cover artwork for the November 2010-shipping The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #1.


DC Comics is slated to release more details on The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and more.

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