Month: March 2014

April 2014 Episode Schedule Details For “Teen Titans Go!” On Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has provided episode details for the new April 2014 installments of the Teen Titans Go! animated series. Teen Titans Go!, a half-hour comedy/adventure series comprised of two back-to-back 15-minute episodes, follows the hilarious antics of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between major battles. The DC Comics-inspired cartoon airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with regular re-airings weekend mornings at 12:00pm noon (ET/PT) as part of the network’s hour-long DC Nation programming block. Continue below for further Teen Titans Go! details and episode descriptions.

Teen Titans Go!
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT)

“Uncle Jokes”- Beast Boy and Cyborg invite Starfire to join in their fun as long as she avoids dreaded uncle jokes.

Teen Titans Go!
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 6:00pm (ET/PT)

“Mas Y Menos”- Robin tries to teach his superhero ways to Spanish speaking brothers Mas y Menos.

Teen Titans Go!
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT)

“Dreams” – A glimpse inside each Titan’s dream world.

Teen Titans Go!
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT)

“Grandma Voice” – Possesed by a “Grandma Voice,” Cyborg initially endears the other Titans but then he annoys them so much that they vow to get the real Cyborg back.

Please note that Teen Titans Go! will air earlier at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, due to special programming.

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“Beware The Batman” Absent From Cartoon Network April 2014 Programming Schedule

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with programming details for the month of April 2014, and once again, new episodes of Beware The Batman are not included on the schedule. The CG-animated series was removed from Cartoon Network back in October 2013, marking seven months since an episode aired on the US channel. Despite repeated inquiries, Cartoon Network has still not provided any details for Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule. Beware The Batman originally aired Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network as part of the hour-long DC Nation programming block, but has since been replaced with back-to-back Teen Titans Go! repeats.

When recently asked again for a statement on the status of Beware The Batman, a representative for Cartoon Network would only say that there are future plans for the series but no specifics could be provided at this time.

Additionally, Beware The Batman was not mentioned in a recent press release co-issued by Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment concerning current planned events based around the 75th anniversary of Batman’s comic book debut. The press release – available here – did make reference however to special promotions for the upcoming animated movie titles Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, new DC Nation animated shorts by Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke, and special home video releases.

While the remaining fifteen Beware The Batman episodes from the series’ first season currently remain unscheduled on Cartoon Network, two unaired 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, is available right here at The World’s Finest. A second Beware The Batman home video release is expected within the next twelve-month period.

The original report on Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule 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. Only eleven episodes of Beware the Batman have been broadcast thus far.

The final issue of the monthly Beware The Batman comic, published by DC Comics, also hit shelves this week. Further details on that can be found here.

Please note that Beware The Batman still currently airs on Cartoon Network Canada, and it slated to debut the episode “Attraction” on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 8:00pm (ET), with the episode “Fall” airing the following Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at 8:00pm (ET). The series no longer airs on Teletoon, the Canadian network which shares programming with Cartoon Network. New episodes of Beware The Batman have also debuted in some other international markets, including New Zealand.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have issued a press release announcing initial details for the company’s plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. Plans include multiple home video release, animated features, and special initiatives. Since his creation and first published appearance, Batman has become arguably the most popular comic book character across the world. Highlights from the press release include special promotions for upcoming Batman-centric animated movie titles Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, new DC Nation animated shorts by Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke, and special home video releases. Further details and the first look at the Batman 75 commemorative logo can be found below.

Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

A Super Hero For Every Generation

Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame. There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character. In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game concept ever. Batman consistently breaks records in every incarnation of his character and remains the gold standard by which all other comic book sales are measured.

“Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans. He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”

The first published adventure of The Bat-Man (as he was then known) was in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27, conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story. The character was so successful, that one year later the first comic book devoted exclusively to the Caped Crusader’s adventures, Batman #1, hit newsstands. In that issue, Batman battled The Joker and Catwoman for the first time.

Now, DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Pictures, Television, Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary 75th anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products.

The new commemorative logo, also released today across social media and websites, takes its cue from the famed Bat symbol, and features block-style lettering of “75 Years.” The mark will be rolled out on Batman-related promotions, products and initiatives.

Key activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration include:

*DC Entertainment – DC Entertainment has an action-packed year filled with new Batman titles, commemorative issues and variant covers, including the recently released special edition of Detective Comics #27 commemorating Batman’s first appearance in the book in 1939, the new weekly series Batman Eternal launching April 9, and upcoming exclusive Batman variant covers planned for San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Batman Day – DC Entertainment is also partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.

*Interactive Entertainment – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has invited celebrated fashion designer Asher Levine to create a cape and cowl based on the Batsuit of the recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios. Favorite contemporary artists will have the opportunity to use the replicas as a blank canvas to produce their own, original interpretations of Batman’s iconic attire for an all new “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit that will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Home Entertainment – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring fans an array of new Batman titles throughout the year, including the highly anticipated release of the Batman ’66 TV series for the first time ever. Other new releases include animated films Son of Batman (May 6) and Assault on Arkham (summer 2014). Additionally, a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s Batman feature film will be released in the fall.

*Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.

*Television –Warner Bros. Television is in production on the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a new one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland) will encounter a familiar cast of characters – including a young Bruce Wayne – as he fights to keep the city safe. Executive producer Bruce Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot, which is being directed by executive producer Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita)

*Pictures – As Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures will begin production of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.

*Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with an array of licensees to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary through special edition and limited-release products. From the classic 1960s TV series to modern day comics, Batman’s presence will be larger than ever in celebration of his legacy through everything from toys to t-shirts.

* – For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, visit The dedicated section on DC Comics’ website launches today with the Batman 75 Sweepstakes which offers one lucky fan a one-of-a-kind prize package.

The World’s Finest was the first website to report on the forthcoming Batman Beyond DC Nation animated short, as confirmed in the press release above.

Additional initiatives and promotions will be unveiled throughout the year. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and news.

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Final Issue Of “Beware The Batman” Title Now Available From DC Comics

The final issue of the monthly Beware The Batman title from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, issue #6, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. A downloadable digital version of the comic will also be available through digital outlets including ComiXology and the DC Comics website. The Beware The Batman comic is based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, which is currently on broadcast hiatus in North America.

Matthew K. Manning is the author for Beware The Batman #6, with Luciano Vecchio providing the art. The World’s Finest recently interviewed both Beware The Batman comic writer Manning and artist Vecchio. The interviews can be found here and here respectively.

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Written by: Matthew K. Manning
Art by: Luciano Vecchio

The Story: Final Issue. In a story told entirely from first-person perspective, Alfred Pennyworth searches for Batman, who’s in the midst of a fight for his life! Can Alfred get there in time?

The cover price is $2.99US. Beware The Batman #6 is now available through both comic book stores and digital outlets.

A statement from DC Entertainment concerning the cancellation of the Beware The Batman comic book can be found right here at The World’s Finest. Additional details on the Beware The Batman comic series can be found at the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

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New Promotional Stills Released For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment recently released new promotional stills for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman featuring Batman, Nightwing, and Killer Croc. The next installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will hit shelves 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 thumbnails below for a closer look at each image.

Fred Tatasciore, known for his work on Wolverine and The X-Men and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, will provide the voice for Killer Croc.

Additional details on Son of Batman are available here and here. Click on the thumbnail below to view the trailer 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, 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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