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The World’s Finest Reviews “Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Animated Movie Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, now available to own on physical and digital media. In short, Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans a goofy, enjoyable romp that 2003 Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! fans will undoubtedly enjoy. The movie is not just a welcome addition to both of these series, it’s also a love letter and tribute to the history of the DC Comics super team. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans as follows:

In Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the universe.

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Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans

Studios: Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment
Release Dates: Digital – September 24, 2019; Blu-ray, DVD – October 15, 2019


In Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the universe.

Teen Titans Go!Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans features the beloved multi-series cast of the past 17 years: Greg Cipes (The Middle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters) as Robin, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, My Little Pony, Unikitty!) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (Adventure Time, Groundhog Day) as Starfire. The cast also spotlights Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!) as Trigon/Hexagon, Robert Morse (Mad Men, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) as Santa Claus, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise, DC Super Hero Girls, The Fairly OddParents) as Mrs. Claus, Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Master of Games, Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity) as Nightwing, and four-time Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic (Milo Murphy’s Law) as Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid.

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans is produced and directed by Jeff Mednikow (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!) from a script by Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters). Sam Register is executive producer. Executive Producers are Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty!) and Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!, Batman: The Brave and the Bold).


Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans Movie Review
By James Harvey

While Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans is a fun, slapstick adventure starring the heroes of Teen Titans Go!, it’s also a love letter to the 2003 Teen Titans animated series and the team’s many iterations over the years, both on the four-color page and on screen. While 2018’s Teen Titans Go! To The Movies dived a little into what makes the Teen Titans of Go! tick, this movie actually digs a little deeper and offers up a surprising amount of character exploration which just might make some viewers look at Teen Titans Go! a little differently. And all of this is wrapped up in a fun, hilarious movie that reminds us why we enjoy these characters so much.

After a fight with The Gentleman Ghost leaves her gem cracked, Teen Titans Go!‘s Raven finds herself in peril as her father attempts to use her to bring back the Trigon from the 2003 Teen Titans series in order to, essentially, take over the multiverse. As the Go! Titans find themselves in over their heads, they partner with the 2003 animated iteration of the team (and then some) to win the day.

The movie’s story, by Marly Halpern-Graser and Jeremy Adams, keeps the conflict relatively simple, allowing the film to focus on our main cast. Raven and Robin get most of the focus and both go through some meaningful arcs that feel actually important to both the film and the characters themselves. Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans does also spend a good chunk of time with the Go! characters interacting and even befriending their 2003 counterparts. Yes, they do battle it out, but things aren’t entirely what they seem. The movie does manage to throw in a couple neat surprises that brings both versions of the teen heroes together, inevitably, as partners and even friends. The jokes, comparisons and juxtapositions as these two iterations come together result in some pretty inspired and hilarious material.

Honestly? This film probably should’ve been released theatrically. Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans is just that strong, that enjoyable, that fun. The plot might be pretty straightforward, but the real meat of the film, what’s the most interesting and engaging, are the interactions among its enormous cast. Not just the Go! and 2003 iterations of the classic DC Comics super-team, but between basically everyone. The character work is so much more involved and intricate than expected, hands down. The comedy of the film pulls from this for sure, but there’s some heavy lifting when it comes to actual character development, and not just from the Go! cast. The 2003 Teen Titans crew also gets a fair bit of work here. 

These interactions are fueled by the incredible voice work of Robin’s Scott Menville, Starfire’s Hynden Walch, Cyborg’s Khary Payton, Beast Boy’s Greg Cipes and Raven’s Tara Strong. The cast, which pulls double-duty as both the Go! and 2003 Teen Titans iterations, is able to make small, subtle changes to their performances, making it clear which version is which, vocally, without drawing attention to it. It’s easy to forget, like in a scene where the Robins are arguing back and forth, that it’s the same actor performing both sides of the conversation. They sound nearly identical, but Menville is able to add little nuances to the roles that really helps to distinguish the characters. The same goes for the rest of the main cast, including Kevin Michael Richardson’s double duty with Trigon. 

Teen Titans Go!For those interested in continuity, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans clearly takes place after the fifth and final season of the 2003 Teen Titans series. The team here feels a little bit older and wiser from when we last saw them. While still light-hearted, they also come off as a little more mature, personality-wise, offering up the perfect foils to the perpetually immature Go! team. There are also a few nods to the classic series, including a visit to its universe, that adds some weight to what’s actually a major crisis for both series. 

Directed by Teen Titans Go!‘s Jeff Mednikow, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans  is first and foremost centered on the Teen Titans Go! crew, but there’s still a wealth of material for 2003 Teen Titans fans to chew on. And who knows, this could lead to a potential Teen Titans revival if the demand is there (though nothing is guaranteed). The movie takes plenty of cues from the Go! team, like the silly gags, musical numbers and weird humor throughout, but it never really overwhelms the movie or becomes too much to endure. Despite the whackiness, the stakes still feel palpable and the character moments have weight. It manages to balance the comedic content and the more serious moments admirably.

While the story and character work is strong, the only place Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans really stumbles is with the animation, provided by Snipple Animation Studios. The main Go! characters look great, though the 2003 Teen Titans look a little rough, as do some of the other Titans iterations that pop in. Not bad, by any means, just uneven. Action sequences are impressive for the most part, especially the scale of the big climactic battle, but the budgetary limits do hinder the movie. Some of its quieter, character-driven moments, feel a little too stiff, while the bigger moments occasionally lose a step. The 2003 Teen Titans look fine, though a little off and perhaps a shade lacking compared to how we’re used to seeing them depicted. Other iterations of the team do appear in the film, including the DC Universe Movie in-continuity versions of the Teen Titans, and they hold up pretty strong for the most part.

And despite the film’s scope growing larger and larger as it heads into its big, massive finale, it never loses sight of the core Teen Titans teams. Go!‘s Robin get an humorous arc as he deals with a Robin that’s far more effective and respected than he is and likely ever will be. Raven arguably gets the most effective storyline in the entire movie, as she learns to come to terms with some aspects of her darker nature. The standard Teen Titans Go! hilarity and hijinks ensue, yes, but a lot of it is rooted in solid character work and development, and it’s a welcome treat.

To touch on the home media release of Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, bonus content includes six episodes of Teen Titans Go! – “Legendary Sandwich,” “Mr. Butt,” “Cat’s Fancy,” “Shrimps and Prime Rib,” “The Scoop” and “Chicken in the Cradle” – three episodes of Teen Titans – “Final Exam,” “How Long is Forever” and “Deception” – small featurettes spotlighting songs, moments and rivalries, and sing-alongs for “We are Teen Titans” and “Worlogog,” two songs from the movie. The audio and video quality on the Blu-ray and digital releases look sharp, with the Blu-ray edition easily the best among them all, while the DVD transfer is solid for the standard definition format.

A fun movie that will play well to both fans of Teen Titans Go! and the 2003 Teen Titans series, Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans is another fantastic effort from the crews at Warner Bros. Animation, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It’s a goofy, enjoyable romp that fans of both the 2003 Teen Titans series and Teen Titans Go! series will undoubtedly enjoy. The movie is not just a welcome addition to both of these series, despite what some may think, it’s also a love letter and tribute to the history of the DC Comics super team. In it’s own way, it serves as a reminder of how much of an impact these characters have had over the years, how big they are and how that stands even to this day (Teen Titans Go! is a smash hit series, after all). Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans comes Highly Recommended to own, as it’s a movie worth revisiting time and time again. 


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“Batman Beyond: The Complete Series” Blu-ray Collection Video Clip Released

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released a video clip from the upcoming Batman Beyond: The Complete Series showing off the updated HD remaster. The series arrives on Digital HD starting October 15, 2019 and the Blu-ray collection hits shelves on October 29, 2019. The highly-anticipated collection includes every episode of Batman Beyond presented in high-definition, along with a remastered Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and a host of bonus content. Continue below to view the clip.




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The World’s Finest Reviews “The Death and Return of Superman”

The World’s Finest has published its review of DC Universe Movie’s The Death and Return of Superman, now available to own on physical and digital media. In short, The Death and Return of Superman is an enjoyable, lengthy adaptation of the classic Superman comic event that hits much, much more of the right notes then the wrong. It also feels like the preferred way to experience this animated adaptation. Watching the story unfold as it was originally presented, as two separate features, does work just fine, but this version just plays out better. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews The Death and Return of Superman

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The Death and Return of Superman finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage. Superman saves the planet, but not himself, leaving Earth’s citizens – and his heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. The aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

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“Harley Quinn” Animated Series Debuts Nov. 29, 2019 On DC Universe, “BizarroTV” Series Announced

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe announced the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series will debut Nov. 29, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. The premiere date was announced at the annual New York Comic-Con. Also announced was a mixed media BizarroTV anthology series, upcoming titles coming to DC Universe and more. Continue below for the press release.

HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED ORIGINAL SERIES
DEBUT DATE ANNOUNCED AT GRAND OPENING OF
ART GALLERY POP-UP DEDICATED TO THE DELIGHTFULLY DERANGED SUPER-VILLAIN

Additional Live Action and Animated Shows Coming from Blue Ribbon Content to the Subscription Platform in 2020
Open Call for Unscripted Video Pitches and Launch of a New Robust Fan Community Initiative Rounded Out the Announcements During New York Comic-Con

DC Universe continues to deliver new content, robust community engagement, and real-world experiences to its members. During the grand opening reception of a new, pop-up activation titled, DCU HQ, the subscription service highlighted updates to the platform and previewed new content coming in 2020.

Timed to New York Comic-Con, the DCU HQ also includes an art retrospective dedicated to Harley Quinn and the character’s colorful history throughout animation, comics and film titled The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery. Included in the gallery space are props from the hotly anticipated film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn), in theaters February 7, 2020, from Warner Bros. Pictures: her fan-favorite Mallet, Harley Grenades, Fur-Covered Brass Knuckles, Black and Red Roller Skates donned by Harley Quinn herself for a hard-hitting Roller Derby scene, and many more never-before-displayed items.

In addition, many original art pieces are on display including, a development sketch of Harley Quinn for her first appearance in “Joker’s Favor”; original cel art from Batman: the Animated Series; comic book covers by Amanda Conner, Rachel Dodson and Jim Lee among others; plus original art by Bruce Timm and Amanda Conner created exclusively for the pop-up gallery.

The opening night festivities included a presentation featuring a line-up of DC executives, artists, producers and even Krypto was on hand, the fan-favorite super dog who will soon be appearing on the DC Universe original series Titans. The evening got underway with artist Jim Lee, DC’s Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, creating live art on the walls within The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery. Timelapse video available in the media kit.

DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL SERIES AND EXCLUSIVES

Harley Quinn Debuts on November 29!

Executive Producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker were on hand to officially announce the premiere date for the original adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn. DC artist Amanda Conner was on hand as well to share her inspiration to create some of the art that inspired the animated series. Her art is featured within the immersive pop-up installation at DCU HQ.

BizarroTV from Blue Ribbon Content

DC Universe announced a new anthology series, titled BizarroTV, that will feature fan favorite characters from the more obscure corners of the DC universe. This mixed media series is coming to DC Universe in 2020. Produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit, this new show demonstrates the Television Group’s commitment to create original and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. Blue Ribbon taps into the Studio’s established creative team, while also identifying new and innovative talent to deliver cutting-edge series in the short form format. A showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper!

New Home Entertainment Releases

More WB Home Entertainment releases will be coming to DC Universe in 2020, particularly because the movies have been so popular with members. The most watched movie on the DC Universe to-date is the animated original Reign of the Supermen, which debuted on the service January 29, 2019. Due to its popularity, even more home entertainment movies will be coming in 2020, including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apocalypse. These original animated movies will be available on DC Universe just 90 days after their physical release date.

DC IS FOCUSED ON GIVING BACK TO ITS FANS

DCYou Unscripted

In another fan first, DC Universe unveiled a partnership that – for the first time – provides DCU members the opportunity to create an unscripted series that has the opportunity to launch on DC Universe.

“Since the launch of this service just over a year ago, we’ve established a community that has far exceeded our ambitions. We’ve hosted unforgettable member events – creating places and spaces where fans could have a voice. We’re working to take it to a whole new level in our second year by giving our fans an opportunity to submit their own concepts for an unscripted show that will potentially become a series on DC Universe next year,” commented DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades.

Abe Mohammadione, Vice President of Creative & Production for Ideas United, presented the new initiative designed to harness the creativity and talent of DC fans and unleash a new unscripted concept and video series. DC Universe, in association with Ideas United, kicked off DCYou Unscripted, inviting emerging creators and dedicated fans alike to submit unscripted series ideas, drawing on all things DC.

New Community Engagement

Many DC Universe members are familiar with Jackie Cole as the Community and Rewards Manager and oft-moderator in the DC Universe community. She provided an overview of the new features launching on DC Universe this month. New features will be available to members starting on October 23, 2019 as a part of “Community Week”, a special event for members on the service. It will include special guests and top-notch creators from comics, TV, animation, and more, who will join the fun by participating in Q&As, book club discussions, live Watch-Alongs with behind-the-scenes insights and deep dive explorations of the shows and scripts. Community week will kick off with a Q&A with Titans series star, Anna Diop.

The upgrade is a meaningful evolution of the platform in direct response to member feedback. The new features will give fans more opportunities to interact, participate in live Q&A’s with DC talent, find their niche fandom with comic book and fan clubs, earn badges and level up for even more exciting opportunities and exclusive rewards.

“DC Universe is designed to deliver an unparalleled experience in video, comics and conversations with the intent to give fans a voice and a shared sense of place in the DC world,” said Ades. “Now, in its second year of service, our plans to evolve have turned to breaking down barriers between fans and creators and fulfilling our promise to deliver the ultimate fan experience digitally online and offline.”

Comic Books

Jim Lee wrapped up the evening with a rundown of data pulled from comics readership patterns on the service. DC Universe members have read over 9.5 Million comics on the platform to date, just over this inaugural year. That’s about 395,000 comic books read each month! With the ability to read comics page-by-page or auto-play on a big screen – members are guzzling comics on the service.

The top comic on DCU is DC Universe: Rebirth No. 1 (2016). And it is no surprise that The New Teen Titans (1980) No. 1 comes in as the second most-read comic.

Speaking of favorite characters, the titles most read on the service coincide with hard-to-find classics, including Batman from 1940, as well as Injustice: Gods Among Us from 2013. Here are the top five books that dominate:

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
Batman (1940)
Batman (2016)
Batman (2011)
Injustice 2 (2017)

News Recap: Coming Soon to DC Universe

-Original animated series Harley Quinn will debut on November 29, 2019.
BizarroTV is a new anthology series created in partnership with Blue Ribbon Content which will be exclusive mixed media content provided specifically for DC Universe.
-Home video releases coming to DC Universe in 2020 include: Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apocalypse.
-New community features will launch during “Community Week” on October 24, 2019
-DC Universe in partnership with Ideas United announced DCYou Unscripted, inviting emerging creators and dedicated fans alike to submit unscripted series ideas, drawing on all things DC.

-Artist Amanda Conner unveiled a new Harley Quinn original art piece created exclusively for The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery immersive pop-up installation at DCU HQ. Conner also revealed the cover art for a new Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey comic book coming in February 2020.

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Harley Quinn debuts Nov. 29, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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