Batman: Gotham Knight

“Batman: Gotham Knight” Animated Feature Scheduled To Air On Teletoon In May 2009

The Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature, which previously premiered on home video in 2008 to coincide with the live-action The Dark Knight theatrical release, is slated to air Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 9:30pm (ET) as part of the Teletoon Detour programming block on Teletoon. Below is the official synopsis for the feature.


Batman: Gotham Knight
Teletoon, Friday, May 22nd, 2009, at 9:30pm (ET)

Acclaimed screenwriters including David Goyer (Batman Begins), Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman’s transition from novice crimefighter to The Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. From some of the world’s most visionary animators comes a thrilling depiction of Batman as man, myth and legend.

Teletoon is scheduled to re-air the Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature directly after the 9:30pm (ET) airing again at 11:00pm (ET) on the same day. More details on the direct-to-video Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Gotham Knight subsite. Teletoon, the Canadian animation-themed network, previously aired the direct-to-video Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature in October 2008.

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“Batman: Gotham Knight” Featured On Upcoming “The Dark Knight” DVD Release

The Batman: Gotham Knight trailer is featured on the second disc of the upcoming The Dark Knight: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release. The trailer plays before the main menu kicks in.

Batman: Gotham Knight is expected to get an extra boost in sales this holiday season with The Dark Knight being released to DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, December 9th, 2008. The The Dark Knight DVD and Blu-ray releases are expected to be the top-sellers of the year. Batman: Gotham Knight has shipped over one million units to date, including DVD and Blu-ray, since it premiered earlier this year.

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“Batman: Gotham Knight,” “Justice League: The New Frontier” Nominated For Annie Awards


Announced earlier this week, both Batman: Gotham Knight and Justice League: The New Frontier have received nominations in the 36th Annual Annie Awards, the awards that recognize the years best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects. The nominations are as follows.

Batman: Gotham Knight
-Best Animated Home Entertainment Production
-Music in an Animated Feature Production

Justice League: The New Frontier
-Best Animated Home Entertainment Production

The Annie Awards honor overall excellence in the field of animation as well as individual achievement in a total of 24 categories ranging from production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music and voice acting.

More information can be found at the official website for the 36th Annual Annie Awards. Winners will be announced on January 30th, 2009, so stay tuned for further updates.

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Cartoon Network Slated To Air “Batman: Gotham Knight” In October 2008

The feature, comprised of six different short stories, is scheduled to air Saturday, October 4th, 2008 at 9pm (ET). The official description of the feature is seen below.

Batman: Gotham Knight
Acclaimed screenwriters, including David Goyer (Batman Begins), Josh Olson (A History of Violence), and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman’s transition from novice crimefighter to The Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Froms ome of the world’s most visionary animators comes a thrilling depiction of Batman as man, myth and legend.

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New “Batman: Gotham Knight”-Inspired Statue Set For April 2009 Release

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An official description was also released, as seen below.

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: SPECIAL EDITION: BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT 2 SCULTPED BY DEREK MILLER

The highly successful “Batman Black & White” Statue line continues to expand!

This special edition of the “Batman Black & White” Statue line is based on Segment 3, titled “Field Test,” from the popular direct-to-DVD animated feature Batman: Gotham Knight.

Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue is a perfect companion to the previously released, sold-out Batman Black & White Statue based on Segment 6 of the DVD!
Measuring approximately 7 high x 7 wide x 5.25 deep, the statue features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box. A 2-color Certificate of Authenticity is also included. Limited Edition.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 1, 2009 for $75 US

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