Batman: Under the Red Hood

New Cast Details For Upcoming “Batman: Under The Red Hood” Animated Feature

The Worlds Finest has confirmed that actors Alex Martella and Vincent Martella are part of voice cast for the upcoming direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature, the next title in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The actors will be playing young and younger versions of “Robin” in flashback sequences during the feature. Vincent Martella is well-known for his role as Phineas in the popular Phineas and Ferb animated series from Disney Animation, while this new animated feature is one of first major roles for Alex Martella.

The Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature is directed by Superman Doomsday co-director Brandon Vietti, and features the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Batman, Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as Red Hood, Neil Patrick Harris (Justice League: The New Frontier) as Nightwing, John DiMaggio (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) as the Joker and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter film franchise) as Ra’s Al Ghul. Bruce Timm is the executive producer.

An official announcement, along with package art, for the Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Batman: Under the Red Hood is set for a Summer 2010 home video release on DVD and Blu-ray. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Christopher Drake To Compose “Batman: Under The Red Hood” Feature, More Details

Composer Christopher Drake has confirmed to The Worlds Finest that he will be providing the score to the upcoming direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Batman: Under The Red Hood. Drakes previous works in the popular direct-to-video animated feature line include scoring Wonder Woman and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, as well as providing music to Batman: Gotham Knight and the recent Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.

Stay tuned for a full length interview with composer Christopher Drake here soon at The Worlds Finest.

In further Batman: Under the Red Hood news, the official website for the upcoming direct-to-video animated feature was recently unveiled. While the site is currently bare, click here to view an image of the website, a tentative release date and synopsis for the upcoming Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature can be found in the source code to the site. The extracted information is available below.

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD
On DVD, Blu-ray hi-def and On Demand 07.27.10

Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when the Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.

Representatives for Warner Home Video cannot currently confirm the accuracy of the above details. An official announcement, along with package art, is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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“Batman: Under The Red Hood” Animated Feature Confirmed By Warner Home Video

Rumored for months as an upcoming title in the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, Warner Home Video has confirmed Batman: Under the Red Hood will be the next animated feature installment in the popular home video series spotlighting DC Comics properties. The upcoming animated feature will be the focus of a “first look” bonus featurette included on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD home video releases, arriving February 23rd, 2010 from Warner Home Video.

The featurette will look at the upcoming animated feature, including behind-the-scenes production work, interviews with the cast and crew, images and a look at the comic book story-line that inspired it. Batman: Under the Red Hood is based on the popular Judd Winick story of the same name, which ran in the Batman comic series from 2004 to 2005. This dark story features Batman at odds with the Red Hood, a mysterious new vigilante leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake throughout Gotham. Winick is also listed as writer for the animated adaptation.

The Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature is directed by Superman Doomsday co-director Brandon Vietti, and features the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Batman, Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as Red Hood, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as Nightwing, John DiMaggio (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) as the Joker and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter film franchise) as Ra’s Al Ghul. Bruce Timm is the executive producer.

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

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