Animated Movies

“Batman: Gotham Knight” Premiere Slated For Wizard World Chicago, New Images


DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation will present the World Premiere of the DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie, Batman: Gotham Knight, at Wizard World Chicago on June 28, 2008

Scheduled for an evening presentation, the Batman: Gotham Knight premiere will be followed immediately by a panel featuring members of the film crew and cast, including legendary animation producer Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier); acclaimed comics writer Brian Azzarello and Emmy Award-winning television writer Alan Burnett. Other filmmakers and voice talent are expected to participate.

Batman: Gotham Knight is a fresh and exciting new entry into the Batman mythos, spinning out of a 40-year history in animation including the Emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series, widely considered a pivotal moment in American animation. A cross section of distinguished creators, award winning producers, and acclaimed writers weave six interlocking stories that reveal Bruce Wayne’s journey to The Dark Knight, each with stylish art from some of the world’s most revered animation visionaries.

Batman: Gotham Knight will arrive July 8, 2008 on DVD and Blu-Ray disc, and will also be available On Demand via digital cable and for download through broadband sites.

DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES
DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) began the production and distribution of “DC Universe,” a series of original, animated PG-13 movies in July 2006. This original made for DVD movie is part of the DC Universe series of animated PG-13 films written and directed by acclaimed comic book creators and animators and featuring recognizable talent. WHV will be the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all DC Universe movies, which will include a slate of 2-3 action-packed films per year. Superman Doomsday and Justice League: The New Frontier were the first DC Universe original animated movies. Other DC properties with films in development include Justice League, Green Lantern, Flash and Wonder Woman.

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainments new direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

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 Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

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“Batman: Gotham Knight” Officially Rated PG-13

Batman: Gotham Knight has been rated PG-13 for “Stylized Violence, including some bloody images.”

In related news, The World’s Finest has the first published review of the highly-anticipated direct-to-video Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature. Click here for more.

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“Batman: Gotham Knight” Hi-Res DVD Art

The hi-res artwork released is for the Batman: Gotham Knight standard DVD one-disc edition.

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Final “Batman: Gotham Knight” Novelization Art, Release Date

The novelization, written by Louise Simonson, is currently set to street on May 27th, 2008, more than a month before the release date of the highly-anticipated direct-to-video Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature. Above is the color cover art for the novelization.

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Lauren Montgomery To Direct “Wonder Woman” Animated Feature

Montgomery is no stranger to the animated comic world. Not only has she directed episodes of Legion of Super Heroes, Montgomery was also one of the three directors for the direct-to-video Superman Doomsday animated feature, directing the second act of the film. She also did storyboard work for Superman Doomsday, as well.

The direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature is slated for a Fall 2008 release.

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