Animated Movies

Batman: Death In The Family

An iconic Batman story comes to life, using the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment history, in DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC.


WHICH PATH TO JUSTICE WILL YOU CHOOSE?


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Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film. Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) reprise their Batman: Under The Red Hood roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and The Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as Two-Face and James Gordon.

DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family is essentially a comic book come to life,” says Vietti, whose DC Universe Movies directing credits include Batman: Under the Red Hood and Superman: Doomsday, and he is co-creator and co-executive producer of the popular Young Justice animated television series. “We’ve paid homage to the 1988 interactive experience of DC’s ‘A Death in the Family’ comics release by giving fans a unique opportunity to craft their own story through a branching tool that can lead in multiple directions. The viewer gets to choose these characters’ paths, and each choice paves an alternate future for all of the characters and, ultimately, the story.”

The interactive Blu-ray presentation offers many different ways for viewers to tell the Batman: Death in the Family story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. The choices along the way put greater weight on the viewers’ decisions and result in even stronger stories. Viewers can also choose to allow the story to tell itself, as there is an option to let the Blu-ray decide its own path. Packed with Easter Eggs, the centerpiece short’s story – with its foundation grounded in the original Batman: A Death in the Family comic run, and the acclaimed Batman: Under the Red Hood animated film – balances a number of integral themes within its entertainment, including fatherhood, mental health, death, rebirth, revenge and redemption. Along the route, viewers encounter new, surprising looks at some classic DC characters.

“From the very first navigation card, we wanted to give the audience an impression of what they’re getting into, but then also give them something unexpected – maybe even something they’ll regret, so they have to think twice about every future choice they make,” Vietti explains. “Branched storytelling has to be stronger than just the gimmick of the choices – it has to be rewarding and offer new and worthwhile insights into the characters. It needs to involve you, and keep you searching for the next twist. So we sought to subvert expectations and do something very different.”inment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “This incredible thrill-ride takes us to the edge of the DC universe and sets the stage for an exciting new chapter.”


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The World’s Finest Reviews “Superman: Man Of Tomorrow”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe Movie title Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which is available on Digital HD and physical media, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. In short, Superman: Man of Tomorrow is an intriguing reimagining of the early days of DC Comics’ first superhero. While it hits a lot of marks we come to expect from a story such as this, the new ingredients also both flesh out Clark Kent’s world in a humanizing, interesting fashion and will keep viewers drawn in until the end credits.

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It’s the dawn of a new age of heroes, and Metropolis has just met its first. But as Daily Planet intern Clark Kent – working alongside reporter Lois Lane – secretly wields his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, there’s even greater trouble on the horizon. Follow the budding hero as he engages in bloody battles with intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo and fights for his life to halt the attack of power-hungry alien Parasite. The world will learn about Superman … but first, Superman must save the world!

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“Batman: Soul Of The Dragon,” “Justice Society: World War II,” Two-Part “Batman: The Long Halloween” Animated Movies Coming In 2021

Revealed during the special Superman: Man of Tomorrow discussion panel at the DC FanDome 2020 virtual event, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles are slated for release in 2021. The titles are a mix of original content and adapted material, and feature Batman and the Justice Society.

The first 2021 DC Universe Movie title will be already-announced Batman: Soul of the Dragon, an original martial arts-heavy tale taking place in the 1970s. The movie includes Bruce Timm as Executive Producer. The cast features David Giuntoli as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, James Hong as O-Sensei, and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. Click on the image below for a closer look at an image from Batman: Soul of the Dragon.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon

The second DC Universe Movie movie title coming in 2021 is Justice Society: World War II, which will also be an original story. The freshly-announced movie is slated for a spring release.

Lastly, the DC Universe Movie line will finish 2021 with a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed comic book mini-series, Batman: The Long Halloween. Part one will debut in the summer of 2021, with the second and final installment following in the fall. This title follows other recent extended comic book adaptations in the DC Universe Movie line, including The Death and Return of Superman and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, both originally two separate animated titles re-released as one feature.

Official press information for Batman: Soul of the Dragon is expected in the near future.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates and trailers. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content. Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the latest DC Universe Movie title, is available now on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. Click here for more.

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Batman: Soul of the Dragon Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Justice Society: World War II Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Batman: The Long Halloween, Parts 1 – 2 Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow Animated Release Talkback (Spoilers)

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“Young Justice: Outsiders,” “Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans” Soundtrack Details From La-La Land Records

La-La Land Records has provided a look at the track list for Young Justice: Outsiders – Music from the DC Universe Original Series and Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans – Music from the DC Animated Movie, two upcoming CD soundtrack releases from the record label available starting August 25th, 2020 at 12noon PST. Both releases feature music from the two recent DC Comics-based animated projects. Both titles are limited editions of 1000 units, and the first orders to be placed at www.lalalandrecords.com on August 25th on both titles will get CD booklets autographed by the composers at no additional charge. Dynamic Music Partners provides the score to Young Justice: Outsiders, and Jason Lazarus handles scoring duties for Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans.

Continue below for a tracklist breakdown of both titles, provided exclusively to The World’s Finest by La-La Land Records.

YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS (2-CD SET)
TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1

1. Young Justice: Outsiders Main Title§ 0:26

PRINCES ALL
2. Anna Has Monster Heart Attack* 2:43
3. Prince Brion Asks For Help** 0:28
4. Royal Assassination* 1:32
5. Tube To A New Adventure* 0:43

ROYAL WE
6. Space Trek 3016* (Source) 0:31
7. To The Palace** 0:52
8. Tigress Meets Halo* 1:27
9. Brion Experiment Continues* 1:37

EMINENT THREAT
10. Vertigo Tortures Dr. Jayce** 1:50

PRIVATE SECURITY
11. Raging And Rapid*** 1:07
12. Over The Bridge / Around The Bend** 1:27

AWAY MISSION
13. Attack Launched*** 1:08
14. Forager Intervenes*** 0:40
15. Brion Is Enraged*** 0:41
16. An Authentic Villain*** 1:50
17. Brion Turns To Leave** 0:34
18. Wrapped In A Memory*** 1:48
19. Forager Banished** 2:23

RESCUE OP
20. Black Spider Arrives*** 1:26
21. Kids Confront Sensei* 3:23

EVOLUTION
22. The Armada Approaches* 0:46
23. The Spirit Is Forged** 0:39
24. Armada*** 2:32
25. Kalibak Joins The Fight* 2:11
26. Ancient Babylon And Beyond** 0:55
27. Vandal Battles Starro*** 1:29

TRIPTYCH
28. S.T.A.R. Labs Machine Heist** 1:36
29. JL Heroes Street Fight** 1:23
30. Bring Back The Horror*** 0:25
31. AntiLight*** 1:03

HOME FIRES
32. Family Family Family*** 1:18
33. Main Man Sneak Attack* 2:03
34. Lobo Dispatches Forager** 2:20
35. Forager Emerges** 0:56
36. Light And More Light*** 1:22

EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEINGS
37. I Like The Sound Of That*** 0:28
38. What’s In A Name*** 1:12
39. JL Battle Bane’s Gang** 3:48
40. Bash Bashford Arrives*** 1:05

ANOTHER FREAK
41. Fred Bugg With Two G’s** 1:35
42. Looking Backward Or Ahead** 1:28
43. Fatherbox In Control* 1:01
44. Indigo*** 0:42
45. HaloCyborg Standoff* 3:33

NIGHTMARE MONKEYS
46. He’s Dead Tom* 0:56
47. How Does This Fit*** 1:51
48. Waterfall Flashback** 0:25
49. Ready To Get Back To Life** 1:01
50. All The Kids Are Doing It** 0:46

TRUE HEROES
51. Danger Morph*** 0:51
52. Halo Horror House* 1:44
53. Might Be Ready To Be Heroes*** 1:12
TOTAL DISC TIME 73:12

DISC 2

TRUE HEROES (CONT.)
1. Off To The Halloween Dance** 0:46
2. Arriving In Bialya** 1:12
3. Bittersweet Reunion** 1:43
4. Rescue And Escape** 1:13

INFLUENCE
5. Not Their Biosigns*** 1:39
6. You Have A Choice** 0:53
7. Just Me*** 2:01
8. Granny Disciplines Barda* 1:22
9. Granny Activates Machine* 2:56

LEVERAGE
10. First Covert Mission** 1:40

ILLUSION OF CONTROL
11. Harvest Festival Montage** 1:16

FIRST IMPRESSION
12. Launch The Outsiders*** 2:37
13. Forager Misses Bioship*** 0:22
14. Reach Ships Attack** 1:53
15. Enter The Outsiders*** 1:19
16. Getting Used to It*** 0:34
17. It’s Not The Reach** 0:39
18. Mothership Crashes* 2:15
19. AntiLight Report*** 0:39

EARLY WARNING
20. More Outsiders Success* 1:51

ELDER WISDOM
21. Penthouse Battle** 1:51
22. Not Quite Right*** 0:47
23. If Not Us, Then Whom** 2:11
24. Not Hero Behavior*** 2:18

QUIET CONVERSATIONS
25. Pain*** 0:14
26. You Are Very Brave*** 0:51
27. Fighting While Planning** 2:04
28. The Unhappy One*** 0:30
29. Admitting Abuse*** 0:37

UNKNOWN FACTORS
30. Oracle Calls Aquaman** 1:43
31. Nervous About Genes*** 0:28
32. Busy Tower Life* 1:52
33. Planting A Seed*** 1:37
34. I Hope You Learned A Lesson** 2:39

ANTISOCIAL PATHOLOGIES
35. Pit Excursion* 1:33
36. Thinking About This*** 0:26
37. Spill Your Secrets*** 3:24

TERMINUS
38. Can’t Be Trusted*** 1:05
39. Wally Psychic Videogame Flashback* 1:56
40. Captured Heroes*** 1:50
41. The Age Of Darkseid Begins** 0:57

INTO THE BREACH
42. Halo In Excelsis* 1:58

OVERWHELMED
43. Patience** 0:41
44. What Would Superman Do** 1:28
45. Artemis Will Never Walk Alone* 3:30
46. Markovia Here We Come** 0:48

NEVERMORE
47. Brion Usurps Throne* 2:04
48. I Am The Superboy** 0:49
49. All’s Well That Ends Wait Is That A Cliffhanger* 1:49
50. Young Justice: Outsiders End Credits Long Version§ 0:55
TOTAL DISC TIME 73:45
TOTAL ALBUM TIME 2:26:57


§ composed by Kristopher Carter,
Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis
* composed by Kristopher Carter
** composed by Michael McCuistion
*** composed by Lolita Ritmanis

TEEN TITANS GO! vs TEEN TITANS
TRACK LISTING:

1. Titans Vs Titans 1:30
2. The Unkindness 1:32
3. Titans of Infinite Earths 1:00
4. Face Yourself 0:26
5. A Portal Opens 1:01
6. Meet Your Challengers 1:25
7. Countdown 0:44
8. Tournament of Champions 2:21
9. A Crack in Her Gem 0:57
10. Master of Games 0:37
11. Who We Are 0:36
12. Get Them Back 0:24
13. Lord of Madness 0:26
14. A Raven’s Power 0:44
15. Amends 0:57
16. Inner Demon 1:30
17. Unleashed 2:24
18. Bigger Problems 1:53
19. Sinister Plan 1:05
20. Hatching a Plan 0:51
21. Polar Infiltration 2:26
22. Not So Silent Night 1:58
23. Into the Multiverse 0:58
24. Out of Patience 0:42
25. Hexagon 0:55
26. Reinforcements 1:17
27. Under Siege 2:35
28. No Time For a Plan 0:45
29. Tug of The War 1:14
30. Lessons Learned 1:20
31. Worlogog (Instrumental) 0:45
32. More Serious 0:49
33. In Sync 1:02
34. We Are Titans (Alternate Version – Instrumental) 1:36
TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 41:52

La-La Land Records previously released soundtracks for the first two seasons of Young Justice and Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, along with a wealth of other titles from assorted DC Comics-based animated properties, including Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and more.

Stay tuned for further updates on Young Justice, select Teen Titans Go! reports, and details on other forthcoming La-La Land Records titles, right here at The World’s Finest. Check out The World’s Finest Young Justice sub-site for additional content, including images, videos, reviews and exclusive content on this release and more. In addition to soundtrack details, a review of the Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans animated feature is also available here. Discuss this news by clicking the link below.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” Animated Feature

The World’s Finest has published its review for the Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Blu-ray title from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In short, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is a thorough dive into the title character’s past, with dark secrets from the past bubbling to the surface and forcing Deathstroke to set right a life he’s left in tatters. With great casting, a visually stunning animation style and a compelling story, Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC have put together a solid animated outing that works well for any follower of The Terminator. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

Deathstroke

Warner Archive and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the collections as follows:

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons offers a new take on the Deathstroke legacy. Mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke, and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future!

In additional news, WaterTower Music is slated to release Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons – The Movie: Soundtrack to the DC Animated Movie on September 10, 2020. The digital-only soundtrack, featuring Kevin Riepl’s entire score to the animated feature, will be available through most digital retailers and music streaming services.

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