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Teen Titans: The Complete Series – Blu-ray Review

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Teen Titans: The Complete Series

Label: Warner Archive, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Studios: Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment
Blu-ray Release Date: December 3, 2019

Description: It’s a full plate of crime-fighting and chaos as Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy go up against killer villains such as Brother Blood, Mad Mod and their archenemy Slade. Get ready for all the big battles and unbreakable bonds that make these friends the unstoppable Teen Titans!

Teen TitansDeveloped by producer Glen Murakami and executive producer Sam Register, and based on DC Comics’ young super hero team, Teen Titans: The Complete Series stars 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, Hynden Walch (Adventure Time, Groundhog Day) as Starfire, and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!) as Trigon/Hexagon.

Cast also includes Golden Globe Award winner Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Slade, Ashley Johnson (Blindspot) as Terra, Lauren Tom (Batman Beyond) as Gizmo, Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Aqualad, Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Cinderblock, T’Keyeh Crystal Keymah (In Living Color, That’s So Raven) as Bumblebee, three-time Emmy Award winner Keith David (The Thing, The Live) as Atlas, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Brother Blood, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) as Kid Flash, Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as Mad Mod, actor/author/spoken word artist Henry Rollins as Johnny Rancid, Clancy Brown (Emergence, The Shawshank Redemption) as Trident, Judge Reinhold (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) as Negative Man, Dave Coulier (Full House) as Captain, Billie Hayes (H.R. Pufnstuf) as Mother Mae-Eye, and Academy Award nominees Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Thomas Haden Church (Wings, Sideways) and Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) as Arella, Killer Moth and Hayden, respectively.

Teen Titans: The Complete Series ran for five seasons (2003-2006), and all 65 episodes are contained in this 6-disc collection. The Special Features include:
• “Finding Their Voices” (featurette)
• “Comic Creations: From Comic Book to Cartoon” (featurette)
• “Puffy AmiYumi” (featurette)
• “Catching Up With … Teen Titans” (featurette)
• “Teen Titans: Know Your Foes” (featurette)
• “Teen Titans: Friends and Foes” (featurette)
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (feature film)
• The Lost Episode (bonus episode)
• …and much more!


Teen Titans: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review
By James Harvey

Light-hearted, fun and riddled with charming character beats and cool action, Teen Titans left a definite mark on the superhero animation landscape when it debuted in 2003. The animated series amassed a huge following, one that remains devoted to the series to this very day. And finally, those fans get to experience this charming animated series in sweet widescreen HD, and it’s truly something to behold. Warner Archive has whipped up a stellar release for Teen Titans: The Complete Series, an excellent Blu-ray title that both long-time and even casual/new fans should snatch up!

Thoughts on the Teen Titans series itself will be brief, as the focus is this arguably long-awaited Blu-ray connection. That said, a few words on this classic series still need to be said.

One can’t help but notice, right out the gate, how confident this series was about what it wanted to be and what it wanted to deliver. Teen Titans character designs, each member’s distinct character quirk and place on the team, or just the overall tone, Teen Titans makes everything clear right from the start. The creators behind this series knew that – at the time – an action series like this could be a risk, but their conviction in their abilities is tangible from the get-go, and that helps in really giving the show the steady foot it needs against its detractors. And it’s this confidence that serves the show throughout to its controversial series finale. After is establishes its world in the first season, it’s safe to say the scale just keeps growing with each following season. Like the show’s tone and character designs, Teen Titans took more than a few risks, and they paid off tremendously.

It also helps that Teen Titans takes the time to give every member of the team the spotlight throughout the series, with each season focusing more on certain member from the team. Robin, Raven, Starfire, Cyborg and Beast Boy all get plenty of time in the spotlight, all with deep dives into their characters’ respective histories. Raven’s arc in particular remains a series highlight, as does Teen Titan‘s take on the classic “The Judas Contract” comic storyline. Not only do these storylines reinforce their importance and role in the team, but they tend to help push character development forward in meaningful ways. These are great characters and the team dynamic between the five is inspired.

Teen Titans holds up exceptionally well all these years later and honestly, upon revisiting, it’s better than I remember it. Is every episode a home run? Of course not, as it is with nearly any other series, but it remains a stellar series nonetheless and, if for whatever reason you haven’t given it a shot, now is the opportune time to. Warner Archives’ Teen Titans: The Complete Series not only has the 65-episode entire series, but it also includes the “lost episode” and spin-off Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo movie. Besides, the series remains a breathe of fresh air from the standard superhero fare, and offers up a fun, unique take on the beloved DC Comics characters. It’s fun, wholesome and balances the show’s comedic bent and the heavier material with ease. Give Teen Titans a go! It’s a series well worth your time.

Moving to the actual Blu-ray release of Teen Titans: The Complete Series and, much like this show itself, the end product is fantastic. Housed in a chunkier-than-usual Blu-ray case, the entire DC Comics-based animated series, along with the spin-off movie and bonus content, are all included on the set’s six discs. And much like the physical set, the content housed within looks sharp.

Teen Titans Go!Looking first the audio and video quality, it’s a great overall presentation, though not perfect. The video transfer is bold and relatively crystal clear, nicely bringing the show’s bright color scheme to vibrant life. However, some episodes are littered with white specks that intermittently pop on the screen. The image also appears occasionally blurred and washed out at times, particularly with some cenes involving quick, fast motions. This could possibly be the result of the actual source material, as digital coloring at Warner Bros. Animation was in its relative infancy as this show was rolling out. Macroblocking is also noticeable, varying in noticeable amounts episode to episode. The audio is as clear as can be, however, thanks to an excellent DTS HD 2.0 mix. Even with the small image issues, Teen Titans has never looked or sounded so great.

To cover the bonus content ported over, starting with Season One, “Finding Their Voices” features the cast, producers and voice director Andrea Romano discussing how they found the voice cast for the series. After that, “Comic Creations” details the Teen Titan’s comic book origins and the character’s jump from the four-color page to the screen. It features appearances from comic talent along with those from the animated series. Next a Puffy Ami Yumi music video and a preview of the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi animated series, followed by a “Puffy AmiYumi” featurette, which is a fluff piece of the band, who provide the show’s theme song, being interviewed by the Teen Titans. Two bonus episodes of The Hiros is also included. On the Season Two disc, “Catching up with … Teen Titans” is the disc’s sole extra and recaps the first season and serves as a nice refresher if needed.

Continuing, Season Three bonus content is a “Teen Titans: Know Your Foes” featurette which looks at the big foes of the season with insight from the series’ producers and writers. Season Four also includes a “Teen Titans: Know Your Foes,” featurette, but it focuses on the bad guys found in the fourth year of the series. “Teen Titans: Friends and Foes,” the sole extra for Season Five, is pretty self-explanatory, looking at both the good and bad guys who do battle in this series, again featuring comments from the cast and crew. The bonus disc for Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo includes the 12-minute “The Lost Episode,” a 12-minute episode that was originally released online as part of a promotional effort when Teen Titans was on the air. Unfortunately it’s in standard definition quality.

It’s worth noting that this collection also marks the first Blu-ray release for Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, something long overdue. Extra kudos to Warner Archive for including it both in this collection and giving it it’s own separate Blu-ray release, as well.

Overall, for fans of Teen Titans, this collection is a no-brainer purchase. Not only is the entire animated series presented in stylish HD available on Blu-ray, but Teen Titans: The Complete Series also ports they key bonus content from the original DVD releases. Granted, this set would’ve been worth it for just the episodes alone, but the bonus content is a nice touch. While the set does have a few small issues, they are minuscule in at best and don’t take away from its overall quality. This is the Blu-ray collection that fans have been waiting for, and Warner Archive does not disappoint. Highly Recommended!

And just a little extra note, once you’re done soaking in the excellent Teen Titans: The Complete Series Blu-ray collection, I highly recommend picking up the recent Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans animated movie. It’s a legitimately great animated feature that’s smart, hilarious, even a little touching, and does justice to not only Teen Titans but to the long history of these teen super-heroes, too. Click here to check out the review.

Additionally, Warner Archive is also giving separate Blu-ray releases for all five seasons of Teen Titans and Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. The artwork for all six titles can be found below.

Please note Warner Archive provided a copy of this title to The World’s Finest for review, but that had no impact on the product’s final assessment.


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Harley Quinn – DC Universe Series Review

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HARLEY QUINN

Studio: DC Universe, Warner Bros. Animation
Air Date: Debuts Nov. 29, 2019 on DC Universe, new episodes air weekly every Friday.


Description: Harley Quinn puts everyone’s favorite Gotham villainess front and center as Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Voicing the title role of Harley Quinn, Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) leads an all-star comedic voice cast which includes Lake Bell (Bless This Mess), Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol), Tony Hale (Veep), Ron Funches (Powerless), JB Smoove (Spiderman: Far From Home), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Diedrich Bader (Veep), Chris Meloni (Happy!), Jim Rash (Community), Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) and so many more. Harley Quinn is produced by Ehsugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation, with executive producers Kaley Cuoco, Sam Register, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey.


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Harley Quinn Series Review
By James Harvey

Fun, wacky and gleefully absurd, Harley Quinn perfectly captures what has made the Harlequin of Crime one of DC Comics’ most popular characters today, even if it leans a little too heavy on the foul language and gratuitous violence on occasion. Factoring in every DC Comics animated product to date, be it a series or movie, Harley Quinn is easily one of the most slapstick, dirtiest, craziest releases ever and, thankfully, it works … for the most part. There’s a lot of pressure on this series, it being the first real original animated title for the DC Universe streaming service, but Harley Quinn and her merry crew of ne’r-do-wells prove they are definitely up to the challenge.

The series kicks off with Harley Quinn finally breaking things off with the Joker for the last time, following the Clown Prince again leaving her behind to take the fall for their latest violent (and quite gruesome) caper. Determined to emancipate herself from the Joker’s shadow, Harley sets out to become the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City and to finally nab a spot in the Legion of Doom. She’s not alone in her surprisingly empowering-feeling journey, joined primarily by Poison Ivy and her sentient house plant Frank, along with a who’s who of some of DC Comics’ biggest bad guys.

Please note this review focuses primarily on the first episode, “‘Til Death Do Us Part,” but also includes spoiler-free references to Episodes #2 – 13.

Pulling inspiration from everything – including Batman: The Animated Series and her assorted comic books, specifically from DC Comics’ The New 52 and Rebirth eras – and then tossing it in a blender, Harley Quinn gleefully revels in farcical, almost campy world it’s created for itself. The foul language is near constant, sometimes excessively so, and the violence is something akin to Looney Tunes, just usually accompanied with a plenty of blood. The body count in the first episode alone is in the low double digits, easy. And while this all seems absolutely out of control and chaotic (and rightfully so), Harley Quinn‘s title character serves as a suitable anchor throughout all the chaos. While she’s responsible for a fair chunk of it, granted, her character helps the viewer make sense of just how bonkers the world she inhabits actually is.

Like the character she voices, Kaley Cuoco just breaks out as Harley Quinn. Not only does she sound perfect as this iteration of the fan-favorite character, but she also gives one heck of a performance. Just be warned, don’t expect her to sound like Arleen Sorkin (Batman: The Animated Series or Tara Strong (the Batman: Arkham series), Cuoco does her own unique take. She brings the right amount of unbridled life to the role, and easily commands as the series’ lead. By her side is Lake Bell, perfectly cast as Poison Ivy, Harley’s partner on this madcap journey. Ivy is such a crucial part to this series that maybe they should’ve considered calling it Harley & Ivy. These two, who make an excellent comedic duo, lead an absolutely incredible cast, which includes Diedrich Bader back under the cowl as Batman, Chris Meloni as a crazed, obsessed Commissioner Gordon, and Alan Tudyk as The Joker and Clayface. And that’s honestly a fraction of this series’ amazing and hilarious supporting cast. The series itself is led by creators Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, all of whom worked together on the short-lived DC Comics-based NBC Sitcom Powerless. Every member of the show’s cast and crew seem to all be on the same page on what type of crazy cartoon this is, and it shows (rest assured, in a good way).

Based on just the first episode alone, this show holds a lot of promise, especially given its sense of unpredictability. While we know Harley’s set goal for the season, to step out of the Joker’s spotlight and join the Legion of Doom, we have no idea how that show is going to get there. It feels like anything can happen, and that’s the excitement you need a series like this to project. Things are going be unpredictable and it’s going to be fun, and that’s exactly the right impression Harley Quinn needs to give. The first episode sets all this up nicely, and it’s legitimately entertaining, even if it starts off a little bit wobbly.

Essentially, Harley Quinn‘s first episode is a solid foundation to start a new on, but there are some potential cracks at the base. While the over-the-top foul language and violence do actually elicit some laughs, it can get occasionally get excessive and distracting, especially given how light-hearted the show tends to be. The same can be somewhat said about the violence, too, but the show’s target audience likely won’t have an issue with it for the most part. However, the novelty of it all is in danger of wearing off quickly if the show leans into them too much. Be prepared for lots of blood, people biting things, getting bludgeoned, shot, set on fire and … well, the list goes on. But, honestly, it’s part of the draw and it’s perfectly suited to how comically insane Harley’s world is. There’s plenty of great gags, jokes and amazing performances, and, like the title character, Harley Quinn is smarter than it lets on, so prepared for some legitimate surprises.

Character designs in Harley Quinn are fantastic and are clearly inspired by DC Comics’ recent comic book output. Once she does away with the Batman: The Animated Series-created jester look, Harley dons a costume that’s ripped right from the character’s The New 52 rebooted look. It looks first-rate, though, as does the entire cast, thanks to the fantastic work by character designer Shane Glines (Justice League Action, Batman: The Animated Series) and animator Jennifer Coyle (DC Super Hero Girls, The Spectacular Spider-Man). The design for the frazzled, unhinged Commissioner Gordon is a personal favorite. For the rest of the cast, everyone is immediately identifiable with slight exaggerations or tweaks made to make them fit seamlessly into the show’s twistedly cartoonish style. Batman’s design, based on his armored-inspired look from The New 52, is perhaps a shade too busy, though.

The animation does right by the character designs, too, for the most part. Like the recent season of Young Justice: Outsiders, budgetary and resources constraints are pretty evident. Movements aren’t as smooth as they should be, and big action pieces are usually jerky and choppy, or lack the ‘oomph’ they should have. However, during the less action-intensive scenes, everything looks fine. Characters are expressive, thanks to the stellar design work, and aren’t as stiff as they are during some of the show’s bigger moments. It’s a mixed bag to be sure, but honestly, the roughness of the animation from time to time actually kind of adds to the show’s charm.

And while this review is focused on just the first episode, its worth noting that the remaining episodes in this first 13-episode are just as good, if not better. The story takes on a surprisingly serial nature, with just enough progression week-to-week mixed in with the new subplots and B-stories that pop up a long the way. And not only that, and akin to the likes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold or Justice League Action, this series actually pulls deep from the DC Comics lore and lovingly embraces it, though not without putting it through the ringer once or twice. There’s also a host of reoccurring characters and gags that are ridiculously hilarious and 13th episode cliffhanger that is guaranteed to surprise the heck out of the audience.

Harley Quinn, all things considered, is another win for the DC Universe streaming service. It’s a fun, crazy series littered with blood, gore and violence, but it’s also oddly upbeat and even positive. Harley is making her way in the world after breaking free of The Joker, but this world just happens to be a chaotic mess (it is Gotham City, after all). The over-the-top language and violence will be deterrents for some viewers looking, and it’s easy to understand why. It does sometimes feels a little too superfluous. However, those looking for some more adult-oriented animated adventures of their favorite Gotham City denizens will find plenty to like here. Cuoco, giving it her absolute all, leads an incredibly talented cast of actors, and the material they have to work with it pretty clever for the most part. Like the title character herself, Harley Quinn is leading DC Comics into uncharted animated territory and it’ll be intriguing to see where it goes. Recommended!

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Young Justice: Outsiders – The Complete Third Season,” “Teen Titans: The Complete Series” Blu-ray Releases

The World’s Finest has published reviews for the Young Justice: Outsiders – The Complete Third Season and Teen Titans: The Complete Series Blu-ray titles from Warner Archive, both of which are available for order now through WB Shop and most digital retailers. In short, both titles come highly recommended to own!

Briefly, Warner Archive’s Blu-ray release of Young Justice: Outsiders – The Complete Third Season is simply excellent, offering up the best presentation available for the new season of Young Justice, and including some genuinely interesting bonus content. In fact, this might very well be Warner Archive’s best Young Justice release date. For Teen Titans: The Complete Series, not only is the entire animated series presented in stylish HD available on Blu-ray, but the set also ports they key bonus content from the original DVD releases. It’s a fantastic collection, even with some of its minor issues. To read the complete reviews, click on the images below.


Teen Titans: The Complete Series


Young Justice: Outsiders - The Complete Third Season

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

Young Justice: Outsiders – The Complete Third Season (Nov. 26)
Our heroes have survived the schemes of the Light and saved the Earth from the Reach Invasion – but the worst has yet to come. Now someone is kidnapping teens and transforming them into super-powered weapons! Meta-Human trafficking is a terrifying threat to a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Now Nightwing, Superboy, Miss Martian, Tigress, Aqualad and Black Lightning will need help from a new group of young heroes to save the world from the war games of Super-Villains controlling the system from the inside. What’s needed … is a team of Outsiders.

Teen Titans: The Complete Series (Dec. 3)
It’s a full plate of crime-fighting and chaos as Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy go up against killer villains such as Brother Blood, Mad Mod and their archenemy Slade. Get ready for all the big battles and unbreakable bonds that make these friends the unstoppable Teen Titans!

The Young Justice: Outsiders – The Complete Third Season and Teen Titans: The Complete Series Blu-ray collections, released through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s specialty label Warner Archive, are available for order now through WB Shop and most digital retailers. And for more Young Justice videos, images, reviews and content, keep checking out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite! Keep checking back for select updates for Teen Titans right here, as well. Stay tuned for further news and content from Young Justice right here at The World’s Finest

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The World’s Finest also recently reviewed the Harley Quinn DC Universe animated series debut, which can be found here, and Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, a massive hardcover tome that, in short, is basically a must-own for fans. Click here to check out the review!

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“Teen Titans: The Complete Series” Blu-Ray Collection Coming Dec. 3, 2019 From Warner Archive

Warner Archive Collection has provided press details for its upcoming Teen Titans: The Complete Series Blu-ray collection, available starting Dec. 3, 2019. The original 2003-2006 animated television series has been fully remastered and pre-orders are now available via WB Shop and most popular online retailers. Warner Archive previously released Teen Titans: The Complete First Season back in January 2018. Press details, along with package artwork, for Teen Titans: The Complete Series are available below.


WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION REMASTERS
BELOVED DC SUPER HERO SERIES

TEEN TITANS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
COMING DECEMBER 3 TO BLU-RAY

ORIGINAL 2003 SERIES HEADLINES LENGTHY SLATE OF
FANBOY FAVORITES AVAILABLE NOW, INCLUDING
YOUNG JUSTICE OUTSIDERS (2019): THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Continuing its dedication to mining and remastering the best of Warner Bros. Animation’s deep library of super hero productions, Warner Archive Collection proudly presents Teen Titans: The Complete Series on Blu-ray starting December 3, 2019. Single Season volumes are also available. Pre-orders are now available via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Teen TitansIt’s a full plate of crime-fighting and chaos as Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy go up against killer villains such as Brother Blood, Mad Mod and their archenemy Slade. Get ready for all the big battles and unbreakable bonds that make these friends the unstoppable Teen Titans!

Teen Titans: The Complete Series ran for five seasons (2003-2006), and all 65 episodes are contained in this 6-disc collection. The Special Features include:
• “Finding Their Voices” (featurette)
• “Comic Creations: From Comic Book to Cartoon” (featurette)
• Puffy AmiYumi (featurette)
• “Catching Up With … Teen Titans” (featurette)
• “Teen Titans: Know Your Foes” (featurette)
• Teen Titans: Friends and Foes” (featurette)
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (feature film)
• The Lost Episode (bonus episode)

Developed by producer Glen Murakami and executive producer Sam Register, and based on DC Comics’ young super hero team, Teen Titans: The Complete Series stars 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, Hynden Walch (Adventure Time, Groundhog Day) as Starfire, and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!) as Trigon/Hexagon.

Cast also includes Golden Globe Award winner Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Slade, Ashley Johnson (Blindspot) as Terra, Lauren Tom (Batman Beyond) as Gizmo, Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Aqualad, Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Cinderblock, T’Keyeh Crystal Keymah (In Living Color, That’s So Raven) as Bumblebee, three-time Emmy Award winner Keith David (The Thing, The Live) as Atlas, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Brother Blood, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) as Kid Flash, Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as Mad Mod, actor/author/spoken word artist Henry Rollins as Johnny Rancid, Clancy Brown (Emergence, The Shawshank Redemption) as Trident, Judge Reinhold (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) as Negative Man, Dave Coulier (Full House) as Captain, Billie Hayes (H.R. Pufnstuf) as Mother Mae-Eye, and Academy Award nominees Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Thomas Haden Church (Wings, Sideways) and Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) as Arella, Killer Moth and Hayden, respectively.

Other fanboy-centric releases now available on the Warner Archive Collection fall slate:

YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS (2019): THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (Blu-ray)
They survived the schemes of The Light and saved the Earth from the Reach invasion. But this season on Young Justice: Outsiders, the team will face its greatest challenge yet. Kidnapped teens are being transformed into superpowered weapons! Metahuman trafficking is a terrifying threat to a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Now, Nightwing, Superboy, Miss Martian, Tigress, Aqualad and Black Lightning will need help from a new generation of heroes to save the world from the war games of Super-Villains controlling the system from the inside. What’s needed is a team of Outsiders. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the DC Universe Original Series’ enthralling third season arrives on November 26, 2019.

BLACK LIGHTNING: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (DVD)
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man of many faces. A former Olympic athlete, respected educator and father of two, he’s also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of Freeland. But Jefferson is not alone. His oldest daughter, Anissa (Nafessa Williams), is a med student, part-time teacher and social activist. She is also the Super Hero known as Thunder, possessing invulnerability and super strength for as long as she can hold her breath. Jefferson’s youngest daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen who inherited her father’s athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited his powers. Her body generates pure electrical energy, and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn (Christine Adams), Jefferson’s ex-wife, is fast becoming an expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family fights the gang known as the One Hundred for the soul of Freeland. Now available.

MAN FROM ATLANTIS (1977) (New 2019 1080p HD Master)
Shortly before ascending to the status of true TV icon thanks to his portrayal of good guy Bobby Ewing on the landmark TV series Dallas, Patrick Duffy played another sort of good guy in a series of Sci Fi action epics that spawned a short-lived TV series. Storm-tossed and washed ashore, an amnesiac man (Duffy) is rescued from certain death thanks to the insights of Navy doc Elizabeth Merrill (Belinda Montgomery), who realizes that her patient has a most amphibious nature. Dubbed Mark Harris, the man exhibits a host of extraordinary aquatic abilities – gills, strength, speed, webbed hands and feet, enhanced vision and more. While Dr. Merrill and Mark attempt to uncover the mystery of his origins, a new menace arises in the form of genial genius (and quite mad) scientist Dr. Shubert (Victor Buono), a marine eco-terrorist with world conquering aims. Produced by Star Trek veterans Robert Justman and Herbert Solow under the auspices of Hanna-Barbera’s live action wing, the Man from Atlantis TV movies successfully blended thoughtful, Eco-aware Science Fiction and Superheroic Action/Adventure for a concoction as wild and woolly as the deep blue sea. Seldom seen in the US after its initial run, Mark Harris’ adventures proved an overseas syndication smash. Revisit the birth of a legend as never seen before thanks to this sea-sparkling crystal-clear transfer in 1080p HD! Now available.

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored contemporary and classic TV offerings ranging from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Longmire and The Kominsky Method to Alice and Family Matters. The WAC library also includes feature-length animated films, like the Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and animated TV series headed by Blu-ray releases of such popular offerings as Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice and a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics – like Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series and Wally Gator: The Complete Collection; as well as a treasure trove of offerings for serious collector, like Porky Pig 101 and the recent release of three volumes of Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

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The Teen Titans: The Complete Series Blu-ray collection will be available to own starting Dec. 3, 2019 and is currently available for pre-order. Stay tuned for further updates on Teen Titans: The Complete Series here soon at The World’s Finest. Click here to read The World’s Finest review of Teen Titans: The Complete First Season, and click here for a review of the new Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans animated movie.

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“Harley Quinn” DC Universe Animated Series Trailer, Episode Details Released

The DC Universe streaming service has released the final trailer for Harley Quinn, the upcoming animated series exclusive to the streaming service. The mature animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe, which will release new episodes every Friday, debuts Nov. 29, 2019. In the series, Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and decides make it on her own as Gotham City’s new criminal overlord. Check out the final Harley Quinn trailer in the player below, followed by details for the first 13 episodes of the DC Universe series.

Episode details are as follows:

Till Death Do Us Part
Premiere Date: 11/29/19
In the series premiere, Harley Quinn strikes out on her own.

A High Bar
Premiere Date: 12/6/19
Harley is determined to become part of the Legion of Doom.

So You Need A Crew
Premiere Date: 12/13/19
Harley attempts to recruit a criminal crew.

Finding Mr. Right
Premiere Date: 12/20/19
Up-and-coming supervillain Harley Quinn goes after a nemesis.

Being Harley Quinn
Premiere Date: 12/27/19
Harley’s crew has to enter her mind to save her.

You’re A Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon
Premiere Date: 1/3/20
Clayface loses his (sentient) arm in a heist gone wrong.

The Line
Premiere Date: 1/10/20
Harley breaks the Queen of Fables out of prison.

L.O.D.R.S.V.P
Premiere Date: 1/17/20
Harley gets a party invite from the Legion of Doom.

A Seat At The Table
Premiere Date: 1/24/20
Harley must now spend time with Joker at the Legion of Doom.

Untitled
Premiere Date: 1/31/20
Harley heads back to her parents’ house in Bensonhurst.

Harley Quinn Highway
Premiere Date: 2/7/20
Harley must rescue Ivy from the clutches of Scarecrow.

Devil’s Snare
Premiere Date: 2/14/20
Harley believes the Legion of Doom is behind Ivy’s capture.

The Final Joke

Premiere Date: 2/21/20
Harley has her final showdown with the Joker.

DC Universe describes the series as follows:

Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Join DC Universe to watch this action-comedy series featuring Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains from the DC Universe.

Harley Quinn debuts Nov. 29, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every week on Fridays. Additionally, in Canada, Harley Quinn will debut on the Adult Swim Canada channel on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019, with new episodes to air on a weekly basis. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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