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DC Universe Movie Titles, “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Coming to DC Universe

DC Universe announced that DC Universe Movie titles will now appear on the streaming service day-and-date with the film’s physical media release starting 2019. The details came as part of a larger press release highlighting upcoming events for the Warner Media’s DC Comics-based digital outlet. The next DC Universe Movie title, Reign of the Supermen, will be the first animated feature available the same day as its physical media release. Green Lantern: The Animated Series will also be joining the platform in January 2019. Continue below for the press release.

DC Universe: the Ultimate Holiday Binge-Watching Destination Anchored with the Season Finale of Original Series Titans on December 21

New Trailer Teases Dark Heroes, Unlikely Villains, and ….a Battle with Batman?

‘Reign’ in the New Year: DC Animated Movies Will Be Available Day-and-Date with 4K and Blu-Ray Combo Pack Beginning January 29 with Reign of the Supermen

Just in Time for the Titans Season Finale: Nearly 50% off for a Limited Time!

DC Universe released today the final trailer for the first season finale of acclaimed original series Titans. Fans have been speculating if and when a major DC fan-favorite would make an appearance in the first season and this trailer reveals that it all comes down to the ultimate face-off: Robin vs. Batman. Don’t miss the exciting finale airing on December 21. See the trailer here.

To further brighten the holiday season, it was announced that new DC Universe animated movies will be available on DC Universe on the same day as each title’s 4K and Blu-Ray Combo pack release. New DC animated movies coming in 2019 include Reign of the Supermen, Justice League vs The Fatal Five and Batman: Hush. Reign of the Supermen will be available January 29, other dates will be announced closer to their availability.

Get ready for ‘Binge Hero’ status

The Titans finale unlocks the ability to binge all episodes from season 1, and that’s just the beginning. A new DC Universe content line-up kicks off in December and January that will have fans reveling in the hope and redemption of their favorite DC Super Heroes. A subscription to DC Universe is the ideal way to break-in new devices gifted and received over the holiday season. Among the fan-favorites are additions Green Lantern: The Animated Series, one of the most requested series on the platform, available on January 1 and a binge-worthy selection of Batman content including the live-action features Batman (1989), Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

50% off Holiday Promotion

To celebrate the Titans finale and the slate of new content, DC Universe is offering nearly 50% off membership for U.S. subscribers for a very limited time. The first three months of membership are available at $3.99/month for 3 months or subscribe for a full year for $59.99 plus taxes, where applicable from 12/13-12/20 at dcuniverse.com/join. It’s not too late to catch up on all the action before the final episode of Titans streams on December 21 or binge watch the full season after the final episode airs.

Coming Soon to DC UNIVERSE

Here’s an overview of the new content that’s perfect for DC Super Hero Binging through January:

December
12/1: Batman (1989)
12/1: Batman Returns
12/1: Batman Forever
12/1: Batman & Robin
12/17: DCU Yule Log (new)
12/28: The New Adventures of Batman
12/28: The New Adventures of Superman

January
1/1: Green Lantern: The Animated Series
1/1: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
1/1: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
1/4: Young Justice: Outsiders (DCU Original)
1/8: All-Star Superman
1/11: Aquaman TV Pilot (2007)
1/15: Superman vs The Elite
1/22: Superman Unbound
1/29: Reign of the Supermen (DC animated movie new release)

And, if that’s not enough content to get you through the holidays, DC Universe will also share holiday cheer with its first-ever Holiday Yule Log, set for release the week of December 17, and available through the holidays. You’ll need to pay attention because Santa won’t be the only one dropping by – keep an eye out for season’s greetings from some of DC’s most famous Super Heroes and Super-Villains.

DC Daily, the news show that covers all things DC, will celebrate the season by showcasing some iconic characters and costumes from Mr. Freeze and the emperor penguins to the Catwoman and Batman suits from The Dark Knight Rises, plus many more. Watch for holiday themed sets, surprises and rare treasures never before seen outside the film productions they starred in. Plus a surprise from the Warner Bros. Archives to be unveiled on December 21.

From December 14 – 24 DC Universe members have a chance to participate in 10 days of gifts directly from their favorite characters. Ten lucky winners will have the chance to win one of 10 unique mystery prizes, to be revealed each day, featuring DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains such as Batman, The Joker, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and more.

Fans Engage Beyond Streaming Video

After just three months since its debut, DC Universe’s first original series, Titans, has been viewed by 97% of members.

While video content is popular, members are also engaging almost equally with comic books with 2.7 million comics read to date. Time spent across community forums, daily news and the character encyclopedia demonstrate that the service provides a meaningful platform for many kinds of fan engagement.

“This early glimpse at how our members are engaging with DC Universe points to why fans joining the digital service are not just video viewers; they are reading comics, participating in the community, and winning rewards on a service that allows them to not only stream exciting series and movies but share their fandom in a place that is all their own,” said Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager, DC Digital Services.

Fun Facts and Fan Engagement by Activity
Watch
Young Justice Seasons 1 and 2 top the charts as among the most-viewed content on the digital subscription service.
-97% of members have watched the exclusive original Titans.
Batman: The Animated Series (HD) and Teen Titans are also among the most popular series currently available from the DC library.
-208 DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains appear across the 93 episodes of Super Friends – all nine seasons are available exclusively on DC Universe.

Read
-Over 2.7 million comic books have been read to-date – the most popular is The New Teen Titans #1.
-DC Universe members are reading comics that relate directly to the video content they are viewing with Nightwing, Teen Titans, Young Justice and Robin: Year One among the top 10 titles.

Connect
-Over 50,000 users voted in the re-creation of the famous “Should Robin live or die?” poll. And this time, fans decided he should live!
-6,000+ discussions on Batman theories, favorites, powers and portrayals are currently happening in the DC Universe Community.

Explore
-DC Daily is among the most-watched programs on a daily basis.
-DC Daily has released a new episode every weekday since launch, with 64 episodes to-date and counting; guests have included Kevin Smith, Minka Kelly, Brian Michael Bendis, Caity Lotz, Jesse Rath and Paul Dini to name a few.
-The DC Universe Encyclopedia has over 250 entries, including multiple entries that cover Aquaman’s pets: Topo, an Atlantean octopus, Tusky, an unnaturally intelligent walrus, and Storm, Aquaman’s loyal giant seahorse.

Win
Since going live, DC Universe has run weekly sweepstakes giving away amazing rewards to members including: a tour of DC, a ride in the Batmobile, a trip to the Aquaman movie premiere, tickets to screenings across the country and hundreds of books, posters, toys and more.

Launched on Batman Day, September 15, 2018, DC Universe is available today at $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually (plus taxes, where applicable). DC Universe is available in the U.S. on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform, as well as the web and mobile web, with more platforms coming soon. To learn more and purchase today, visit dcuniverse.com and follow DC Universe on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT DC UNIVERSE
DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service giving fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. Showcasing DC’s iconic characters, DC Universe offers new original live-action and animated series, legendary films and series, and epic animated movies, as well as a fan community, digital comic books, and exclusive merchandise. DC Universe is operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks in collaboration with DC. DC Universe offers access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. To learn more, visit www.dcuniverse.com.

ABOUT DC
DC, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is charged with bringing together a portfolio of brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio’s iconic franchises and library, WBDN’s portfolio includes DC Universe, and Boomerang in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.

DC Universe Debuts “Young Justice: Outsiders” Series Premiere Trailer, Press Details

The DC Universe streaming service has rolled out a new trailer promoting the series premiere of Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the critically-acclaimed animated series. The new season debuts January 4, 2019. Young Justice: Outsiders picks up where the second season of Young Justice, titled Young Justice: Invasion left off, and finds The Team facing an intergalactic threat. View the trailer in the player below, followed by a press release highlighting DC Universe’s Young Justice plans.

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! MUCH-ANTICIPATED DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL SERIES YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS ONLY WEEKS AWAY
New Young Justice: Outsiders Trailer debuts ahead of Jan. 4 Premiere on DC Universe
Trailer Released Today for New Season of Fan Favorite Series Set to Debut on January 4, 2019
Seasons 1 and 2 Enhanced Episodes Featuring Commentary from Superfans, DC Experts and Talent to be released in December
DC Universe Members get access to exclusive new Young Justice: Outsiders Prequel comic books

Few animated series have engendered the passionate following that Young Justice garnered in only two short seasons. Praised by critics and fans alike, the series makes its triumphant return on January 4 exclusively on DC Universe in the US.

Young Justice: Outsiders continues the story with our heroes still dealing with the events of season 2 while facing the new threat of metahuman teen trafficking and the intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths. To get ready for the exciting new season members will have access to enhanced episodes from the first two seasons, new original prequel comic book chapters, and a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring DC Daily host and Young Justice voice talent, Whitney Moore.

Young Justice: Outsiders epitomizes the kind of fan-first series that DC Universe can deliver directly to our members. The passion that surrounded this unique serial strongly points to the reason our direct-to-consumer service is a fan win,” said Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager, DC Digital Services. “Not only does DC Universe provide a place for our creative talent to spread their wings, it provides a home for fan-favorite DC Super Heroes stories.”

Three episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders will premiere every Friday starting on January 4, and will continue through January 18. For the mid-season finale on January 25, four new episodes will debut. The show will return to DC Universe for the second half of the season with more new episodes in June 2019.

Young Justice: Outsiders is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles) serve as producers. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) is executive producer.

All Young Justice episodes are now exclusively available on DC Universe and are among the most viewed series for current members since the digital subscription service launched on September 15, 2018.

Exclusive Prequel Comic
Created exclusively for DC Universe, two 10-page chapters of a Young Justice: Outsiders prequel comic book will accompany the original animated series and will be written by series producer Greg Weisman with art by Christopher Jones. The prequel chapters will be released sequentially on January 2 and January 3 leading up to the series premiere on January 4.

Seasons One and Two Enhanced Episodes
Beginning on December 4 and every Tuesday through December 25 enhanced episodes from season 1 and 2 of Young Justice will be released. Each episode will feature commentary, interviews and inside information from from a wide range of Young Justice experts – from stars of the Whelmed podcast Rich Howard, Emily Buza, and Neal Powell (the superfans who helped to bring the show back to DC Universe), to DC experts like Sam Humphries, Bernard Chang, James Tynion IV and of course Young Justice producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti and art director Phil Bourassa.

“Making of” Young Justice: Outsiders Documentary Series
DC Daily host and Young Justice: Outsiders voice talent Whitney Moore hosts a rare inside look at the production of the series. A production crew followed Whitney during the making of the most recent season resulting in five, 10-minute behind-the scenes episodes which will be released following the premiere, on Tuesdays starting on January 8. DC Daily is the daily news program that airs on DC Universe. DC hosts and talent share the latest news from the world of DC. Stay tuned for more information and previews coming soon on DC Daily.

In addition to the exclusive content and comic books on DC Universe fans can dive into Young Justice fandom across the digital streaming service, from entries in the encyclopedia that provide facts and background on the storylines and characters to exclusive merchandise now available in the DC UNIVERSE shop.

Fans who join DC UNniverse by December 17 will have the chance to win a one-of-a-kind Young Justice: Outsiders experience in which the winner will visit Warner Bros. Animation, the studio responsible for bringing these characters to life. Winners will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the artists and behind-the-scenes talent and walk away with an unbelievable prize package. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Starts: 11-16-18 / Ends: 12-17-18. Open to US legal residents 18+ of 48 contiguous states only. Official Rules at www.dcuniverse.com/youngjusticeoutsidersSweeps.

Launched on Batman Day, September 15, 2018, DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service giving fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. At $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually (plus taxes, where applicable), membership includes all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, epic original animated movies, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, access to exclusive merchandise, and much more. DC UNIVERSE is available in the U.S. on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform, as well as the web and mobile web. To learn more and purchase today, visit dcuniverse.com and follow DC Universe on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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“Batman: The Complete Animated Series” Regular Edition Blu-Ray Now Available, Video Clip

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued press details promoting the regular edition release of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray set. The studio also provided a lengthy excerpt from the documentary included in the set, “The Heart of Batman.” The regular edition of Batman: The Complete Animated Series is a 12-disc set which features all 109 remastered Batman: The Animated Series episodes along with hours of bonus features, the heralded 90-minute “The Heart of Batman” documentary, the recently-remastered Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero and a digital copy. Continue below for both the press details and a video clip for Batman: The Complete Animated Series Regular Edition Blu-ray.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE
BATMAN: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES
BLU-RAY/DIGITAL BOX SET
AVAILABLE TODAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition
Blu-ray Box Sets Still Available at Amazon while Supplies Last

With copies of the popular Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition nearly sold out, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have made available – effective Nov. 27, 2018 – the streamlined, content-only Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray/Digital box set ($89.99 SRP). The 12-disc set (plus a digital copy) features all 109 remastered episodes of the landmark television series along with hours of bonus features, the heralded 90-minute “The Heart of Batman” documentary, and the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.

Amazon will continue to offer Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets while supplies last.

“Demand for the most acclaimed animated super hero television series in history has been tremendous – nearly all of the 70,000 Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets have been sold across North America,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “So that all interested fans have the opportunity to own this beloved series, WBHE felt the need to create another option to accommodate everyone.”

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series captured the imaginations of generations during its initial broadcast airing from 1992-1995, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series garnered a Primetime Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Animated Program, along with three additional Emmy wins and 13 total Emmy nominations.

Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray/Digital box set’s enhanced content includes 25 featurettes, two popular animated films; introductions to five episodes by producer Bruce Timm; and commentary on 12 episodes by various combinations of the production team: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Kevin Altieri, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland, Shirley Walker, Glen Murakami, Dan Riba, and James Tucker.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. Theatrically, WBA’s full-length film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, released on July 27, 2018. WBA’s TV series include Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes, Wacky Races and the upcoming Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC Universe; Animaniacs for Hulu; and the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons content initiative. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

For a detailed review and breakdown of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition collection, check out our coverage here at The World’s Finest. The Batman: The Complete Animated Series Regular Edition Blu-ray collection is now available to own, and can be purchased through physical and digital retail outlets.

For a closer look at the recent Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero high-definition remasters, click here and click here. Also, check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more.

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“Young Justice: Outsiders” Debuts January 4, 2019 On DC Universe, New Teaser Trailer

The DC Universe streaming service announced a January 4, 2019 debut for Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the critically-acclaimed animated series. A new teaser trailer promoting the release date of the DC Universe-exclusive series was also released. Young Justice: Outsiders picks up where the second season of Young Justice, titled Young Justice: Invasion left off, and finds The Team facing an intergalactic threat. View the trailer in the player below.

Young Justice: Outsiders is described by Warner Bros. Animation as follows:

Young JusticeYoung Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.

Young Justice: Outsiders premieres January 4, 2019 exclusively on the DC Universe streaming service. New episodes of the series will air in two separate multi-week blocks during the year, with three episodes to debut a week during those blocks. The first batch of episodes will debut in January 2019, with the second batch airing in June 2019. Additional details on the platform, including content and pricing, can be found here. The series is expected to debut in 2019 on Netflix in international markets, though no details are currently available.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition” Blu-Ray Set

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray release, now available for purchase through traditional and digital retail outlets. In short, the best Batman cartoon ever made has simply never looked better, and that’s not hyperbole. The HD remaster quality is staggering and genuinely stunning. Tack on an engaging and interesting documentary on the show’s place in history, and house it all in a handsome box set, and you have one release that can not be missed. The Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray collection is the real deal. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

Batman: The Complete Animated Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment described the collection as follows:

The impressive Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition package features approximately 2,700 minutes of entertainment spread over 10 Blu-ray discs, plus the two bonus discs – not counting 11 specially-selected episodes with audio commentaries by cast and crew. In addition, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition includes an exclusive ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn) and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase. And a digital copy of all 109 episodes is included in the box set.

The Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray collection is now available for purchase through traditional and digital retail outlets. Stay tuned for further updates on Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition, including a wealth of screengrabs from the Blu-ray, in the near future.

Check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more. Also, for a closer look at the recent Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero high-definition remasters, click here and click here. Also, be sure to discuss the Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray collection at the link below!

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