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New “DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime” DVD Compilation Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced a new two-disc DVD compilation release collecting classic episodes of Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Batman Beyond. The new DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime collection will hit shelves on October 7th, 2014 and retail for $19.97 as part of the Justice League branded line. The two-disc DVD set will include thirteen episodes in total. Continue below for package artwork, initial details, and a rundown of episode content.

DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 7th, 2014 (10/7/14)

Synopsis:A collection of bad guys who are powerful and audacious enough to challenge the Justice League. These villains are not just threats to one super team, but the entire DC Universe! Featuring super villains from Lex Luthor, Sinestro to Darkseid.

Disc 1
1. Tabula Rasa, Part 1
2. Tabula Rasa, Part 2
3. Hearts and Minds, Part 1
4. Hearts and Minds, Part 2
5. Secret Society, Part 1
6. Secret Society, Part 2
7. The Return,

Disc 2
8. Divided We Fall
9. I am Legion
10. Dead Reckoning
11. The Great Brain Robbery
12. The Call, Part 1
13. The Call, Part 2

The two-disc DVD compilation collection DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime will hit shelves on October 7th, 2014 and retail for $19.97. Further similar released are expected from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment throughout the remainder of the year.

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DC Nation “Batman Beyond” Animated Short Availability Goes Wide

The “Batman 75” DC Nation animated short “Batman Beyond,” which debuted over the weekend at the WonderCon 2014 comic convention, is now available wide for all online outlets. The special animated short was created as part of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Comics’ combined celebration efforts to mark the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in the 1939 comic Detective Comics #27.

The nearly 90-second short-form adventure revisits the world of the classic Batman Beyond animated series, bringing together members of the original show’s cast and crew. The “Batman Beyond” animated short was written and directed by Darwyn Cooke; starring the voices of Will Friedle and Kevin Conroy; featuring music by Kristopher Carter, Mike McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis; with additional guitar work by Gabe Moses. Batman Beyond follows the adventures of a young Batman in the future mentored by an aging Bruce Wayne.

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“Batman Beyond” will make its official broadcast debut Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 on Cartoon Network – under the DC Nation programming banner – during an all-new episode of Teen Titans Go! at 6:30pm (ET/PT). For more on the Batman Beyond classic animated series, check out the The World’s Finest Batman Beyond subsite. The World’s Finest first broke the news of this animated short back in October 2013.

“Batman Beyond” is part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

The annual WonderCon Anaheim convention is a massive celebration of comics and pop culture . With over 56,000 attendees in 2013, WonderCon Anaheim continues to be one of the top comics and pop culture events in the country. 2014 marks the event’s 28th continuous year.

DC Nation, featuring new short-form animated stories and behind-the-scenes content starring a host of DC Comics characters, airs Wednesday nights on Cartoon Network during the commercial break following new episodes of Teen Titans Go!. Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on the DC Nation programming block – including exclusive content and much more – right here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have issued a press release announcing initial details for the company’s plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. Plans include multiple home video release, animated features, and special initiatives. Since his creation and first published appearance, Batman has become arguably the most popular comic book character across the world. Highlights from the press release include special promotions for upcoming Batman-centric animated movie titles Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, new DC Nation animated shorts by Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke, and special home video releases. Further details and the first look at the Batman 75 commemorative logo can be found below.

Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

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Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame. There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character. In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game concept ever. Batman consistently breaks records in every incarnation of his character and remains the gold standard by which all other comic book sales are measured.

“Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans. He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”

The first published adventure of The Bat-Man (as he was then known) was in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27, conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story. The character was so successful, that one year later the first comic book devoted exclusively to the Caped Crusader’s adventures, Batman #1, hit newsstands. In that issue, Batman battled The Joker and Catwoman for the first time.

Now, DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Pictures, Television, Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary 75th anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products.

The new commemorative logo, also released today across social media and websites, takes its cue from the famed Bat symbol, and features block-style lettering of “75 Years.” The mark will be rolled out on Batman-related promotions, products and initiatives.

Key activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration include:

*DC Entertainment – DC Entertainment has an action-packed year filled with new Batman titles, commemorative issues and variant covers, including the recently released special edition of Detective Comics #27 commemorating Batman’s first appearance in the book in 1939, the new weekly series Batman Eternal launching April 9, and upcoming exclusive Batman variant covers planned for San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Batman Day – DC Entertainment is also partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.

*Interactive Entertainment – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has invited celebrated fashion designer Asher Levine to create a cape and cowl based on the Batsuit of the recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios. Favorite contemporary artists will have the opportunity to use the replicas as a blank canvas to produce their own, original interpretations of Batman’s iconic attire for an all new “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit that will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Home Entertainment – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring fans an array of new Batman titles throughout the year, including the highly anticipated release of the Batman ’66 TV series for the first time ever. Other new releases include animated films Son of Batman (May 6) and Assault on Arkham (summer 2014). Additionally, a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s Batman feature film will be released in the fall.

*Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.

*Television –Warner Bros. Television is in production on the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a new one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland) will encounter a familiar cast of characters – including a young Bruce Wayne – as he fights to keep the city safe. Executive producer Bruce Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot, which is being directed by executive producer Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita)

*Pictures – As Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures will begin production of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.

*Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with an array of licensees to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary through special edition and limited-release products. From the classic 1960s TV series to modern day comics, Batman’s presence will be larger than ever in celebration of his legacy through everything from toys to t-shirts.

* – For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, visit The dedicated section on DC Comics’ website launches today with the Batman 75 Sweepstakes which offers one lucky fan a one-of-a-kind prize package.

The World’s Finest was the first website to report on the forthcoming Batman Beyond DC Nation animated short, as confirmed in the press release above.

Additional initiatives and promotions will be unveiled throughout the year. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and news.

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The Hub Removes “Batman: The Animated Series,” Keeps “Superman: The Animated Series,” Returns “Batman Beyond”

The Hub network has announced a few changes to the channel’s daily schedule, including the removal of the classic Batman: The Animated Series from the weekday line-up. Starting Monday, December 2nd, 2013, the weekday 8:00am (ET) airings of Batman: The Animated Series will be replaced with repeats of Transformers Animated. The network has not confirmed at this time if this is a temporary or permanent removal of the series from the schedule. Batman: The Animated Series has been a part of the The Hub line-up since September 2011.

Additionally, Superman: The Animated Series will move to a new timeslot, now airing weekdays at 10:00am (ET). Batman Beyond is also returning to The Hub after a brief hiatus. The show will be paired with Superman: The Animated Series, airing weekdays at 9:30am (ET).

The network is expected to announce further possible schedule changes, with episode specific details, in the coming days.

The Hub Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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“Best Of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics” Three-Disc DVD Set Now Available

A three-disc set collecting an assortment of DC Comics-based cartoons from the the past 90 years is now available to own from Warner Home Video. The Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics three-disc set features episodes from different animated series including Justice League Unlimited, Superfriends, Batman: The Animated Series, among many others. The MSRP of the three-disc DVD collection is $26.99. Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics is part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties. A collection of menu stills and package artwork images can be found below, along with an official description of the product, exclusive to The World’s Finest.

Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics
Product Description:

A collection of classics in a league of their own! It’s a heroic hall of fame as all your favorite DC Comics crime fighters are here in an all-new 3-disc collection that bursts from the Warner Bros. vault! Legendary heroes, infamous villains and daring deeds await as Superman confronts old enemies in “Little Big Head,” Batman battles to take back Gotham City in “Legends of the Dark Knight” and the Justice League suit up for adventure to battle “Chaos at the Earth’s Core.” Victory is sure to be yours with 25 action-packed episodes that helped contribute to 90 Years of Warner Bros. cartoon magic, It’s a timeless celebration with something for every hero of your family!

Superman (A.K.A. The Mad Scientist)
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 1
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 2
The Death of Superman
The Seeds of Doom
Mad Love
Legends of the Dark Knight
Heavy Metal
Little Big Head
Out of the Past
For the Man Who Has Everything
The Doomsday Sanction
Chaos at the Earth’s Core
Epilogue (Batman Beyond tie-in)
The Streaky Story
Man of Tomorrow
The Golden Age of Justice!
Revenge of the Reach!
Clash of the Metal Men!
Independence Day

The Best of Warner Bros. – DC Comics Collection three-disc DVD release, a collection of 25 animated episodes starring assorted DC Comics characters, is now available to own for the MSRP of $26.99. The collection, part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties, highlights an assortment of series from DC Comics lengthy animation history. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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