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DC Entertainment Plans Special Events, Projects To Celebrate 80th Anniversary of Batman

DC Entertainment has released details on its plans to commemorate 80 years of Batman. Plans include a special worldwide Bat-Signal light-up event, theatrical screenings, convention panels, special projects and more. Special projects include previously-announced titles – such as Batman: Hush and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – and a selection of yet-to-be-announced titles. Complete press details are below, along with key artwork and two animated clips for the 80th anniversary celebrations.

Long Live The Bat
DC Commemorates 80 Years of Batman
With Worldwide Fan Celebration

DC Releases Landmark Detective Comics #1000 Issue;
Iconic Bat-Signal to Light Up Across the Globe;
Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Of America;
Exclusive Fan Festivities; and More

Yearlong Celebration Kicks Off at SXSW with
1.5 Million Bats Flying from Austin’s Congress Bridge​

Batman

To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of Detective Comics #1000, live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.

First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

To commemorate this milestone, custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batman’s legacy in all forms of media. The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist José Luis García-López, and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya. This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration.

DC will honor #LongLiveTheBat throughout 2019, including Batman’s 80th anniversary on March 30 and Batman Day on September 21. As part of this yearlong celebration, there are many ways fans can participate.

Read Batman:
-Paying homage to the Super Hero’s 80-year publishing history, DC will present two commemorative books: including the landmark collector’s issue of Detective Comics #1000, on sale at comics shops March 27, and a special hardcover release, Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman – The Deluxe Edition, available March 19.

Experience Batman:
-SXSW in Austin, Texas, will kick off the global celebration with multiple fan experiences, photo opportunities, limited-edition merchandise and Instagrammable mural by a local artist. SXSW will also set the stage for an incredible moment when more than 1.5 million bats fly into the night over Austin’s famous Congress Bridge on March 15.
-DC will celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary with panels at major conventions, including a dedicated “Happy Birthday, Batman!” panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on the actual anniversary, March 30.
-Generations of fans across the globe will gather together to honor the timeless hero on Batman Day, September 21. The Bat-Signal will light up in major cities worldwide, alongside a wide array of fan celebrations, including interactive photo opportunities, live music, food, games and more. Plus, fans will race across the finish line in their favorite Caped Crusader attire in a series of 5K and 10K runs in select cities.
-Families can celebrate #LongLiveTheBat at multiple Six Flags locations across North America in August with extended hours, exclusive Batman-themed experiences and special merchandise. Warner Bros. theme parks across the globe, including Warner Bros. Movie World Australia, Parque Warner Madrid and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, will host Batman 80th anniversary events.
-Madame Tussauds locations in Orlando and Sydney will unveil interactive fan-friendly experiences, photo opportunities and special merchandise in September.
-In May, collectible art boutique MONDO will host a curated anniversary exhibit at its Austin gallery celebrating iconic Batman cover art throughout the years.
-The global touring exhibition The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes will celebrate the Dark Knight with a special Batman edition, beginning this September in São Paulo, Brazil.
-Romics—the comic book, animation and gaming convention in Rome, Italy—will host an immersive Batman 80th anniversary exhibit in April.
-Designed for fans of all ages, visitors to Shanghai this summer will be treated to a first-of-its-kind special exhibit celebrating Batman.
-Otter Media brands Rooster Teeth, Crunchyroll, VRV and Fullscreen will celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary through a variety of programming and social campaigns designed to amplify DC’s global campaign.
-AT&T will activate across retail, digital and DIRECTV, which will celebrate the anniversary with a Batman-branded channel. Plus, AT&T customers will get insider access through AT&T thanks to Batman content, comics, merchandise, exclusive fan experiences and more.

Watch Batman:
-Television broadcast partners worldwide will host Batman programming marathons in March and September.
-Cartoon Network in the U.S. and key territories will host exclusive Batman themed programming and stunts for kids in March and September.
-DC Universe – DC’s digital subscription service – will be celebrating in a big way with the promotion of Batman content in March and September.

Join Batman:
-Boys & Girls Clubs of America will join Batman in a first-ever partnership to celebrate kids, teens and youth development professionals who stand up for positive change in their communities. The campaign kicks off in April during National Boys & Girls Clubs Week.
-In honor of military appreciation month this May, DC will partner with the USO, the iconic military support nonprofit, on a special Batman-themed USO2GO kit featuring comics, movies, TV shows, games and more. The kit will offer a fun diversion for service members stationed in remote locations around the globe, connecting them to home and all things Dark Knight.
-Fans in the UK can join in raising awareness of Genetic Disorders UK by wearing an exclusively designed Batman t-shirt on Jeans for Genes Day in September.

Shop Batman:
-WB and DC are also joining forces with an extensive list of retail partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, iTunes, Walmart, GameStop and Google Play, among others.
-Global partners such as LEGO, Mattel and Funko will release exclusive Batman 80th anniversary products throughout the year.

Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger, Batman is humanity’s timeless hero. And he’s just getting started. More details on the global celebration will be released in the coming months.

Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. Visit www.Batman80.com for the latest news and updates.

About DC
Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, DC 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.

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“DC Super Hero Girls” Trailer Released, Series Debuts March 8, 2019 On Cartoon Network, Multiple Platforms

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation has provided details on the forthcoming debut of DC Super Hero Girls, the new animated series based on the popular brand initiative. The series features updated character designs and new stories from Emmy Award–winning producer Lauren Faust. The series will debut with a one-hour special on March 8, 2019 at 6pm ET/PT. Continue below for the series trailer and further press details.



DC Super Hero Girls
Special 1-Hour Movie – “#SweetJustice” – Kicks Off Exciting New Series
From Emmy Award–Winning Producer Lauren Faust

Airing Friday, March 8 (6pm ET/PT)
Across All Cartoon Network platforms including CN App and On Demand
New Episodes to Air Sundays (beginning 3/17) at 4pm ET/PT

“#SweetJustice”
When six ordinary girls meet and discover that they each have extraordinary powers, they decide to join forces to take on one of Metropolis’s most sinister villains.

DC Super Hero Girls stars the voices of Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) as Batgirl, Grey Griffin (Unikitty!) as Wonder Woman, Kari Wahlgren (Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz) as Zatanna, Nicole Sullivan (MADtv) as Supergirl, Kimberly Brooks (Voltron) as Bumblebee and Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.

About DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls is an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy® Award–winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends).

The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add super powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.

Lauren Faust is executive producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) also serving as executive producer.

The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls global franchise which inspires girls to embrace their unique abilities and harness the power of teamwork and diversity to discover their true potential. In addition to the new series, fans will also be treated to fresh storytelling in 2019 with new YouTube shorts, graphic novels, games, as well as a brand-new product line across multiple categories.

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“The New Batman Adventures,” “The Batman” Coming To DC Universe In February 2019

DC Universe has announced that episodes of The Batman and episodes from the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series will be added to the streaming service starting in February 2019. Press Details for what’s coming to the streaming service in February 2019 can be found below. The Batman will debut on the streaming service starting February 8, with episodes of The New Batman Adventures joining a week earlier on February 1. The Batman, produced by Jeff Matsuda and Glen Murakami and starring Rino Romano as The Dark Knight, aired for five seasons on Kids’WB, from 2004 – 2008. Press details, along with the opening title sequence of The Batman, can be found below.

For the first time ever DC Universe is now showing Reign of the Supermen on the same day it hit the shelves on DVD and Blu Ray.

But that’s not the only great thing added to the platform this month. Get yourself ready for the February 15th release of Doom Patrol, DC Universe’s next live-action series, not to mention Krypton Season 1 hitting spring 2019. New video and double the comics are available to DC Universe subscribers.

Also, don’t miss the Black History celebration in February where DC Universe will have all the classic stories and characters to honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.

Here’s what’s coming this month:
Video:
1/29 Reign of the Supermen (airing the same day and date as the DVD and Blu Ray release)
2/1: The New Batman Adventures
2/8: The Batman
2/15: Doom Patrol
Spring 2019 Krypton Season 1

Comics
Doubling over the month of February – key highlights include:
1/29 Batman (2011)
1/29 Gotham Central
1/29 Harley Quinn (2000, 2013)
1/29 Justice League: Darkseid War
2/5: 52
2/5: Forever Evil
2/12: Planetary
2/12: JSA (2009)
2/19: No Man’s Land

Also look for:
-2/14 – Paul Dini and Misty Lee join the cast of DC Daily
-Weekly giveaways including a signed copy of the New Teen Titans Omnibus, a DC Collectibles Harley & Joker Statue and more
-DC Universe will be celebrating Black History month by looking at classic stories and characters from the universe

Stay tuned for additional updated on select upcoming DC Universe content right here at The World’s Finest. For further details on The Batman, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Details on the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series can also be found at The World’s Finest. Click on the link below to discuss these latest updated at The DC Animation Forum.

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Images, Descriptions Released For “Young Justice: Outsiders” Mid-Season Finale Episodes

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe have provided The World’s Finest with episode details and images from four upcoming episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders, all of which are set to debut January 25, 2019 on the streaming service. The four episodes make up the mid-season finale of the animated series. Young Justice: Outsiders continues the story with our heroes still dealing with the events of Young Justice: Invasion while facing the new threat of metahuman teen trafficking and the intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths.

Three new episodes debuted each Friday during the month January 2019, with the exception of the four episodes premiering on January 25. Continue below for episode details, images and more.


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Young Justice: Outsiders “Exceptional Human Beings”
Original Airdate
– January 25, 2019
The search for Tara Markov continues – but who’s doing the searching and where?!


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Young Justice: Outsiders “Another Freak”
Original Airdate
– January 25, 2019
It’s the first day of school for Violet Harper and Forager (Jason Spisak). And the last day for a different freak…


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Young Justice: Outsiders “Nightmare Monkeys”
Original Airdate
– January 25, 2019
Garfield Logan (Greg Cipes) tests out a pair of Goode VR goggles. Then the goggles test him!


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Young Justice: Outsiders “True Heroes”
Original Airdate
– January 25, 2019
Grayson’s operatives attempt to stop an auction of enslaved meta-teens.

Episodes will appear on the streaming service at 12pmET/8amPT. With these four Young Justice: Outsiders episodes debuting on January 25, 2019, a total of thirteen episodes will have premiered during the month, marking the end of the first half of the season. Young Justice: Outsiders will return to the DC Universe streaming service in June 2019 for a second set of thirteen new episodes. The third season of Young Justice will consist of 26 episodes in total.

DC Universe also released a new promotional spot for Young Justice: Outsiders, promoting that customers can now stream and binge the first thirteen episodes of the season. Check out the spot in the player below.

Stay tuned right here for further details and updates on Young Justice: Outsiders, including episodes reviews and much more. Please note that the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite is regularly being updated with new episodes images and details as they are available, so come back often. Plus, for more Young Justice videos, images, reviews and content, keep checking out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite!

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Images, Episode Descriptions Released For “Young Justice: Outsiders” January 18, 2019 Episodes

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe have provided The World’s Finest with episode details and images from three upcoming episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders, all of which are set to debut January 18, 2019 on the streaming service. Young Justice: Outsiders continues the story with our heroes still dealing with the events of Young Justice: Invasion while facing the new threat of metahuman teen trafficking and the intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths. Three new episodes will debut each Friday in January 2019. Continue below for episode details, images and more.


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Young Justice: Outsiders “Evolution”
Original Airdate
– January 18, 2019
Aliens once again threaten the Earth, but with the Justice League split and scattered, only Earth’s first and greatest hero can save us!


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Young Justice: Outsiders “Triptych”
Original Airdate
– January 18, 2019
As Meta-Human trafficking spreads across the United States, three very different teams of heroes seek to put a stop to it!


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Young Justice: Outsiders “Home Fires”
Original Airdate
– January 18, 2019
The Light has hired an intergalactic assassin, but who is the intended target?!

Three new episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders will debut Fridays on the DC Universe streaming service for January, with thirteen episodes in total slated to premiere during the month. Episodes will appear on the streaming service at 12pmET/8amPT. Following that, the show will return in June 2019 for a second set of thirteen episodes. The third season of Young Justice will consist of 26 episodes in total.

Stay tuned right here for further details and updates on Young Justice: Outsiders, including episodes reviews and much more. Please note that the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite is regularly being updated with new episodes images and details as they are available, so come back often. Plus, for more Young Justice videos, images, reviews and content, keep checking out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite!

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