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“Batman Beyond,” “Batman: Hush,” “Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans” Events Planned For Comic-Con International 2019

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced a slew of special panels and events slated for Comic-Con International 2019, including a 20th anniversary celebration for Batman Beyond and the world premiere of both the DC Universe Movie Batman: Hush and the DC Animated Movie Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans features. Comic-Con International 2019 will be held during the July 17-21, 2019 weekend in San Diego. Continue below for complete press details, along with select trailers and imagery.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERES OF
BATMAN: HUSH, TEEN TITANS GO! VS. TEEN TITANS, LEGO® DC: BATMAN – FAMILY MATTERS,
SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND, AND A SHAZAM! DOCUMENTARY,

PLUS PANELS CELEBRATING BATMAN BEYOND 20TH ANNIVERSARY,
SCOOBY-DOO’S 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH, AND A PAIR OF HORROR HELPINGS –
CRITTERS ATTACKS! & THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE

AT 2019 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

IMMERSIVE FAN EXPERIENCES FEATURE 2019 HIT FILMS
POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU AND SHAZAM!

Premieres, Panels, Activations and Signings
in San Diego over July 17-21 Weekend

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment storms Comic-Con International 2019 with an unparalleled ensemble of stellar offerings, including six World Premieres, a pair of monumental anniversary celebrations, two helpings of horror fun and fan activations spotlighting two 2019 hit films over the July 17-21 weekend in San Diego.

Among the 13 slated events are world premieres of Batman: Hush, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters, Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, The Banana Splits Movie and an in-depth Shazam! documentary. The weekend also spotlights grand celebrations for Batman Beyond’s 20th Anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo, as well as an inside look at two horror-centric upcoming releases: Critters Attack! & The Banana Splits Movie.

Immersive experiences adjacent to the Omni Hotel (across the tracks from the Convention Center) will offer fans a more personal experience with two of the top films of 2019 – Shazam! and Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Fans will have the opportunity to experience the magic of Ryme City in the immersive walkthrough pop-up based on the hit film Pokémon Detective Pikachu, complete with Instagrammable moments alongside the neon cityscape, Ryme City marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and multiple characters from the film including Detective Pikachu himself! And the Shazam! activation gives fans the chance to visit the Chilladelphia Winter Carnival (featured in the blockbuster film) in sunny San Diego to play games, win exclusive prizes, and pose for some fun photo opps. The activations open on Wednesday night.

The premieres/panels/activations (and confirmed talent thus far) hosted by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment include:

Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary
Thursday, July 18 – 12:15-1:15pm

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for super hero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting and an intriguing approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Come celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with many members of the creative team behind the breakthrough production, including producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), eight-time Emmy Award-winning casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (Justice League), director James Tucker (Batman: Hush), writers Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13), and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier), and the acting stars of the series—Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible), the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. Stay to the end for some exclusive prizes and cool announcements. Hall H

Horror Times Two: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie
Thursday, July 18 – 4:30-5:30pm

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings a double dip of upcoming horror films in Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie (both produced by Blue Ribbon Content in conjunction with SYFY). Inspired by the film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters Attack! follows 20-year-old Drea (Tashiana Washington), who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor’s children, along with her own little brother, Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter. Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown and returns to the franchise in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee, and Tashiana Washington (Shaft, Gimme Shelter) will be on the panel alongside director Bobby Miller (The Cleanse), Critters puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot (Eureka, The Cabin in the Woods), voice of the Critters Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) and Blue Ribbons’ Peter Girardi to discuss the new film. The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters from the late 1960s The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? The Banana Splits Movie panelists include writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16), actor Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Blue Ribbon’s Peter Girardi, and the voice of the Banana Splits, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons). Critters Attack! lands on earth on July 23, 2019 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13, and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27. 6DE

Autograph Signing: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie
Thursday, July 18 – 3:30-4:00pm – Warner Bros./DC Booth

Join cast and crew members of the upcoming horror films Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie (both produced by Blue Ribbon Content in conjunction with SYFY) for an autograph session on exclusive Comic-Con 2019 film-specific posters. Currently slated to sign are Critters Attacks! actors Dee Wallace, Tashiana Washington, Steve Blum, director Bobby Miller, puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot and Blue Ribbons’ Peter Girardi, and The Banana Splits Movie writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, actors Sara Canning and Eric Bauza and Blue Ribbon’s Peter Girardi.

World Premiere of SHAZAM! Documentary
Thursday, July 18 – 6:00-7:00pm

Discover the unbelievable history behind the iconic, magical, and influential superhero who is really just a kid at heart: SHAZAM! Introduced in person by one of the film’s stars – Asher Angel – this DC Spotlight (streaming later this summer on DC Universe) features interviews with the people who helped The World’s Mightiest Mortal evolve from comic book hero to pop culture icon. You’ll witness the enlightening perspectives of legendary DC writers and artists, including Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Tom Mandrake, Jeff Smith, Gerry Conway, Jim Lee, and Dan DiDio; filmmaker/comic expert Kevin Smith; and the stars and makers of 2019’s hit film, Shazam!: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, director David F. Sandberg, and producer Peter Safran; and many more. Horton Grand Theatre

World Premiere of The Banana Splits Movie
Thursday, July 18 – 10:00-11:30pm

One banana, two bananas, three bananas . . . gore! Be among the first to witness the terrifying return of everyone’s favorite silly quartet as The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 with The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? The film stars Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Dani Kind (Wynonna Earp), and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!) supplies the voices of the Banana Splits. The movie is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16). Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13, and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27. Horton Grand Theatre

Batman: Hush

World Premiere of Batman: Hush
Friday, July 19 – 7:15-9:15pm

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy—the long-awaited Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen). Batman: Hush arrives on Digital starting July 20, 2019; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13. Ballroom 20

Batman: Hush Encore Screening
Friday, July 19 – 9:30-11:00pm

Missed it the first time? Loved it so much, you must see it again. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to offer a second helping of its all new DC Universe Movie—the much-anticipated Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Batman: Hush arrives on Digital starting July 20, 2019; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13. Ballroom 20

Scooby-Doo’s 50th Birthday Bash
Saturday, July 20 – 12:30-1:30pm

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) salutes that lovable Great Dane, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with a panel spotlighting half a century of crime-solving silliness. For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained Scooby-Doo fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures, and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spin-off series, original animated and live action films, consumer products and much more. Included in the celebration will be several key showrunners, filmmakers, and stars of the franchise, including Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Grils, The Loud House) and Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, Unikitty!), the voices of Daphne and Velma, respectively—and a glimpse of the upcoming Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set from WBHE (available in stores on September 3, 2019). 6A

World Premiere of Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island
Sunday, July 21 – 10:15-11:45am

Pack your Scooby Snacks and join the Mystery Inc. gang as the teen sleuths embark on a wild and spooky vacation with zombies and cat people on Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, an all-new, original film. Be among the first live audience to see this follow-up to the classic, best-selling Scooby-Doo! film, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, as this new animated adventure finds Scooby-Doo and his pals taking a much-deserved vacation to a tropical island. Instead of getting rest and relaxation, however, they find themselves wrapped up in one of their biggest mysteries yet! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the film arrives this fall from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 6BCF

World Premiere of Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans
Sunday, July 21 – 12:00-2:00pm

When the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar super hero teams to keep the universe secure in Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. Come for the World Premiere of this blockbuster film, then stay for an incredibly entertaining panel discussion featuring the stars of the film—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, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise, DC Super Hero Girls, The Fairly OddParents) as Mrs. Claus, and some surprise special guests . . . alongside producer/director Jeff Mednikow (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!), screenwriters Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment this fall on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. 6BCF

World Premiere of LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters
Sunday, July 21 – 2:15-4:15pm

Batman, Robin, and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart in LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters, the latest animated adventure in the LEGO DC series. Witness the World Premiere of this action-packed, brick-tastic adventure that will be followed by a star-studded panel of actors and filmmakers, including the voices of Batman, Batgirl, and Robin—Troy Baker (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: Arkham Origins), Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) and Scott Menville (Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!)—along with Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Red Hood, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Batwoman, and Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars Rebels) as Scarecrow. Filmmakers include producer Rick Morales (LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood), director Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later this summer on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital. 6BCF

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Fan Activation

Experience the magic of Ryme City in an immersive walkthrough pop-up based on the hit film Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Guests will be able to explore the city and capture Instagrammable moments including the neon cityscape, Ryme City marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and more. Fans can win prizes while having the opportunity to take photos with multiple characters from the film including Detective Pikachu himself!

Location: Outside The Omni Hotel
Days/Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – 5PM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Friday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 10AM – 7PM
Sunday: 10AM – 4PM

Shazam! Fan Activation
Visit the Chilladelphia Winter Carnival in sunny San Diego! At the carnival from the blockbuster film Shazam! guests can play games to win exclusive prizes and pose for some fun photo opps.

Location: Outside The Omni Hotel
Days/Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – 5PM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 8PM
Friday: 10AM – 8PM
Saturday: 10AM – 8PM
Sunday: 10AM – 4PM

Keep an eye on the Batman: Hush subsite right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive content, and much more. The next installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Batman: Hush hits Digital on July 20, 2019 and physical media on August 6, 2019. Continuing, check out The World’s Finest Batman Beyond subsite for coverage of the classic DC Comics animated series, and stay tuned right here for updates and forthcoming announcements for the fan-favorite series. Additionally, stay tuned for select coverage on Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans and Lego Batman: Family Matter at The World’s Finest. Click on the link below to discuss this news!

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five,” New Clips And Images

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Justice League vs. The Fatal Five animated feature, now available to own on Digital HD and coming to 4K Ultra Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 16, 2019. In short, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is a total gem of a movie and a clear love letter from the film’s cast and crew. It’s not only an excellent installment of the DC Universe Movie line in it’s own right, but also a welcome return that does the DCAU justice. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has also provided new images and a clip from Justice League vs. The Fatal Five. The clips showcase the Justice League fighting against The Fatal Five and a quiet moment between Green Lantern and Star Boy, while the images spotlight key moments from the film. Continue below to view the clip in the player below, followed by images.





Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

The next installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is available on Digital HD and will be available on physical media starting April 16, 2019. Check out the Justice League vs. The Fatal Five subsite right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive content from the highly-anticipated DC Universe Movie. Click on the link below to discuss Justice League vs. The Fatal Five.

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“Young Justice: Outsiders” Returns July 2, 2019 To DC Universe, Streaming Service Expands Content Slate

DC Entertainment released press details for an assortment of DC Universe announcements made at WonderCon 2019, including the return of new Young Justice: Outsiders episodes. The second half of the the acclaimed animated series’ third season will debut July 2, 2019. Other updates include the premiere date of Justice League vs. The Fatal Five on the streaming service, along with an expansion of its comic book library and premiere dates for other series. Complete press details are below.

WONDERCON NEWS 2019
DC UNLOCKS THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL COMICS LIBRARY
ONLY FOR DC UNIVERSE MEMBERS!
Swamp Thing Original Series from James Wan Debuts May 31
Stargirl Shines Bright: First Look at Courtney Whitmore’s Iconic Super Suit
DC Universe Expands Content Slate to Include Krpyton, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, Return of Young Justice: Outsiders, and more…

Young Justice DC Universe

At WonderCon, DC Universe unveiled a slate of new features and programming updates for the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service. Kicking off the panel, DC Universe announced its members will now have access to DC’s vast digital comics library that encompasses many thousand single issue comics published over 80 years. The price of DC Universe remains unchanged and now includes the added benefit of all the DC comics members can read, view on a big screen and enjoy in vivid detail. Individual issues published 12 months prior to any given date will be available on DC Universe starting in April (exact launch date to be announced).

“From the time DC Universe launched last year, our fans have loved the comic experience and have asked us for just one thing – more! The expansion to thousands of titles in January 2019 was a first step in our goal to deliver on that request, to provide DC Universe members full access to the pantheon of DC’s epic Super Hero stories,” said DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades. “We’re thrilled to respond to our fans yet again with the incredible value of the ultimate DC digital comics library.”

Exciting Programming Updates

DC Universe also revealed the May 31, 2019 premiere date of upcoming original live-action series Swamp Thing. The series follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana, only to soon discover that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. Horror underpinnings are expected of the series from executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman.

DC Universe unveiled a first-look image of Stargirl from the upcoming DC Universe original live action series Stargirl. Based on DC characters created by Geoff Johns, from Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs, School of Rock, The Goldbergs) as Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) and Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan (aka STRIPE). The Stargirl super suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Titans, Doom Patrol, Black Lightning and Jumanji, among others. Stargirl is set to debut in early 2020 on the DC Universe digital subscription service. Johns created the series and will serve as the showrunner.

An updated schedule for upcoming DC Universe exclusive live action and animated originals was outlined in the panel discussion at WonderCon. Critically acclaimed Titans will come back to DC Universe with season 2 in Fall 2019. Animated series Harley Quinn will follow in late Fall 2019.

Additionally, DC Universe announced that season one of the drama Krypton will make its DC Universe debut on April 5, 2019. The live-action series Krypton from executive producers David Goyer and Cameron Welsh will now become available to DC Universe members, in advance of its season 2 premiere in summer 2019 on SYFY.

Animated original film Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will debut on April 16. Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is the eleventh Justice League animated film and will be available on DC Universe the same day and date as the 4K Ultra HD, Bluray and DVD release.

The debut date for the mid-season premiere of Young Justice: Outsiders was also revealed. The remaining 13 episodes of this fan-favorite original animated series will begin on July 2, 2019.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

News Recap: Coming Soon to DC Universe:

-Access to the ultimate DC Digital Comics Library: Fans will have unprecedented access to the DC comic book library on DC Universe with no change to the price of the service. Coming in April 2019.

Swamp Thing Premiere: Original live-action series Swamp Thing will premiere on DC Universe on May 31, 2019.

Stargirl First Look: A first look at Courtney Whitmore’s iconic super suit for Stargirl was revealed. Stargirl will premiere in early 2020.

Krypton Premiere: Krypton season 1 will premiere on DC Universe on April 5, 2019.

-Original animated film Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will premiere on DC Universe on April 16, the same day and date as the 4K Ultra HD, Bluray and DVD release.

Young Justice: Outsiders Mid-Season Debut: The much anticipated second half of original animated series Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2, 2019.

Titans Season 2: Highly acclaimed Titans season 2 will premiere in Fall 2019. Recent casting announcements have unveiled an exciting slate of characters for season 2, including Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent (aka Superboy); Esai Morales as Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke); Chella Man as Joseph Wilson (aka Jericho) and Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson (aka the Ravager).

Harley Quinn: Original animated series Harley Quinn will follow Titans season 2 in late Fall 2019.

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Stay tuned right here for further details and updates on Young Justice: Outsiders. For more Young Justice videos, images, episode reviews and exclusive content, check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite! Also, keep an eye on the Justice League vs. The Fatal Five subsite right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive content, including reviews and much more. Click on the links below to discuss this news.

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Dynamic Music Partners Discuss “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” And More In The World’s Finest Interview

To mark the arrival of Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners to discuss their work in scoring the upcoming DC Universe Movie release. In this Q & A, Dynamic Music Partners – consisting of Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter – touch upon their work for aforementioned animated feature, how it felt to return to both the DCAU and Young Justice, some of their favorite Justice League scores, misconceptions on the scoring process, and much more. Click on the image below to check out the interview, right here at The World’s Finest!


Dynamic Music Partners


For more information on Dynamic Music Partners, along with the assorted works and projects – past, present and future – check out their official website. DMP can also be found on Twitter at @DynMusPartners and on Facebook.

The next installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five hits digital media on March 30, 2019 and physical media on April 16, 2019. Keep an eye on the Justice League vs. The Fatal Five subsite right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive content, including reviews and much more. Click on the link below to discuss this interview.

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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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