Harley Quinn

“Harley Quinn: The Complete First Season” Coming June 2, 2020 To DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced the first season of the Harley Quinn animated series, exclusive in the U.S. to the DC Universe streaming service, will be available June 2, 2020 on DVD. Harley Quinn: The Complete First Season will collect the first 13 episodes. Please note that while a Blu-ray release of the Harley Quinn animated series is in the works, there are no confirmed details at this time. Continue below for press details and cover art from the forthcoming release.


WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
HARLEY QUINN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
ON DVD JUNE 2, 2020
Starring Kaley Cuoco as the Voice of Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn premiered on DC Universe this past November to rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Now, fans can enjoy the non-stop laughs and excitement of the adult animated action-comedy series as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release Harley Quinn: The Complete First Season. Available on DVD June 2, 2020 for $24.98, the set features all 13 half-hour episodes.

Harley QuinnHarley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy – the Legion of the Doom. She’s got her eyes on the prize and nothing can stop her, except maybe Batman and Commissioner Gordon or her jealous, deranged ex. But don’t worry – she’s got this. Or does she? So strap in for this non-stop, demented thrill ride!

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the characters from DC, Harley Quinn: The Complete First Season boasts an all-star voice cast including Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) as Harley Quinn, Lake Bell (Bless This Mess), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Tony Hale (VEEP), J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol), Ron Funches (Powerless), Wanda Sykes (Not Normal), Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: SVU), Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) and many others.

“Fans can’t get enough Harley Quinn and we are thrilled to release Harley Quinn: The Complete First Season for them to embark on the character’s latest crazy antics,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “With adult humor and new animated action the release is timed to coincide with the series’ season two premiere.”

13 HALF-HOUR EPISODES
Til Death Do Us Part
A High Bar
So You Need A Crew?
Finding Mr. Right
Being Harley Quinn
You’re A Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon
The Line
L.O.D.R.S.V.P
A Seat At The Table
Bensonhurst
Harley Quinn Highway
Devil’s Snare
The Final Joke

BASICS
Street Date: June 2, 2020
Order Due Date: April 28, 2020
Run Time: Feature: Approx.286 minutes
Price: $24.98 SRP
Audio: English 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English and Français

Rated TV-MA, for mature audiences only

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Please note a Blu-ray release of the Harley Quinn animated series is in the works, but there are no confirmed details at this time. The second season of Harley Quinn is currently airing on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes premiering every Friday. For more, click here to check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn‘s first season. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news at the link below.

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“Harley Quinn” Season Two Trailer, Images, Upcoming Episode Details

DC Universe and Warner Bros. Animation has released details for the second season of the Harley Quinn animated series, along with a trailer and a gallery of images. The trailer offers a first look at DC Comics characters Catwoman (voiced by Sanaa Lathan) and Mr. Freeze (voiced by Alfred Molina). The second season of the mature animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, which releases new episodes every Friday, debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service. Continue below for the trailer, followed by additional details and a selection of images.

DC Universe and Warner Bros. Animation describe the upcoming season of Harley Quinn as follows:

Harley Quinn has taken down the Joker and Gotham City is finally hers for the taking…whatever’s left of it that is. Gotham has become a desolate wasteland, left in ruins, following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of Joker’s tower. Harley’s celebration in this newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, this group now stands in the way of Harley and her crew from taking sole control of Gotham as the top villains of the city.

A description of the first episode of the season, “New Gotham,” is available below, along with details on subsequent Harley Quinn season two episodes. A gallery of images follow.

Harley Quinn “New Gotham”
Debuts April 3, 2020
It’s the new Injustice League vs. Harley in season two.

Harley Quinn “Riddle U”
Debuts April 10, 2020
Harley & Ivy go undercover as college students.

Harley Quinn “Trapped”
Debuts April 17, 2020
Harley & Ivy team up with Catwoman to steal an artifact.













The second season of Harley Quinn debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every subsequent week on Friday. For more, click here to check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn‘s first season. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news at the link below.

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“Harley Quinn” Season Two Debuts April 3, 2020 on DC Universe

A preview for the second season of Harley Quinn, the acclaimed animated series, has been released by the DC Universe streaming service. The series, from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe, will debut its second season on Friday, April 3, 2020. Check out the Harley Quinn preview in the player below, followed by additional details.

The second season of Harley Quinn, comprised of episodes 14 – 26 from the DC Universe’s initial 26-episode order, picks up following the devastating events of the first season finale. Gotham has been ravaged by an earthquake, Batman is missing in action, The Joker’s fate is unknown, and Harley Quinn finds herself the target of Batman’s rogues gallery. DC Universe’s general synopsis of the series is as follows:

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

The second season of Harley Quinn debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every subsequent Fridays. Also, check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn right here! Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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Harley Quinn – DC Universe Series Review

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HARLEY QUINN

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


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


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Harley Quinn Series Review
By James Harvey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harley Quinn is available on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes debuting every Friday. Continue below for additional images and videos!






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

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

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


Teen Titans: The Complete Series


Young Justice: Outsiders - The Complete Third Season

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

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

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

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

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

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