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“Batman: The Complete Animated Series” Regular Edition Blu-ray Package Art, Release Date

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced a regular edition of the upcoming Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box set will be available on November 27, 2018. The regular edition release will include slimmed down packaging and all of the same on-disc content as the Deluxe Edition, but will not feature any of the physical extras. The Batman: The Complete Animated Series regular edition will retail for $89.95 MSRP. Click on the image below for a closer look at the cover.

The Batman: The Complete Animated Series regular edition collection is described as follows:

Batman: The Complete Animated SeriesAll 109 episodes (Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures) of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning series that redefined the Dark Knight with its thematic sophistication, aesthetics, voice acting, and orchestral score, have been remastered for the first time since their broadcast airing and are now all here in this 12-disc Blu-ray set, which also includes a Digital version. This 12-disc set includes a brand new, in depth featurette on the legendary storytellers behind the series, loads of in-depth featurettes, and commentaries on 12 episodes with animation creators.

To compare, the Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition exclusive content includes three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn) and seven lenticular art cards, all of which is housed in a layflat-book with a slipcase. That content will not be included on the regular edition. However, all on-disc content – including bonus features and bonus movie discs – will be identical across both releases. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition hits shelves on October 30, 2018, four weeks before the release of the regular edition. Both editions of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series are available for pre-order.

Further details for Batman: The Complete Animated Series are available on The World’s Finest, including additional package shots for both editions. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition arrives on October 30, 2018, followed by the Batman: The Complete Animated Series regular edition on November 27, 2018.

Stay tuned for further updates on these titles. For a closer look at the recent Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero 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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New “Batman Ninja” Clip, Images, Movie Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from the Batman Ninja animated feature, now available to own Blu-ray and DVD, along with Digital HD. Batman finds himself thrust into the past and forced to do battle with The Joker in order to return home. The clip is available in the player below. Also below are new images from the new DC Animated Movie title.

Additional Batman Ninja content can be found at The World’s Finest, including a review of the epic animated adventure.

Warner Bros. has also released a selection of images from both the animated movie and of the film talent during a pair of recent events in New York – a May 1 screening at The Directors Guild of America, and a May 2 Q&A and signing at Kinokuniya Bookstore. The talent pictured is director Jumpei Mizusaki, writer Kazuki Nakashima, character designer Takashi Okazaki, Roger Craig Smith (voice of Batman), Tony Hale (Joker), Grey Griffin (Catwoman) and Tara Strong (Harley Quinn).









Produced by Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment, Batman Ninja is now available to own on Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the film as follows, as seen below.

Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman Ninja”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman Ninja animated feature, now available to own on Digital HD. In short, Batman Ninja is a huge surprise. The movie manages to continuously up the stakes in unexpected ways, until it just goes so enjoyably and completely off the rails. The story is fun and crazy, the animation is gorgeous, and it’s honestly unlike anything you’ve likely ever seen, Batman-wise. If you aren’t a fan of Digital HD, Batman Ninja hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 8, 2018. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

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Stay tuned for a review of the Batman Ninja Blu-ray physical release, coming soon. Also the Batman Ninja subsite here at The World’s Finest includes an assortment of additional video clips, images and much more. Click on the review link above to further access the dedicated additional content.

Batman Ninja is now available on Digital HD and will hit Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD May 8, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest and on Twitter.

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“Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-Ray Press Details, Coming March 27, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided press details for the upcoming Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray, coming March 27, 2018 from Warner Archive. The title is currently available for pre-order for $21.99. To promote the film’s 20th anniversary, the Blu-ray will feature a remastered transfer, bonus features from the film’s original DVD release plus new content. Complete press details for the release are available below.

WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION CELEBRATES
20th ANNIVERSARY OF AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FILM
BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUBZERO
COMING MARCH 27, 2018 TO BLU-RAY
SPECIAL WONDERCON WAC PANEL TO SPOTLIGHT MR. FREEZE ON 3/23/18

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) celebrates the 20th anniversary of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero with a remastered Blu-ray™ release of the award-winning animated film. Now available for preorders, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be available March 27, 2018 via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

To hail the arrival of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero on Blu-ray™, WAC will host an hour-long panel at WonderCon on Friday, March 23 at 1:00pm in Room 300B. Warner Archive Podcast hosts D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson and some surprise guests will show remastered footage and discuss the film and the evolution of Mr. Freeze from a goofy villain into an endearing multi-dimensional character who just wants to find a cure for his dying wife.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Originally released as a direct-to-video film on March 17, 1998, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be released on Blu-ray™ in its original 4×3 Fullframe aspect ratio. The 67-minute film will be accompanied by several special features, including Art of Batman: Music Montage; Get the Picture: How to Draw Batman; the film’s theatrical trailer; and the Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures/Batman Beyond “Mr. Freeze Saga” in chronological order – four episodes entitled “Heart of Ice,” “Deep Freeze,” “Cold Comfort” and “Meltdown.” The episodes will be presented in standard definition.

In Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Batman faces his coolest case ever when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl “on ice” forever.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero is directed by Boyd Kirkland, who also helmed 21 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as well as serving as a sequence director on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. The script is written by Kirkland and Randy Rogel, who penned nine episodes of BTAS – but is probably best known for his prolific songwriting on Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs. Andrea Romano (of course) served as casting and dialogue director.

The film was honored as the Annie Award winner for Best Home Video/Animation.

The voice cast is led by Kevin Conroy, the preeminent voice of Batman, who went head-to-head with Michael Ansara (Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Harum Scarum) as he also reprised his BTAS role of Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze.

“Watching Michael Ansara portray the anguish and passion in Freeze’s love for Nora was beautiful,” recalls Conroy. “It was an acting lesson.”

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero also reunites key members of the Batman: The Animated Series cast, including Loren Lester (Robin/Dick Grayson), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Alfred), Robert Costanzo (Detective Harvey Bullock), Robert Hastings (Commissioner Gordon), Marilu Henner (Veronica Vreeland), Mari Devon (Summer Gleeson) and Liane Schirmer (Lt. Renee Montoya).

George Dzundza (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), who voiced several characters in BTAS, joined the V cast as Dr. Gregory Belson. The film also features Mary Kay Bergman in her first and only turn as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Dean Jones (The Love Bug) as Dean Arbagast. The cast also includes Rahi Azizi as Koonak, Lauren Tom as Mariko, and veteran voice actors Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Townsend Coleman, Neil Ross, Randy Thompson and Ed Gilbert. Notable on-camera actors Brian George (Seinfeld) and Carl Lumbly (Alias, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) also provide voices for the film.

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Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice and a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Warner Archive’s Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray release is available for pre-order for shipment on March 27, 2018 for $21.99. The title can be pre-ordered through WB Shop and other digital retailers.

The above details are also available at The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for more updates on this upcoming Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. Further details on Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero can be found at the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest, and continue below to view the film’s original trailer.

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“Batman Ninja” Hits Blu-ray/DVD On May 8, 2018, New English-Language Trailer

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on May 8, 2018. The studio has also provided a look at the Blu-ray package art, a still from Batman Ninja and a new English-language trailer. Continue below to view all of the content.

THE DARK KNIGHT IN EYE-POPPING ANIME!
BATMAN NINJA
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT,
DC ENTERTAINMENT AND
WARNER BROS. JAPAN REIMAGINE
THE CAPED CRUSADER IN FULL-BLOWN ANIME STYLE

COMING MAY 8, 2018 TO
BLU-RAY STEELBOOK,
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook ($29.98 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on May 8, 2018. Order due date is April 3, 2018.

The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018.

Batman Ninja is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.

Batman NinjaBatman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

The visually stunning Batman Ninja is the creative result of a trio of anime’s finest filmmakers: director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann), and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) produced the original movie with Warner Bros. Japan. The script was then reinterpreted and rewritten for English-language distribution by award-winning screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro Samurai). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) lead an impressive cast as the voices of Batman and the Joker, respectively. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies – Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the gruff-yet-sophisticated tones of Gorilla Grodd, a villain who must team with Batman to achieve his own personal agenda. Other voice actors include Bat-family members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin, and the Rogue’s gallery also features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Doing double duty is Tatasciore as Deathstroke, Strong as Poison Ivy, and Friedle as Red Hood.

Batman Ninja is an absolute feast for the senses, a stunning spectacle of anime wrapped around a thrill ride of a Batman story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Our partners at Warner Bros. Japan have conjured an impressive addition to the Dark Knight’s canon of entertainment, taking Batman and his friends and foes in an altogether new direction. We can’t wait for fans to see this film.”

Batman Ninja Enhanced Content
Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
-“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan. East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.

-“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime. The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design that create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.

-“New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja” – Meet the talented filmmakers behind Batman Ninja as they discuss their inspirations and challenges in bringing an anime version of Batman to life during a panel discussion unveiling Batman Ninja during New York Comic Con 2017.

MARKETING SUPPORT
Batman Ninja will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: May 8, 2018
Order Due Date: April 3, 2018
Run Time: 85 minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000695184 / 883929613645
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000695185 / 883929613472
Steelbook Blu-ray Combo Price: $29.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000707706 / 883929631049
Languages: English Audio and Japanese Audio

Batman Ninja

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For more images from the animated feature, check out the dedicated Batman Ninja subsite. Batman Ninja will hit Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray and DV on May 8, 2018, with a 4K Digital release coming Summer 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on Batman Ninja right here at The World’s Finest.

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