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“Batman: Death In The Family” Panel, More, Scheduled For New York Comic-Con 2020

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has confirmed the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family animated short will have a dedicated panel at New York Comic-Con in October 2020. The annual pop culture convention will be a virtual event for 2020 due to the ongoing global pandemic. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, Batman: Death in the Family is the studio’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling, and arrives on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020 along with the other 2019 – 2020 DC Showcase titles. Continue below for press details.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS
BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY,
THE FLINTSTONES: THE COMPLETE SERIES
AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SCOOBY-DOO!
TO NEW YORK COMIC CON 2020

THE MYSTERY INC. QUARTET OF FRANK WELKER,
GREY GRIFFIN, MATTHEW LILLARD & KATE MICUCCI
APPEARING TOGETHER FOR FIRST CON EVER

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) presents three engaging panels – spotlighting the landmark interactive animated short Batman: Death in the Family, The Flintstones: The Complete Series remastered for Blu-ray™, and the all-new Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! – to New York Comic Con for the annual event’s new virtual streaming edition October 8-11, 2020.

The Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! presentation will be the first-ever Con appearance featuring all four core voices of Mystery Inc. together on the same panel: Frank Welker (Fred & Scooby-Doo), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Kate Micucci (Velma).

WBHE panels will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with filmmakers, and showrunners, artists and actors. All three panels will be live-streamed through NYCC’s partnership with YouTube, and specific panel links will be found via the NYCC website at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

Here’s a breakdown of the panels – and confirmed talent – appearing at New York Comic Con:

Saturday, October 10
1:15pm PT/4:15pm ET – BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY – AN INTERACTIVE TALE
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s unveils its first-ever interactive film presentation with Batman: Death in the Family in a fascinating New York Comic Con panel. As the anchor of an anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts, Batman: Death in the Family is based on the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending, and is organically grown out of the 2010 DC Universe Movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. In this new version, the animated short is an interactive storytelling presentation with numerous “branches,” allowing the viewer multiple options from which to choose and alter the path of the core characters (Batman, Robin, Joker, Red Hood and more). Join producer/director/writer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice), actors Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris) and Zehra Fazal (Young Justice), and moderator Tiffany Smith (DC Daily) for an in-depth panel discussion about this innovative film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital starting October 13.

Sunday, October 11
8:40am PT/11:40am ET – HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SCOOBY-DOO!
Be part of the first-ever convention panel to feature the four core voices of the Scooby-Doo franchise as they chat about their all-new film, Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! – and then show you the first eight minutes of the movie! Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Bill Nye the Science Guy, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove! Enjoy a fun panel discussion amongst voiceover legend Frank Welker (The Transformers), in his 50th year voicing Fred Jones and 18th year voicing Scooby-Doo; Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls films) in her 20th year as Daphne Blake; Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, Bosch, Good Girls) celebrating his 18th year as Shaggy Rogers; Kate Micucci (Unikitty!) in her fifth year as Velma Dinkley; Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), director/producer/writer Maxwell Atoms (Fish Hooks, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy) and moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine senior writer). Then stay for a special sneak peek at the first eight minutes of the film. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! arrives on DVD and Digital HD starting October 6.

Sunday, October 11
9:30am PT/12:30pm ET – THE FLINTSTONES TAKE NEW YORK!
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first animated family of primetime television – The Flintstones – with an entertaining panel at New York Comic Con. Join panelists director/producer Tony Cervone (SCOOB!, The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!); actors Jeff Bergman (Our Cartoon President, Looney Tunes Cartoons), Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls, Scooby-Doo franchise) and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, UniKitty!), the voices of Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble and Bam-Bam & Dino, respectively; animation historian & author Jerry Beck and moderator Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame) as they discuss the landmark series, which has been fully-remastered for Blu-ray release by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The collectible box set includes all 166 episodes and two Flintstones feature-length animated films. The Flintstones: The Complete Series will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 6, and on Blu-ray on October 27.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

ABOUT DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

DC SHOWCASE BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Jellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC UNIVERSE, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About ReedPop
ReedPop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPop currently features events in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con Paris, BookCon, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Minecraft Festival, ComplexCon, POPSUGAR Play/Ground, Salon du Chocolat NY and more. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPop also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion. (www.reedpop.com)



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DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family arrives on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020. Stay tuned for further updates and coverage on DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family coverage right here at The World’s Finest!

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue” Finale Details, More, From DC Comics For December 2020

DC Comics has provided details for its December 2020-shipping titles, which include the final issue of the digital-first mini-series Batman: The Adventures Continue. The seven-issue mini-series, which features new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, debuts new issues digitally before print editions are made available one-two months later. DC Comics is also releasing the final issue of its special $2 The Batman Adventures series, along with Batman Adventures and Justice League Unlimited digest-sized collections. Continue below for artwork and release details.


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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #7 (of 7)
Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Variant cover by JUSTIN ERICKSON
ON SALE 12/1/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 7 OF 7 | FC | DC

The stage is set for Jason Todd’s master plan. Batman must kill The Joker – or Red Hood will kill Robin! Can Batman turn the tables on his Boy Wonder turned bad and save Tim Drake, or will Batman finally put an end to the Clown Prince of Crime’s shenanigans?

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #7
written by KELLEY PUCKETT
art and cover by MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
ON SALE 12/1/20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
FINAL ISSUE

In this final issue of the all-ages reprint series, the Dark Knight tracks a fugitive from Chicago to an underground wrestling ring in the heart of Gotham City, where Killer Croc wrestles under the name the Masked Marauder!

Batman Adventures

BATMAN ADVENTURES: ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER TP
Written by TY TEMPLETON, CHUCK DIXON, SCOTT PETERSON, and GABE SORIA
Art by RICK BURCHETT, TIM LEVINS, CRAIG ROUSSEAU, and DEAN HASPIEL
Cover by DEAN HASPIEL
ON SALE 1/5/21
$9.99 US | 160 PAGES | 5.5″ x 8″ | FC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-723-5

Robin takes the lead in this series of stories set in the beloved world of Batman: The Animated Series! A criminal uncovers Robin’s secret identity – and attempts to profit from his discovery! Plus, when Batman’s poisoned, Robin only has six hours to find the cure – and Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are standing in his way. Collects Batman: Gotham Adventures #7, #19, #29, #42, #54, and Batman Adventures #9.

Justice League Unlimited

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: HOCUS POCUS TP
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, JASON HALL, MATT WAYNE, and BEN McCOOL
Art by CARLO BARBERI, RICK BURCHETT, MIN S. KU, and DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover by ZACH HOWARD
ON SALE 2/2/21
$9.99 US | 144 PAGES | 5.5″ x 8″ | FC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-754-9

DC’s greatest superheroes team up to defend Earth against unpredictably dark, ancient, and mystical forces! Facing off against Dr. Destiny, ancient evils, demons, and other supernatural threats isn’t easy. This collection features the iconic core members of the Justice League as they enlist the help of an expanded roster featuring Stargirl, Deadman, Blue Devil, Doctor Fate, Zatanna, and more to take action against the dark, magical forces of the DC Universe, including the Shadow Thief and an out-of-control Spectre! Collects Justice League Unlimited #11, #14, #25, #33, #37, and #40.



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“Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection” Coming Oct. 2020 From Insight Editions, Mondo

Insight Editions, the acclaimed publisher, has provided The World’s Finest with press details on its forthcoming hardcover release, Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection. The book will showcase and explore the recent Batman: The Animated Series-inspired artwork released by Mondo, the world-renowned art gallery which focuses heavily on music, art, film and collectibles. Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection will be available from Insight Edition in hardcover starting October 6, 2020 for $60US.

Continue below for further press details and imagery. Please note that while the press release belows give the book a September 15, 2020 release date, Insight Editions confirms the book will now be released on October 6, 2020.

INSIGHT EDITIONS AND MONDO PRESENT
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Art by Justin Erikson
Introduction by Paul Dini

Mondo and Insight Editions are proud to present Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection [Sept 15, 2020; $60.00] a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.

Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed DC show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing, bold storytelling and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that thrives to this day.

Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Paul Dini, longtime writer and co-producer of the Animated Series (and co-creator of Harley Quinn), contributes a wonderful introduction. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.

ABOUT JUSTIN ERICKSON
Justin Erickson is the creative director and co-founder of Phantom City Creative, Inc. As an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, Erickson has won over 17 Key Art Awards for his work on popular media such as Godzilla, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and more.

ABOUT PAUL DINI
Paul Dini is an American writer and producer whose work has spanned all forms of mass media. Some of his television credits include Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series. One of his greatest character contributions was the co-creation (alongside Bruce Timm) of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, more famously known as Harley Quinn.

ABOUT MONDO
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music, and collectibles. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl.

ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.

ABOUT DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a WarnerMedia Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Insight Editions | Sept 2020 | 9.25 in. × 12.75 in. | 144 pages
Hardcover | $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-68383-964-4

Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection will be available from Insight Edition in hardcover starting October 6, 2020 for $60US through traditional and digital retail outlets. Stay tuned for further coverage on Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection, including a review and more. Plus, for more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news by clicking the link below.

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“Batman: Soul Of The Dragon,” “Justice Society: World War II,” Two-Part “Batman: The Long Halloween” Animated Movies Coming In 2021

Revealed during the special Superman: Man of Tomorrow discussion panel at the DC FanDome 2020 virtual event, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles are slated for release in 2021. The titles are a mix of original content and adapted material, and feature Batman and the Justice Society.

The first 2021 DC Universe Movie title will be already-announced Batman: Soul of the Dragon, an original martial arts-heavy tale taking place in the 1970s. The movie includes Bruce Timm as Executive Producer. The cast features David Giuntoli as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, James Hong as O-Sensei, and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. Click on the image below for a closer look at an image from Batman: Soul of the Dragon.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon

The second DC Universe Movie movie title coming in 2021 is Justice Society: World War II, which will also be an original story. The freshly-announced movie is slated for a spring release.

Lastly, the DC Universe Movie line will finish 2021 with a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed comic book mini-series, Batman: The Long Halloween. Part one will debut in the summer of 2021, with the second and final installment following in the fall. This title follows other recent extended comic book adaptations in the DC Universe Movie line, including The Death and Return of Superman and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, both originally two separate animated titles re-released as one feature.

Official press information for Batman: Soul of the Dragon is expected in the near future.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates and trailers. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content. Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the latest DC Universe Movie title, is available now on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. Click here for more.

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Batman: Soul of the Dragon Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Justice Society: World War II Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Batman: The Long Halloween, Parts 1 – 2 Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow Animated Release Talkback (Spoilers)

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue,” “DC Classics: The Batman Adventures” Details For November 2020

DC Comics has released details for its November 2020-shipping titles, including the latest issue of the digital-first mini-series Batman: The Adventures Continue. The seven-issue mini-series, featuring new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, debuts new issues digitally before print editions are made available one-two months later. DC Comics is also releasing a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #6. Continue below for artwork and release details.

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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #6
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON and MARK MORALES
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
Variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
ON SALE 11/3/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 6 OF 7 | FC | DC

Batman’s clash with Jason Todd continues as he hunts for information on his former Boy Wonder. Meanwhile, Alfred recounts Jason’s rampage against the criminal underbelly of Gotham City and what led him to a confrontation with the Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker!

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #6
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art by BRAD RADER and RICK BURCHETT
Cover by RICK BURCHETT
ON SALE 11/3/20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

Bruce Wayne-murderer?! Gotham City’s most prominent citizen is found in a locked room with a dead body and no way out except for a high window. Is it possible for the man we all know as Batman to be guilty?

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