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“Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters” Coming April 28, 2020 To Digital, June 16, 2020 To Blu-ray, DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the trailer for the upcoming Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters direct-to-video animated feature. The title will hit Digital on April 28, 2020, followed by a release to DVD and Blu-ray on June 16, 2020. The Blu-ray Combo Pack for Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters will include an exclusive Shazam minifigure, while supplies last. Check out the trailer in the player below, along with official press details for the animated movie.

JUST SAY THE WORD!
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT,
DC AND THE LEGO GROUP PRESENT

LEGO DC: SHAZAM! MAGIC AND MONSTERS

ARRIVING ON DIGITAL APRIL 28, 2020;
ON BLU-RAY TM COMBO PACK & DVD STARTING JUNE 16, 2020

Youth, truth and trust are central to the latest brick-tastic adventure when DC’s Justice League welcomes its newest – and youngest – member in , an all-new, full-length animated feature film in the LEGO DC series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 28, 2020, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on June 16, 2020.

Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98 SRP) and DVD (USA $19.98 SRP: Canada $24.98 SRP) as well as on Digital. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD releases of Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters feature an exclusive LEGO Minifigure of Shazam (while supplies last).

ShazamIn Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters, 10-year-old Billy Batson shouts a single word and, with lightning bolts flashing, he transforms into Shazam!, a full-fledged adult Super Hero. It doesn’t take long for Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League to take notice and invite the earnest do-gooder to join the team. But to become a member, Billy must reveal his true identity. While fighting off the evil Mr. Mind and Black Adam, Billy learns that he must trust others – and that nothing creates trust like helping those in need. Join the good fight with this giant-sized LEGO DC adventure!

Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Goonies) leads a stellar cast as the voice of title character Shazam. Astin is joined by Troy Baker (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Nolan North (Young Justice, Pretty Little Liars) as Superman/Clark Kent & Alfred, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise, DC Super Hero Girls) as Wonder Woman & Lois Lane, Christina Milizia (Bunsen is a Beast) as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Close Wars) as The Flash & Dummy, Imari Williams (Transformers: Rescue Bots) as Black Adam & Teth Adam, Fred Tatasciore (Batman Ninja) as Lobo & Oom, Ralph Garman (Family Guy) as the Wizard, Zach Callison (Steven Universe) as Billy Batson & Jimmy Olsen, Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad) as Jeepers, Dr. Sivana & Crocodile Man, Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect franchise) as Mary Batson & L.N. Ambassador, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as The Penguin & Perry White, Jonny Rees (The Lion Guard) as Mr. Mind, Erica Lindbeck (DC Super Hero Girls) as Greeter & Farmer, and Josh Keaton (The Spectacular Spider-Man) as Executive & Terrance.

Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters is produced by Rick Morales (LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood) and directed by Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis) from a script by Jeremy Adams (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans). Liz Marshall (Unikitty!) is producer and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) is co-producer. Sam Register and Jason Cosler & Jill Wilfert are executive producers.

Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters brings another beloved Super Hero into the Justice League fold, perfectly spotlighting his magical abilities and strength with his kid-empowering attitude to create a terrific match for action-packed LEGO fun,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing.

Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters Special Features (Previously Released)
Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD

-From the Warner Bros. Animation vault:
Teen Titans Go! episode: “Little Elvis”
Unikitty! episode: “Spoooooky Game”
Unikitty! episode: “Pool Duel”

Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On April 28, 2020, Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On April 28, Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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BASICS

ShazamPRODUCT SRP
Blu-ray Combo Pack $24.98 USA, $29.98 Canada
DVD $19.98 USA, $24.98 Canada
Blu-ray Languages: English, French – Parisian, Spanish-Latin, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, French-Parisian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish
DVD Languages: English, Portuguese-Brazilian, Spanish-Latin, French-Parisian
DVD Subtitles: English, French-Parisian, Portuguese-Brazilian, Chinese, Korean
Running Time: 81 minutes


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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).

Shazam

Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters arrives April 28 on Digital, 2020, followed by a release to DVD and Blu-ray on June 16, 2020. The Blu-ray Combo Pack for Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters will include an exclusive Shazam minifigure, while supplies last. Stay tuned for select further coverage on Lego DC: Shazam – Magic and Monsters right here at The World’s Finest!

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue” Creators Interviews, Preview Images Released

DC Comics has released preview images and a publisher-conducted interview for Batman: The Adventures Continue, a digital-first mini-series based on Batman: The Animated Series. The series, co-written by animated alums Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with artwork by Ty Templeton, will feature stories taking place following the events of The New Batman Adventures. The first digital issue of series will be available April 1, 2020, with a print edition currently slated for May 2020. Continue below for press content and artwork from the series.

Batman: The Adventures Continue
Offers a Return to the Animated World



Batman: The Adventures Continue
is exactly what it sounds like: a return to the seminal world of Batman: The Animated Series, with new comic book stories starring the Dark Knight and his familiar allies and villains – plus characters from the wider DC Universe introduced to the beloved animated setting for the first time, including Azrael and Deathstroke.

Batman: The Adventures Continue is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, both producers of the acclaimed animated series, and illustrated by Ty Templeton, who has brought the world of Batman: The Animated Series to comic books since 1992’s Batman Adventures #1.

With Batman: The Adventures Continue debuting digitally this week, all three creators discussed the new series with DC Nation and what it was like returning to the world that shaped a generation of Bat-fans.

When does Batman: The Adventures Continue take place, relative to the last time we saw these versions of the characters? Has time passed, or does it pick up pretty much where things left off?

Paul Dini: It’s pretty much a continuation. Fans familiar with the Batman of The New Batman/Superman Adventures will be right up to speed. Alan and I approached the writing with the idea we were doing the season you might have seen if we had not put the series aside to do Batman Beyond.

Alan Burnett: What is different, however, is that we’re going back to cover certain gaps in the original series, events that didn’t have a bearing on the series at the time, but now do. In other words, there will be secret histories that will turn Batman’s world upside-down. Things that no one knew were out there, until now.

Deathstroke makes his debut here in the Batman: The Animated Series world. How much fun is it to get to play with that character, in this context?

Ty Templeton:
Deathstroke is one of DC’s enduring hero/villains. I’ve always loved his design and his history with the Titans, which makes him part of Dick Grayson’s history, which makes him part of the Bat-World. Slade is kind of a “Batman-but-with-guns” type of character, only with a very different moral code. That kind of tension, where characters have different approaches to similar problems, is always a fun undercurrent to play with.

Dini: It was fun to come up with a first encounter between him and Batman and rework his character and motivations in a way that made sense of the animated series at that time. We’ve also given him someone new to interact with, a female protégée named Sunny – yes, her name is ironic. She’s sort of a Batgirl gone way wrong.

Any other new/surprising additions you’re able to tease?

Burnett: You are going to see quite a few of the villains we used in the old Batman series, some making just bit appearances, but there will be a definite sense of that animated world. We even allude to certain episodes, such as one in which Robin befriended a little lost girl, who turned out to be part of Clayface. She comes back for a page or two in these comics.

But perhaps the most intriguing character in the run will be young man whose story threads through most of the issues. He’s a smart, super-elusive loner who knows way too much about the Dark Knight. How this mystery man fits into the world of Batman Adventures and what he means to accomplish should, I hope, be a real jolt for old fans.

Dini: We’re bringing in Azrael and showing how a version of him could fit into this world. A number of old favorite adversaries are coming back: Clayface, Mad Hatter, Roxy Rocket, and that’s just in issue #2. There are plenty more surprises down the road.

There is so much fan love for this series – how meaningful is it to you to see how Batman: The Animated Series and its associated titles have endured?

Burnett: It’s wonderful how it’s endured. I think the reason it has is because we all loved Batman back on the animated series, and took the best from the comic books. We really respected all the creators that went before us, and fans knew that. So now here we are 25 years later getting back into it again, and we’ve been having a terrific time from page one. How great is that?

Templeton: There’s never been so accessible, so accurate, so “right” a version of Batman on film as those original episodes and movies. It’s been an honor to help this talented team bring some level of that world onto the pages at DC.

The first digital issue of Batman: The Adventure Continues will be available April 1, 2020, with a print edition currently slated for May 2020. Additional details and imagery for Batman: The Adventures Continue are available at at The World’s Finest. Plus, stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here! For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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Latest “Batman: The Adventures Continue,” More, Coming June 2020 From DC Comics

DC Comics has provided details for its June 2020-shipping titles, which includes the latest issue of the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue. The series, featuring new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, will debut new issues digitally before print editions are available the following month, with the first digital issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue available in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton. DC Comics is also releasing a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #2. Continue below for artwork and release details.

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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #2
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by SEAN MURPHY
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

Slade Wilson has come to Gotham City, and his arrival is making the Dark Knight very suspicious. Robin, on the other hand, thinks the swashbuckling mercenary is just here to help. Is Deathstroke a friend or foe…and what are his plans for Batman?
ON SALE 06.03.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 OF 6
FC | DC
DIGITAL FIRST
This issue will ship with two covers.

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #2
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art and cover by TY TEMPLETON and RICK BURCHETT

In this second issue of this new, all-ages reprint series, Batman jets off to London to stop Catwoman from stealing the crown jewels!
ON SALE 06.03.18
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC

Additional details and imagery for Batman: The Adventures Continue available at The World’s Finest. Plus, stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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Clips From “Superman: Red Son” Animated Feature Showcase Superman, Introduces Lex Luthor, Lois Lane

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released new clips from the DC Universe Movie title Superman: Red Son, spotlighting Superman, Lex Luthor and Lois Lane. The next highly-anticipated installment of the DC Universe Movie line will hit digital media on February 25, 2020 and physical media on March 17, 2020. Superman: Red Son finds, after escaping the destruction of his home planet Krypton, young Kal-El’s spaceship lands not in Smallville, but in Russia. Continue below to view the clips.

The world premiere of Superman: Red Son will be held February 24, 2020 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, more details of which can be found here.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Superman: Red Son as follows:

Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?

For further press details, please check out The World’s Finest Superman: Red Son subsite. Keep an eye right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive Superman: Red Son content, including a full-length review, and much more. The next installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Superman: Red Son will be available on Digital starting February 25, 2020 and on 4K UltraHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 17, 2020. Click on the link below to discuss this news.

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue,” More, Coming May 2020 From DC Comics

DC Comics will launch the print edition of the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue in May 2020, which will feature new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series. The digital-first edition of this series is slated to be available in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue will be co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton. DC Comics will also release a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #1 and a new Batgirl-centric trade paperback collection. Continue below for artwork and release details.

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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant cover by DAN MORA
Blank variant cover

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?
ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
DIGITAL FIRST
This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #1
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON and RICK BURCHETT
Art and cover by TY TEMPLETON

Why does the Penguin plan to become Gotham City’s biggest philanthropist?
Find out in this reprint of the debut issue of DC’s classic all-ages series,
the first of a new monthly series of reprints with a $1.99 cover price!
ON SALE 05.06.20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Offered to coincide with The Batman Adventures Continue #1.

Batman: The Animated Series

BATMAN ADVENTURES: BATGIRL — A LEAGUE OF HER OWN TP
Written by PAUL DINI, TY TEMPLETON, and SCOTT PETERSON
Art by RICK BURCHETT and TIM LEVINS
Cover by BRUCE TIMM

In these previous, uncollected stories inspired by the hit Batman: The Animated Series, Batgirl swings across the rooftops of Gotham City alongside Batman, Nightwing, and Robin to battle the likes of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Ra’s al Ghul. She even finds time to team up with her father, Commissioner Gordon, to catch two escaped convicts. Collects the all-ages Batgirl Adventures #1 and Batman: Gotham Adventures #8-9, #22, and 38!
ON SALE 06.10.20
$9.99 US | 6” OF 9” | 152 PAGES
FC

DC Comics also released a series of preview images through an assortment of outlets, featuring interior artwork and the official logo for Batman: The Adventures Continue. Please click on the thumbnail images below for a closer look.

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The above imagery is also available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite. Stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. DC Collectibles is also releasing new additions to its Batman: The Adventures Continue action figure line, including new Batman and Catwoman variants, along with The Batman Who Laughs and Vampire Batman. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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