Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

“Young Justice: Invasion” Blu-Ray Announced, Includes Commentary And Featurette

Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has announced the Young Justice: Invasion Blu-ray is now available for pre-order. The 2-disc collection, featuring the final 20 second season episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, inspired by the DC Comics characters, will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US. In addition to the entire second season of Young Justice, the Blu-ray title will also include two commentary tracks and a featurette. Young Justice: Invasion will be available through most online retail outlets.

Initial details and cover art can be found below.

WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION VIA WBSHOP.COM
Thrilling Second Season of Popular Animated Series Comes to Blu-Ray
on 11-18-14 with Exclusive All-New Commentary on Final Two Episodes

Warner Archive Collection brings another outstanding Warner Bros. Animation television series to Blu-ray with the November 18 release of Young Justice: Invasion, the thrilling second season of the popular series. Pre-orders are now available via wbshop.com.

Taking this release to another level, Warner Archive Collection has added an exclusive commentary track on the series finale episodes “Summit” and “Endgame” featuring creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti along with voice actors Jason Spisak (Kid Flash) and Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis). The package also includes a Behind the Scenes featurette.

Young Justice: Invasion finds our heroes five years into the future – and a lot can change in five years, as our super heroes are about to find out. First, there’s some new residents to be found at Mount Justice: new team leader Nightwing, Wondergirl, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Beast Boy. And Young Justice will need all the help it can get as an alien presence has infiltrated Earth, while certain members of the Justice League are forced to stand trial at the criminal hearing off-world. Watch as The Reach, spearheaded by the quick-talking Ambassador and backed by the muscle of Black Beetle, manipulates a trusting public while maintaining its shadowy maneuvering with The Light. This is a grand 20-episode adventure as the risks have never been greater and the conflicts never so far-reaching – and the epic finale will shatter everything you know!

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like “Young Justice,” “Beware the Batman” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s “Loopy Da Loop” and the landmark anime series “Marine Boy,” to the playful silliness of the 1980s with “Shirt Tales” and “Gilligan’s Planet.” All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

Young Justice: Invasion arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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Chris McKay Directing “The Lego Batman Movie,” Other Crew Details

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Chris McKay, who supervised animation on The Lego Movie, is directing the script from Seth Grahame-Smith. Roy Lee and Dan Lin will be producing The Lego Batman Movie along with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Will Arnett will voice the Caped Crusader, reprising his role from The Lego Movie. The Lego Batman Movie hits theatres on February 10, 2017. Stay tuned for further select updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

The Lego Batman Movie will be unrelated to the recent Lego Batman: The Movie direct-to-video animated features and Warner Bros.’ Lego DC Super Heroes home video line. For more details on those titles, check out the reviews right here on The World’s Finest.

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Trailer, New York Comic-Con Details For “Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided both the trailer and 2014 New York Comic-Con appearance details for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the early 2015 installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Other comic-con details below include information on events spotlighting the live-action Batman: The Complete TV Series Blu-ray release and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game release. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis spotlights the origins of Aquaman and his first meeting with the Justice League. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – a co-production between DC Entertianment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment – will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in early 2015.

Adam West/Batman: The Complete Television Series, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis>,
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham coming to New York Comic Con

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring a trio of highly anticipated titles to New York Comic Con, including panels featuring Adam West & Batman: The Complete Television Series, a first-look at Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and a star-studded further unveiling of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Adam West opens the weekend on Thursday, October 9 at 6:45pm on the Main Stage of the Javits Center with a Bat-tastic look at Batman: The Complete Television Series, the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. Fans will get an inside sneak peak – courtesy of the iconic Batman for all time, Adam West – at all the exclusive content, as well as dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Batman: The Complete Television Series on November 11, 2014.

On Friday, October 10 at 7:15pm on the Empire Stage, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its NYCC tradition of unveiling the first footage from its next film – and this time it’s Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the animated origin story of Aquaman. Fans will be treated to full clips & lively discussion courtesy of Aquaman himself, Matt Lanter, alongside producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa, and 8-time Emmy winning dialogue director Andrea Romano. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the film will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in early 2015.

LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham swoops into New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 11 at Noon on the Main Stage to take convention goers on a galactic adventure in the DC Universe with an exciting, star-studded panel led by actors Kevin Smith and Troy Baker, TT Games developers Arthur Parsons and Stephen Sharples, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns – plus, a special guest appearance by Stephen Amell, star of hit TV series Arrow! The panelists will go behind-the-scenes of this year’s ultimate Super Hero adventure for all ages and reveal new characters, show off exclusive gameplay demos and give away unbelievable prizes.

All three panels will be live-streamed for fans unable to make the trek to New York. Please check the NYCC website for streaming details.

The World’s Finest was the first to break news on the forthcoming Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated feature. Click here for the early details and stay tuned for further details coming soon.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download in early 2015 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.

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Menu Screens, Package Artwork For “Beware The Batman: Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice” DVD Release

The World’s Finest has a look at the package art and menu system for the upcoming Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice DVD release, set to hit shelves on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. A Blu-ray release of the title will also be available to order the same day from the Warner Archive Collection. The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment DVD release will be available through all retail and online outlets, while the Blu-ray release is available exclusively through Warner Archive and select online outlets. MSRP for the two-disc DVD release is $19.97, and the MSRP for the single-disc Blu-ray release is $21.99.

Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice package artwork and menu system, with the official product description following.





Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Archive
Release Date: September 30th, 2014

Synopsis: The battle continues as Batman races to challenge the world’s most sinister criminal minds who have Gotham City in their crosshairs. This action-packed 2-disc collection kicks ass as the Dark Knight’s arch-nemesis, Ra’s Al Ghul, holds a fearful city under siege with a destructive weapon in “Darkness.” Batman becomes the hunted in “Reckoning” as the League of assassins offers a hefty bounty to get rid of the Dark Knight. A legion of clones and a visitor from Bruce Wayne’s past wreak havoc across the city in “Unique.” All this plus an endless army of evil, including the likes of Professor Pyg, Mr. Toad, Magpie, Phosphorus Rex and Tobias Whale, all clawing at the chance to shatter the Bat. Join the fight for justice in this collection of covert missions, mysterious clues and just-busting brawls that only Batman can deliver.

The two-disc Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice DVD collection, featuring the final thirteen episodes of the short-lived CG-animated series, hits shelves September 30th, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for $19.97US. A Blu-ray release, featuring the same content on a single disc, will be available starting on the same date from Warner Archive for $21.99US. Additional details can be found on the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

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Warner Archive Press Release Highlights “Beware The Batman,” “Young Justice,” Other Animated Fare

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following press release promoting current and upcoming titles from the Warner Archive Collection. The details below cover forthcoming titles, including the highly-anticipated Beware the Batman: Dark Justice Blu-ray title, along with current releases, including Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season and Young Justice: Season One. Warner Archive is the manufacture-on-demand specialty label from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Continue below to check out the press release.

FROM YOUNG JUSTICE & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
TO LOOPY DA LOOP, SHIRT TALES & GILLIGAN’S PLANET,
ANIMATION ABOUNDS AT WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION
BEWARE THE BATMAN: DARK JUSTICE COMING 9/30/14 TO BLU RAY

WARNER ARCHIVE INSTANT RIPE WITH AQUATIC ANIMATION
INCLUDING UNDERWATER CLASSICS AQUAMAN & MARINE BOY;
GET YOUR FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION TODAY

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like Young Justice, Beware the Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s Loopy Da Loop and the landmark anime series Marine Boy, to the playful silliness of the 1980s with Shirt Tales and Gilligan’s Planet. All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

Animated aquatics are currently receiving a featured place on Warner Archive Instant, where you can find episodes of both Filmation’s Aquaman and the first two seasons of Marine Boy. And with WAI’s offer of a free one-month subscription, there’s no reason not to sample the rich catalog of titles available for streaming. Check it out at Warner Archive Instant.

Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Beware The Batman: Dark Justice. Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. Beware The Batman: Dark Justice pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.” Pre-orders for Beware The Batman: Dark Justice” can be placed now on directly at the WB Shop.

Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available at WAC and/or WAI…

Shirt Tales
Meet the world’s cuddliest crime-stoppers: Pammy Panda, Tyg Tiger, Rick Raccoon, Digger Mole, and Bogey Orangutan ­ they’re cute, they’re furry and they have a secret. Whenever the purple mushroom by the giant tree they call home starts to flash, they swing into action as the crime-sleuthing squad called the Shirt Tales. Racing down to their secret lair hidden underneath the tree (and under the nose of Park Ranger Mr. Dinkle), they answer the Shirt Tale Alert from the Commissioner who clues them in on the current crime via holo-phone. Then it¹s off to their shape-changing supersonic craft where they use their wiles and their fantastic gadgets to solve the mystery and nab the bad guys. While these message-wearing T-shirted critters started out as adorable greeting card characters, it took the genius of Hanna-Barbara to take the cute and mix-it up with a blend of Batman and Scooby-Doo to create a fan-and family classic. This is the 46-episode, complete series collection.

Loopy da Loop: The Complete Collection (1959-65)
Between leaving MGM and building a TV empire, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera served up a series of theatrical shorts about a charming, tuque-wearing French Canadian wolf by the pun-tastic name of Loopy De Loop. Distributed to theaters by Columbia, these 48 shorts depict the misadventures of wolf with a mission to change the bad image that people have of wolves, and make them appreciated as warm and generous fellow creatures. Not an easy job, even for a loup as charming as Mssr. Loopy, and the poor fellow is usually rewarded with a terrified cry for “Help!” and a clout to the head. But hope springs eternal in the heart of this un-savage beast as he tries to undo his kind¹s big, bad image by rendering aid and assistance to the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Little Bo Beep, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, D¹Artagnan, Dr. Jeckyll and more to injurious and hilarious results. Rarely seen due to their unique genesis, Loopy De Loop is an unusual charmer (Much like Loopy himself) in the illustrious Hanna-Barbera oeuvre, combining the funny animal sit-com antics of classic H-B with the kind of satire associated with the work of Jay Ward. But now’s your chance to enjoy them all with this complete collection that will have you crying “Sacre-iliac!”

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
Bigger, bolder, blu-er! The fearsome fan-addict forces behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series first season, Batman goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both their narrative approach AND in the fun. Across the 26-Episode second season – presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen – you’ll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, the celebrated Justice League International, the Super Batman of Planet X (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Batman’s Strangest Cases featuring a team-up with one snack-loving, mystery solving mutt and an overarching story arc that climaxes in a stunning battle against Starro the Conqueror! Joining Diedrich Bader (Batman) are some very special guest voices, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, Paul Reubens, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Stephen Root and many more! And making this collection even more fab is the fact that the episodes are presented in the producer’s preferred order for the first time anywhere – including the “The Mask of Matches Malone!” in the correct aspect ratio! Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Complete First Season is also available via WAC.

Young Justice – Season One (Blu-ray)
The two-disc, 26-episode Young Justice: Season One features Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Brandon Vietti’s (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes. Strap in and get ready for this dashing and daring new take on Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis as they splash across the 16×9 widescreen. In this first season, a “junior” Justice League bands together for purposes both light and dark – to honor the legacies they will one day inherit, and to be the Justice League’s secret weapon. From within their HQ The Cave, they embark on covert missions that would be impossible for the high profile Justice League. Batman (naturally) is their mission handler, Red Tornado supervises and Black Canary trains them. But the lads and ladies of Young Justice push their mission envelope and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the scenes of this alternate DC universe.

Gilligan’s Planet (1982)
It’s a brand new story about The Castaways! Leaving their tiny island after years and months and days, they built a little spaceship, crude but it could fly. They left their home and lost their way, between the stars and sky, they went from an island to star, lost on Gilligan’s Planet. It’s true ­ The Castaways are now lost in space! They¹re all here, in this strange, new world, Gilligan (voice of Bob Denver), the Skipper (voice of Alan Hale, Jr.), the Millionaire (voice of Jim Backus), his Wife (voice of Natalie Schafer), the Movie Star (voice of Dawn Wells), the Professor (Russell Johnson) and Mary Ann (voice of Dawn Wells). Now joined by Gilligan¹s alien sidekick Bumper, they begin a whole new life on a whole new world while still trying to repair the now space-worthy SS Minnow and return home from their near-infinite three hour tour. It¹s something old, something new in this Saturday morning cartoon sit-com sci-fi romp!

Magic Boy (1960)
Magically-gifted boy Sasuke lives in peace, deep in the forest with his animal pals and his elder sister, Oyu. After their forest sanctuary is violated by a demon witch who devours one of Sasuke’s animal companions, he vows vengeance. Leaving the forest, the boy sets out to master his magical gifts by making a pilgrimage to the home of the wizard, Hakuunsai. While Sasuke learns the ways of magic, Yakusha, the demon witch, terrorizes the countryside, and Sasuke works to complete his training in time. Magic Boy aka Shunen Sarutobi Sasuke is a classic piece of anime history – the first full-length animated feature produced in Japan to reach the shores of the United States. With much of the original storyline left untouched and centering on pop culture staple hero Sarutobi Sasuke (think Bomba the Jungle Boy crossed with a ninja), Magic Boy is an enchanting precursor to decades of imported Japanese ani-magic. Presented in 16×9 Widescreen.

Marine Boy: The Complete Third Season (1967-68)
Marine Boy, the amazing aquatic hero of the American anime action classic, surfaces for a final volume of sea-faring sci-fi adventures! This 3-Disc, 26-Episode Collections rounds out Marine Boy’s excursions for the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters with a series of fantastic confrontations against fearsome foes side by side with some fabulous friends. Thanks to the inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner, Marine Boy is super-scuba geared up and ready for the full fathom fighting form with his propeller shoes and bulletproof wet suit, not mention his boomerangs and Oxy-gum! So take a swim with Marine Boy, his dolphin Splasher, mermaid gal pal Neptina, hero-worshiping little Clicli and the stalwart crew of supersub P-1 as they go up against evil electronic brains, haunted island, ghost cruisers, mutant plankton swarms, militarized red dolphins, and attacking icebergs. It’s just another day under the sea for Marine Boy – brave and free!

And on Warner Archive Instant …

Aquaman (1967)
Swim along with the King of the Seven Seas in his swingin’ sixties animated incarnation from Filmation. Aquaman, alongside teen sidekick Aqualad and his Queen, Mera, uses his astounding powers to defend the ancient undersea city of Atlantis and endangered sea life everywhere. And, to sweeten the super-action, his adventtires are presented as originally seen, with segments featuring The Justice League, The Teen Titans, The Flash, Green Lantern and more! Check it out at Warner Archive Instant!

Marine Boy – Season 1 & 2 (1966-67)
Suit up for some undersea superheroics with Marine Boy, the original “American anime” classic! Produced in Japan but intended for first run in the US, Marine Boy lead the wave that included such color anime classic as Kimba the White Lion and Speed Racer (with whom it shares a number of voice actors). Operating out of the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters, superscientist Dr. Mariner has outfitted his stalwart son with all the aquatic accoutrements he will need in his quest to keep the seas safe for all mankind. From Oxy-Gum and bulletproof wet suit to flying subs and propeller shoes, Marine Boy has what it takes to face a variety of fearsome foes above and below the ocean¹s surface. Check it out at Warner Archive Instant!

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