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Updated Package Artwork For “Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice” DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided updated package artwork the upcoming Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice two-disc DVD collection, hitting shelves September 30th, 2014 for $19.97US. The DVD collection will feature the final thirteen episodes from the CG-animated series currently airing on Adult Swim. A Blu-ray release featuring the same content is expected to retail on the same date, available for purchase through Warner Archive for $21.99US. Additional details on that release can be found here.

Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld.

Details and package art can be found below.

Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice
Release Date: September 30th, 2014 (09/30/14)
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Product Language: English
Original Soundtrack Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME

Synopsis: The groundbreaking all-new CGI animated series returns. Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana are back to take on the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.”

Disc 1

Disc 2

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.

Beware The Batman airs Saturdays at 2:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim.

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Details For Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray Release

Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has released official details for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray title. The collection, coming Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, will include 26 episodes from the second season of the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series. The title will be available through the official Warner Archive website for $24.95US, along with select retail outlets, and is now currently available for pre-order. Details for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray are available below, from the studio.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season

Synopsis: Braver. Bolder. Season two of Batman: The Brave and the Bold delivers more of the action you want, as the caped crusader continues to team up with heroes from across the DC Universe in this latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise from Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring nonstop adventure with a touch of comic relief, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman frequently finds himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes at every turn, Batman must still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home. With more action-packed antics and characters like Firestorm and Metal Men, season two features the voices of guest stars Julie Newmar (Batman), Adam West (Batman), Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Playhouse) and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris).

Running Time: 590 minutes
Format: Blu-ray
Audio Format: MONO
Box Type: Amaray Case

Unlike the previous second season DVD releases of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, this collection is set to include the controversial “The Mask of Matches Malone” episode. The episode, which was censored for content, was relegated to bonus content on the Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Complete Season Three DVD title, details of which are available here.

Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting September 9th, 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. Details on how to order can be found at the official Warner Archive website.

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“Batman: Assault on Arkham” Animated Feature, “Young Justice: Season One” Blu-ray Collection Now Available

The all-new direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The animated movie features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line.

Further information on this latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, the 21st in the acclaimed and popular long-running line, can be found by clicking the images above. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature, its respective home video releases, and other related discussions.

Batman: Assault on Arkham Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
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Batman: Assault on Arkham Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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Additionally, the Batman: Assault on Arkham home video release also includes a look at the next all-new DC Universe Animated Original title, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of images from the “A Sneak Peek at Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” featurette available on all Son of Batman home video releases. The following images are exclusive to The World’s Finest and are not to be removed without permission or credit given.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the next all-new direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie release, is slated for a late Fall 2014/early Winter 2015 release. 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 official details coming soon. Keep an eye on The World’s Finest for further Justice League: Throne of Atlantis updates.

Continuing, the Young Justice: Season One Blu-ray release will be available starting today from Warner Bros’ Home Entertainment’s specialty label Warner Archive. The two-disc set includes all 26 episodes from the first season of the popular fan-beloved animated series. Young Justice: Season One, which features Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti’s critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes, is available at wbshop.com and assorted online retailers starting at $24.95. Continue below for a description of the release.

Young Justice: Season One
Warner Archive
Release Date: August 12th, 2014

Synopsis: 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. 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.

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Young Justice: Season One Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)

Lastly, on an unrelated note, today also sees the DVD and Digital HD release of the Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles documentary. Click here for more details on this new documentary which explores the origins of the beloved Heroes in a Half-Shell.

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Warner Bros. And Mattel Extend Deal For DC Comics, Animation, Movies And TV Shows

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, with DC Entertainment, issued the following press release announcing an extension of their partnership with toymaker Mattel. Despite being mentioned in passing, this deal will also include any future animated DC Comics-based productions, including new animated television productions. DC Entertainment is planning a strategic multi-year roll-out of many of their big properties, with animated projects expected to be part of the event.

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products And Mattel Extend Strategic Alliance

Ongoing Collaboration Continues Rights to Massive DC Comics Universe
And Upcoming Film and Television Projects

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, with DC Entertainment, announced today that it has once again extended its successful relationship with leading worldwide toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc. The new multi-year agreement grants Mattel rights to continue as master toy licensee for the entire universe of DC Comics characters. Under the terms of this strategic alliance, Mattel is granted unprecedented access to the complete breadth and scope of the DC Comics vault of characters, which includes more than a thousand world-famous DC Comics Super Heroes and DC Comics Super-Villains, such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and The Joker. The deal continues Mattel’s support of the universe of DC Comics characters across its entire portfolio of core brands, including Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Barbie®, Mattel Games and Fisher-Price®.

“Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have an unrivaled portfolio of characters and a strong slate of content across all platforms which is essential to driving our global consumer products business—a business anchored by our long-term partnership with Mattel,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “With so much opportunity on the horizon, we know Mattel will bring the talents of its world-class organization to create and market product lines for fans of all ages.”

In addition to the rights to utilize existing DC Comics characters and existing content, the extension includes Mattel’s rights to produce toys based on future DC Comics films, animation and television projects that are developed and produced during the term of the agreement. Mattel is set to develop toy lines for two of Warner Bros.’ most highly anticipated theatrical releases: the summer 2016 release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the recently announced Justice League film, to follow.

The dominance of DC Comics storylines in the world of television has enabled Mattel to develop product based on the Warner Bros. Television primetime series Arrow, entering its third season, and brings new opportunity with the upcoming live-action series The Flash. Mattel will also have the opportunity to create product with newly announced DC Comics–based television series Gotham, Constantine and iZOMBIE, which will all debut during the 2014–15 television season.

“In our fifteen years of collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Mattel has been honored with bringing the stories and characters of the DC Comics universe to life in toy form,” said Doug Wadleigh, Senior Vice President, Global Brands Marketing, Boys and Entertainment for Mattel. “Mattel’s robust portfolio has helped extend DC Comics properties to new consumers utilizing the toy brands they know and trust. We are excited to continue our partnership, and look forward to supporting upcoming entertainment launches and franchise development.”

During its nearly 15-year partnership with WBCP, Mattel has created and delivered a number of successful toy lines that bring the fun, action-packed heroism and excitement of DC Comics’ characters to life, including top-of-the-line action figures, vehicles and role play accessories across all DC Comics brands, including tentpole films The Dark Knight Trilogy and the 2013 release of Man of Steel; to the vintage-styled line in support of the 60’s BATMAN™ Classic TV Series. Mattel’s Batman evergreen lines, Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Imaginext line, Hot Wheels® brand, as well as the multiple DC Comics Super Heroes action figure lines, together illustrate the commitment and success Mattel has had with the DC Comics brand over the years.

“We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Mattel and the Warner Bros. Consumer Products teams to collaborate on compelling product lines that support the many exciting DC Comics initiatives slated for the coming years including film, TV, games and comics,” stated Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment.

Driving its core Batman business, WBCP and Mattel continue to maintain the momentum for the ultimate Super Hero with its exclusive evergreen Batman brand that has come to life in toys and at retail. This year, Mattel has released new and exciting products in the evergreen Batman toy line, including the Lights and Sounds 10ꞌꞌ Core figures, Hot Wheels® Batmobile Assortment, Batman Basic Figures, the all-new Batman 12″ Figure, as well as additional figures and characters to augment the assortment. Mattel has reinvigorated their collector offering with the new 6ꞌꞌ Total Heroes™ line for the gateway collector and the 3¾ꞌꞌ DC Multiverse line of hyper-detailed action figures for the more serious collector – both lines launched this year.

Fisher-Price continues to introduce the world of DC Comics to the next generation with their popular DC Super Friends pre-school line. Part of the Fisher-Price Imaginext line, DC Super Friends has proven to be incredibly successful in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Mexico, Australia and Spain, as it continues to expand across Europe with its recent debut in German, and globally.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Mattel
The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel’s companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com, www.facebook.com/mattel or www.twitter.com/mattel.

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Warner Archive To Premiere New “Beware The Batman” Episode At WonderCon

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided details for Warner Archive Collection’s upcoming panels at WonderCon 2014. Recent DC Comics-inspired cartoons Beware The Batman, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series will all play a big part of Warner Archive’s planned events for the convention, including the debut of an unaired Beware The Batman episode. The 2014 WonderCon Anaheim convention will be held from April 18th – 20th, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Complete details, provided by the studio, can be found below:

Warner Archive Collection presents an incredibly eclectic quartet of panels at WonderCon this coming weekend, April 18-20, spotlighting everything from popular animated super hero TV series and kooky cartoon music to real-life heroes in animation (and back again) and the original transforming toy robots, The GoBots.

The talent on these four panels also covers the entertainment gamut, highlighted by the appearance of renowned screenwriter Steven E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 HRS.) discussing his 1987 cult classic TV movie, The Spirit; beloved animation creators Alan Burnett, Kelly Ward, Giancarlo Volpe and James Tucker; popular voice actor Josh Keaton; and making his first-ever Con appearance, the heralded voice of the GoBots’ Leader-1, Lou Richards.

Also notable amongst the panel presentations will be the exhibition of unaired, never-before-seen footage from the animated series, Beware the Batman during the “Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu” panel on Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm in Room 300DE.

In addition to the four panels, Warner Archive Collection will have an action-packed, informative booth presence on the convention floor of WonderCon. And immediately following the Sunday afternoon panel, the Warner Archive booth will host an autograph signing with Steven E. de Souza starting at approximately 1:15pm. Attached is a headshot of Mr. de Souza.

The Warner Archive Collection panels for WonderCon include:

Saturday, 4/19/14
11:30am–12:30pm Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu
Warner Archive Collection continues to thrill fans with Blu-ray presentations of some of the popular, recent DC-based animated TV series. Revisit Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Beware the Batman with producers, directors, writers and voice talent, and discuss WAC’s potential future offerings. WAC podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson lead a panel that features Green Lantern: The Animated Series producer Giancarlo Volpe and actor Josh Keaton, Batman: The Brave and the Bold producer James Tucker, and other surprise guests – not to mention unaired, never-before-seen footage of Beware the Batman! Room 300DE

Saturday, 4/19/14
7:00–8:00pm Toonstock with Warner Archive Collection
There’s no better way to start WonderCon’s Saturday night than with a spotlight on toe-tapping, music-themed animated TV series from the past 50 years, including Josie and Pussycats in Outer Space, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Jabberjaw and more. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti – and a few surprises – offer a fun look/listen to great themes songs from 1960-1990s. Room 300AB

Sunday, 4/20/14
Noon–1:00pm From Chuck Norris to Mr. T: Real-Life Toons and Back Again!
Not only have a bevy of live-action stars like Chuck Norris, Mr. T and the Globetrotters played huge roles in nearly forgotten cartoons, but many popular ‘toon heroes – like The Spirit, Captain Marvel and Steel – have made the journey from four-color panels to live-action film. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson – and a few surprise guests, like renowned screenwriter Steve E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 HRS.) – celebrate these luminaries and more in their favorite, sometimes-forgotten adaptations in an undoubtedly hilarious hour-long panel. Room 300AB

Sunday, 4/20/14
3:00–4:00pm GoBots, Warner Archive Collection and beyond!
There are morphing robots and then there’s the GoBots! Warner Archive Collection puts a spotlight on the ultimate transforming robots with a release of the entire series on DVD, and a panel that features the voice of Leader1 himself, Lou Richards; story editor/writer Alan Burnett; writer Kelly Ward; and all-knowing WAC podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti. Come for the GoBots, stay for all kinds of fun WAC information, including a hearty shout-out to Jonny Quest on his 50th Anniversary. Room 300AB

The annual WonderCon Anaheim convention is a massive celebration of comics and pop culture, and will be held from April 18th – 20th, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. With over 56,000 attendees in 2013, WonderCon Anaheim continues to be one of the top comics and pop culture events in the country. 2014 marks the event’s 28th continuous year. More details on this convention, including program details and more, can be found at the official WonderCon Anaheim website.

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