The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection”

The World’s Finest has published its review of Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, available through traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020. In short, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is one of most arresting books to hit shelves this year. Mondo’s work, on display here, is imaginative, slick and bursting with admiration and respect for Batman: The Animated Series, and Insight Editions pulls out all the stops in making sure the presentation is second-to-none. It’s serves as tangible representation of the enduring legacy of the beloved cartoon classic, and you couldn’t ask for a better example.

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The World's Finest reviews Batman: The Animated Series - The Phantom Creative Collection

Insight Editions describes Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection as follows:

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.

Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is available through your favorite traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020.

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“DC Showcase: Batman – Death In The Family” Video Clip, Images Released By Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a look at the opening credits to DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, a special upcoming interactive stand-alone release from the DC Showcase animated shorts line. The highly-anticipated animated short, which arrives on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020, is the label’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling. Continue below for both images and a video clip, plus additional details on DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family.




Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Batman: Death in the Family as follows:

Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film. Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) reprise their Batman: Under The Red Hood roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and The Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as Two-Face and James Gordon.

Please note DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family will have multiple viewing formats on home media. The Blu-ray features all of the 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts in hi-definition, including the fully-interactive, extended-length DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, plus a digital version of the four other 2019-2020 shorts. For the digital release, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family will be presented in a non-interactive format (pre-assembled version of the story, entitled Under the Red Hood: Reloaded), along with the other four 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts, and three other non-interactive versions of the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family (entitled Jason Todd’s Rebellion, Robin’s Revenge and Red Hood’s Reckoning) as bonus features. The Blu-ray also offers approximately five minutes of additional content within the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family story that is not included in the Digital version.

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Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family arrives on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020. For further details, check out the special DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family subsite at The World’s Finest! Stay tuned for for further coverage, and a full review, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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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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“Harley Quinn” Renewed For Season Three, Moves To HBO Max With “Young Justice,” Others

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have announced that Harley Quinn has been renewed for a third season, with the entire cast and crew returning. While the first two seasons of the acclaimed animated series debuted on DC Universe, the DC Comics streaming service, the third season will move to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s tentpole streaming outlet. Harley Quinn will join the rest of DC Universe’s scripted programming – including Young Justice, Doom Patrol, Titans and more – which will also shift over to HBO Max.

Harley Quinn, starring Kaley Cuoco, will now be listed as a Max Original program, and HBO Max will be the home for all current and forthcoming Harley Quinn content going forward. While a premiere date for third season has not yet been revealed, Harley Quinn executive producer Patrick Schumacker shared the following image promoting the series’ renewal and move to HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics also recently released the logo and confirmed the title of the upcoming fourth season of the acclaimed Young Justice, the announcement made during the DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse virtual global event on Sept. 12, 2020. As with Harley Quinn‘s third season, Young Justice: Phantoms has no set premiere date on HBO Max, but all currently available episodes will soon be made available though the streaming outlet.

Concerning DC Universe, the streaming service will shift to a comic subscription service titled DC Universe Infinite, and will launch on January 21, 2021. The service will include more than 24,000 comic books, along with digital-first comics, exclusive access to DC fan events, and a stream of recently released comics six months after the physical editions hit store shelves. DC Universe Infinite, which will be roll-out worldwide by summer 2021, will be available online at DCUniverseInfinite.com, iOS and Android devices for $7.99/month or $74.99/year.

The first two seasons of the Harley Quinn are currently available to stream on HBO Max, and DC Universe for the time-being, with a Blu-ray release from Warner Archive slated for later in 2020. Check out The World’s Finest Harley Quinn mini-site for additional content from the animated series. Also, please note the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite is regularly being updated with new episode images and details as they are available, along with videos, images, reviews and much more content! Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news in the links below.

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Watchtower Database 24-Hour Birthday Bash Event, September 17-18, 2020

Watchtower Database is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its YouTube debut with a special 24-hour “birthday bash” featuring a host of creators, cast members and personalities from the DC Animated Universe and its community. The 24-hour event begins on the Watchtower Database Twitch channel on Sept. 17th, 2020 at 12pm PT. Guests include Susan Eisenberg, Dan Riba, Eric Carrasco, Tim Levins, John Delaney, Matthew Manning, Monica Kubina, among others, with topics covering assorted episodes, movies, comics, collectibles, and more, along with appearances from members of the DCAU fan community. Click on the image below for a closer look at the schedule.


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