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“Batman: The Complete Animated Series” Blu-Ray Collection Coming October 16, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray collection will hit shelves on October 16, 2018. The highly-anticipated Blu-ray collection will include every episode of Batman: The Animated Series presented in high-definition for the first time, along with new bonus material. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment originally announced this title back in October 2017. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look.

Batman: The Animated Series
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment held a panel dedicated to Batman: The Animated Series, showcasing the new high-definition remasters and what fans can expect from the collection. As per initial details released, the collection will include the entire series, all 109 episodes, along with the high-definition remasters for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Sub-Zero Additionally, the collection will include audio commentary on select episodes, a new hour-long “Heart of the Batman” featurette, other on-disc bonus content, a mini-artbook and a selection of Funko Pop vinyl figures.

An official press release with the above details, and further information, for Batman: The Complete Animated Series, is expected in the near future, so please note currently available details may be incomplete. Also note the artwork is not representative of the complete packaging, which will include a more elaborate design along with physical bonus content.

Also, thanks and credit to Thomas Dreyfuss for some of the information used in this update, among some of our other friends and sources attending San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

Stay tuned for further details, including an official press release and more package artwork. Check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more.

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First Look At “Batman: The Complete Animated Series” Blu-Ray Artwork

A first look at the upcoming Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray collection has been released. The highly-anticipated Blu-ray collection will include every episode of Batman: The Animated Series presented in high-definition for the first time. More details for the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment collection, including details on bonus content and more, will be announced during San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment originally announced this release back in October 2017. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look.

Batman: The Animated Series

Please note the artwork is not representative of the complete packaging, which will include a more elaborate design along with physical bonus content.

A specific street date has not yet been announced, but Warner Bros. states the release will hit in the fourth quarter of 2018. Expect the street date to be announced during San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Stay tuned for further details as this news develops. Check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more.

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DC Universe Subscription Service Available For Pre-Order, Will Cost $7.99/Month, Or $74.99/Year

DC Entertainment has released pricing details and additional programming notes for its upcoming DC Universe proprietary streaming service, which will launch with the live-action series Titans later this year. A trailer for DC Universe’s first series was also released, and is available below. The Young Justice: Outsiders, originally set for a 2018 debut, and Harley Quinn animated series will debut in 2019. Complete press details are available below, along with new imagery.

DC Universe Digital Subscription Service Now Available for Pre-Order
First DC Universe Original – Titans Releases First Trailer to Celebrate Pre-Order Launch!
Annual Memberships On Sale for $74.99

Pre-Order by July 22, 2018 for a Chance to Win Two Tickets
to the Highly Anticipated Aquaman Premiere
Batman Beyond, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and
Justice League the Animated Series Join Digital Service Line Up
Pre-Order available at DCUniverse.com as well as at DC Booth at SDCC

Fans looking to experience the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that is DC Universe are one step closer today. Slated for release in fall 2018, fans in the United States can now pre-order DC Universe at DCUNIVERSE.com for the yearly membership fee of $74.99 (plus tax, if applicable in your state). Monthly memberships will be available at launch for $7.99 a month.

To celebrate today’s pre-order availability, DC Universe and Warner Bros. Television released a first-look at the upcoming exclusive original series Titans with the trailer premiere. The highly anticipated series will debut on the digital service in the fall of 2018. In addition, more fan-favorite DC library content has been confirmed for the DC Universe line-up, including Batman Beyond (1999), Justice League the Animated Series (2001-04) and Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008-11).

As an added pre-order bonus, DC Universe is offering The Aquaman Premiere Sweepstakes*. Fans who pre-order between Thursday, July 19 (9:30 a.m. PT) and Sunday, July 22 (5 p.m. PT) will be automatically entered for a chance to win two tickets to the U.S. premiere of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Aquaman in December 2018.

Comic-Con attendees who visit the DC booth #1915 and pre-order, will receive an exclusive collectible t-shirt. Fans can also visit the DC Universe Experience at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter to immerse themselves in content from the upcoming service and literally walk through the new originals, beloved classics and iconic comics.

Fans who pre-order a yearly membership before the service’s launch in fall 2018 will get an additional three months of DC Universe for free. Annual memberships will go live with product availability in the fall.

DC UniverseDC Universe will be available in fall 2018 as a direct-to-consumer digital service, backed by Warner Bros. Digital Networks and built by Warner Bros. Digital Labs. Fans who sign up for memberships will enjoy new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of comic books, breaking news, an expansive encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. or DC who are 18 or older. Sweepstakes begins 7/19/18 at 9:30:00 a.m. PT and ends 7/22/18 at 5:00:00 p.m. PT. Limit 1 entry per person. For Official Rules, including odds and prize details, visit AquamanSweeps.com. Sponsor: DC UNIVERSE.

ABOUT DC UNIVERSE
DC Universe, launching in fall 2018, is a standalone digital experience designed for the DC fan. Showcasing DC’s iconic characters, DC Universe offers new original live-action and animated series, legendary films and series, and epic animated movies, as well as a fan community, a curated selection of comic books, and exclusive merchandise. DC Universe is operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks in collaboration with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Labs. DC Universe offers access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. To learn more, visit www.DCUNIVERSE.com.

ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. 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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics content in the world.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is charged with bringing together a diverse portfolio of brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio’s iconic franchises and vast library, WBDN’s portfolio includes DC Universe, DramaFever, and both Boomerang and Filmstruck in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.

DC Universe

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The World’s Finest “Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-ray Review

The World’s Finest has published its review of Warner Archive’s Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray release, which is now available order directly from Warner Archive, WB Shop and most digital retailers. In short, the new HD remaster of the Batman: The Animated Series spin-off movie looks absolutely stunning. If you want to watch the best possible version of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero available, look no further. To read the entire review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero

For more Batman: The Animated Series content – including additional reviews, exclusive interviews, production art and so much more – check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite. Also, click here to read a four-part 2005 interview with a wealth of creative talent looking at the evolution of Mr. Freeze in the DCAU. A brief 2002 interview with Boyd Kirkland, the late director of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, is also available at The World’s Finest.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero is now available to order through Warner Archive and the WB Shop, along with other online vendors and some retail outlets. To check out the orginal trailer for Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, click on the player below.

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“Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-Ray Press Details, Coming March 27, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided press details for the upcoming Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray, coming March 27, 2018 from Warner Archive. The title is currently available for pre-order for $21.99. To promote the film’s 20th anniversary, the Blu-ray will feature a remastered transfer, bonus features from the film’s original DVD release plus new content. Complete press details for the release are available below.

WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION CELEBRATES
20th ANNIVERSARY OF AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FILM
BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUBZERO
COMING MARCH 27, 2018 TO BLU-RAY
SPECIAL WONDERCON WAC PANEL TO SPOTLIGHT MR. FREEZE ON 3/23/18

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) celebrates the 20th anniversary of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero with a remastered Blu-ray™ release of the award-winning animated film. Now available for preorders, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be available March 27, 2018 via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

To hail the arrival of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero on Blu-ray™, WAC will host an hour-long panel at WonderCon on Friday, March 23 at 1:00pm in Room 300B. Warner Archive Podcast hosts D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson and some surprise guests will show remastered footage and discuss the film and the evolution of Mr. Freeze from a goofy villain into an endearing multi-dimensional character who just wants to find a cure for his dying wife.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Originally released as a direct-to-video film on March 17, 1998, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be released on Blu-ray™ in its original 4×3 Fullframe aspect ratio. The 67-minute film will be accompanied by several special features, including Art of Batman: Music Montage; Get the Picture: How to Draw Batman; the film’s theatrical trailer; and the Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures/Batman Beyond “Mr. Freeze Saga” in chronological order – four episodes entitled “Heart of Ice,” “Deep Freeze,” “Cold Comfort” and “Meltdown.” The episodes will be presented in standard definition.

In Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Batman faces his coolest case ever when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl “on ice” forever.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero is directed by Boyd Kirkland, who also helmed 21 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as well as serving as a sequence director on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. The script is written by Kirkland and Randy Rogel, who penned nine episodes of BTAS – but is probably best known for his prolific songwriting on Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs. Andrea Romano (of course) served as casting and dialogue director.

The film was honored as the Annie Award winner for Best Home Video/Animation.

The voice cast is led by Kevin Conroy, the preeminent voice of Batman, who went head-to-head with Michael Ansara (Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Harum Scarum) as he also reprised his BTAS role of Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze.

“Watching Michael Ansara portray the anguish and passion in Freeze’s love for Nora was beautiful,” recalls Conroy. “It was an acting lesson.”

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero also reunites key members of the Batman: The Animated Series cast, including Loren Lester (Robin/Dick Grayson), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Alfred), Robert Costanzo (Detective Harvey Bullock), Robert Hastings (Commissioner Gordon), Marilu Henner (Veronica Vreeland), Mari Devon (Summer Gleeson) and Liane Schirmer (Lt. Renee Montoya).

George Dzundza (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), who voiced several characters in BTAS, joined the V cast as Dr. Gregory Belson. The film also features Mary Kay Bergman in her first and only turn as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Dean Jones (The Love Bug) as Dean Arbagast. The cast also includes Rahi Azizi as Koonak, Lauren Tom as Mariko, and veteran voice actors Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Townsend Coleman, Neil Ross, Randy Thompson and Ed Gilbert. Notable on-camera actors Brian George (Seinfeld) and Carl Lumbly (Alias, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) also provide voices for the film.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice and a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Warner Archive’s Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray release is available for pre-order for shipment on March 27, 2018 for $21.99. The title can be pre-ordered through WB Shop and other digital retailers.

The above details are also available at The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for more updates on this upcoming Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. Further details on Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero can be found at the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest, and continue below to view the film’s original trailer.

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