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“Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite” Animated Feature Airing June 2014 On Teletoon

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air the Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite animated feature on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 10:00am (ET/). Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite is the 2013 full-length CG-animated movie based on the popular TT Animation video game franchise. The film was released last year to home video and digital download, garnering critical acclaimed and positive feedback. Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite has aired frequently on Teletoon, the popular animation network available in Canada, since it’s release. Details and images for the animated feature can be found below, provided by the network.


Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite
Airing Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Teletoon
Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite provides the ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages. The film finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.

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In additional news, Warner Interactive has announced a new title in the Lego Batman videogame franchise – Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group state Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available beginning Fall 2014 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, as well as for Windows PC. The official press release can be found below.

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP
ENTER THE NEXT FRONTIER WITH
LEGO BATMAN™ 3: BEYOND GOTHAM

Best-Selling LEGO Batman Videogame Franchise
Takes Batman and Robin Outside Gotham and Into
An Out-of-this-World Adventure

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available beginning Fall 2014 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, as well as for Windows PC.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is the next installment to the blockbuster LEGO Batman: The Videogame and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes videogames. To-date, LEGO videogame sales have reached more than 100 million units worldwide.

“Building on the incredibly successful LEGO Batman franchise, we are working to make Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham the ultimate super hero videogame this year for all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “The TT Games team is bringing LEGO Batman and an astounding amount of characters from the DC Comics universe to the next frontier with a new epic story, more gadgets and unexpected challenges.”

In Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

Players will unlock more than 150 unique characters from the DC Comics universe, including members of the Justice League and LEGO big figures such as Killer Croc, Solomon Grundy and many more. Fans of all ages will be able to control their favorite heroes and villains with new gadgets and abilities. Brainiac’s mind controlling abilities and the power of the Lantern rings bring unexpected twists to the classic characters’ personalities.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also will allow players to explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower. They will be able to access Batman’s training modules on the Bat Computer and take part in various challenges, battles and races.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gothamis being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/LEGOBatmanGame

About TT Games
TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures and BIONICLE® Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group (www.LEGO.com) is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group. © 2014 The LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. 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.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham software © 2014 TT Games Ltd. Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2014 The LEGO Group. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Animated Batman Part Of “Batman at 75: Screenings From The Paley Center Collection”

For the entire month of May 2014, and into June 2014, The Paley Center for Media will be showcasing a host of both live-action and animated Batman presentations. The presentations – being held at both the The Paley Center for Media In New York and The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles – include regular movie screenings, episode screenings, and special live events focused on different eras of Batman’s long entertainment history.

Details on some select events can be found below, with a complete rundown available at the official The Paley Center for Media website.

Paley Presents Screenings
Batman at 75: Screenings from the Paley Center Collection

Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Sunday, June 1, 2014
Starts at 12:30 pm
New York and Los Angeles

Even your grandmother could name Batman’s sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world’s most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) every weekend in May at the Paley Center with a wide variety of Bat-entertainment, from the cheesy propaganda of the 1943 movie serial up to today’s critically acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Justice League: Doom and LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

Saturday & Sundays
May 24 & 25
May 31 & June 1

12:30 pm – Justice League: Doom
This animated superhero motion picture features the Justice League of America, consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and the Flash, as they battle the Legion of Doom, with a distinct disadvantage: the villains have hacked into the Batcomputer, which reveals how to most effectively rend each hero’s powers useless. Voiced by Kevin Conroy, Phil Morris, Olivia d’Abo, Tim Daly, Carl Lumbly, Paul Blackthorne, Nathan Fillion, and scripted by the late, great Dwayne McDuffie. (2012; 77 minutes)

3:20 pm – Batman: The Brave and the Bold “Journey to the Center of the Bat”
When villain Chemo infects Batman with an insidious “silicate” disease, Aquaman and the Atom venture within the Dark Knight’s body to stop its spread. Also featuring appearances by DC’s two super-stretchable heroes, Plastic Man and Elongated Man. (2009; 22 minutes)

3:45 pm – LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite
In this lively animated movie featuring Lego versions of DC superheroes and archvillains, the Joker and Lex Luthor join forces to oppose Batman and Superman. Highlight: The Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel confound their foes by switching each other’s Lego body parts! (2013; 71 minutes)

Details on other Batman-related screenings – including episodes of the classic 1960s Batman television show and the 1940s Batman series – can be found at the official The Paley Center for Media website.

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, focuses on the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. The Center plays hosts to many events throughout the month, touching upon different areas of the vast entertainment industry.

These screenings at The Paley Center for Media are part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

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“Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite” Now Available, New Video Clip And Images

A batch of images and a new video clip from the Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite animated feature have been released by Warner Home Video. Now available through home video and digital outlets, Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite is the full-length animated feature film based on the popular TT Animation video game. The film will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and OnDemand, though is now available to own via Digital Download. Initial Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last. Click on the thumbnail below to view the new clip in the High-Definition Quicktime/MP4 format, and click the additional thumbnails for stills. Press details are also below.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment makes the full-length animated feature film, based on the popular TT Animation video game, available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, OnDemand and via Digital Download.

The initial shipment of the film’s Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD release includes an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last.

To celebrate today’s release, here’s an all-new clip featuring Robin (hilariously voiced by Charlie Schlatter) giving chase to Catwoman.

Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite provides the ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages. The film finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.



Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite, the animated feature based on the acclaimed video game series, is now available on home video and through digital download. Stay tuned for further updates and additional content here soon at The World’s Finest. Click the links below to discuss the new animated feature.

Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
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New Images And Video Clip From “Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite” Animated Feature

A batch of images and a new video clip from the upcoming Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite animated feature have been released by Warner Home Video promoting the film’s voice cast. Hitting home video and digital outlets on May 21st, 2013, Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite is the full-length animated feature film based on the popular TT Animation video game. The film will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and OnDemand, though is now available to own via Digital Download. Initial Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last. Click on the first thumbnail below to view the new clip in the High-Definition Quicktime/MP4 format, and click the additional thumbnails for stills. Additional press details can also be found below.

FIRST-TIME VOICES OF BATMAN, SUPERMAN & JOKER SET NEW ACTION-PACKED, HILARIOUS TONE FOR
LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC SUPERHEROES UNITE

Troy Baker, Travis Willingham, Christopher Corey Smith & Charlie Schlatter
take on iconic roles for new animated film coming to Blu-ray on May 21

The first day on a job is never easy. It only gets that much more difficult when you’re following a legend.

Such was the case for Troy Baker, Travis Willingham and Christopher Corey Smith – three talented young voice actors who stepped into the recording booth – and some very large shoes – for Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite.

The trio was tasked with creating the voices of Batman, Superman and the Joker, all the while remaining respectful to the landmark performances of some very well-loved actors that had come before. Early reviews say the three actors hit their mark, as well as outstanding notices for the ever-hilarious performance of Charlie Schlatter as the voice of Robin.

None were strangers to the voiceover world. Baker has crafted an impressive resume as the lead character in Bioshock Infinite along with roles in video games like Batman: Arkham City. Willingham continues to expand his repertoire with roles in animated series like Avengers Assemble and The Super Hero Squad Show. Smith has supplied voices across the realms of television and video games, most notably in Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe. And Charlie Schlatter, recognizable for his live-action television roles in Diagnosis Murder and Ferris Bueller, has logged a significant number of hours in the recording booth prior to inheriting the role of Robin.

All four actors were taking on the iconic roles for the first time, and the esteemed task of meeting lofty expectations was not lost on any of them.

“It’s a different take on Superman, probably a lot funnier than you’ve ever seen him,” says Willingham, who admitted to doing his share of superhero role play as a kid – complete with Superman underwear and the blanket/cape tied around his neck. “In this piece, Superman is definitely a hyper-alpha-male, super boy scout, naïve to an extreme, and probably a little annoying. He’s the guy that reminds everyone that their greatest endeavor can easily be eclipsed by him doing the same exact thing — with only his pinky, and with both eyes closed. And it antagonizes Batman more than anyone.

“There was a lot of humor throughout, and deadpan deliveries are a big part of it. When you have Troy Baker on one side as Batman, and Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor, it definitely heightens the interplay. Then you’ve got Batman being sarcastic and Superman being naïve and not really getting the joke – that just makes it that much funnier.”

Baker is no stranger to the Batman universe, having played Two-Face in the popular videogame Batman: Arkham City, as well as some cool roles in Dark Knight productions on the horizon. But this was his first time providing the vocals under the cowl.

“There have been so many iterations of Batman – from Adam West to Christian Bale – and someone just recently asked me who my favorite Batman: for me, it is unequivocally Kevin Conroy,” says Baker of the voice actor from the original Batman: The Animated Series. “Kevin is the Batman that I grew up with. So when I was recording, there was always a little of that ‘what-would-Kevin-do’ in the back of my head. But I just tried to bring my own thing to the performance. Nobody can ever top Kevin Conroy. I just focused on trying to do the best Batman I can.”

Smith had an equally impressive task – bringing a new take to a role that has been defined several times by the likes of Mark Hamill, Heath Ledger, Richard Epcar and Kevin Michael Richardson.

“I did listen to various clips from different folks, but I also didn’t want to do a copy of anybody,” says Smith. “I didn’t want to do Mark Hamill or Richard Epcar, and I admire both of them greatly. I think I was able to find a bit of a regional dialect that wasn’t too noticeable, but separated him from people who have come before.”

For every version of the Joker, the actor must bring forth that sinister laugh. For Smith, as has been the case for so many others, the trick was not shredding his voice while conjuring that cackle.

“At first, the laughing did strain out my voice, because it doesn’t live in a comfortable place,” Smith admits. “After the first five or six times, you figure out where it needs to be in your range. It becomes a muscle memory thing, but it’s still a vocal work out. By the end of it, you are exhausted.”

Smith’s version of the Joker definitely impressed Baker, particularly coming off a job the two recently did where Smith filled the superhero role.

“Keeping in mind that Kevin Conroy is my Batman and Mark Hamill is my Joker, so anybody that tries to fill those boots is in for trouble,” Baker says, “But Chris just knocked it out of the park. From the first time he delivered a line and then did the Joker cackle, all of us turned and stared. We were speechless. It wasn’t Hamill, it wasn’t Heath Ledger, but it was perfect Joker.”

Based on the popular video game, the TT Animation produced LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite arrives May 21, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*. Release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last.


Click here to view the trailer for Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite, the animated feature based on the acclaimed video game series, arrives on home video and for download come Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. Stay tuned for further updates and additional content here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Clancy Brown Reprises Lex Luthor Role For “Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite” Animated Feature

Warner Home Video has provided the following images and a studio-conducted interview promoting the upcoming Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite animated feature. Hitting home video and digital outlets on May 21st, 2013, Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite is the full-length animated feature film based on the popular TT Animation video game. The film will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and OnDemand, though is now available to own via Digital Download. Initial Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last. Continue below for the studio-conducted interview, and click on the thumbnails to view hi-res images from the animated feature.

CLANCY BROWN RETURNS AS LEX LUTHOR TO ANCHOR VERSATILE ENSEMBLE CAST FOR
LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC SUPERHEROES UNITE

Star of The Shawshank Redemption, Highlander reprises iconic villain role for new Blu-ray/DVD feature-length animated film coming May 21

Over two nights in early February 2012, the versatile cast of Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite gathered to record the animated film in a spacious Studio City location. The room was filled with renowned voice talent, yet one man – literally and figuratively – stood above the rest: Clancy Brown.

As the definitive voice of Lex Luthor from his days creating the character for Superman: The Animated Series and numerous other series and films, Brown was the lone returning voice in a room of familiar heroes and villains. For the veteran actor known for memorable roles from The Shawshank Redemption to Highlander, voicing Lex Luthor in an animated Lego film offered an altogether new opportunity to play with the character.

“There’s lots of jokes in this version of Lex Luthor,” Brown says. “Lego knows their audience well – Jon Burton and the Lego team are very clever in the way they create entertainment that’s a little lighter but still hits all the notes. Lex is still Lex, but he’s got some funny asides and there are plenty of moments that’ll make both the kids and the adults laugh.

“I think Lex getting some laughs is a little overdue. And it’s fun for me to go a little bit out of character. Lex is usually so sincere and scary, and now he finally gets to say something clever to get some laughs. Of course, he doesn’t get the girl. Lex never gets the girl.”

For Brown’s self-proclaimed “fanboy” castmates like Troy Baker (Batman), Travis Willingham (Superman) and Christopher Corey Smith (Joker), acting alongside Brown was a dream come true.

“When Clancy’s voice rumbles, the whole room shakes,” Willingham says. “So when you’re playing back-and-forth with Clancy, you have to actually remember to say your line, because you’re so busy listening to him talk. It’s a total deer-in-the-headlights experience.”

“I am not going to lie – I kind of fanboy-ed out meeting Clancy,” Baker says. “Being a fan of the animated series and then getting to be in the room with him recording that role with that voice … that was a great fanboy moment for me.”

Smith had the good fortune of playing opposite Brown for much of the movie as the villains unite to battle their arch-rivals. “I’ve been a fan of his work for a long, long time, and it’s a good thing I was sitting at the other end of the room or I probably would’ve geeked out next to him. It was great that we were teamed up – putting the villains together, we got to make the crime. But Lex is not really a laugher, he’s not really a jolly fellow. I got to do most of the laughing. That was fun.”

Based on the popular video game, the TT Animation produced Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite arrives May 21, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*. Release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last.

Click here to view the trailer for Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite, the animated feature based on the acclaimed video game series, arrives on home video and for download come Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. Stay tuned for further updates and additional content here soon at The World’s Finest.

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