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Details For Upcoming Animation-Themed Figures From DC Collectibles

DC Comics has released new images and official details for upcoming DC Collectibles figures based on an assortment of animation projects, including Batman: The Animated Series and Son of Batman, among others. DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability. Official details for upcoming figures, all scheduled to ship before the end of the calendar year, are available below.

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN, CATWOMAN, MR. FREEZE AND TWO-FACE ACTION FIGURES
CATWOMAN – BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – 5.5″
BATMAN – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.25″
MR. FREEZE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.75″
TWO-FACE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

The highly anticipated line from DC Collectibles is finally here! Based on the designs from the hit New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series comes the first wave of figures of Batman, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and Two-Face! Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
$24.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN STATUE
BASED ON SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

The Man of Steel from the popular Superman: The Animated Series rockets into your home with this latest installment in the popular line of statues celebrating the World’s Greatest Super Hero.
Limited Edition of 5,200 • Measures Approximately 7.5″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES
JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR: CYBORG ACTION FIGURE

Half-man, Half-machine, all awesome. The hero Cyborg battles the hordes of Apokolips with this action figure based on his designs from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Justice League: War!
CYBORG – 6.9″
* $19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES
SON OF BATMAN: DEATHSTROKE, BATMAN, ROBIN AND NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURES
ROBIN – 4.75″
NIGHTWING – 6.85″
DEATHSTROKE – 6.75″
BATMAN – 6.9″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

Based off designs of the much anticipated Son of Batman animated movie comes the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles!

$19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75” 2014 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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Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Justice League: War
Son of Batman

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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)
Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite Blu-ray/DVD 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.


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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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