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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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“Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, “Batman: Hush,” Wonder Woman: Bloodlines” Animated Movies Announced

Revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 The Death of Superman World Premiere panel, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles slated for 2019, which include an adaption of the acclaimed Batman: Hush storyline, a new Justice League adventure, and an original Wonder Woman animated feature. Reign of the Supermen, the first DC Universe Movie title of 2019, was announced in 2017. Continue below for DC Comics’ official release.

Batman: Hush is Getting an Animated Movie

In late 2002, acclaimed writer Jeph Loeb and a talented artist known for his work at Marvel, Image and WildStorm named Jim Lee debuted a 12-part Batman storyline in the pages of Batman #608. The story’s title was “Hush,” and the simple name belied a surprisingly complex story that would feature much of the Dark Knight’s popular rogues’ gallery, hint at the eventual return of the once dead Jason Todd, introduce Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Tommy Elliot and bring the romantic undertones of Batman’s relationship with Catwoman to the forefront for the first time.

DCIt’s a story that’s ripe with cinematic potential, as we’ll likely discover when it’s brought to animated life as part of the next wave of DC Universe Movies.

The 2019 slate was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con panel following the The Death of Superman world premiere. Based on the seminal storyline that shocked fans of the Man of Steel when it debuted 25 years ago, The Death of Superman is actually only the beginning of the story. The second part of the previously announced two-part adaptation, Reign of the Supermen, kicks things off in early 2019. Focusing on what happens after Superman’s death, the comics that inspired part two introduced characters who have gone on to play integral roles in the world of Superman, such as Steel, Cyborg Superman and Conner Kent. Look for some Reign of the Supermen teasers in the closing credits of The Death of Superman.

After that, in spring 2019, the Justice League returns for Justice League vs. The Fatal Five. Originally composed of supercriminals Tharok, Emerald Empress, Validus, Mano and the Persuader, the Fatal Five were first introduced in 1967 and are more commonly associated with the Legion of Super-Heroes. While they have appeared in animation before, both on Justice League Unlimited and on the Legion of Superheroes animated series, they’ve been largely dormant for a while (though Emerald Empress did play a key role in the recent Justice League vs. Suicide Squad comic book event). This is an original story, and there’s much we don’t know about it. Is it set in the future or the present day? Will the Legion appear? Which Justice Leaguers will we see? Only time will tell!

The third movie for 2019, Batman: Hush will release in summer, and will follow the two-part Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen as the latest animated movie based on an acclaimed DC comic storyline. While this year’s Batman: Gotham by Gaslight was arguably the last Batman-centered DC Universe Movie, it’s an “Elseworlds” tale featuring a Victorian Era Dark Knight. Hush will find the series returning to the present day and set in a much more familiar Gotham City. The comic storyline featured popular Bat baddies like Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul and the Joker, but it’s also well known for introducing the villain it’s named after—the bandage-faced Hush. While a child version of the character has made a couple of appearances on Gotham and Hush has appeared in video games like the Arkham and LEGO Batman titles, he’s never before appeared in a DC Universe Movie.

But wait, there’s more…

Yes, typically WBHE releases three DC Universe Movies each year, but 2019 is special and we’re getting a fourth. For the first time since her fan-favorite 2009 animated movie, Wonder Woman will take center stage in an original animated movie called Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. Not much is known about this mysterious—but very exciting—bonus movie, but expect to learn more next year.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates and trailers. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content.

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Reign of the Supermen Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Batman: Hush Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
The Death of Superman Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
DC Comics Animation – General Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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“Young Justice: Outsiders” First Look Trailer Released

Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Warner Bros. Animation released a first look at Young Justice: Outsiders, the upcoming third season of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series. The new season will consist of 26 episodes and will debut in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. The show, which takes place after the events of Young Justice: Invasion, the second season of the series, features The Team dealing with metahuman trafficking. View the first look trailer in the player below.

During San Diego Comic-Con 2018, the Young Justice cast and creative team highlighted the maturity of the scripts for Young Justice: Outsiders, tweaked character designs, and offered hints on where viewers will find most of the characters when the new season debuts. Specific details remained vague, however. The creative team acknowledged that, even with the series’ initial cancellation and then moving to the DC Universe streaming platform, their plans for the third season remained basically the same.

Young Justice: Outsiders is described by Warner Bros. Animation as follows:

Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.

Young Justice: Outsiders premieres in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. Additional details on the platform, including content and pricing, can be found here. Stay tuned for further details on Young Justice: Outsiders, including a premiere date and further details on the new season, right here at The World’s Finest.

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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 Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis” Hits DVD, Digital On October 2, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis, the latest animated movie based on the popular DC Super Hero Girls initiative, will hit DVD and Digital on October 2, 2018. Continue below for the press details, trailer and DVD package artwork.

A CLASS TRIP TO THE OCEAN IS UNDERWAY AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: LEGENDS OF ATLANTIS
ON DIGITAL AND DVD OCTOBER 2, 2018

The students of Super Hero High dive deep into their latest adventure as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment bring you DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis, the newest feature in the popular, groundbreaking universe celebrating young girls. The journey with the toughest class of female DC Super Heroes will be available on Digital ($14.99 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on October 2, 2018. Special bonus content on the release includes the 44 minute previously-aired television special, “Super Hero High.”

It seems like an uneventful day at school until the powerful Book of Legends is suddenly stolen from Super Hero High. In order to uncover the mystery, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumblebee and the rest of the Super Crew must journey through the depths of the ocean to Atlantis. There, the girls encounter Mera and Siren, the ocean-dwelling thieves, who prove to be a formidable match. In order to recover the stolen tome and return it to its rightful place, DC Super Hero Girls must band together and use their collective powers to successfully get back to land…and back to class!

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls universe encourages young girls, ages 6-12, to explore their own powers and strengths through original content, including all-new films, webisodes and TV specials. The franchise offers young fans inspiration and encourages teamwork, friendship and empowerment. DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis will connect with fans throughout the world via waves of digital content, including DCSuperHeroGirls.com, the DCSHG App, YouTube Channel and Instagram, as well as a global licensing and merchandising program.

DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis features some of the top voice actors in the industry including Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) as they join forces to portray the youthful versions of some of the world’s best known Super Heroes.

Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton and Ian Hamilton direct from a script by Shea Fontana. Jennifer Coyle serves as producer with Sam Register as Executive Producer.

“The DC Super Hero Girls return to fight new villains of the deep in the all-new movie DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This exciting new adventure continues to spread the important message of female empowerment to young people – everywhere!”

DC Super Hero GirlsDC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis – Extra Content
“Super Hero High” TV Special

BASICS
Digital & DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Run Time: 72 Minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Digital HD Price: $14.99 SRP
Digital SD Price: $14.99 SRP

ABOUT DIGITAL
On October 2, 2018, DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Also on October 2, 2018, DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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 Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

DC Super Hero Girls and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s16)

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 TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original 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, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.”

DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis arrives on DVD and Digital starting October 2, 2018. Stay tuned for additional select coverage of the DC Super Heroes franchise initiative right here at The World’s Finest.

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