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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 (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
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
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
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.

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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DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family arrives on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020. Stay tuned for further updates and coverage on DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family coverage right here at The World’s Finest!

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Title For “Young Justice” Season Four Officially Announced As “Young Justice: Phantoms”

Warner Bros. Animation released the logo and confirmed the title of the upcoming fourth season of the acclaimed Young Justice fan-favorite animated series is Young Justice: Phantoms. The announcement was made during the DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse virtual global event on Sept. 12, 2020. A virtual table read for a special FanDome-only story was also held, the story performed offering a preview of the upcoming Young Justice: Phantoms season. Continue below for the press release and series logo.


Exclusive News from the Series Panel Session at
DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse

Young Justice: Phantoms

Young Justice fans who couldn’t wait for season four were more than just “whelmed” at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, by not only the show’s panel with the cast and producers, but also a special table read of a brand-new Young Justice episode performed by the series voice cast—and the reveal of the title to the new season.

During the Young Justice panel, executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti exclusively confirmed the official title for the highly anticipated fourth season as Young Justice: Phantoms. Prior to this announcement, select members of the voice cast—including Jason Spisak, Khary Payton, Stephanie Lemelin, Nolan North, Denise Boutte, Danica McKellar and Crispin Freeman—teamed up for a virtual table read of a special original episode titled Young Justice: FanDome, Season 3.9, Episode 1 “The Prize.” Written by Weisman, the script provided an early glimpse into the new season by setting up events that eventually play out further in Young Justice: Phantoms.

Based on characters from DC, Young Justice: Phantoms is executive produced by Weisman and Vietti along with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the first three seasons of Young Justice are available on DC Universe.

Young Justice: FanDome, Season 3.9, Episode 1 “The Prize” found Connor Kent and Megan Morse bidding farewell as they step away from the Team, while Artemis invites Arsenal to join.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Superman: Man Of Tomorrow”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe Movie title Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which is available on Digital HD and physical media, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. In short, Superman: Man of Tomorrow is an intriguing reimagining of the early days of DC Comics’ first superhero. While it hits a lot of marks we come to expect from a story such as this, the new ingredients also both flesh out Clark Kent’s world in a humanizing, interesting fashion and will keep viewers drawn in until the end credits.

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The World's Finest reviews Superman: Man of Tomorrow

In addition to a detailed review, the above image link also leads to additional content, including video clips, imagery and more. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Superman: Man of Tomorrow as follows:

It’s the dawn of a new age of heroes, and Metropolis has just met its first. But as Daily Planet intern Clark Kent – working alongside reporter Lois Lane – secretly wields his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, there’s even greater trouble on the horizon. Follow the budding hero as he engages in bloody battles with intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo and fights for his life to halt the attack of power-hungry alien Parasite. The world will learn about Superman … but first, Superman must save the world!

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“Batman: Soul Of The Dragon,” “Justice Society: World War II,” Two-Part “Batman: The Long Halloween” Animated Movies Coming In 2021

Revealed during the special Superman: Man of Tomorrow discussion panel at the DC FanDome 2020 virtual event, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles are slated for release in 2021. The titles are a mix of original content and adapted material, and feature Batman and the Justice Society.

The first 2021 DC Universe Movie title will be already-announced Batman: Soul of the Dragon, an original martial arts-heavy tale taking place in the 1970s. The movie includes Bruce Timm as Executive Producer. The cast features David Giuntoli as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, James Hong as O-Sensei, and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. Click on the image below for a closer look at an image from Batman: Soul of the Dragon.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon

The second DC Universe Movie movie title coming in 2021 is Justice Society: World War II, which will also be an original story. The freshly-announced movie is slated for a spring release.

Lastly, the DC Universe Movie line will finish 2021 with a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed comic book mini-series, Batman: The Long Halloween. Part one will debut in the summer of 2021, with the second and final installment following in the fall. This title follows other recent extended comic book adaptations in the DC Universe Movie line, including The Death and Return of Superman and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, both originally two separate animated titles re-released as one feature.

Official press information for Batman: Soul of the Dragon is expected in the near future.

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. Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the latest DC Universe Movie title, is available now on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. Click here for more.

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Batman: Soul of the Dragon Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Justice Society: World War II Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Batman: The Long Halloween, Parts 1 – 2 Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow Animated Release Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” Animated Feature

The World’s Finest has published its review for the Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Blu-ray title from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In short, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is a thorough dive into the title character’s past, with dark secrets from the past bubbling to the surface and forcing Deathstroke to set right a life he’s left in tatters. With great casting, a visually stunning animation style and a compelling story, Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC have put together a solid animated outing that works well for any follower of The Terminator. To read the complete review, click on the image below.


Warner Archive and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the collections as follows:

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons offers a new take on the Deathstroke legacy. Mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke, and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future!

In additional news, WaterTower Music is slated to release Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons – The Movie: Soundtrack to the DC Animated Movie on September 10, 2020. The digital-only soundtrack, featuring Kevin Riepl’s entire score to the animated feature, will be available through most digital retailers and music streaming services.

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