Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray collection and Digital HD release for The Batman: The Complete Series will now hit shelves a month after its the original street date, shifting from February 1, 2022 to March 1, 2022. The Batman: The Complete Series includes the entire series fully remastered plus hours of bonus material. Continue below Warner Bros.’ statement on the set’s delay:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has shifted the release date of the Emmy Award-winning The Batman: The Complete Series to March 1, 2022 on Blu-ray+Digital ($69.99 SRP) in the United States, and a Blu-ray only package ($79.98 SRP) in Canada.
This is the first time the fully-remastered, 65-episode series has been distributed on Blu-ray. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the six-time Emmy Award-winning series follows 20-something-year-old Bruce Wayne’s early adventures as he balances his daytime persona as a bachelor billionaire with his nighttime guise as a caped crimefighter. Along the way, Batman is joined by allies Robin and Batgirl as they combat Gotham City’s Rogues’ Gallery, including updated versions of his familiar foes as well as a bevy of rarely seen villains like Killer Moth and The Everywhere Man. Join one of the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.
The date change was made in order to enhance the visibility of the box set in retail outlets.
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Warner Bros Home Entertainment has announced The Batman: The Complete Series is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which fully remastered the 65-episode series, will distribute the box set starting February 1, 2022. The animated series ran from 2004 – 2008 and is a heavy fan-favorite. Continue below for a press details and cover artwork.
THE BATMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES
NEWLY REMASTERED POPULAR SERIES COMING TO BLU-RAY™+DIGITAL ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022
The early years of the Caped Crusader get a closer examination as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings the fully-remastered The Batman: The Complete Series to Blu-ray for the very first time. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the 65-episode box set will be distributed February 1, 2022 by WBHE on Blu-ray+Digital ($69.99 SRP) in the United States, and a Blu-ray only package ($79.98 SRP) in Canada.
The six-time Emmy Award-winning series premiered on September 11, 2004 on Kids’ WB before eventually shifting to Cartoon Network for subsequent seasons. The Batman: The Complete Series follows 20-something-year-old Bruce Wayne’s early adventures as he balances his daytime persona as a bachelor billionaire with his nighttime guise as a caped crimefighter. Along the way, Batman is joined by allies Robin and Batgirl as they combat Gotham City’s Rogues’ Gallery, including updated versions of his familiar foes as well as a bevy of rarely seen villains like Killer Moth and The Everywhere Man. Join one of the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.
Executive Producer Alan Burnett led an extremely talented team that included producers Glen Murakami, Jeff Matsuda and Linda Steiner, and supervising producers Michael Goguen and Duane Capizzi. Brandon Vietti anchored a group of eight series directors, while the episode writers featured an all-star roster of scribes including Bob Goodman, Paul Dini, Stan Berkowitz, Steven Melching, Greg Weisman, Joseph Kuhr, Michael Jelenic, Jane Espenson, Paul Giacoppo and Len Uhley.
Rino Romano (Spider-Man Unlimited, Curious George) heads the cast as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Romano is joined by Evan Sabara (The Polar Express) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Danielle Judovits (Naruto: Shippûden) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons, American Dad!) as the Joker, Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Book of Boba Fett) as Detective Ellen Yin, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as The Penguin, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption,Dexter: New Blood) as Mr. Freeze, Alastair Duncan (Batman: The Long Halloween) as Alfred, Gina Gershon (Face/Off, Showgirls) as Catwoman, Jason Marsden (Transformers: Rescue Bots, Young Justice) as Firefly, Steve Harris (The Practice) as Detective Ethan Bennett/Clayface, Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files) as Commissioner James Gordon, and Adam West (Batman) as Mayor Grange.
Stars of cinema and primetime television populate the voice cast, which featured Louis Gossett Jr. (Lucius Fox), Mark Hamill (Tony Zucco), Chris Pratt (Jake), Dana Delany (Lois Lane), Ron Perlman (Killer Croc), George Newbern (Superman), Brooke Shields (Julie), Robert Englund (The Riddler), Brandon Routh (Everywhere Man), Peter MacNicol (Dr. Kirk Langstrom), Frank Gorshin (Hugo Strange), Diedrich Bader (Captain Slash), Patrick Warburton (Cash Tankinson), Jerry O’Connell (Nightwing), Dorian Harewood (Martian Manhunter), Billie Hayes (Georgia), Wallace Langham (Basil Karlo), Gwendoline Yeo (Mercy Graves), Edward James Olmos (Chief Angel Rojas), Christopher Gorham (William Mallery), Xander Berkeley (Paul), James Remar (Black Mask), John Larroquette (Mirror Master), Patton Oswalt (Cosmo Krank), Fred Willard (Instructor), Robert Patrick (Hawkman), Dermot Mulroney (Green Lantern), Keone Young (Hideo Katsu), Ian Abercrombie (Ewan), Dave Foley (Francis Grey), Miguel Ferrer (Sinestro), Henry Gibson (Bagley), Edie McClurg (Mrs. Brown), David Faustino (David), Kevin Grevioux (Solomon Grundy) and Glenn Shadix (Artie Brown).
In addition, the series featured a who’s who of popular actors destined for the voice actor hall of fame, including Phil LaMarr, Hynden Walch, Kevin Conroy, Jeff Bennett, Daran Norris, Lex Lang, Dan Castellaneta, Grey Griffin, Charlie Schlatter, Will Friedle, Townsend Coleman, Kath Soucie, Peter Jessop, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Meskimen, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Hale, John DiMaggio, Cathy Cavadini, Bumper Robinson, Dee Bradley Baker, Carlos Alazraqui and Patrick Seitz.
The Batman: The Complete Series – Special Features Blu-ray+Digital -The Dark Dynasty Continues (New Featurette) – Explore the relationship between The Batman and his allies as he evolves from mysterious vigilante to the World’s Greatest Detective. -Joining Forces: The Batman‘s Legendary Team-Ups (Featurette) – How the series’ producers adapted the DC “Team-Up-Tales” approach from the comic books to the screen. –The Batman Junior Detective Challenge (Quiz) – Alfred tests your detective skills with The Batman: The Complete Series challenge. –The Batman Junior Detective Exam: Level 2 (Quiz) – Pass The Batman test of knowledge with the level 2 exam. -Building Batman (Featurette) – Detective Ellen Yin investigates The Batman‘s true identity. -Gotham PD Case Files (Featurette) – Highly confidential profiles of The Batman’s most dastardly foes. -New Look, New Direction, New Knight (Featurette) – Go behind the scenes to explore the development of The Batman television series. –The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked (Featurette) – Supervising Producer Duane Capizzi talks about the animated series. –The Batman: Season 4 Unmasked (Featurette) – A behind the scenes look into the making of Season 4.
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The World’s Finest has published its review of the Superman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In short, while what we get overall is a fairly satisfying collection for Superman: The Animated Series, there are some missteps that may be hard for some fans to discount. To read the complete review, click on the image below.
In addition to a detailed review, the above image link also contains imagery and additional details. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Superman: The Complete Animated Series as follows:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Superman: The Animated Series with a fully remastered Blu-ray box set. Superman: The Complete Animated Series, which includes several hours of bonus features headlined by an all-new documentary detailing the creation of one of the most beloved animated Super Hero cartoons in history. The remarkable Superman: The Complete Animated Series box set features nearly 21 hours of entertainment spread over six Blu-ray discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, an all-new series-defining featurette entitled “Superman: Timeless Icon,” a special video commentary episode and three specially selected episodes with audio commentaries by the showrunners.
Superman: The Complete Animated Series is available on Blu-ray starting October 26, 2021. The series is also available on Digital HD. Stay tuned for further Superman: The Animated Series updates and coverage right here at The World’s Finest, and click the link below to discuss this news!
The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Animated Movie title Injustice, which is available to own now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital. In short, Injustice shines when the fists fly, but without a fully-developed story and ample character beats to give these life-and-death tussles meaning, the animated adaptation ends in more of a draw than a flawless victory. To read the complete review, click on the image below.
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 Injustice as follows:
Inspired by Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios’ popular video game, and the best-selling DC graphic novel based on the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One by Tom Taylor, the animated film Injustice finds an alternate world gone mad – where The Joker has duped Superman into killing Lois Lane, sending the Man of Steel on a deadly rampage. Unhinged, Superman decides to take control of the Earth for humanity’s own good. Determined to stop him, Batman creates a team of like-minded, freedom-fighting heroes. But when Super Heroes go to war, can the world survive?
Injustice, adapting the acclaimed Injustice: Gods Among Us video game and comic series, is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD. Stay tuned for further Injustice updates and coverage right here at The World’s Finest!
Revealed during DC FanDome 2021, DC Comics’ virtual comic and entertainment convention held on Oct. 16, 2021, Milestone Media producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan announced an animated movie based on characters from the Milestone universe is currently in development from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The untitled film will feature a script by Brandon Thomas.
Hudlin and Cowan also unveiled the promotional poster for the upcoming animated movie, which featured art by Bill Sienkiewicz and included characters Static, Hardware, Icon and Rocket. More details are expected to be announced during the 2022 calendar year. Click on the thumbnail right for a closer look.
During DC FanDome, Cowan said, “This has been the thing that Milestone fans have been dreaming about for a long time, and we’re happy to give it to you, finally.” Cowan added that the animated movie wouldn’t focus on just one Milestone character, but multiple characters, and noted it will feature the return of fictional Milestone city of Dakota.
Hudlin and Cowan also confirmed a Static feature film is also in works, with Randy McKinnon currently writing the script.
Also announced at DC FanDome 20021 was The Milestone Initiative, a new program from DC, Milestone Media and WarnerMedia in collaboration with Ally. The program aims to identify, support and elevate emerging diverse writers and artists within the comic book industry.
Milestone Media was founded in 1993 by Cowan, Michael Davis, Derek T. Dingle and the late Dwayne McDuffie, with DC Comics publishing and distributing its books. Further, Static – one of Milestone Media’s most popular characters – was adapted for the Kids’WB! Static Shock animated series which ran from 2000-2004. Additional Milestone Media characters have appeared in other DC Comics-based animated projects, including Young Justice.
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