“Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm,” DC Animated Movie Titles, More Slated For WonderCon 2023
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming DC Animated Movie titles Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will be part of the upcoming WonderCon 2023 annual pop-culture convention. Additionally, WonderCon 2003 announced two other panels relating to the world of DC Comics animation, The Psychology and Celebration of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Fleischer Cartoons: Restoring the Cartoons of Max Fleischer. Details for those panels are following the Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment press release, all available below.
TO HOST WORLD PREMIERES OF
BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM,
JUSTICE LEAGUE x RWBY: SUPER HEROES & HUNTSMEN, PART ONE
AT WONDERCON 2023 IN ANAHEIM
CASTS, FILMMAKERS SET FOR PANELS OVER MARCH 24-26 WEEKEND
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023 with its traditional big screen debuts of DC animated films – headlined this year by the World Premieres of the highly anticipated Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One during the March 24-26 weekend in Anaheim, CA. Both screenings will be followed by panel discussions amongst cast and filmmakers.
Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham will premiere on Friday, March 24 at 6:00pm in the Arena. Thus far, confirmed to participate on the post-screening panel is Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon, producer/co-director Sam Liu (The Death and Return of Superman), co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) and screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse).
Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will premiere on Saturday, March 25 at 1:30pm in North 200A. To date, confirmed talent to participate on the post-screening panel is Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky, The Goldbergs, Gotham) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and RWBY’s long-running cast – Lindsay Jones (Camp Camp) as Ruby, Kara Eberle (RWBY: Ice Queendom) as Weiss, Arryn Zech (The Detective is Already Dead) as Blake, and Barbara Dunkelman (Blood Fest) as Yang – alongside Jeannie Tirado (Soul, Saints Row) as Green Lantern, and Tru Valentino (The Rookie, The Cuphead Show!) as Cyborg. Also included on the panel are producer/director Kerry Shawcross (RWBY franchise) and screenwriter Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II).
Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.
Both films will have encore screenings in the Arena on Sunday, March 26. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will screen at 12:15pm, followed by Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham at 2:00pm
About Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham:
Inspired by the comic book series by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey, Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham is a 1920s-based tale that finds explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashing an ancient evil, expediting his return to Gotham City after a two-decade hiatus. The logic/science-driven Batman must battle Lovecraftian supernatural forces threatening the sheer existence of Gotham, along the way being aided and confronted by reimagined versions of his well-known allies and enemies, including Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face, James Gordon and Bruce’s beloved wards. Prepare for a mystical, often terrifying Batman adventure unlike any other. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham will be available to purchase Digitally and on 4K Ultra HDTM Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-rayTM on March 28, 2023
About Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One
Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One finds the Justice League facing off against a new horror: adolescence! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Vixen are surprised to find that not only have they materialized on a strange world called Remnant, but they’ve also been transformed into teenagers. Meanwhile, the heroes of Remnant – Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang – find their world has been mysteriously altered. Can the combined forces of the Justice League and Team RWBY return Remnant to normal before a superpowered Grimm destroys everything they know? Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Rooster Teeth Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One, available to purchase Digitally and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on April 25, 2023.
About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels. WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.
DC, part of Warner Bros. Discovery, creates iconic characters and enduring stories and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. DC’s creative work entertains audiences of every generation around the world with DC’s stories and characters integrated across Warner Bros. Discovery’s film, television, animation, consumer products, home entertainment, games, and themed experiences divisions, and on the DC Universe Infinite digital comic subscription service. Learn more at DC.com
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, Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builders, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Looney Tunes Cartoons, My Adventures with Superman, Noonan’s, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Tom and Jerry Time, Tom and Jerry in New York, and Velma for HBO Max, Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. 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®, 40 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 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community built entertainment company. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, and daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and a world class animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages top networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its RoosterTeeth.com hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are © & TM DC.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are © & ™ DC. RWBY and all related characters and elements are ™ & © Rooster Teeth Animation.
Additionally, WonderCon 2023 has announced two more scheduled panels, one dedicated to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and the other touching upon the forthcoming home media release of Max Fleischer’s Superman 1941-1942 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. Details on those panels can be found below.
The Psychology and Celebration of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Sunday March 26, 2023 12:30pm – 1:30pm PDT
The hosts of The Arkham Sessions celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Podcast hosts Brian Ward and Dr. Drea Letamendi (Fandom) will treat the audience to a conversation with the film’s co-director, Eric Radomski (Batman: The Animated Series), as well as with Londyn Jackson (History of the Batman) and Ashley Victoria Robinson (Geek History Lesson) as they “unmask,” explore, and pay tribute to the storytelling of Batman, the Joker, and of course, the Phantasm!
Fleischer Cartoons: Restoring the Cartoons of Max Fleischer
Saturday March 25, 2023 10:00am – 11:00am PDT
Celebrating the art and inventions of Max Fleischer, animation historian Ray Pointer will be showcasing new restorations of cartoons featuring Betty Boop, Popeye, Koko the Clown, Superman, and more. Join him for a Q&A with Max’s granddaughter, Jane Reid, and to learn about the history of Fleischer studios.
Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham arrives March 28, 2023 on Blu-ray and DigitaI, followed by Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One on April 25, 2023, both coming to Blu-ray and Digital from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. Check out The World’s Finest DC Animated Movie subsite for more on the acclaimed movie series. Also, be sure to check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite and get more details on the forthcoming Max Fleischer’s Superman 1941-1942 home media release here. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.
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