Month: August 2010

Latest Issue Of “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” DC Comic Series Available

Batman: The Brave and The Bold #20, the latest installment of the current DC Comics title based on the animated series airing on Cartoon Network, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. Official details for this issue of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #20

Written by: Bob Greenberger
Art by: Robert Pope and Scott McRae
Cover by: Robert Pope and Scott McRae

Big Barda enlists the help of the World’s Greatest Detective to find the World’s Greatest Escape Artist! But when the Female Furies attack, will Batman be able to stop them and save the heroine from New Genesis? It’s going to take a miracle!

Further details on both the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series and comic title are available at the Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite here at The World’s Finest. The cover price for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #20 is $2.99US.

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Classic “Batman Beyond” Animated Series Scheduled For The Hub Network

The classic Batman Beyond animated series, which originally debuted on The WB/KidsWB! before moving to Cartoon Network, will have a place on the schedule of the upcoming The Hub network. The Hub network is the rebranding of the current Discovery Kids cable/satellite channel, and is being marketed as a new network, with a scheduled launch date for October 10, 2010. Repeats of the classic Batman Beyond animated series are expected to air as of the channel’s launch.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., will feature original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup will include animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, and the network will extend its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub will launch October 10, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households on what is currently Discovery Kids channel.

Click here to view the Batman Beyond subsite located here at The World’s Finest. Further specific schedule details are set to be released in the coming weeks.

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Package Art For Recent “Batman: Under The Red Hood” Soundtrack Release

To view images from the recent Batman: Under The Red Hood soundtrack compact disc release from WaterTower Music, currently available to order as an Amazon-only CD release or as a digital download through iTunes and other digital music distributors, please click on the thumbnails below. The Soundtrack From The DC Universe Animated Original Movie – Batman: Under The Red Hood score release features music composed by Christopher Drake.


Check out the subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the Batman: Under The Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Under The Red Hood animated feature is now available to own DVD and Blu-ray disc. The title is also available through OnDemand and Pay-Per-View. Additionally, Batman: Under The Red Hood Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Click on the links below to discuss both the Batman: Under The Red Hood animated feature and soundtrack release, along with the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the included DC Showcase: Jonah Hex animated short.

Batman: Under the Red Hood Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Under the Red Hood Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Please continue to the The World’s Finest Batman: Under the Red Hood subsite for further details on the direct-to-video animated feature release. Click here to view the trailer for the Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature is available to own from Warner Home Video.

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“Batman: Under The Red Hood” Feature Garners High Home Video Numbers


According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, the recent Batman: Under The Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature has garnered impressive sales. The latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie title moved an estimated 140,000 DVD copies in its first week, and moved an impressive 115,000 in Blu-ray editions in the same timeframe, resulting in an estimated 255,000 home video units sold in its first sales week of August 1st, 2010. The animated feature hit the DVD sales chart at #3 in its first week, and dropped to a respectable #9 in its second week, showing the title should remain a steady performer for the home video market. In its second week, the week of August 8th, 2010, Batman: Under The Red Hood moved nearly 66,000 DVD copies and 45,000 Blu-ray editions. Keep in mind the sales numbers above do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers.

To compare, the previous “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” title Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths debuted with an estimated 205,500 DVDs and over 60,000 Blu-ray editions sold during its debut week in February 2010.

Above is the cover art for all three separate home video releases for the direct-to-video Batman: Under The Red Hood animated feature. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Batman: Under The Red Hood animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the DC Showcase: Jonah Hex animated short.

Batman: Under the Red Hood Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Please continue to the The World’s Finest Batman: Under the Red Hood subsite for further details on the direct-to-video animated feature release. Click here to view the trailer for the Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature is available to own from Warner Home Video.

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Interview With “Batman: Under The Red Hood” Composer Christopher Drake

Christopher Drake, composer for the DC Universe Animated Original Movie installment Batman: Under the Red Hood, recently participated in a brief Q & A with The World’s Finest to discuss his work in the recent animated feature and his future plans. Drake is a familiar name to the DC Universe Animated Original Movie home video line, having provided scores for previous titles including Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Wonder Woman, with more contributions to come. His most recent work for the Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature is available for digital download and as an Amazon-exclusive CD release. Click on the image below to continue on to the interview.

The direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the DC Showcase: Jonah Hex animated short.

Batman: Under the Red Hood Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Under the Red Hood Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Please continue to the The World’s Finest Batman: Under the Red Hood subsite for further details on the direct-to-video animated feature release. Click here to view the trailer for the Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature is available to own from Warner Home Video.

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