Month: June 2012

New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” Batman Animated Compilation DVDs Available

The latest DVD release for Batman: The Brave and The Bold and a special DVD compilation release of assorted Batman cartoon episodes are now available from Warner Home Video. The new Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three two-disc DVD release, now available, includes the final 12 episodes of the acclaimed animated series plus the special bonus episode “The Mask of Matches Malone!” and a digital comic. Additionally, the fresh DVD release The Best of Batman includes a collection of animated adventures, including a host of Batman: The Animated Series episodes. Both releases are now available at all retail and online outlets according to Warner Home Video. Click on the thumbnails below to view more contest from these two releases.

Both Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three and The Best of Batman are now available to own on DVD from Warner Home Video. Both titles have a suggested retail price of $19.97. Further details on both titles are available by clicking the images above. Discussion on these titles, as well as the Batman: The Brave and The Bold bonus episode “The Mask of Matches Malone!,” can be found below.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Brave and The Bold “The Mask of Matches Malone!” Talkback (Spoilers)
The Best of Batman DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

Additionally, click here for details on upcoming an upcoming wave of Warner Home Video titles featuring the animated adventures of Batman. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Producer James Tucker On “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – Complete Season Three” DVD

The World’s Finest caught up with Batman: The Brave and The Bold producer James Tucker to discuss the new Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three two-disc DVD release collecting the last batch of episodes from the acclaimed Warner Bros. Animation series. The new home video release collects the final twelve episodes – and a certain ‘controversial’ episode from the second season – of the acclaimed animated series into one DVD title for the first time. The new two-disc DVD set hits shelves tomorrow, June 19th, 2012 – alongside the new The Best of Batman DVD two-disc set – and retails for MSRP $19.97. Continue below for a new brief interview with Tucker as he looks back on the final season of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and discusses the new Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three DVD release.

The World’s Finest: This DVD collection brings the final episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold to home video. Does bring a bit of finality-type feeling to it, a bit of closure, to see the entire series now out there?

James Tucker: I’ve been working on some very cool projects since wrapping up Batman: The Brave and the Bold, so I haven’t had much time to think about closure really. However, it is nice to finally see the whole series on DVD and to have it out there for folks to discover who may have missed it when it was on the air.

WF: “The Mask of Matches Malone” is included as a bonus episode in this release. As everyone knows, a scene during the ‘Birds of Prey’ number was altered due to its purported suggestive nature? When creating this episode, did you think it would cause the controversy that it did?

JT: No, our show always operated on two levels, one the kids could understand and another that was for the adults, and the network ‘got’ that. In storyboarding the musical number, I might have made it a little too suggestive in the one shot they had us change, but overall I felt there had been much more suggestive things done on some of the earlier series I’ve worked on.

WF: In all honesty, I thought the multiple deaths of Batman would cause an issue. Was there ever any worry or concern about Batman’s multiple deaths in the episode? It seems like, over the years, the show has managed to do some pretty extreme things without too many issues from the censors. Is that accurate?

JT: The multiple deaths in “Emperor Joker” were all fantasy deaths, the Joker magically killing Batman, so I didn’t expect any controversy over that at all. But I think having people misinterpret the our show to be ‘kiddie’ allowed us to get away with a lot more violence than we would have had we been more realistic in our design. We got to show several ‘deaths’ on air including Thomas and Martha Wayne, Joe Chill, The Doom Patrol, and B’wana Beast. I think we handled them all tastefully but without minimizing the impact, and the network allowed us to make the show the best way we could. I felt we had a good relationship with the broadcast standards folks at Cartoon Network. Probably the best relationship of any network I’ve worked with.

WF: Moving on, “Mitefall” wraps up the series, presented as the final episode on the two-disc set. For fans who may be catching this episode for the first time, what do you hope this episode accomplishes? For those long-time viewers anxious to revisit, any things we should keep an eye out for – any nods we may have missed when it aired last year?

JT: Our fans are pretty savvy so I don’t think there’s anything they could have missed. Also, it’s hard to talk about the episode without giving spoilers. I just hope if someone went to the trouble of buying this series set, that by the time they get to “Mitefall”, it will have a lot of extra meaning for them. I’ve read that it gets some folks misty-eyed, but in a good satisfying way. For those fans of our who really supported us and loved the show, I didn’t want the final episode to be downbeat as much as I wanted it to feel poignant, but hopeful. I think we achieved that.

WF: Speaking of which, this collection had a relatively fast turn-around on getting these episodes to home video. What are your thoughts on these two-disc collections of the show? Anything you wish they added in there (or could in a future Blu-ray, if that happens)?

JT: In a perfect world, the disc would have been fully loaded with features, but I knew not to expect that for this series of DVDs. Perhaps in 10 years if the show still resonates for fans, the home video people will want to do more extras for a reissue. Besides the obvious stuff like commentaries, there were some publicity pieces done for “Mayhem of the Music Meister” and “Chill of the Night” that would be nice to see on a disc. There’s a goofy internet thing I did where I show kids how to draw Batman, that was fun. And I know the composers to the series, Dynamic Music Partners, documented the making of the musical episode extensively, so there’s a lot of extra information that could be used from all that stuff. Until then, Ben Jones answers a lot of questions about the series on his Formspring page ( http://www.formspring.me/IdiotStyle ) and our background color stylist, Bill Dunn, has a great blog ( http://braveandboldbackgroundpaint.blogspot.com/ ) showing one painted background from every episode of the series with some comments about the making of the episodes which is as close to insider scoop as you can get for this show right now.

WF: To wrap this up, any final words to encourage fans (and their friends!) to rush out and pick up this new DVD collection on June 19th?

JT: To anyone who watched and loved the series, thanks again for your support! To the hopefully new fans who sample the third season of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, you’re in for a treat!

Click here to view images and read a review of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three, including package artwork and menu screens. A review, menu screens and package artwork for the The Best of Batman DVD collection, also due for release on June 19th, 2012, can be found here here.

Further details on the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three DVD collection can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite. The Batman: The Brave and The Bold Complete Season Three two-disc DVD release is set to hit shelves June 19th, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

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New Package Artwork Released For “Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets” DVD Title

Warner Home Video has provided a look at the back package artwork for the upcoming Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets two-disc DVD release. The upcoming DVD collection, featuring the final 14 episodes from the first season of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series, hits shelves July 24th, 2012 and will retail for the MSRP of $19.97. Click on the image below for a closer look at the package art. Press details provided by the studio are also below.

Synopsis: Back for another round Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Artemis band together to rid the world of evil and prove they’re not just kids anymore. Between attacks from the magical deviant and Lord of Chaos Klarion, and threats from the newly formed Injustice League, the crew has their work cut out for them as they travel the globe maintaining justice. With the possibility of a traitor within the group and the absence of the Justice League, the group turns their attention on each other, coming together, and proving they have what it takes to truly be called superheroes!

Episodes:
Alpha Male, Revelation, Humanity, Failsafe, Disordered, Secrets, Misplaced, Coldhearted, Image, Agendas, Insecurity, Performance, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance

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The two-disc Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets DVD release from Warner Home Video will hit shelves July 24th, 2012, and will retail for $19.97 MSRP. More details on Young Justice can be found at the The World’s Finest subsite. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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New Promotional Image For Upcoming “Teen Titans Go!” Animated Series

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with a new hi-res promotional image for the upcoming Teen Titans Go! animated series. The upcoming series, slated to debut in 2013 as part of the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network, features a new comedic spin on the fan-favorite action/comedy Teen Titans animated series. Click on the thumbnail below for a much closer look at the new images.

The official series description for the series is available below.

Teen Titans Go! features the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures. Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the super hero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. They may be super heroes who save the world every day … but somebody still has to do the laundry! With the ability to turn into any animal or detach their robotic limbs, teenage pranks reach a whole new level. And even super heroes have to take Driver’s Ed. to get a license – especially after wrecking the Batmobile on an unauthorized joy ride to impress a girl!

Featuring the principal voice cast from the original series – Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven and Hynden Walch as Starfire – Teen Titans Go! recaptures everything audiences loved about the original show, while adding laughter at the lighter side of being a super hero. Executive produced by Sam Register (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, Teen Titans), with Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD, El Tigre) as producers, this side-splitting series will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2013 as part of the DC Nation programming block.

Click here for the entire Teen Titans Go! press release. Teen Titans Go! has an initial episode order of 26 episodes, with the option for a additional pick-ups. The new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network will join the DC Nation programming block in 2013. Stay tuned for further coverage on Teen Titans Go! right here at The World’s Finest.

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Latest Issue Of Monthly “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Comic Title Now Available

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #3, the latest issue of the new ongoing DC Comics title based on the acclaimed animated series of the same name, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. A digital copy will also be available through ComiXology and DC Comics. This issue features scripting duties by Art Baltazar and Franco with Dario Brizuela providing the art. Baltazar and Franco recently worked on the monthly Young Justice comic title published by DC Comics, with Brizuela a regular fixture among the DC “Adventures” titles. The Green Lantern: The Animated Series monthly title features stories which take place in continuity with the animated series source material. Official details and preview pages for this issue are available below.

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #3


Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art by: Dario Brizuela

• HAL JORDAN and KILOWOG find adventure on a new planet!
• RAZER is almost kidnapped by a SPIDER GUILD bounty hunter!
• AYA, the ship’s computer, takes her new robot body for a spin!

The cover price is $2.99US. Green Lantern: The Animated Series #3 is available through both comic book stores and digital outlets.

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