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New Video Clip, Images Released For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released three new images and a video clip from the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The new clip spotlights Damian Wayne. The 20th installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will arrive Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman comic book storyline “Batman and Son” written by Grant Morrison, wherein Batman discovers he has a son – named Damian – with Talia Al Ghul.

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Check out the The World’s Finest Son of Batman subsite for additional details and content from the upcoming animated feature.

Son of Batman is also being released as part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

Son of Batman hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Digital Download on May 6th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Please note the Son of Batman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD is exclusive to Wal-Mart for six weeks before going wide.

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Early Cover Artwork For “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Home Entertainment Release

The World’s Finest has obtained a look at the early cover artwork for the upcoming home video release of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The animated feature – set for release come Summer 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, the Suicide Squad is tasked with breaking into Arkham Aslyum to stop The Joker, with Batman working the same case.

Click on the image below for a closer look. Additionally, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided a 3D look at the Blu-ray cover artwork.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has yet to provide any official information on the assorted home entertainment releases for this upcoming animated title. Click here to view the recently-released trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Kevin Conroy, voicing Batman, headlines an impressive array of voice talent for the feature. Batman: Assault on Arkham was announced as the third title in the popular DC Universe Animated Original Movie line for 2014 during the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.

Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download come Summer 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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May 2014 Sees Single New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!” Scheduled On Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has provided details for the sole new episode of the Teen Titans Go! animated series slated to air on the network for May 2014. Teen Titans Go!, a half-hour comedy/adventure series comprised of two back-to-back 15-minute episodes, follows the hilarious antics of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between major battles. The DC Comics-inspired cartoon airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with regular re-airings throughout the week on the animated-themed channel. Continue below for further details.

Teen Titans Go!
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT)

“Real Magic” – Robin dabbles with magic, ignoring Raven’s warning that he will anger the magic god.

Save for the sole new episodes, Cartoon Network is slated to air predominantly reruns of the comedic Teen Titans Go! cartoon for the month of May 2014.

Airing with Teen Titans Go! is the short-form program DC Nation, featuring animated shorts and behind-the-scenes content starring a host of DC Comics characters. The short-form programming banner also airs Wednesday nights on Cartoon Network, usually during the commercial break following the 6:30pm (ET/PT) episode of Teen Titans Go!.

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Teletoon at Night Superfan Movie Airing “Batman: Year One” Animated Feature

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air the Batman: Year One animated feature as part of the network’s “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block. The 2011 direct-to-video title is slated to air Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the popular Canadian channel. The weekly “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Batman: Year, which explores the origin of Batman and Lieutenant James Gordon, is part of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. The DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is a regular fixture on Teletoon, with assorted titles airing multiple times on the network throughout the year. Official details on the Batman: Year One animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.


Batman: Year One
Teletoon, Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)

Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Batman: Year One animated feature can be found at the Batman: Year One subsite here at The World’s Finest. Batman: Year One airs Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon.

For details on the next Batman-centric animated feature from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, titled Son of Batman, check out the The World’s Finest subsite. Son of Batman hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Digital Download on May 6th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Officially Releases “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Trailer

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially released the trailer for the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The animated feature – set for release come Summer 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, the Suicide Squad is tasked with breaking into Arkham Aslyum to stop The Joker, with Batman working the same case.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has yet to provide any official information on the assorted home entertainment releases for this upcoming animated title.

Batman: Assault on Arkham was announced as the third title in the popular DC Universe Animated Original Movie line for 2014 during the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Kevin Conroy, voicing Batman, headlines an impressive array of voice talent for the feature.

Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download come Summer 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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New Video Clip Released For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the new video clip from the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The new clip spotlights Damian Wayne. The 20th installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will arrive Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman comic book storyline “Batman and Son” written by Grant Morrison, wherein Batman discovers he has a son – named Damian – with Talia Al Ghul.

Click on the player below to view the video, with images from the feature following beneath.

Check out the The World’s Finest Son of Batman subsite for additional details and content from the upcoming animated feature.

Son of Batman is also being released as part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

Son of Batman hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Digital Download on May 6th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Please note the Son of Batman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD is exclusive to Wal-Mart for six weeks before going wide.

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Media For Next Week’s New “Teen Titans Go!” Episode And “DC Nation” Short

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with stills and a clip from the new Teen Titans Go! episode “Grandma Voice,” airing Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT). The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 15-minute episodes – airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing at select times during the week. The new Teen Titans Go! segment “Grandma Voice” will be paired with a re-airing of a previously-aired 15-minute episode. Please note the new earlier Wednesday timeslot.

View a clip from the new Teen Titans Go! episode in the video player below, followed underneath by a selection of still images.


Teen Titans Go!
“Grandma Voice” airs Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 on Cartoon Network

In order to defeat Mother Mae Eye, Cyborg starts using a grandma voice, but soon that persona takes over and he begins making the other Titans dress warmly and clean their dishes.

Teen Titans Go! © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Teen Titans and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network has also provided a video clip and stills from the new DC Nation animated short accompanying the new episode of Teen Titans Go!. The DC Nation animated short Shazam is set to air immediately after the conclusion of the Teen Titans Go! episode “Grandma Voice.” DC Nation is a banner covering short-form content based on the vast library of DC Comics-based properties, including animated shorts and featurettes.

View a clip from the DC Nation animated short in the video player below, followed underneath by a selection of still images.

Shazam – “Courage”
Airs Wednesday, April 30
6:40p.m. on Cartoon Network

Billy Batson transforms into Shazam in order to see an R-rated, scary movie. Maybe not the best idea before a dark and spooky walk home.

DC Nation, featuring new short-form animated stories and behind-the-scenes content starring a host of DC Comics characters, airs Wednesday nights on Cartoon Network during the commercial break following new episodes of Teen Titans Go!. Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesday nights at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on the animated-themed channel.

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Latest Issue Of “Teen Titans Go!” Series Now Available From DC Comics

The latest issue of the bi-monthly Teen Titans Go! comic title, from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. Teen Titans Go! #3, inspired by the popular Cartoon Network animated comedy/adventures series of the same name, collects two new 10-page stories. Each 10-page story is initially released monthly exclusively through digital outlets, including the DC Comics’ online store and Comixology, before being published for print every two months.

Teen Titans Go! follows the hilarious antics of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between major battles. Details for the latest print issue of Teen Titans Go!, along with a preview, can be found below.

TEEN TITANS GO! #3

Written by AMY WOLFRAM and RICARDO SANCHEZ
Art by JORGE CORONA and BEN BATES
Cover by DAN HIPP

The Teen Titans know how to throw hat parties and meatball parties! But can they throw a regular old “Party Party”? Plus, when Cyborg is named CEO of the Silicon Valley startup “ChirpFolio,” he hires the Titans as his employees! Cyborg is out to show the world that ChirpFolio is the next big thing! But…what is it that this company does, anyway?

The cover price is $2.99US. Teen Titans Go #3 is now available through both comic book stores and digital outlets.

Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network. Additionally, all-new DC Nation shorts air Wednesday nights following new episodes of the popular action-comedy cartoon. Stay tuned for further updates Teen Titans Go! updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures” Collection Coming July 2014

DC Comics has officially released details for their library of July 2014-shipping comic book titles, and included in the listings is a new The Batman Adventures-themed collection. DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures is a one-shot collection, slated for release on July 30th, 2014, featuring five stories pulled from the classic The Batman Adventures comic title (and its respective spin-offs and reboots). Cover price is $7.99US.

Continue below for the details for this new The Batman Adventures collection, including initial cover artwork.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN ADVENTURES #1
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT, PAUL DINI and TY TEMPLETON
Art by TY TEMPLETON, RICK BURCHETT, TERRY BEATTY and BRUCE TIMM
Cover by MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
On sale JULY 30 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US

Some of the best all-ages Batman stories ever are back in this new title collecting BATMAN ADVENTURES #2 and 27, BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #2 and 4, and a short tale from ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE #3. Guest-starring Catwoman, The Joker, Two-Face and more!

DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures is slated for release on July 30th, 2014. The collection will retail for $7.99US.

The Batman Adventures was a critically acclaimed comic book launched in the 1990s to coincide with the debut of Batman: The Animated Series. Running for nearly a decade through an assortment of revamps and reboots, the comic title which featured stories which took place in continuity of Batman: The Animated Series. The series featured work by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Kelley Puckett, Mike Parobeck, Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Dev Madan, Joe Staton, Tim Levins, Scott Peterson, Dan Slott, and many others.

DC Comics is also slated to release a full-length trade paperback collection of The Batman Adventures in late 2014. Initial details on that forthcoming release can be found here. Details on the The Batman Adventures comic book series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite.

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DC Nation “Batman Beyond” Animated Short Availability Goes Wide

The “Batman 75” DC Nation animated short “Batman Beyond,” which debuted over the weekend at the WonderCon 2014 comic convention, is now available wide for all online outlets. The special animated short was created as part of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Comics’ combined celebration efforts to mark the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in the 1939 comic Detective Comics #27.

The nearly 90-second short-form adventure revisits the world of the classic Batman Beyond animated series, bringing together members of the original show’s cast and crew. The “Batman Beyond” animated short was written and directed by Darwyn Cooke; starring the voices of Will Friedle and Kevin Conroy; featuring music by Kristopher Carter, Mike McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis; with additional guitar work by Gabe Moses. Batman Beyond follows the adventures of a young Batman in the future mentored by an aging Bruce Wayne.

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“Batman Beyond” will make its official broadcast debut Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 on Cartoon Network – under the DC Nation programming banner – during an all-new episode of Teen Titans Go! at 6:30pm (ET/PT). For more on the Batman Beyond classic animated series, check out the The World’s Finest Batman Beyond subsite. The World’s Finest first broke the news of this animated short back in October 2013.

“Batman Beyond” is part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

The annual WonderCon Anaheim convention is a massive celebration of comics and pop culture . With over 56,000 attendees in 2013, WonderCon Anaheim continues to be one of the top comics and pop culture events in the country. 2014 marks the event’s 28th continuous year.

DC Nation, featuring new short-form animated stories and behind-the-scenes content starring a host of DC Comics characters, airs Wednesday nights on Cartoon Network during the commercial break following new episodes of Teen Titans Go!. Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on the DC Nation programming block – including exclusive content and much more – right here soon at The World’s Finest.

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