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New Video Clip From “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Animated Feature, Comic-Con News Update

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new video clip the upcoming feature Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The clip features Batman taking on a tactical unit under the direction of Amanda Waller. The animated movie – which will be available August 12th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman.

Click on the player below to check out the new clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Click here to view the trailer and additional media for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also provided the following press details highlighting new updates for Batman: Assault on Arkham and upcoming titles in the DC Universe Original Animated Movie line.

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL
WORLD PREMIERE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL;
DCU 2015 SLATE INCLUDES BRUCE TIMM ORIGINAL FILM

Batman: Assault on Arkham enjoyed a rousing reception at its July 25 premiere at Comic-Con International, delighting a room of 4,250 fans for the screening and panel discussion amongst actors Kevin Conroy (Batman), Matthew Gray Gubler (Riddler), Troy Baker (Joker) and John DiMaggio (King Shark), and producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, screenwriter Heath Corson and dialogue director Andrea Romano.

Toward the end of the panel, producer James Tucker announced the DCU slate for 2015:
– Coming in early 2015, the Aquaman origin story, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
– Arriving sometime in the first half of 2015, Batman vs. Robin, which will feature the first-ever animated appearance of The Court of Owls.
– And potentially premiering at Comic-Con 2015 will be Justice League: Gods and Monsters, marking a return to the DCU films by animation legend Bruce Timm for this special film. Timm developed the original story and many of the character designs for Justice League: Gods and Monsters, and is producing the film. (Note: James Tucker will continue serving as DCU producer following “Gods and Monsters”)

Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray and single-disc DVD on Tuesday, August 12th, 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. The film is now available to own via Digital HD. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Video Clip, Images For This Week’s New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with stills and a clip from the new Teen Titans Go! episode “Brian,” airing Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 6:00pm (ET/PT). The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 15-minute episodes – airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing at select times during the week. The new Teen Titans Go! segment “Brian” will be paired with a broadcasting of a previously-aired episode. Teen Titans Go! follows the comedic adventures of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between the major battles.

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!
“Brian” airs Thursday, July 31st, 2014 on Cartoon Network

The Titans and the Little Buddies throw a surprise party for Birdarang and Beat Box. When the Titans leave to check out a crime alert, Cyborg tells the Little Buddies to keep the party going while they’re gone. Eight months later, the Titans still haven’t returned and the party is still going.

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 Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network. Stay tuned for further updates and more right here at The World’s Finest.

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“DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures” Mini-Collection On Sale Now

The special DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures one-shot mini-collection, featuring four-full-length comic stories and one short, is now available at comic book stores, hobby shops and for digitial download. The 96-page DC Comics title pulls stories from the classic The Batman Adventures comic title, and its respective spin-offs and reboots, and retails for $7.99US. The Batman Adventures was a critically acclaimed comic book originally launched in the 1990s to coincide with the debut of Batman: The Animated Series. Featured writers and artists include Kelley Puckett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Mike Parobeck Bruce Timm, and more.

Continue below for the official details and 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!

The Batman Adventures ran for nearly a decade after its early 1990s launch through an assortment of revamps and reboots, and featured stories which took place in rough 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. More 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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New “Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders” DVD Collection Now Available

The remaining 26 episodes from the first season of the animated comedy-adventure series Teen Titans Go! are now available to own on home video as part of a two-disc DVD set. Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders follows the comedic adventures of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between the major battles. The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment two-disc DVD release is available through retail and online outlets for $19.97 MSRP.

Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders package artwork, along with the official product description following.


Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders
Release Date: July 29th, 2014 (07/29/14)
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Synopsis: A spin-off of the 2002 breakout blockbuster hit from Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! follows everyone’s favorite super heroic teen team of Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy in all new, comedic, 11-minute adventures highlighting the hijinks they get into when they aren’t out saving the world. In between the big fights with super villains, the team’s dynamic and personalities ensures that even down time at the Tower or a trip to the movies promises extreme (and extremely funny) fun.

Episodes:
1 Books, 2 Lazy Sunday, 3 Starfire the Terrible, 4 Second Christmas, 5 Power Moves, 6 Staring at the Future, 7 No Power, 8 Sidekick, 9 Caged Tiger, 10 Nose Mouth, 11 Legs, 12 Breakfast Cheese, 13 Waffles, 14 Opposites, 15 Birds, 16 Be Mine, 17 Brain Food, 18 In and Out, 19 Little Buddies, 20 Missing, 21 Uncle Jokes, 22 Mas Y Menos, 23 Dreams, 24 Grandma Voice, 25 Real Magic, 26 Puppets Whaaaaat?

The Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders home video collection is now available to own on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The two-disc DVD release is available through all retail and online outlets for the MSRP of $19.97. The episodes are also available through Digital HD.

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In additional Warner Bros. Home Entertainment news, the new DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Batman: Assault on Arkham is now available for digital download as part of a special two-week digital preview engagement before the title hits home video on August 12th, 2014. Additional information on the PG-13 animated movie can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite. Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray and single-disc DVD in two weeks as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.

Today also sees the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classics from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The single-disc set collects ten episodes from the classic 1980s animated series. Additional details are available here. The collection retails for $14.98.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Releasing Rebranded “Young Justice” DVD Collection

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is rebranding and re-releasing the three-disc Young Justice: Three-Pack Fun DVD compilation release, originally released back in April 2012. The release, titled Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice, collects the first 12 episodes of Young Justice in one package. The rebranded DVD, along with seven other similar titles, will hit shelves on October 14th, 2014 for the SRP of $19.97. The repackaged three-disc Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice DVD is a re-release of the Young Justice: Three-Pack Fun compilation release which collected three previous single-disc DVD releases together. Continue below for additional details.

Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Synopsis: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over-to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice-Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis-will found out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. Based upon characters from DC Comics. This collection includes the first 12 episodes of the series.

Includes:
Young Justice – Season 1 Volume 1
Young Justice – Season 1 Volume 2
Young Justice – Season 1 Volume 3

The rebranded Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice three-disc DVD collection, including the first 12 episodes of Young Justice in one package, will hit shelves on October 14th, 2014 for the SRP of $19.97.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, through the Warner Archive collection special label, recently announced the upcoming Young Justice: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release. The collection, featuring the first 26 episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, will be available starting August 12, 2014 for $24.95US. The release will be available through most online retail outlets and is now up for pre-order. More details on that release can be found here.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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“Young Justice: The Complete First Season” Blu-Ray Coming Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Warner Archive Collection, a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has announced the upcoming Young Justice: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release is now available for pre-order. The collection, featuring the first 26 episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, inspired by the DC Comics characters, will be available starting August 12, 2014 for $24.95US. The release will be available through most online retail outlets and is now up for pre-order. The details were announced at the Warner Archive Collection “A Batman for All Seasons” panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The San Diego Comic-Con convention is held every year, and focuses on a host of different genres and pop culture events.

Initial details and cover art can be found below.

Young Justice: The Complete First Season
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
Street Date: 08/12/14

Episodes: Independence Day, Fireworks (Independence Day, Part Two), Welcome to Happy Harbor, Drop Zone, Schooled, Infiltrator, Denial, Downtime, Bereft, Targets, Terrors, Homefront, Alpha Male, Revelation, Humanity, Failsafe, Disordered, Secrets, Misplaced, Coldhearted, Image, Agendas, Insecurity, Performance, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance

Synopsis: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over — to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice — Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis — will find out … whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. From Warner Bros. Animation and based on DC Comics characters, Young Justice is a bold new animated series. Are you in?

Young Justice: The Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting August 12th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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“Batman Versus Robin” And “Justice League: Gods And Monsters” Announced For 2015 DC Animated Universe Original Movie Slate

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released details for the 2015 titles of the acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movie home video line at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. The new 2015 titles, which highlight Batman and the Justice League, were announced on Friday, July 24th, 2014 during the world premiere of the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature.

The upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles announced include Batman Versus Robin, which will feature The Court of Owls from the Batman comic series, coming for Summer 2015. Please note, the movie is not an adaptation of the storyline of the same name. Then, Justice League: Gods and Monsters will see release come Mid/Late 2015, and will be an original story written by Alan Burnett and directed by Sam Liu. These two titles will join the previously announced Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated feature, slated for Winter/Spring 2014, with details on that title originally broken right here at The World’s Finest.

A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line adapts stories from DC Comics lore mixed with new content. At least three new titles have been released a year since the line’s inception in 2007.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Gary Miereanu screened the Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature, based on the popular “Batman: Arkham” video game series at San Diego Comic-Con before announcing details on the upcoming 2015 titles.

Click here to view the trailer and additional media for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite.

Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download on Tuesday, August 12th, 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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Details For “Justice League Unlimited” Episodes On Vortexx For August 2014

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative August 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The programming block airs Saturday mornings from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW network. Vortexx – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) on Vortexx.

Please note this will be the last month for the Vortexx Saturday-morning programming block, which is wrapping at the end of August 2014 to make room for new educational programming.

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
August 2nd, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Far From Home”

Supergirl, Green Lantern and Green Arrow travel into the future where they meet the Legion of Super Heroes and their enemies The Fatal Five.

Justice League Unlimited
August 9th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Ancient History”

The Shadow Thief returns and so does Hawkman as more mysteries from “Shadow of the Hawk” are explored.

Justice League Unlimited
August 16th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Alive”

In a knock-down drag out battle on Earth and in space, the power moving behind the scenes of the villains is revealed leading to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history.

Justice League Unlimited
August 23rd, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Destroyer”

In a knock-down drag out battle on Earth and in space, the power moving behind the scenes of the villains is revealed leading to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history.

Justice League Unlimited
August 30th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Initiation”

A reluctant Green Arrow joins forces with the new Justice League to stop a rampaging nuclear monster in Asia.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice. Please note the series may be pre-empted at least one weekend during the month of August 2014 due to specialty programming.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

Again, August 2014 is the final month for the Vortexx programming block and all the programs included within.

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Menu System For New “Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders” DVD Release

The World’s Finest has a look at the menu system for the upcoming Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders two-disc DVD collection, hitting shelves Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. The DVD collection features the last 26 11-minute episodes from the first season of the new animated comedy series. Teen Titans Go! follows the comedic adventures of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between the major battles. MSRP for the two-disc DVD release is $19.97. The episodes will also be available through digital outlets.

Click on the images below for a closer look at the two-disc DVD set’s menu system

The two-disc Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part One: Couch Crusaders DVD collection, featuring the last 26 11-minute episodes from the first season of the popular comedy series, hits shelves July 29th, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for MSRP $19.97. Click here to view details and artwork from the upcoming DVD release. Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the weekends.

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La-La Land Records Announces “Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three,” “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records has given The Worlds’s Finest a first look at two highly-anticipated upcoming soundtrack releases featuring music from the classic Batman: The Animated Series and the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated movie. La-La Land Records is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman with the release of Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three and Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, by Robert J. Kral. The soundtracks will be available to order through La-La Land records and specialty outlets. The label hasn’t announced official release dates as of yet, but both are coming very soon, so stay tuned for details.

Continue below for La-La Land’s Batman 75th Anniversary graphic, celebrating the label’s past, current and future Batman releases!


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The above announced soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records are part of the year-long “Batman 75” 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here. Click on the links below for subsites devoted to Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite
The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite

More details on La-La Land Records can be found at the label’s official website. La-La Land Records specializes in soundtrack releases highlighting the best music from television and film, both new and old. The label has been releasing soundtracks with material from assorted animated and live-action DC Comics-based projects since 2002.

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