Month: February 2018

“The Death of Superman” Preview Image From Upcoming Animated Movie

A preview image from the upcoming The Death of Superman animated movie is featured on the iTunes Extras page for the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated feature. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit April 10, 2018 to Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and March 27, 2018 to Digital HD. No official details for The Death of Superman have been released as of yet, but that is expected to change in the coming weeks. Early details – including a trailer, cast, creative team and release date – are expected to be announced shortly. Until then, continue below for a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. Click on the images for a closer look.

The Death of Superman

The Death of Superman

Please note the above images were taken by The World’s Finest and not released officially by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Based on the designs featured in the image, the animated movie looks to be in continuity with the DC Universe Movie titles inspired by the recent DC Comics “The New 52” reboot. The Death of Superman is the first of a two movies adapting the classic Death of Superman saga, with the second installment – The Reign of the Superman – set for release in early 2019.

More details are forthcoming, so stayed right here at The World’s Finest for more on The Death of Superman, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie following Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, in the coming weeks. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Both digital and physical releases of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will feature a preview of The Death of Superman.

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“Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High” Hits DVD May 15, Digital HD May 1

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High, the latest animated movie based on the popular DC Super Hero Girls initiative, will hit DVD on May 15, 2018. The animated movie will also be available on Digital HD starting May 1. Contnue below for the press details, trailer and DVD package artwork.

WONDER WOMAN, SUPERGIRL, BATGIRL & FRIENDS
TEACH THEIR FRENEMIES A LESSON AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT, DC ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP PRESENT
LEGO® DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUPER-VILLAIN HIGH
ON DIGITAL MAY 1 AND DVD MAY 15, 2018

Everyone’s favorite female Super Heroes are left to deal with a new rival when a mysterious high school pops up in the all-new animated film, Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group, the film – a continuation in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon – will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) May 1, 2018 on Digital ($19.99 SRP), and on May 15, 2018 on DVD ($19.98 SRP).

After a mysterious school opens across the street, the students of Super Hero High find themselves up against a new threat. Now, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls not only have to worry about the well-being of their grades, but the safety and security of friends, family and the rest of civilization. The girls must figure out how to put a stop to this evil, new cross-town rival and save the world once again!

DC Super Hero GirlsThe Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain Hig voice cast returns its core cast with Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), Stephanie Sheh (Katana), and Ashlyn Selich (Batgirl). The cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown (Amanda Waller), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Romi Dames (Lena Luthor), John DiMaggio (Gorilla Grodd, Wildcat), Josh Keaton (The Flash), Khary Payton (Cyborg) and Meredith Salenger (Lashina).

Elsa Garagarza (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny) directs Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High from a script by Jeremy Adams (Justice League Action, Lego Scooby-Doo!). Rick Morales (Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood) serves as producer, with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!), Jill Wilfert (The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie) and Robert Fewkes (Lego Frozen Northern Lights) serving as executive producers.

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls universe encourages young girls and kids to explore their own powers and strengths through original content, including all-new films, webisodes and TV specials. The franchise offers young fans inspiration and encourages teamwork, friendship and empowerment. DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High will connect with fans throughout the world through the brand’s vast digital content networks, including LEGO.com, DCSuperHeroGirls.com, the DCSHG App, YouTube Channel and Instagram, as well as a global licensing and merchandising program.

“We’re thrilled to release a second Lego DC Super Hero Girls film that’s fun for young girls to view and enjoy,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “LEGO toys rank #1 amongst Children ages 6-11, allowing these films to resonate with children.”

SPECIAL FEATURES
· Six Animated Shorts
o Crazed and Confused
o Need for Speed
o Showdown
o Trading Places
o Wonder Waitress
o Bodybuilding

BASICS
Street Date: May 15, 2018
Run Time: approximately 78 minutes
DVD Audio – English
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
HD EST Price: $19.99 SRP
SD EST Price: $14.99 SRP

ABOUT DIGITAL
On May 1, 2018, Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 15, 2018, LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the brick & knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2017 The LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

DC Super Hero Girls and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s16)

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 TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.”

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High arrives on Digital HD starting May 1, 2018 and will be available on DVD on May 15, 2018. Stay tuned for additional select coverage of the DC Super Heroes franchise initiative right here at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Archive Teases Forthcoming “Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-ray Release

Teased in a new video clip, Warner Archive announced that Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be coming to Blu-ray in the very near future. The 1998 direct-to-video animated video, based on Batman: The Animated Series, follows Mr. Freeze as his kidnaps Barbara Gordon in an effort to save his wife. The feature was released on DVD in 2002. This release follows Warner Archive’s recent release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to Blu-ray. Watch the video in the player below.

Details on the release itself, including the release date and featured content, is expected to be announced shortly. Warner Archive is a manufactured-on-demand label from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment which aims to release an assortment of titles, including catalog and unreleased content, to home media.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting upcoming Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. For further details on Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman Ninja” Hits Blu-ray/DVD On May 8, 2018, New English-Language Trailer

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on May 8, 2018. The studio has also provided a look at the Blu-ray package art, a still from Batman Ninja and a new English-language trailer. Continue below to view all of the content.

THE DARK KNIGHT IN EYE-POPPING ANIME!
BATMAN NINJA
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT,
DC ENTERTAINMENT AND
WARNER BROS. JAPAN REIMAGINE
THE CAPED CRUSADER IN FULL-BLOWN ANIME STYLE

COMING MAY 8, 2018 TO
BLU-RAY STEELBOOK,
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook ($29.98 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on May 8, 2018. Order due date is April 3, 2018.

The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018.

Batman Ninja is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.

Batman NinjaBatman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

The visually stunning Batman Ninja is the creative result of a trio of anime’s finest filmmakers: director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann), and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) produced the original movie with Warner Bros. Japan. The script was then reinterpreted and rewritten for English-language distribution by award-winning screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro Samurai). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) lead an impressive cast as the voices of Batman and the Joker, respectively. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies – Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the gruff-yet-sophisticated tones of Gorilla Grodd, a villain who must team with Batman to achieve his own personal agenda. Other voice actors include Bat-family members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin, and the Rogue’s gallery also features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Doing double duty is Tatasciore as Deathstroke, Strong as Poison Ivy, and Friedle as Red Hood.

Batman Ninja is an absolute feast for the senses, a stunning spectacle of anime wrapped around a thrill ride of a Batman story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Our partners at Warner Bros. Japan have conjured an impressive addition to the Dark Knight’s canon of entertainment, taking Batman and his friends and foes in an altogether new direction. We can’t wait for fans to see this film.”

Batman Ninja Enhanced Content
Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
-“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan. East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.

-“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime. The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design that create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.

-“New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja” – Meet the talented filmmakers behind Batman Ninja as they discuss their inspirations and challenges in bringing an anime version of Batman to life during a panel discussion unveiling Batman Ninja during New York Comic Con 2017.

MARKETING SUPPORT
Batman Ninja will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: May 8, 2018
Order Due Date: April 3, 2018
Run Time: 85 minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000695184 / 883929613645
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000695185 / 883929613472
Steelbook Blu-ray Combo Price: $29.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000707706 / 883929631049
Languages: English Audio and Japanese Audio

Batman Ninja

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

For more images from the animated feature, check out the dedicated Batman Ninja subsite. Batman Ninja will hit Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray and DV on May 8, 2018, with a 4K Digital release coming Summer 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on Batman Ninja right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Teen Titans: The Complete First Season,” “Static Shock: The Complete Third Season”

Warner Archive has recently provided The World’s Finest with copies of Teen Titans: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and Static Shock: The Complete Third Season on DVD to review. For fans of DC Comics and great cartoons, these two titles are well worth picking up. For complete reviews on both titles, click on the appropriate cover art below. Both Teen Titans: The Complete First Season and Static Shock: The Complete Third Season are available to own from Warner Archive, and can be purchased through WBShop.com and other select retailers. Click on the cover artwork images below to check out the reviews.

Teen Titans Static Shock

Warner Archive describes the two releases as follows:

Teen Titans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray
With awesome super skills and powers galore, these crime-fighting partners kick butt and squash evil like nobody’s business! But as roommates in Titans Tower, it’s every hero for him/herself when it comes to living in peace. Not even super heroes can settle fights over who’s in control of the TV remote. In these 13 action-packed adventures, the Titans face all your favorite villains – Mad Mod, The Puppet King, Killer Moth and, of course, their arch-nemesis Slade – in one power-packing showdown after another. Some battles even pit the Titans against each other. Featuring bold animation, funky music and fun characters, this complete Season One from the hit TV series is an intergalactic knockout.

Static Shock: The Complete Third Season DVD
Static Shock‘s third season arrives dynamically double-charged as a new hero joins Static in his fight to protect Dakota, while the rookie hero demonstrates big-league-level experience. Virgil’s journey to the hero elites begins with a Bat-bang as Static travels to Gotham City in pursuit of a Bang Baby that’s fallen in with some seductively sinister “big sisters” – the Gotham City sirens Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. But a Batman (and Alfred) assist is waiting in the wings. Then, Richie’s knack for invention is revealed to be a Bang Baby by-product, and Richie becomes the high-tech hero Gear. But that’s just the start to a season that sees Static in Africa alongside African super hero Anansi, plus our hero battling Brainiac alongside the Justice League and tackling Toyman with Big Blue himself, Superman. The season’s end sees Static shaken to the core as he travels to the recent past to revisit the night he lost his mother.

Stay tuned for further updates – including new reviews, coverage and exclusive content – right here at The World’s Finest. To discuss the releases listed above, click on the forum links below to share your thoughts.

Teen Titans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Static Shock: The Complete Third Season DVD Talkback

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