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New “Batman Ninja” Clip, Movie Now Available On Digital HD, New York City Screenings Planned

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from the Batman Ninja animated feature, now available to own on Digital HD. The DC Animated Movie title will also be available for purchase on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on May 8, 2018. The clip is available in the player below. Also below are new images and details on a special two-night Batman Ninja event in New York City.

Additional Batman Ninja content can be found at The World’s Finest. Continue below for press details on a special Batman Ninja event being held in New York City:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Celebrates
Batman Ninja
with Two Nights of New York City Events May 1-2

Spectacular Anime Film to Screen at The Directors Guild of America on 5/1;
Filmmakers, Key Voice Cast to Appear & Sign at Kinokuniya Bookstore on 5/2;
Free Screening Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents back-to-back nights of Batman Ninja events in New York City with a May 1 screening and panel discussion at The Directors Guild of America, and a May 2 appearance/signing by filmmakers and key voice cast at Kinokuniya Bookstore.

The visually stunning Batman Ninja received outstanding reviews for its World Premiere at WonderCon in late March. The film was officially announced at New York Comic Con in October 2017, thus this two-night New York event – a week prior to the film’s May 8 release on Blu-ray & DVD – completes the circle.

Batman Ninja‘s trio of acclaimed anime filmmakers – director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) – will appear at both events alongside the film’s core quartet of celebrated actors: Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Catwoman, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn.

On Tuesday, May 1, Batman Ninja will have its NYC premiere at The Directors Guild of America (110 West 57th Street in New York City). Starting at 7:00pm, the event will include a screening of the full film, and a post-screening panel discussion amongst the filmmakers and actors. A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public (see details below).

On Wednesday, May 2, the filmmakers and actors will make an appearance at Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas), the preeminent location for anime films, books and merchandise in New York City. There will be a Q&A and a signing of exclusive Batman Ninja posters. This event, starting at 5:30pm, is also free to the public.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York screening on May 1 must RSVP via email to BatmanNinjaNYC@gmail.com. Ticket requests will be fulfilled on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email by Friday, April 27.

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), (3) valid email address, and (4) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Please enter only once. Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Bruce Wayne
2 tickets
DarkKnight@gmail.com
Greatwebsite.com

About Batman Ninja
Batman 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.

Produced by Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment, Batman Ninja will be distributed May 8, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting April 24, 2018.





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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.

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“Lego DC Super Heroes – The Flash” Coming March 13, 2018 to Blu-ray/DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that the latest Lego animated feature inspired by DC Comics, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on March 13, 2018. The animated movie features the Flast forced to find his way out of a time loop. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash will also be available on Digital HD starting February 13, 2018. Continue below for the complete press details and trailer preview.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE WHEN
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT,
DC ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP RELEASE
LEGO DC SUPER HEROES: THE FLASH!
ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK & DVD MARCH 13, 2018
ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 13, 2018

The Flash’s world spins out of control when his arch-nemesis Reverse-Flash puts the Scarlet Speedster into a vicious time loop in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash, the latest animated film from Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the full-length movie on Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on March 13, 2018, and Digital on February 13, 2018. Order due date is February 6, 2018.

In Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash, Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again – with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for The Flash … and the world!

Along the route, The Flash encounters numerous new characters being introduced to the popular DC Super Heroes series, including The Atom; B’dg, a squirrel-esque Green Lantern; a pair of legendary super pets in Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog, Batman and Superman’s faithful canine pals; as well as Aquaman’s trusted seahorse, Storm.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash also features an original song, “It’s Magic,” written by Tim Kelly and Jeremy Adams, and performed with enthusiastic zest by the trio of The Flash (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), Zatanna (Kate Micucci) and Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson).

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes - The FlashThe cast of Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash features some of the top voiceover artists in the industry, led by the aforementioned Taylor, Micucci and Richardson, along with Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman, Killer Croc), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman, Lois Lane), Dwight Schultz (Reverse-Flash), Eric Bauza (The Atom, B’dg, Jimmy Olsen), Tom Kenny (Plastic Man, The Penguin), Phil LaMarr (Firestorm), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Boomerang, Aquaman), Jason Spisak (The Joker) and Audrey Wasilewski (Mayor).

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash is directed by Ethan Spaulding from a script by Jim Krieg and Jeremy Adams. Sam Register, Brandon Vietti, Jason Cosler, Robert Fewkes and Jill Wilfert are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are co-executive producers.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings The Flash front and center in this new film that delivers the fun, funny, action that our fans have come to expect,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This is a perfect addition to the LEGO DC Super Heroes franchise.”

BASICS
Blu-ray/DVD Street Date: March 13, 2018
Digital Street Date: February 13, 2018
Order Due Date: February 6, 2018
Run Time: 78 minutes
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Blu-ray Catalog #: 1000648001
Blu-ray UPC #: 883929595945
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
DVD Audio – English
Catalog #: 1000648000
UPC #: 883929595938

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On March 13, 2018, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash 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 March 13, 2018, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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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 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.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and the Brick & Knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.

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; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn 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). 

© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  DC Super Heroes and all pre-existing characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash program and all new characters and elements are trademarks of and © WBEI.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (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 the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 13, 2018, though will be available for digital purchase starting February 13, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman vs. Two-Face”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman vs. Two-Face, now available to own on home media. In short, the animated movie is a great film which continues the innate brilliance of the original 1960s Batman series while also playing with the formula. Adding some noir-ish trappings to the movie really creates a unique experience, and there’s just enough of it sprinkled in that it never overpowers the very deliberate zany tones of the source material. Batman vs. Two-Face is also a great showcase and send-off for Adam West. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Batman vs. Two-Face

For more, the Batman vs. Two-Face subsite here at The World’s Finest includes an assortment of video clips, images, content and much more. Click on the review link above to further access the dedicated additional content. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has also released a clip from the movie to promote its home media debut. Check it out in the player below.

Batman vs. Two-Face is now available for purchase through online and traditional retail outlets, both in digital formats and on Blu-ray and DVD. Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman Ninja” Announced, Slated For 2018 From Warner Bros. Animation

Announced during New York Comic-Con 2017, Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment revealed both studios will partner on Batman Ninja, an all-new anime film coming in 2018. The animated film will be directed by Jumpei Mizusaki, and feature work from character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia. According to the creators of the film, Batman Ninja will show Batman through the eyes of the Japanese. A poster promoting the forthcoming title, featuring Batman, was made available and can be seen by clicking the thumbnail below.

The footage screened at New York Comic-Con featured footage of Batman fighting the Joker, Nightwing tussling with the Penguin, Robin and Poison Ivy brandishing swords, along with shots of Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Two-Face and Gorilla Grodd. The film will be rated PG-13 and will feature a host of Batman and DC Comics characters, though will leave room for appearances of other characters in possible sequels. Future Batman Ninja sequels and related projects will be dependent on the sales of the first release in the possible ongoing movie series.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment said that, when Batman Ninja arrives on home media next year, it will include both the subtitled original Japanese version as well as an English dubbed version.

Further details on this project will be released in early 2018. Stay tuned for more updates on Batman Ninja right here at The World’s Finest.

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