New Video Clip, Stills, And WonderCon Premiere Details For “Son Of Batman”

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the new video clip and a batch of new promotional hi-res stills for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The new media features Batman, Damian, and Alfred Pennyworth. 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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Son of Batman will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18th, 2014 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm local time. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following details for the premiere event.

Son of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion amongst voice cast and filmmakers, including several members of the stellar voice cast — Jason O’Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom), Stuart Allan (Damian) — and filmmakers James Tucker (producer), Ethan Spaulding (director), Phil Bourassa (character designer) and Andrea Romano (dialogue director).

Son of Batman activities at WonderCon include an hour-long autograph session for fans on Friday, April 18 from 3:30-4:30pm in the DC Entertainment booth. All members of the panel are expected to be present for the signing, which will include an exclusive-to-WonderCon Son of Batman mini-poster. As the Friday night premiere of DCU films traditionally sells out, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will give fans an additional opportunity to see the film with an encore screening of Son of Batman on Sunday, April 20 at 1:15pm in the Arena.

Here’s the description for the premiere and panel:

Friday, 4/18/14
6:00–8:00pm World Premiere: Son of Batman – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) and fellow cast members Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow), Xander Berkeley (Transcendence, Salem), Stuart Allan (Bad Teacher, Rise of the Guardians), and filmmakers including producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War) and some potential surprise special guests. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide Magazine senior editor Rich Sands. Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Arena

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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Warner Archive To Premiere New “Beware The Batman” Episode At WonderCon

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided details for Warner Archive Collection’s upcoming panels at WonderCon 2014. Recent DC Comics-inspired cartoons Beware The Batman, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series will all play a big part of Warner Archive’s planned events for the convention, including the debut of an unaired Beware The Batman episode. The 2014 WonderCon Anaheim convention will be held from April 18th – 20th, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Complete details, provided by the studio, can be found below:

Warner Archive Collection presents an incredibly eclectic quartet of panels at WonderCon this coming weekend, April 18-20, spotlighting everything from popular animated super hero TV series and kooky cartoon music to real-life heroes in animation (and back again) and the original transforming toy robots, The GoBots.

The talent on these four panels also covers the entertainment gamut, highlighted by the appearance of renowned screenwriter Steven E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 HRS.) discussing his 1987 cult classic TV movie, The Spirit; beloved animation creators Alan Burnett, Kelly Ward, Giancarlo Volpe and James Tucker; popular voice actor Josh Keaton; and making his first-ever Con appearance, the heralded voice of the GoBots’ Leader-1, Lou Richards.

Also notable amongst the panel presentations will be the exhibition of unaired, never-before-seen footage from the animated series, Beware the Batman during the “Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu” panel on Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm in Room 300DE.

In addition to the four panels, Warner Archive Collection will have an action-packed, informative booth presence on the convention floor of WonderCon. And immediately following the Sunday afternoon panel, the Warner Archive booth will host an autograph signing with Steven E. de Souza starting at approximately 1:15pm. Attached is a headshot of Mr. de Souza.

The Warner Archive Collection panels for WonderCon include:

Saturday, 4/19/14
11:30am–12:30pm Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu
Warner Archive Collection continues to thrill fans with Blu-ray presentations of some of the popular, recent DC-based animated TV series. Revisit Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Beware the Batman with producers, directors, writers and voice talent, and discuss WAC’s potential future offerings. WAC podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson lead a panel that features Green Lantern: The Animated Series producer Giancarlo Volpe and actor Josh Keaton, Batman: The Brave and the Bold producer James Tucker, and other surprise guests – not to mention unaired, never-before-seen footage of Beware the Batman! Room 300DE

Saturday, 4/19/14
7:00–8:00pm Toonstock with Warner Archive Collection
There’s no better way to start WonderCon’s Saturday night than with a spotlight on toe-tapping, music-themed animated TV series from the past 50 years, including Josie and Pussycats in Outer Space, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Jabberjaw and more. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti – and a few surprises – offer a fun look/listen to great themes songs from 1960-1990s. Room 300AB

Sunday, 4/20/14
Noon–1:00pm From Chuck Norris to Mr. T: Real-Life Toons and Back Again!
Not only have a bevy of live-action stars like Chuck Norris, Mr. T and the Globetrotters played huge roles in nearly forgotten cartoons, but many popular ‘toon heroes – like The Spirit, Captain Marvel and Steel – have made the journey from four-color panels to live-action film. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson – and a few surprise guests, like renowned screenwriter Steve E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 HRS.) – celebrate these luminaries and more in their favorite, sometimes-forgotten adaptations in an undoubtedly hilarious hour-long panel. Room 300AB

Sunday, 4/20/14
3:00–4:00pm GoBots, Warner Archive Collection and beyond!
There are morphing robots and then there’s the GoBots! Warner Archive Collection puts a spotlight on the ultimate transforming robots with a release of the entire series on DVD, and a panel that features the voice of Leader1 himself, Lou Richards; story editor/writer Alan Burnett; writer Kelly Ward; and all-knowing WAC podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti. Come for the GoBots, stay for all kinds of fun WAC information, including a hearty shout-out to Jonny Quest on his 50th Anniversary. Room 300AB

The annual WonderCon Anaheim convention is a massive celebration of comics and pop culture, and will be held from April 18th – 20th, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. 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. More details on this convention, including program details and more, can be found at the official WonderCon Anaheim website.

More details on Beware The Batman, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series can be found at the respective subsites here at The World’s Finest. Click here for much more on each DC Comics-inspired cartoon.

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Two New Images From The Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided The World’s Finest with two new images from the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman featuring Batman, Talia Al Ghul, and Deathstroke. The next installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will hit shelves 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 thumbnails below for a closer look at each image.

Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson. The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia Al Ghul; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as Deathstroke. As previously mentioned, this animated feature is based off the Grant Morrison “Batman and Son” comic book storyline.

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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New Promotional Stills Released For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment recently released new promotional stills for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman featuring Batman, Talia Al Ghul, and Deathstroke. The next installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will hit shelves 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 thumbnails below for a closer look at each image.



The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia, Damian’s mother and Batman’s lover; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins and one of Batman’s most dangerous foes; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as the deadly assassin Deathstroke. Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson.

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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Artwork, Initial Details For “Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders” DVD Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the preliminary details for the upcoming Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders two-disc DVD collection, hitting shelves July 29th, 2014. The DVD collection will feature 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. Initial details and cover art can be found below.

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:
Disc 1 (Each episode is 11 minutes long)
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

Disc 2 (Each episode is 11 minutes long)
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?

Please note these details, including street date, are subject to change.

The two-disc Teen Titans Go! – Season One, Part Two: Couch Crusaders DVD collection, featuring 26 11-minute episodes from the first season of the hit comedy series, hits shelves July 29th, 2014 from Warner Home Video for MSRP $19.97.

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

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Press Release For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued a press release for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. 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. 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.

Continue below for the complete press release.

GET READY FOR THE NEXT ALL-NEW
DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
SON OF BATMAN
COMING MAY 6, 2014 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Primetime TV Stars Jason O’Mara, Morena Baccarin, Thomas Gibson Lead Stellar Voice Cast in Animated Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD & Digital HD

The world is turned upside down when Batman – one of the world’s greatest Super Heroes – discovers he is a father in the newest DC Universe Original Animated Movie, Son of Batman. This all-new, PG-13-rated film arrives May 6, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will also include Digital HD with UltraViolet™.

Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of his most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences.

Son of Batman delivers all the elements to create a memorable film – powerful villains, treacherous plot twists and tensions amongst allies,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Showcasing a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this title as the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”

Primetime television stars Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, The Good Wife) and Stuart Allan (Grey’s Anatomy), the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Damian, respectively, unite with several television greats to fashion these famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast is Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) as Deathstroke, Morena Baccarin (Homeland) as Talia, Xander Berkeley (Nikita) as Langstrom, David McCallum (NCIS) as Alfred, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution) as Ra’s Al Ghul, Sean Maher (Firefly) as Nightwing/Dick Grayson, and Bruce Thomas (Kyle XY) as Gordon.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale, and based on a story by James Robinson. James Tucker is producer. Phil Bourassa is character designer. Sam Register (Young Justice, Teen Titans), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises) and Benjamin Melniker (The Dark Knight Rises) are executive producers.

Son of Batman has tons of exciting enhanced content including:
• Featurette – “The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins”
• Featurette – “Strange Blood Tie: Damian Wayne”
• A Sneak Peek at the next DCU Animated Movie – Batman: Assault of Arkham
• From the DC Comics Vault – 4 Bonus Cartoons

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, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.

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.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s14)

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!, as well as the forthcoming The Tom and Jerry Show and Mike Tyson Mysteries. WBA also produces original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block in the U.S. As the home of 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. 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).

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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first video clip and a batch of new promotional hi-res stills for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The new media features Batman, Killer Croc, Robin, and Nightwing. 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. The first image leads to the clip, in the MP4 Quicktime format, and the following all lead to stills.





As previously reported by The World’s Finest, Son of Batman will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18th, 2014 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm local time. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with cast and crew, including Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, The Good Wife) and Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity), the voices of Batman and Nightwing, respectively. More panelists to be announced as confirmed.

Additional details and home video package artwork for Son of Batman are available here. 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.

To view the trailer for Son of Batman, click on the thumbnail image below. The trailer is available in the MP4 720p Quicktime format, with additional formats available by clicking the links under the image.


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The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia, Damian’s mother and Batman’s lover; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins and one of Batman’s most dangerous foes; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as the deadly assassin Deathstroke. Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son,” written by Grant Morrison.

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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Updated Blu-ray, DVD Package Artwork For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Home Video Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided updated package artwork of the assorted home video releases for Son of Batman, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line. The animated feature will be released May 6th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download. Please note the Son of Batman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart as of May 6th, 2014 for six weeks before going nationwide. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son” written by Grant Morrison, wherein Batman discovers he has a son – named Damian – with Talia Al Ghul.

Click on the thumbnails below to view hi-res package artwork for the Blu-ray Combo Pack, single-disc DVD, and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of Son of Batman. Official product details also follow.


Son of Batman
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: May 6th, 2014

Synopsis: Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, all while teaching his headstrong boy that one can’t fight crime by becoming a criminal. With help from Gotham’s finest, including Commissioner Gordon and Nightwing, Batman will soon discover that his son and most trusted ally are one and the same!

Blu-ray Bonus Content:
-Strange Blood Ties: Damian Wayne
-The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins
-Designing the Characters with Phil Bourassa
-A Sneak Peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
-Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Sneak Peek
-4 Bonus Cartoons:
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman Beyond, “Out of the Past”
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “The Knights of Tomorrow!”
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Showdown”
–From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Sidekicks Assemble!”
-Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices.

Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Bonus Content:
-The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins
-A Sneak Peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
-Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Sneak Peek
-2 Bonus Cartoons

Single-Disc DVD Bonus Content:
-A Sneak Peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
-Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Sneak Peek

Please note the above bonus content detail is subject to clarification and/or change.

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. To view the trailer for Son of Batman, click on the thumbnail image below. The trailer is available in the MP4 720p Quicktime format, with additional formats available by clicking the links under the image.


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The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia, Damian’s mother and Batman’s lover; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins and one of Batman’s most dangerous foes; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as the deadly assassin Deathstroke. Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son,” written by Grant Morrison.

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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have issued a press release announcing initial details for the company’s plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. Plans include multiple home video release, animated features, and special initiatives. Since his creation and first published appearance, Batman has become arguably the most popular comic book character across the world. Highlights from the press release include special promotions for upcoming Batman-centric animated movie titles Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, new DC Nation animated shorts by Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke, and special home video releases. Further details and the first look at the Batman 75 commemorative logo can be found below.

Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

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Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame. There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character. In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game concept ever. Batman consistently breaks records in every incarnation of his character and remains the gold standard by which all other comic book sales are measured.

“Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans. He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”

The first published adventure of The Bat-Man (as he was then known) was in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27, conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story. The character was so successful, that one year later the first comic book devoted exclusively to the Caped Crusader’s adventures, Batman #1, hit newsstands. In that issue, Batman battled The Joker and Catwoman for the first time.

Now, DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Pictures, Television, Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary 75th anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products.

The new commemorative logo, also released today across social media and websites, takes its cue from the famed Bat symbol, and features block-style lettering of “75 Years.” The mark will be rolled out on Batman-related promotions, products and initiatives.

Key activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration include:

*DC Entertainment – DC Entertainment has an action-packed year filled with new Batman titles, commemorative issues and variant covers, including the recently released special edition of Detective Comics #27 commemorating Batman’s first appearance in the book in 1939, the new weekly series Batman Eternal launching April 9, and upcoming exclusive Batman variant covers planned for San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Batman Day – DC Entertainment is also partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.

*Interactive Entertainment – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has invited celebrated fashion designer Asher Levine to create a cape and cowl based on the Batsuit of the recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios. Favorite contemporary artists will have the opportunity to use the replicas as a blank canvas to produce their own, original interpretations of Batman’s iconic attire for an all new “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit that will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Home Entertainment – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring fans an array of new Batman titles throughout the year, including the highly anticipated release of the Batman ’66 TV series for the first time ever. Other new releases include animated films Son of Batman (May 6) and Assault on Arkham (summer 2014). Additionally, a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s Batman feature film will be released in the fall.

*Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.

*Television –Warner Bros. Television is in production on the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a new one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland) will encounter a familiar cast of characters – including a young Bruce Wayne – as he fights to keep the city safe. Executive producer Bruce Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot, which is being directed by executive producer Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita)

*Pictures – As Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures will begin production of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.

*Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with an array of licensees to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary through special edition and limited-release products. From the classic 1960s TV series to modern day comics, Batman’s presence will be larger than ever in celebration of his legacy through everything from toys to t-shirts.

*DCComics.com – For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, visit www.Batman75.com. The dedicated section on DC Comics’ website launches today with the Batman 75 Sweepstakes which offers one lucky fan a one-of-a-kind prize package.

The World’s Finest was the first website to report on the forthcoming Batman Beyond DC Nation animated short, as confirmed in the press release above.

Additional initiatives and promotions will be unveiled throughout the year. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and news.

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New Promotional Stills Released For Upcoming “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment recently released new promotional stills for the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman featuring Batman, Nightwing, and Killer Croc. The next installment of the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line will hit shelves 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 thumbnails below for a closer look at each image.



Fred Tatasciore, known for his work on Wolverine and The X-Men and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, will provide the voice for Killer Croc.

Additional details on Son of Batman are available here and here. Click on the thumbnail below to view the trailer in the MP4 720p Quicktime format, with additional formats available by clicking the links under the image.


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The voice cast for Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne; Stuart Allan as Damian; Morena Baccarin as Talia, Damian’s mother and Batman’s lover; Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins and one of Batman’s most dangerous foes; David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth; Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom; and Thomas Gibson as the deadly assassin Deathstroke. Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding, from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale adapting a story by James Robinson. Son of Batman is inspired by the acclaimed Batman storyline “Batman and Son,” written by Grant Morrison.

Son of Batman hits Blu-ray, single-disc 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. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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