John Takis Talks “Justice League,” “Batman” and “Caped Crusaders” Soundtracks with The World’s Finest

The World’s Finest pulled Producer John Takis aside to discuss his work on an assortment of 2016 DC Comics-based animated soundtracks from La-La Land Records, including the massive Justice League soundtrack release and the new Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders score release. Takis digs into how these titles came together, shares his thoughts on an assortment of different score releases, and how crucial it is for fans to support these releases. He also teases what could be coming down the pipeline for upcoming DC Comics animated-based soundtrack releases. To read the entire two-part interview, click on the image or respective links below.


Part One: Justice League & BatmanPart Two: Return of the Caped Crusaders

The soundtracks for Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and more are available from La-La Land Records and can be purchased through the label’s official website or other digital retailers. To discuss these releases, click on the discussion links below.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest Interviews Dynamic Music Partners on “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders”

The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners to discuss their work in scoring the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature. In this Q & A, Dynamic Music Partners – consisting of Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter – touch upon their score for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, their influences, their favorite tracks and much more. The soundtrack for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, available from La-La Land Records as of November 8th, 2016, can be purchased through the label’s official website or other digital retailers.

Click on the image below to check out the interview, right here at The World’s Finest!




For more information on Dynamic Music Partners, along with the assorted works and projects – past, present and future – check out their official website. DMP can also be found on Twitter at @DynMusPartners and on Facebook.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and on Digital HD. Further details on Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders subsite. Stay tuned for further coverage, including reviews, exclusive content and more.

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Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews Soundtracks For “Batman,” “Justice League,” Animated Movies

The World’s Finest has published reviews for the Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Four, Justice League, Batman: The Killing Joke and Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood soundtrack titles, all released by La-La Land Records. In a nutshell, each soundtrack release is worth adding to one’s collection, with Justice League and Batman: The Killing Joke easily the stand-outs among all four reviews. However, all four titles are feature fantastic work and each deserve a spin. All soundtracks are currently available for purchase through the official La-La Land Records website and through most online resellers.

To read the reviews, please click on the respective images below.

Please note the review for the Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood soundtrack can also be found on the Batman: Bad Blood subsite.

Each review above is part of a larger subsite dedicated to each highlighted property, with each including more exclusive content and features. Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the days and weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest. Click on the links below to discuss each soundtrack release.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Killing Joke Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest Interviews The Dynamic Music Partners on “Batman: The Killing Joke” And More

The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners to discuss their involvement in the Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature, along with the new soundtrack releases for the aforementioned Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature, Justice League and Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Four. All three soundtracks, released
by La-La Land Records, will be available first starting July 20, 2016 at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 before being
made available on the official La-La Land Records website – and other online retailers – on July 26th, 2016.
Dynamic Music Partners – consisting of Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter –
will also be on hand at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 not only to promote their upcoming major soundtrack releases,
but to also take part in the convention’s panel discussion. Click on the image below to check out the interview, right here at The World’s Finest!




For more information on Dynamic Music Partners, along with the assorted works and projects – past, present and future – check out their official website. DMP can also be found on Twitter at @DynMusPartners and on Facebook. Details on the soundtracks for Batman: The Killing Joke, Justice League and Batman: The Animated Series can be found by clicking the respective artwork below.




Batman: The Killing Joke arrives July 26, 2016 on Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics. The animated feature will also hit Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 2, 2016. Select theatres across the globe will also be holding a special one-night-only presentation of Batman: The Killing Joke on July 25, 2016. Check local listings for details.

Further details on Batman: The Killing Joke can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Killing Joke subsite. Stay tuned for further coverage, including reviews, exclusive content and more.

Click here at discuss Batman: The Killing Joke on The DC Animation Forum!

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La-La Land Records Releasing “Batman: The Killing Joke,” “Justice League,” “Batman: The Animated Series” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records is slated to release soundtrack titles for the Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature and the Justice League animated series, along with a fourth installment in their Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack series on July 26, 2016. The soundtracks, which will be a limited edition titles, will be available to order directly from the La-La Land Records website at 12noon PST, along with other online venues. Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con will get a chance to pick up all three soundtrack titles early starting July 20, 2016 at La-La Land Record’s booth at Booth 4536, which will also include in-booth composer, author and artist signings, announcements about upcoming releases and promotional offers. Click on the artwork below for details – including complete track listings, pricing, autograph availability and more – on the three aforementioned soundtrack titles:




Other related La-La Land Record soundtrack titles slated to debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, before going wide on July 26, 2016, include Supergirl: Season One, The Flash: Season Two and the Wonder Woman single vinyl. Further details of each (along with many others) can be found at the official La-La Land Records website.

Stay tuned for additional coverage on these upcoming releases right here at The World’s Finest, including an interview with Dynamic Music Partners.

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La-La Land Records Releasing “Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman” Soundtrack

La-La Land Records is slated to release the soundtrack to the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman animated feature on March 29th, 2016. The soundtrack, which will be a limited edition of 2000 copies, will be available to order directly from the La-La Land Records website at 12noon PST, along with other online venues. The CD soundtrack release features the score work of Lolita Ritmanis. Click on the image below for a complete rundown of the track listing and additional information.

Stasy tuned for additional coverage on this upcoming release right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis” Soundtrack Review Added

The World’s Finest has reviewed the soundtrack release for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, available now from La-La Land Records and WaterTower Music. Did composer Frederik Wiedmann rise to the occasion, or get swept out to see? Well, read the review to find out! And you can do just that by clicking on the image featured below. Additional content, including additional reviews, video clips and more can also be found on the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis subsite at The World’s Finest.

Share your thoughts on the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis soundtrack over on the The DC Animation Forum.

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First off, apologies for the rather bland subject line up there. It comes off more ominous than it should. Sorry about that! Anyways…

With 2014 now done and over with, the last news story from The World’s Finest has officially been posted up. As I mentioned on this site a year ago, it’s time to ease back on the overall workload of this site, and that starts with wrapping up the daily news post for the foreseeable future. Thousands and thousands of news posts, including three straight years of news posts at least five days a week, without a single weekday missed. And, with 2015 now here, that ends as The World’s Finest will return to its roots as an unbeatable resource for fans. An archive of content, a collection of materials covering a host of different shows and movies, a wealth of information – call it what you will, but The World’s Finest will be embracing that once again.

What does that all encompass? Well, don’t get alarmed … it’s all good! As the site shifts into a content destination, certain aspects of the site will stop while an emphasis will be placed on others. Daily news posts will cease, as I said, and no new subsites will be added to the site as of this time. Does that mean the end of updates and new material? No – there will always be new content added here, but the site will now just be easier for me to manage.

Site updates will continue going forward, reviews will still be posted, more content will be added (images, behind-the-scenes material, etc.), along with the odd interview. However, now, the site updates will now fall more onto the resource side of things. As I said, there will be no new additional subsites added to The World’s Finest going forward, with the possible exception of smaller pages dedicated to installments of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Assorted DVD, Blu-ray, and other media releases will also still be covered. A new Batman: The Brave and The Bold Blu-ray? We’ll cover and review it – 100%. New soundtrack release? We’re on it – count on it. The only thing really changing is the end of daily news posts (which, honestly, it didn’t seem like a lot of people noticed anyway, given how so many stories broken here went unnoticed or stolen over the years).

A lot of factors played a role in this decision. For one, this site is too unwieldy for one person to handle. I cover about 95% of the work on the site, the forums and social media outlets. This includes emails, press work, reviews, finding reviewers and content, all of that. I spend many hours a day working on this site, volunteering countless hours. Juggling that with a regular job, a family, etc., and, well, something has to give. I have more responsibilities than ever before and there are just not enough hours in the day. But I can’t just abandon the site – no way. Given how long I’ve been working on this site, from its first iteration back in 1997, and how attached I am to it, I opted not to pass the torch. I did ask for help, more than a few times, but no one came to bat. So, I opted to scale the site responsibilities down to its skeleton in order to keep it going. I am expecting to reduce my presence and update rate overtime, though. The forum duties will be passed over to someone else entirely, for example. Still, with this, I’m able to balance my workload easier, have a bit of a better life, and explore other options.

This site is not going away. It’s not going anywhere. It’s going to stay right here. There’s no way I could let it go, anyways. All the content that you see here is not budging an inch. The only thing really changing is the removal of daily news updates and an easing back on the frequency of updates. This site will always be here for you to access and explore. In fact, to this day, there are some nifty secrets still not uncovered here on the site, which tells me there’s plenty for all of you still to explore.

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If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to drop a line. The social media portals for The World’s Finest will remain up until I decide what to do with them. I can be easily reached there, or through the contact links scattered throughout the site here. If all that fails, just catch me on the forums.

I’d like to express a quick “thanks” to all the folks who have helped me over the years. Zach, Ian, James, Barry, Eileen, Brian, Michael and a wealth of other people I can’t thank enough. This seems like a nice moment to tip my hat to them as I follow the site through a few minor changes and lifts. For your daily news fix, which plenty of you are clearly already getting elsewhere, I suggest you keep it tuned to Toonzone and DCAU Resource. The forums right here are also a good spot for any developments or concerns, as well. I may post the odd piece up from time to time there.

And that’s all from me for now, folks. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Don’t hesitate. That’s what I’m here for. Thanks!

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Package Artwork For Recent “Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a collection of select package images from the recent Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The four-disc CD soundtrack release features the scores to over twenty Batman: The Animated Series episodes, including “Robin’s Reckoning,” “Day of the Samurai,” “Mudslide,” and “The Clock King.” The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques for $59.98US, is a limited edition of 3000 units. Click here to order!

Click on the images for a closer look at the package artwork for the soundtrack release, created by the Warm Butter Design studio.

Complete track listings, along with additional images, are available right here at The World’s Finest. Also, check out more on Batman: The Animated Series at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite.

The Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three soundtrack four-disc CD release is currently available to order. The compact disc soundtrack, originally released on October 7th, 2014, is available for purchase through La-La Land Records and other soundtrack boutiques for $59.98US. Click here to order! Stay tuned for additional updates on this title right here at The World’s Finest.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham both hit shelves on November 11th, 2014, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive, respectively.

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