Warner Archive Press Release Highlights “Beware The Batman,” “Young Justice,” Other Animated Fare

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following press release promoting current and upcoming titles from the Warner Archive Collection. The details below cover forthcoming titles, including the highly-anticipated Beware the Batman: Dark Justice Blu-ray title, along with current releases, including Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season and Young Justice: Season One. Warner Archive is the manufacture-on-demand specialty label from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Continue below to check out the press release.

FROM YOUNG JUSTICE & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
TO LOOPY DA LOOP, SHIRT TALES & GILLIGAN’S PLANET,
ANIMATION ABOUNDS AT WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION
BEWARE THE BATMAN: DARK JUSTICE COMING 9/30/14 TO BLU RAY

WARNER ARCHIVE INSTANT RIPE WITH AQUATIC ANIMATION
INCLUDING UNDERWATER CLASSICS AQUAMAN & MARINE BOY;
GET YOUR FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION TODAY

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like Young Justice, Beware the Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s Loopy Da Loop and the landmark anime series Marine Boy, to the playful silliness of the 1980s with Shirt Tales and Gilligan’s Planet. All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

Animated aquatics are currently receiving a featured place on Warner Archive Instant, where you can find episodes of both Filmation’s Aquaman and the first two seasons of Marine Boy. And with WAI’s offer of a free one-month subscription, there’s no reason not to sample the rich catalog of titles available for streaming. Check it out at Warner Archive Instant.

Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Beware The Batman: Dark Justice. Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. Beware The Batman: Dark Justice pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.” Pre-orders for Beware The Batman: Dark Justice” can be placed now on directly at the WB Shop.

Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available at WAC and/or WAI…

Shirt Tales
Meet the world’s cuddliest crime-stoppers: Pammy Panda, Tyg Tiger, Rick Raccoon, Digger Mole, and Bogey Orangutan ­ they’re cute, they’re furry and they have a secret. Whenever the purple mushroom by the giant tree they call home starts to flash, they swing into action as the crime-sleuthing squad called the Shirt Tales. Racing down to their secret lair hidden underneath the tree (and under the nose of Park Ranger Mr. Dinkle), they answer the Shirt Tale Alert from the Commissioner who clues them in on the current crime via holo-phone. Then it¹s off to their shape-changing supersonic craft where they use their wiles and their fantastic gadgets to solve the mystery and nab the bad guys. While these message-wearing T-shirted critters started out as adorable greeting card characters, it took the genius of Hanna-Barbara to take the cute and mix-it up with a blend of Batman and Scooby-Doo to create a fan-and family classic. This is the 46-episode, complete series collection.

Loopy da Loop: The Complete Collection (1959-65)
Between leaving MGM and building a TV empire, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera served up a series of theatrical shorts about a charming, tuque-wearing French Canadian wolf by the pun-tastic name of Loopy De Loop. Distributed to theaters by Columbia, these 48 shorts depict the misadventures of wolf with a mission to change the bad image that people have of wolves, and make them appreciated as warm and generous fellow creatures. Not an easy job, even for a loup as charming as Mssr. Loopy, and the poor fellow is usually rewarded with a terrified cry for “Help!” and a clout to the head. But hope springs eternal in the heart of this un-savage beast as he tries to undo his kind¹s big, bad image by rendering aid and assistance to the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Little Bo Beep, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, D¹Artagnan, Dr. Jeckyll and more to injurious and hilarious results. Rarely seen due to their unique genesis, Loopy De Loop is an unusual charmer (Much like Loopy himself) in the illustrious Hanna-Barbera oeuvre, combining the funny animal sit-com antics of classic H-B with the kind of satire associated with the work of Jay Ward. But now’s your chance to enjoy them all with this complete collection that will have you crying “Sacre-iliac!”

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
Bigger, bolder, blu-er! The fearsome fan-addict forces behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series first season, Batman goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both their narrative approach AND in the fun. Across the 26-Episode second season – presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen – you’ll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, the celebrated Justice League International, the Super Batman of Planet X (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Batman’s Strangest Cases featuring a team-up with one snack-loving, mystery solving mutt and an overarching story arc that climaxes in a stunning battle against Starro the Conqueror! Joining Diedrich Bader (Batman) are some very special guest voices, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, Paul Reubens, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Stephen Root and many more! And making this collection even more fab is the fact that the episodes are presented in the producer’s preferred order for the first time anywhere – including the “The Mask of Matches Malone!” in the correct aspect ratio! Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Complete First Season is also available via WAC.

Young Justice – Season One (Blu-ray)
The two-disc, 26-episode Young Justice: Season One features Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Brandon Vietti’s (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes. Strap in and get ready for this dashing and daring new take on Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis as they splash across the 16×9 widescreen. In this first season, a “junior” Justice League bands together for purposes both light and dark – to honor the legacies they will one day inherit, and to be the Justice League’s secret weapon. From within their HQ The Cave, they embark on covert missions that would be impossible for the high profile Justice League. Batman (naturally) is their mission handler, Red Tornado supervises and Black Canary trains them. But the lads and ladies of Young Justice push their mission envelope and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the scenes of this alternate DC universe.

Gilligan’s Planet (1982)
It’s a brand new story about The Castaways! Leaving their tiny island after years and months and days, they built a little spaceship, crude but it could fly. They left their home and lost their way, between the stars and sky, they went from an island to star, lost on Gilligan’s Planet. It’s true ­ The Castaways are now lost in space! They¹re all here, in this strange, new world, Gilligan (voice of Bob Denver), the Skipper (voice of Alan Hale, Jr.), the Millionaire (voice of Jim Backus), his Wife (voice of Natalie Schafer), the Movie Star (voice of Dawn Wells), the Professor (Russell Johnson) and Mary Ann (voice of Dawn Wells). Now joined by Gilligan¹s alien sidekick Bumper, they begin a whole new life on a whole new world while still trying to repair the now space-worthy SS Minnow and return home from their near-infinite three hour tour. It¹s something old, something new in this Saturday morning cartoon sit-com sci-fi romp!

Magic Boy (1960)
Magically-gifted boy Sasuke lives in peace, deep in the forest with his animal pals and his elder sister, Oyu. After their forest sanctuary is violated by a demon witch who devours one of Sasuke’s animal companions, he vows vengeance. Leaving the forest, the boy sets out to master his magical gifts by making a pilgrimage to the home of the wizard, Hakuunsai. While Sasuke learns the ways of magic, Yakusha, the demon witch, terrorizes the countryside, and Sasuke works to complete his training in time. Magic Boy aka Shunen Sarutobi Sasuke is a classic piece of anime history – the first full-length animated feature produced in Japan to reach the shores of the United States. With much of the original storyline left untouched and centering on pop culture staple hero Sarutobi Sasuke (think Bomba the Jungle Boy crossed with a ninja), Magic Boy is an enchanting precursor to decades of imported Japanese ani-magic. Presented in 16×9 Widescreen.

Marine Boy: The Complete Third Season (1967-68)
Marine Boy, the amazing aquatic hero of the American anime action classic, surfaces for a final volume of sea-faring sci-fi adventures! This 3-Disc, 26-Episode Collections rounds out Marine Boy’s excursions for the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters with a series of fantastic confrontations against fearsome foes side by side with some fabulous friends. Thanks to the inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner, Marine Boy is super-scuba geared up and ready for the full fathom fighting form with his propeller shoes and bulletproof wet suit, not mention his boomerangs and Oxy-gum! So take a swim with Marine Boy, his dolphin Splasher, mermaid gal pal Neptina, hero-worshiping little Clicli and the stalwart crew of supersub P-1 as they go up against evil electronic brains, haunted island, ghost cruisers, mutant plankton swarms, militarized red dolphins, and attacking icebergs. It’s just another day under the sea for Marine Boy – brave and free!

And on Warner Archive Instant …

Aquaman (1967)
Swim along with the King of the Seven Seas in his swingin’ sixties animated incarnation from Filmation. Aquaman, alongside teen sidekick Aqualad and his Queen, Mera, uses his astounding powers to defend the ancient undersea city of Atlantis and endangered sea life everywhere. And, to sweeten the super-action, his adventtires are presented as originally seen, with segments featuring The Justice League, The Teen Titans, The Flash, Green Lantern and more! Check it out at Warner Archive Instant!

Marine Boy – Season 1 & 2 (1966-67)
Suit up for some undersea superheroics with Marine Boy, the original “American anime” classic! Produced in Japan but intended for first run in the US, Marine Boy lead the wave that included such color anime classic as Kimba the White Lion and Speed Racer (with whom it shares a number of voice actors). Operating out of the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters, superscientist Dr. Mariner has outfitted his stalwart son with all the aquatic accoutrements he will need in his quest to keep the seas safe for all mankind. From Oxy-Gum and bulletproof wet suit to flying subs and propeller shoes, Marine Boy has what it takes to face a variety of fearsome foes above and below the ocean¹s surface. Check it out at Warner Archive Instant!

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray Release Now Available

Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray release is available starting today from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Warner Archive Collection specialty label. The two-disc set includes all 26 episodes from the second season of the popular fan-beloved animated series, including the controversial “The Mask of Matches Malone” episode. Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season, which features a tongue-in-cheek Batman teaming up with heroes from across the DC Comics Universe, can be found at wbshop.com and assorted online retailers for $24.95SRP.

Continue below for a description of the release and a promotional image.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season

Synopsis: Braver. Bolder. Season Two of Batman: The Brave and the Bold delivers more of the action you want, as the caped crusader continues to team up with heroes from across the DC Universe in this high-concept interpretation of the classic Batman franchise from Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring nonstop adventure with a touch of comic relief, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman frequently finds himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes at every turn, Batman must still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home. With more action-packed antics and characters like Firestorm and Metal Men, season two features the voices of guest stars Julie Newmar (Batman), Adam West (Batman), Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Playhouse) and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris).

Running Time: 590 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1
Format: Blu-ray
Audio Format: MONO
Box Type: Amaray Case

The Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray release is available today from the Warner Archive Collection, retailing at wbshop.com and assorted online retailers starting at $24.95SRP. Details on how to order can be found at the official Warner Archive website. Click here for additional press details.

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Press Release For “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided a press release for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray title from the Warner Archive Collection. The collection, coming Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, will include 26 episodes from the second season of the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series. The title will be available through the official Warner Archive website for $24.95US, along with select retail outlets, and is now currently available for pre-order. Details for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray are available below, from the studio.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 FROM WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION

Bigger, bolder, blu-er! Warner Archive Collection is proud to present Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season in Blu-ray — arriving Tuesday, September 9 at www.wbshop.com and your favorite online retailers.

The fearsome fan-addict forces behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series’ first season, Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both its narrative approach AND in the fun.

Across the 26-episode second season – presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen – you’ll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, the celebrated Justice League International, the Super Batman of Planet X (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Batman’s Strangest Cases featuring a team-up with one snack-loving, mystery solving mutt, and an overarching story arc that climaxes in a stunning battle against Starro the Conqueror!

Joining Diedrich Bader (Batman) in this epic second season are some very special guest voices, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, Paul Reubens, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Stephen Root and many more!

And making this collection even more fab is the fact that the episodes are presented in the producer’s preferred order for the first time anywhere – including the “The Mask of Matches Malone!” in the correct aspect ratio!

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season is the latest Blu-ray offering from Warner Archive Collection. The ever-growing roster of animated super hero Blu-ray animation includes Young Justice, Beware the Batman and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Pre-orders for “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” are available now at the WB Shop.

The two-disc set of Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season includes the following episodes:

DISC #1
1 Death Race to Oblivion
2 Long Arm of the Law!
3 Revenge of the Reach!
4 Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!
5 The Golden Age of Justice!
6 Sidekicks Assemble!
7 Clash of the Metal Men!
8 A Bat Divided!
9 Super-Batman of Planet X!
10 The Power of Shazam!
11 Chill of the Night!
12 Gorillas In Our Midst!
13 The Siege of Starro! Part 1

DISC #2
14 The Siege of Starro! Part 2
15 Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!
16 The Last Patrol!
17 The Mask of Matches Malone!
18 Menace of the Madniks!
19 Emperor Joker!
20 The Criss Cross Conspiracy
21 Plague of the Prototypes!
22 Cry Freedom Fighters!
23 The Knights of Tomorrow!
24 Darkseid Descending!
25 Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!
26 The Malicious Mr. Mind!

Unlike the previous second season DVD releases of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, this collection will include the controversial “The Mask of Matches Malone” episode. The episode, which was censored for content, was relegated to bonus content on the Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Complete Season Three DVD title, details of which are available here.

Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting September 9th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery. Details on how to order can be found at the official Warner Archive website.

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Details For Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray Release

Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has released official details for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray title. The collection, coming Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, will include 26 episodes from the second season of the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series. The title will be available through the official Warner Archive website for $24.95US, along with select retail outlets, and is now currently available for pre-order. Details for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray are available below, from the studio.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season

Synopsis: Braver. Bolder. Season two of Batman: The Brave and the Bold delivers more of the action you want, as the caped crusader continues to team up with heroes from across the DC Universe in this latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise from Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring nonstop adventure with a touch of comic relief, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman frequently finds himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes at every turn, Batman must still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home. With more action-packed antics and characters like Firestorm and Metal Men, season two features the voices of guest stars Julie Newmar (Batman), Adam West (Batman), Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Playhouse) and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris).

Running Time: 590 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX|ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1
Format: Blu-ray
Audio Format: MONO
Box Type: Amaray Case

Unlike the previous second season DVD releases of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, this collection is set to include the controversial “The Mask of Matches Malone” episode. The episode, which was censored for content, was relegated to bonus content on the Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Complete Season Three DVD title, details of which are available here.

Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting September 9th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery. Details on how to order can be found at the official Warner Archive website.

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New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Blu-Ray Promoted In Warner Archive Ad

Warner Archive recently released a new promotional advertisement featuring an assortment of titles, including a tease for the next Batman: The Brave and The Bold Blu-ray release. The ad states that Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season is “coming soon,” though, more specifically, the title should see release during Summer 2014. Warner Archive has found great success releasing Blu-ray titles of recent DC Comics-inspired cartoon shows, including Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Beware The Batman, resulting in multiple sell outs and heavy pre-orders. Batman: The Brave and The Bold finds Batman teaming up with heroes from across the DC Comics Universe, delivering non-stop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief.

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“JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time” Now Available To Own, New Video Clip

To mark the wide home video release of JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued a new video clip for the direct-to-video original movie. The acclaimed all-ages animated movie is now available to own on DVD and HD Digital Download, and can be purchased from all retail and online outlets. JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time – a co-production between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation – features the greatest heroes of DC Comics squaring off against their most challenging and classic foes. The animated feature has received positive reviews from both fans and critics, citing a fun original story and quality animation.

Continue to the player below to view a new clip from the film.

The JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time all-ages animated feature – a co-production between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation – is now available to own on DVD and HD Digital Download at retail and digital outlets everywhere.

Click here to read The World’s Finest review of JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time.

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Previous The World’s Finest coverage for JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time includes official logline and character details here, initial announcement details here, and an exclusive interview with director Giancarlo Volpe here.

Also available today on DVD home video from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete First Season. This four-disc set collects the previous DVD releases Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part One and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part Two into one single package. Since this is a repackaged release, collecting the aforementioned previously-released two-disc DVD sets, no new bonus content is included. Artwork and details for the title can be found at The World’s Finest, with discussion for the topic being held at The DC Animation Forum.

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Animated Batman Part Of “Batman at 75: Screenings From The Paley Center Collection”

For the entire month of May 2014, and into June 2014, The Paley Center for Media will be showcasing a host of both live-action and animated Batman presentations. The presentations – being held at both the The Paley Center for Media In New York and The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles – include regular movie screenings, episode screenings, and special live events focused on different eras of Batman’s long entertainment history.

Details on some select events can be found below, with a complete rundown available at the official The Paley Center for Media website.

Paley Presents Screenings
Batman at 75: Screenings from the Paley Center Collection

Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Sunday, June 1, 2014
Starts at 12:30 pm
New York and Los Angeles

Even your grandmother could name Batman’s sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world’s most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) every weekend in May at the Paley Center with a wide variety of Bat-entertainment, from the cheesy propaganda of the 1943 movie serial up to today’s critically acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Justice League: Doom and LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

Saturday & Sundays
May 24 & 25
May 31 & June 1

12:30 pm – Justice League: Doom
This animated superhero motion picture features the Justice League of America, consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and the Flash, as they battle the Legion of Doom, with a distinct disadvantage: the villains have hacked into the Batcomputer, which reveals how to most effectively rend each hero’s powers useless. Voiced by Kevin Conroy, Phil Morris, Olivia d’Abo, Tim Daly, Carl Lumbly, Paul Blackthorne, Nathan Fillion, and scripted by the late, great Dwayne McDuffie. (2012; 77 minutes)

3:20 pm – Batman: The Brave and the Bold “Journey to the Center of the Bat”
When villain Chemo infects Batman with an insidious “silicate” disease, Aquaman and the Atom venture within the Dark Knight’s body to stop its spread. Also featuring appearances by DC’s two super-stretchable heroes, Plastic Man and Elongated Man. (2009; 22 minutes)

3:45 pm – LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite
In this lively animated movie featuring Lego versions of DC superheroes and archvillains, the Joker and Lex Luthor join forces to oppose Batman and Superman. Highlight: The Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel confound their foes by switching each other’s Lego body parts! (2013; 71 minutes)

Details on other Batman-related screenings – including episodes of the classic 1960s Batman television show and the 1940s Batman series – can be found at the official The Paley Center for Media website.

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, focuses on the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. The Center plays hosts to many events throughout the month, touching upon different areas of the vast entertainment industry.

These screenings at The Paley Center for Media are 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.

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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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New Package Artwork For “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete First Season” DVD Collection

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided new package artwork for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete First Season DVD collection, slated to hit shelves on May 20th, 2014. The four-disc DVD set, which will retail for $26.99 MSRP, features all 26 episodes from the first season of the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. Please note this collection is a repackaging of the previous DVD titles Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part One and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part Two, which means there will be no new bonus features included. Batman: The Brave and The Bold finds Batman teaming up with heroes from across the DC Comics Universe, delivering non-stop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief.

Continue below for package artwork and product description.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete First Season
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: May 20th, 2014

Synopsis: Batman and his fellow DC Super Hero friends join together to stomp out the bad in 26 Action-Packed Episodes on a Four-Disc Set! Evil villains prove once again to be no match for Batman and his allies as Batman: The Brave and the Bold Complete Season 1 provides the ultimate blend of action and comedy to amuse fans of any age. All twenty-six episodes from Season 1 are featured — where Batman aligns with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of enemies, in hopes of saving humankind.

Check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite for more details and content on this animated series. Click here to view additional details on this upcoming DVD home video release.

The Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete First Season four-disc DVD collection is slated to hit shelves on May 20th, 2014 for a MSRP of $26.99. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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Package Artwork For “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Soundtracks

The World’s Finest has a closer look at the recent Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records. Both CD sets are currently available, and can be purchased through www.lalalandrecords.com and other select soundtrack boutiques.

Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series is a four-disc set with over five hours of music and over 20 full episode scores, including the three-part epic crossover “World’s Finest” and Lolita Ritmanis’ Emmy-nominated score to “Little Girl Lost.” This is a limited edition of 3000 Units. The two-disc CD set Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series, limited edition of 2000 units, is a sensationally fun musical experience from one of the most unique incarnations of Batman ever produced. Continue below for select images from both releases.

Complete details on Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series are available at the The World’s Finest Superman: The Animated Series subsite.


Complete details and more images from Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series are available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters will be released throughout the 2014 calendar year, both from La-La Land Records and WaterTower Music. Details will be available soon. Click on the links below to discuss the new Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack releases.

-Discuss the Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!
-Discuss the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!

In additional news, La-La Land Records has passed along the following details for a special promotional event highlighting the new Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack releases. Continue below for the details, provided by the label.

SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES
and BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
CD SIGNING EVENT!

Meet the composers of these extraordinary scores to these beloved WB / DC Comics animated series!

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014 at 12 noon
at Creature Features
2904 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506

Come meet acclaimed composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis as we celebrate their new limited edition soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records, Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series.

Soundtracks will be available to purchase at the event.

The composers will sign additional items, but one of those items must be a Superman: The Animated Series and/or Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack purchased from Creature Features.

Don’t live near Burbank, CA, but still want to purchase signed copies? You can order them online from Creatures Features at creaturefeatures.com

For more info visit creaturefeatures.com

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