New Clip From “Son Of Batman,” Animated Film Debuts Tonight At WonderCon 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the new video clip from the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Son of Batman. The video clip spotlights the Man-Bats. 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 18th 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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“Beware The Batman” Joins Toonami Line-Up Starting Saturday, May 10th, 2014

A representative for Cartoon Network has confirmed that Beware The Batman will return as part of the weekly Toonami programming block starting May 2014. Toonami airs as part of the Adult Swim network, which shares the same channel and an assortment of co-productions with Cartoon Network. The CG-animated series is set to debut on the popular fan-favorite block on Saturday May 10th, 2014 at 3:00am (ET/PT). It will take the place of Ghost in the Shell on the schedule.

Beware The Batman was removed from Cartoon Network back in October 2013 after airing only eleven episodes, the reason for which still remains unexplained. The DC Nation block, which Beware The Batman anchored on weekend mornings, was also recently removed from the schedule.

According to a social media representative for Cartoon Network, all 26 episodes of Beware The Batman will be aired on Toonami. The show will retain its TV-PG rating.

The CG-animated series incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld. Beware The Batman stars Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, JB Blanc (The Count of Monte Cristo) as Alfred, Sumalee Montano (ER) as Katana, and Kurtwood Smith (Robocop) as Lieutenant James Gordon.

Details on as-of-yet unaired episodes of Beware The Batman were recently released, and can be found here at The World’s Finest. Further information and content for Beware The Batman can be found on the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

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Loglines For Currently Unaired Episodes Of “Beware The Batman”

The World’s Finest has obtained loglines for currently un-aired episodes of Beware The Batman, including the last thirteen episodes of the show’s initial 26-episode order. The CG-animated series was removed from Cartoon Network back in October 2013 after airing only eleven episodes, and there are currently no concise plans for the show’s return. Despite repeated inquiries, Cartoon Network has still not provided any details for Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule or if the remaining un-aired episodes will see broadcast.

Continue below for details on episodes #12 – 26 of Beware The Batman, but please note these loglines contain major plotline spoilers. If you wish to view the loglines, scroll past the spoiler buffer image below to view the information.


“#12 Attraction”
After Batman shows her some kindness in prison, Magpie breaks free and captures Katana – burying her alive – in a jealous rage.

“#13 Fall”
With the might of the League of Assassins behind him, Ra’s Al Ghul comes to Gotham and steals the Ion Cortex for his own use. And even Batman is powerless to stop him.

“#14 Darkness”
With Batman a prisoner – and the League of Assassins now in control of Gotham – it’s up to a small band of heroes to save the city.

“#15 Reckoning”
Ra’s unleashes some of Batman’s greatest enemies from Blackgate to keep him occupied, while Ra’s turns his attentions on Katana and Alfred.

“#16. Nexus”
Six months after the attack, Gotham’s new mayor has hired District Attorney Harvey Dent, who hates Batman and wants to bring him to justice.

“#17. Monsters”
There’s a new hero in Old Gotham. Metamorpho’s back and he’s using his powers to protect the citizens of Gotham from high tech criminals.

“#18. Games”
Humpty Dumpty captures Batman, Katana, Gordon, Mayor Grange and Tobias Whale and makes them play his Murder Mystery Game.

“#19. Animal”
In order to track a thief who’s stolen a dangerous piece of code-breaking software, Batman has himself arrested and thrown into Blackgate prison.

“#20. Doppelganger”
Batman and Katana encounter a strange Man Bat creature, who is the experimental result of Pyg and Toad’s animal army of mutated humans.

“#21. Unique”
An old friend of Bruce Wayne’s comes to him for help, when her father has been cloned by a mysterious organization to create an army of super soldier manhunters.

“#22. Hero”
Desperate to rid the city of Batman, Harvey Dent allies with Anarky, who recruits a new hero to take Batman’s place… the hired killer Deathstroke.

“#23. Choices”
When Batman and Katana are ambushed in the Gotham subway by Killer Croc, it’s up to Barbara Gordon to save them. Only one problem: Barbara’s on a date.

“#24. Epitaph”
When Bruce Wayne is “assassinated” by Batman, he lets the world think he’s dead and goes in search of the imposter – the Bad Batman.

“#25. Twist”
Batman continues to work in secret to find answers, while Harvey Dent recovers in Gotham Hospital. Blaming Batman for everything, he enacts martial law in Gotham.

“#26. Alone”
When Alfred is taken hostage by Deathstroke in the Batcave, Batman must face him alone. Harvey Dent reveals his true nature as Two Face.

The original report on Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule can be found here.

While the remaining fifteen Beware The Batman episodes from the series’ first season currently remain unscheduled on Cartoon Network, two un-aired episodes were included on the recent Beware The Batman – Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham DVD and Blu-ray release – “Attraction” and “Fall.” Details and a complete review of the Beware The Batman – Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham release, which collects the first thirteen episodes of the CG cartoon, are available right here at The World’s Finest. A second Beware The Batman home video release is expected within the next twelve-month period.

Additionally, an un-aired Beware The Batman episode is set to debut at WonderCon 2014 courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. Details on that can be found here.

Beware The Batman debuted July 2013 on Cartoon Network, netting average but consistent ratings for the animation-themed channel. The CG-animated series incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld.

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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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“Batman: Strange Days” Animated Short Availability Goes Wide

The “Batman 75″ animated short “Batman: Strange Days,” which debuted earlier this week on Cartoon Network, is now available wide for all online outlets. “Batman: Strange Days” was storyboarded, written, produced, and directed by renowned animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles). The nearly three-minute short-form adventure provides an animated look at the original 1930s-era Batman. “Batman: Strange Days” was created under the DC Nation animated shorts banner to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in the 1939 comic Detective Comics #27.

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“Batman: Strange Days” debuted Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 on Cartoon Network and was then released wide to all media outlets later in the week. Additional stills and production details for the animated short can be found at The World’s Finest.

“Batman: Strange Days” is 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.

DC Nation, featuring new short-form animated stories and behind-the-scenes content starring a host of DC Comics characters, airs Wednesday nights on Cartoon Network during the commercial break following new episodes of Teen Titans Go!. Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on the DC Nation programming block – including exclusive content and much more – right here soon at The World’s Finest.

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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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New Preview Images For Upcoming “Batman: The Animated Series” Figures From DC Collectibles

DC Collectibles has provided preview images for two figures from the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series 2014 line set for release by the collectable division of DC Comics. The preview images below provide a closer look at the sculpts used for the Mr. Freeze and Two-Face figures, both of which are slated to hit shelves later this year. DC Collectibles announced the release of a new line of action figures based on the highly influential Batman: The Animated Series cartoon earlier this year, part of DC Entertainment’s ongoing “Batman 75″ anniversary celebrations. The DC Collectible Batman: The Animated Series line will feature a selection of figures based directly from the character designs of the famed animated series, including Batman and his allies and enemies.

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The DC Collectibles team is using the actual original character design sheets used by the Batman: The Animated Series creative team to ensure the figures are as accurate as possible. All of the figures are in the 1/12th or 6-inch scale and will be accurately scaled in relation to Batman.

The press release announcing the DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line can be found here. Figures based on Batman and Catwoman will also be released later this year. The Two-Face and Mr. Freeze figures will be available to own starting November 2014.

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here.

Check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for a host of content dedicated to the classic series.

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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.

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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.

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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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