Consistent Ratings For Toonami “Beware The Batman” Farewell Marathon

Last month’s special Beware The Batman marathon on the popular Toonami programming block, found on Cartoon Network’s counterpart channel Adult Swim, pulled in consistent ratings for the acclaimed cartoon’s send-off. The final seven episodes for the series aired Saturday night, September 27th, 2014, as part of a special marathon before the network lost the broadcast rights. While not the highest-rated program in the massive programming block, Beware The Batman consistently ranked first in its timeslot among male-dominated demographics for Adult Swim’s Toonami, and averaged roughly 605,000 – 610,000 viewers per week. Beware The Batman originally joined the Toonami line-up back in May 2014.

Below are the ratings details for the seven episodes which aired as part of the September 27th, 2014 Beware The Batman marathon on Toonami.

2:30am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 654,400, 0.5 households
3:00am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 635,400, 0.5 households
3:30am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 605,400, 0.5 households
4:00am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 592,300, 0.5 households
4:30am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 573,300, 0.4 households
5:00am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 590,300, 0.5 households
5:30am (ET) – Beware The Batman – 648,300, 0.5 households

The information above comes from a mix of Nielsen Media Research data, independent research, and official information from Turner Broadcasting.

When acquiring Beware The Batman, Adult Swim representatives said the network was committed to airing all 26 episodes of the animated series, and did as such thanks to this last-minute Toonami “Bat-blowout” marathon. The CG-animated series originally aired on Cartoon Network as part of the now-defunct DC Nation programming block, but was removed from the schedule in October 2013 for unexplained reasons.

The CG-animated series Beware The Batman featured The Dark Knight facing off against Gotham City’s criminal underworld with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana. Click here to view the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite. The subsite features videos, images, and exclusive content not available anywhere else.

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Teletoon Schedules Two-Part “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” Animated Feature

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two over two consecutive weeks as part of the its “Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies” programming block. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT), followed by the 2013 direct-to-video follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The weekly “Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Adapting the acclaimed 1980s comic series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns finds the Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, battling iconic villains and facing down Superman. Both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two titles fall under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. The DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is a regular fixture on Teletoon, with assorted titles airing multiple times throughout the year.

Official details on the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated features are available below, provided by the network.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One
Airing Saturday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one event will set a change into motion: when Harvey “Two-Face” Dent shuns a former rehabilitated life for a descent into corruption, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mark and cape once more. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and David Shelby, this gritty DC Comics legend comes to life with unforgettable battles, thrilling chases and the promise of a better tomorrow for humanity, because there is nowhere for criminals to hide when the Dark Knight returns.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two
Airing Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum, The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns animated features, including media and exclusive content, can be found at the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns subsite here at The World’s Finest. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT).

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Official Details, Art For New “The Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition” Hardcover Collection

DC Comics has released official details for a new hardcover release of the classic The Batman Adventures: Mad Love one-shot set for release in March 2015. The critically acclaimed comic book, written by Paul Dini with art by Bruce Timm, features the origin of the wildly popular character Harley Quinn. The Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition will include the original story plus an abundance of bonus material. The hardcover release is slated to hit shelves March 24th, 2015 for $17.99US.

Continue below for the official details provided by the publisher.

THE BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE DELUXE EDITION

Written by PAUL DINI and BRUCE TIMM
Art and cover by BRUCE TIMM
On sale MARCH 18 • 96 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $17.99 US

Written and drawn by the masterminds behind Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this epic reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to The Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own! Now in a deluxe format with exclusive extras and bonus material!

Please note that these details are subject to change.

The Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition, a new hardcover collection of the acclaimed origin story, is slated to hit shelves come March 2015 for $17.99US. Stay tuned for additional updates on the release, including finalized details and trade dress. Details on the The Batman Adventures comic book series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite.

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Teletoon Schedules “The Batman Versus Dracula” Animated Feature To Air This Week

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air the 2005 The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature as part of the network’s “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The feature-length adventure is spun-off from the late Kids’WB! animated series The Batman, which rain from 2004 – 2008, featuring the early adventures of the Caped Crusader. The weekly “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Official details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.

The Batman Versus Dracuka
Teletoon, Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)

Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including the aforementioned super villains into his mindless minions? With supernatural strength, speed and mind control Dracula might prove to powerful for the Dark Knight. The movie also stars tenacious reporter Vicky Vale and favourite bad guys The Joker and The Penguin.

The animated feature is also part of the network’s month-long Halloween-related programming.

Further details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature can be found right here at the The World’s Finest The Batman subsite. The Batman Versus Dracula airs Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon.

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Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, OTOY Recreate Batcave For “Batman: The Animated Series” Project

Otoy has released the following press release announcing a joint ventures with Warner Digital Series and DC Entertainment to bring the Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series to life via virtual reality. Bruce Timm, producer on Batman: The Animated Series, is involved with the project. Using Otoy’s OctaneRender and light field technology, the look and feel of the animated series will be reproduced in 3D with unprecedented detail and immersive technology. The complete press release, along with promotional images, are available below.

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Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and OTOY take fans inside the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series in industry’s first commercial holographic video deployment for virtual reality and light field displays

Fans can explore the Batcave from the Emmy Award–winning television series
in a fully immersive DC Comics animated universe; OTOY’s ORBX holographic
video powers groundbreaking cinematic experience on consumer VR devices

Warner Digital Series, DC Entertainment and visual effects pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced work on a groundbreaking immersive entertainment experience that will see the Batcave from the acclaimed Emmy® Award–winning Batman: The Animated Series brought to life via interactive holographic video for virtual reality displays. The interactive narrative experience will give fans the opportunity to explore Batman’s world like never before, allowing them to feel what it is like to be inside the show’s stylized universe on devices such as the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR, the Oculus Rift, and on forthcoming ‘glasses-free’ light field displays that will power future TV and mobile devices.

First aired on network television in 1992, Batman: The Animated Series defined the classic DC Comics character for a generation of fans. The success of the highly influential show led to a multi-decade run of critically acclaimed television series and animated original movies set in the DC Comics animated universe it helped establish.

Using OTOY’s OctaneRender™ and light field technology, Warner Digital Series and OTOY are faithfully recreating the look and feel of the animated series in unprecedented detail, collaborating with Batman: The Animated Series producer Bruce Timm. Timm is guiding the meticulous adaptation of the original 1992 designs into a fully realized universe with volume and depth. OTOY is also developing tools that perfectly preserve the show’s distinct visual drawing style in 3D space, without requiring any post-production work or manual artist intervention. OTOY’s OctaneRender™ scales this process through light field rendering on the cloud, translating the show’s unique aesthetic, immediately recognized by millions of fans, into cinematic virtual reality.

The project represents the first of many commercial endeavors leveraging OTOY’s rendering and holographic streaming technology which aim to deliver next-generation media and entertainment experiences to emerging content platforms in the coming years.

“We are continuously exploring new and exciting ways to tell stories and share experiences with audiences around the globe, and we’re excited to be working with OTOY on this cutting-edge adaptation from Batman: The Animated Series,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “More to the point: It’s super-cool, eye-popping stuff, and fans are going to love it. We can’t wait for them to have the chance to see the Batcave from the show again — for the very first time.”

“Warner Bros. has always been at the forefront of technology and entertainment, exemplified again today in its partnership with OTOY in bringing this Batman: The Animated Series experience to new audiences through holographic video,” said Jules Urbach, Founder and CEO, OTOY. “We’re thrilled to be part of this project. Our work with Warner Bros. validates the tremendous potential of VR as a new cinematic medium.

Work on the Batman: The Animated Series project is already underway with a first release targeting this winter through the ORBX viewer app.

About OTOY Inc.
OTOY Inc. is the definitive cloud graphics company, pioneering technology that is redefining content creation and delivery for media and entertainment organizations around the world. OTOY’s Academy Award®-winning technology is used by leading visual effects studios, artists, animators, designers, architects, and engineers, providing unprecedented creative freedom, new levels of realism, and new economics in content creation and distribution powered by the cloud. For more information, visit www.otoy.com.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment 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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New “Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered” Special Airing Late October On Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has released the initial logline for the upcoming animated one-shot Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, a new special tying in to the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game, airing Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:00pm (ET/PT). The one-shot movie special, written by Jim Krieg and produced by Brandon Vietti, is based on the highly-popular Lego DC Comics and Lego Batman franchises. The special is part of Cartoon Network’s “Hallo-Week” promotion, a week-long event of all-new special programming airing weeknights at 6:00pm (ET/PT) from Monday, October 27th, 2014 to Thursday, October 31st, 2014.

The initial synopsis is below with further details set to follow later in the month.

Lego DC Comics: “Batman Be-Leaguered”
Monday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network
Batman prides himself on being a loner, a totally self-sufficient one-man-band. Just ask anyone; Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, Alfred… anyone. So, he is understandably irritated when his nightly cleanup of Gotham City villains is interrupted by Superman, who pesters Batman to join his new superhero team, The Justice League. After Batman makes it quite clear to the Man of Steel that his invitation has been declined, Superman flies off disappointed… whereupon he is overcome with a strange energy and vanishes!

Additional information – including voice cast details, new images and more – should be available soon.

On a related note, it was also reported today that Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to release a theatrical Lego Batman animated feature in 2017, spun off from the character’s appearance in the 2014 hit The Lego Movie. Expect further details to be released for that movie in the coming months.

Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered airs Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Stay tuned for additional updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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Network Debut Of “Son Of Batman” Animated Feature Coming This Week To Teletoon

Son of Batman will make its Teletoon network debut on the Canadian channel’s “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The animated feature, part of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Orignal Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, is based on the “Batman and Son” comic book storyline published by DC Comics, which introduced Batman to his son, Damian Wayne. The weekly “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Official details on the Son of Batman animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.




Son of Batman
Teletoon, Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)

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!

Complete details on the direct-to-video Son of Batman animated feature can be found at the Son of Batman subsite here at The World’s Finest. Son of Batman airs Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Son of Batman animated feature, its respective home video releases, and other related discussions.

-Son of Batman Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
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-Batman and Son Comic Talkback (Spoilers)

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Matthew K. Manning Discusses “Batman: A Visual History,” Animated Comics, And More

The World’s Finest caught up with writer Matthew K. Manning to discuss his latest project – the epic Batman: A Visual History tome – along with his thoughts on the classic DC Comics character and his storied past. Manning has a long history with DC Comics, particularly when it comes to the animated adventures of the World’s Greatest Superheroes, having written for some of the “animated” titles the last few years. And now, Manning is channeling all that history, along with his own love of the character and the mythos, into an epic hardcover release celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary.

Batman: A Visual History – now available to own – is a massive hardcover collection which offers something new even for the most diehard of Batman fans, Manning promises. He dives further into the book, his past work, and his own personal influences, in the Q & A below…

The World’s Finest: First off – tell us about Batman: A Visual History Why is this massive tome worth adding to the bookshelf? And, secondly, why are you the perfect person to write it?

Matthew K. Manning: This particular Batman books is about as thorough as you can get. We start in 1939, and tell the character’s history from a real-world perspective month-by-month up until 2014. Not only do you get a bit of behind-the-scenes history here and there, but it’s essentially a complete summary of all the Dark Knight’s important adventures throughout his entire career. There’s not a book on the shelves that’s ever attempted quite this level of detail.

As for why I’m a good fit for this book, well, I mentioned on my website that I’ve been training for this book since the 5th grade, and I really wasn’t exaggerating. The Tim Burton Batman movie hit theaters back then, and it forever changed my life. I’d always liked Batman when he appeared on Super Friends and such, but I never really sought out the comics until that movie debuted. Since then, I’ve read over 10,000 Batman-related comics, and really enjoy every era of his history. I’ve also been lucky enough to write a dozen or so comics for DC about the Caped Crusader, and plenty of books on the subject. But none quite like this. I co-wrote a book called The Batman Vault for Running Press, but that was more of a general overview with great little pull-out “artifacts.” My book The Batman Files for Andrews/McMeel was a faux scrapbook/journal written by Batman himself about his entire history, told through the character’s voice. It dealt with his fictional timeline, rather than the real world one. So this book is unique in that it shows how the character’s history has changed and evolved with the times.

WF: You’ve commented this is the book you were born to write. Can you expand on that and tell us about how influential the character has been on you and why he’s a pivotal part of your life?

MM: Like most kids, I grew up a fan of superheroes. I was also fascinated with newspaper comic strips, and really wanted to write and draw them. Back then I started reading a few Marvel Comics, but didn’t get truly immersed into the superhero world until the ’89 Batman movie. It was a great time to be reading comics, with recent hits like Batman: Year One and The Dark Knight Returns still on the shelves, and I was completely hooked. From there I branched out to the Outsiders and the Justice League, and eventually back to Marvel to see what Spider-Man had been up to. But really, those hours spent reading the likes of Denny O’Neil, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison and the like really influenced my worldview and my own personal morals.

WF: Why do you think Batman has remained so enduring all these years, and has been able to amass such a history? There are many other comic character who have been around for roughly the same time, but what makes Batman so…predominant among them?

MM: Firstly, I think kids can identify with Batman’s origin. They understand what that particular pain would be like. And both kids and adults are fascinated with the idea of a person literally being as good as he can be. It’s something we all wish we had the willpower to do, and like Batman, we want to be our personal best without the use of powers. Plus, there’s the simple fact that he looks cool. He’s fun to draw, so he attracts the best artists. And that makes for some great looking comic books, which in turn constantly attract readers.

WF: Can you walk us through your process for creating this book? The research, the writing, deciding what stays and what goes … how big of a project was this for you?

MM: Unlike past volumes of DK’s chronicle series, I attempted to write this one solo, so that meant a lot more work. The hardest part was the outline. It was a process of going through every single issue of my Batman collection, and flipping through hundreds of issues I haven’t read yet. There was an attempt to record the debut of every new Batmobile, Batwing/Batplane and costume, as well as every major and minor villain and supporting character. After the outline was finished, the rest was just reexamining those stories and trying to fit in all the important details in the limited space available. As it happened, a deadline change caused me to have to give up writing the 1960s and hand that chore over to the capable Matt Forbeck. I would have loved to handle that one as well, but I was content with just supplying the outline for it. All told, the book took at least a half a year to write.

WF: When some folks see these types of books, the “ultimate guides,” etc., they usually scoff at them because they assume they already know everything that’s going to be in the book. How is this book different? Why is this book a must-read for fans?

MM: I doubt there are many people that will know all the information in this book. It’s more than a summary of a handful of major story lines, and even I learned plenty in the course of writing it. This covers everything from the debut of Batmouse to an obscure future Batman of New York City from the old Hex title. There’s plenty of new info for diehard and casual fans alike.

WF: The animated adventures of Batman have played a huge role in the character’s popularity? Can you give us an idea of how you handle their importance and role in this month-to-month breakdown of major Batman events?

MM: Unfortunately, because of licensing issues, we weren’t really able to get into the movies or TV shows here. Those would require separate negations between DC and DK. While they shows and cartoons are mentioned here and there, this book remains mainly about the comic books themselves. Which is probably just as well. It’s already 350 pages as is…

WF: Now, you’ve been a part of the animated comic lore, having contributed to some of the popular DC “animated” comics. Care to run through some of your favorites with us?

MM: I absolutely love writing those types of titles, so it’s hard to pick my favorite. I really enjoyed my first issue of The Batman Strikes (# 10), the tie-in title to The Batman cartoon. We were able to tell the story through flashbacks in an interesting way, really adding to the mystery of the issue. Also, my final issue of Beware the Batman (# 6) was a lot of fun, as the entire story was told from Alfred’s point of view, like a first-person shooter video game. It was an interesting experiment that I think really worked thanks to the very fluid and lively work of the artist, Luciano Vecchio. And while not an animated comic, I was really happy with how my Calendar Man story ended up in Batman: 80-Page Giant 2010.

WF: You’ll be appearing at New York-Comic-Con, starting up later this week. Can you give us a rundown of your schedule and appearances?

MM: I’m signing this particular book at the DK table on Thursday (October 9th) from 5-6 and on Friday (October 10th) from 5-6 as well. I’ll also be at the Insight Editions table on Saturday (October 11th), signing The World According to Joker from 3-4.

WF: Before we wrap this up, can you tell us about your next related project – The World According to The Joker?

MM: Insight’s new “World According to” series are essentially small “advice” books written by the title character. They include lots of great paper pull-outs and the like, and have been extremely fun to write. My first book for them is out now, titled The World According to Wolverine. The World According to Joker is out on October 30th, but I think they might have advance copies of it at the New York show. It’s written entirely in the Joker’s voice (except for a guest spread by Harley and notes from Dr. Arkham), and gives you all the twisted advice you can every need. You can even spin the wheel of death, to decide which way you can kill Robin. I’ve also written two upcoming “journals” for Insight, which are essentially blank journal pads, with a short Batman and Joker story starting each one off.

WF: Now, to bring this to an end, can you give us one last reason to run out and pick up Batman: A Visual History, now available online and retail outlets everywhere?

MM: Without this book on your shelf, you may never read about the most Earth-shattering team-up between Batman and Superman in the history of comics: the day they went to a bar and drank milk. That story actually happened and was even penciled by the great David Mazzucchelli. But you have to read the book to find out when…

Special thanks to Matthew K. Manning for his participation in this Q & A!

The massive Batman: A Visual History hardcover book is now available at retail and digital outlets everywhere for $50US. Published by DK Books, the visually stunning, definitive guide by Manning arrives in a slipcase featuring specially commissioned artwork by DC Comics artist Jason Fabok plus two original prints.

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New “Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three” Soundtrack Available To Order

The highly-anticipated Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three soundtrack CD title, released by La-La Land Records, is available to order starting today. Consumers will be able to order copies of the soundtrack through the official La-La Land Records website beginning today at 12pm (PT). Click here to order! The title will also be available through a host of specialty online retailers. The four-disc CD soundtrack release will feature the scores to such Batman: The Animated Series episodes as “Robin’s Reckoning,” “Eternal Youth,” “Day of the Samurai,” “Mudslide,” “The Underdwellers” and “The Clock King,” among many others. The following press details, including pricing information and more, are provided by La-La Land Records.

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL. 3: LIMITED EDITION (4-CD SET)

MUSIC BY SHIRLEY WALKER, CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, PETER TOMASHEK, TODD HAYEN, HARVEY R. COHEN, MICHAEL MCCUISTION, LARS CLUTTERHAM, STUART BALCOMB, MARK KOVAL, LOLITA RITMANIS, RICHARD BRONSKILL, TAMARA KLINE, CARL JOHNSON, STEVE CHESNE AND JAMES STEMPLE
LLLCD 1322
LIMITED EDITION OF 3000 UNITS
RETAIL PRICE: $59.98

PRODUCED BY JOHN TAKIS AND NEIL S. BULK
MASTERED BY JAMES NELSON AT DIGITAL OUTLAND
LINER NOTES BY JOHN TAKIS
ART DIRECTION BY DAN GOLDWASSER

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics travel back to Gotham City for a third time and unleash this massive 4-cd set of Batman: The Animated Series. Episodes like “Robin’s Reckoning, Eternal Youth, Day of the Samurai, Mudslide, The Underdwellers and The Clock King are just a few incredible scores that have been included in this third volume of music. John Takis’ liner notes continue where he left off on Vol 2, digging deeper into the heart and soul of this classic tv series with exclusive interviews of the various composers and how their timeless scores changed the face of television.

The first 200 people who purchase the score through the La-La Land Records website (www.lalalandrecords.com) will receive a signed front tray card autographed by composers Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Carlos Rodriguez at no extra charge. Quantities are limited. You are NOT guaranteed a signed copy. Orders are based on a first come, first served basis.

CD 1
Robin’s Reckoning, Part I (Carlos Rodriguez)
Robin’s Reckoning, Part II (Peter Tomashek)
P.O.V. (Shirley Walker)
The Clock King (Carlos Rodriguez)
Tyger, Tyger (Todd Hayen)
See No Evil (Shirley Walker)

CD 2
Cat Scratch Fever (Harvey R. Cohen)
The Forgotten (Shirley Walker)
Be a Clown (Michael McCuistion)
Dreams in Darkness (Todd Hayen)
The Underdwellers (Lars Clutterham & Stuart Balcomb)
Terror in the Sky (Shirley Walker)

CD 3
Night of the Ninja (Mark Koval)
Day of the Samurai (Carlos Rodriguez)
Prophecy of Doom (Shirley Walker)
Eternal Youth (Lolita Ritmanis)
What Is Reality? (Richard Bronskill)
Mudslide (Shirley Walker)

CD 4
I Am the Night (Michael McCuistion)
Heart of Steel, Part I (Richard Bronskill & Tamara Kline)
Heart of Steel, Part II (Carl Johnson)
Blind as a Bat (Steve Chesne & James Stemple)
Paging the Crime Doctor (Shirley Walker)
The Man Who Killed Batman (Shirley Walker)

Complete track listings 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 available to order starting today. Beginning today at 12pm (PT), consumers will be able to order copies of the soundtrack through the official La-La Land Records website and a host of specialty online retailers. Click here to order! Stay tuned for additional updates on this title right here at The World’s Finest.

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Interview With “Batman: The Animated Series” Soundtrack Co-Producer John Takis

After waiting over two years, the latest Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack collection from La-La Land Records has arrived. Collecting an abundance of scores over a massive four-disc set, Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three includes some of the most sought-after music in television history. After two incredible collections, La-La Land Records has dug into the vaults once more to pull out more amazing work by Shirley Walker and her amazing team of composers. Involved in the soundtrack’s production is John Takis, producer for many of an assortment of DC Comics animation-based soundtracks for the specialty label. The World’s Finest caught up with Takis to talk about the scope of this release and the legacy of this monumental music. Click on the image below to check out the interview.

Complete details on Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three are available at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite. To discuss this interview and the soundtrack release, click on the link below.

-Discuss the Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!

Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three is a four-disc set with over five hours of music 24 full episode scores, including the two-part epic crossover “Robin’s Reckoning” and “The Clock King,” “Dreams in Darkness” and more. The soundtrack CD release from La-La Land Records will be available to order directly from La La Land Records starting Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. The soundtrack will be available through the label’s official website and a host of specialty online retailers. Stay tuned for additional updates and news, right here at The World’s Finest!

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