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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature, now available on Digital HD and coming November 1, 2016 to Blu-ray and DVD. In short, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is a great ride from start to finish, full of great moments, smart commentary and genuine laughs. Viewers will undoubtedly find themselves grinning ear to ear for the entire running time. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

A small subsite dedicated to Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is also available on The World’s Finest, and includes an assortment of images and video clips from the feature, along with exclusive content. Click on the review link above to further access the dedicated additional content.

Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest.

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Trailer, Press Release For “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the trailer and press details for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, an animated movie based on the classic 1960s live-action Batman TV series. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the movie will hit physical media on November 1, 2016 and Digital HD on October 11, 2016. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman), reprising their respective roles from the original TV series. Click on the player below to view the film’s trailer, with the press release following.

ADAM WEST, BURT WARD & JULIE NEWMAR PROVIDE VOICES OF BATMAN, ROBIN, CATWOMAN
FOR ALL-NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURE IN WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT’S

BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM ARRIVES NOVEMBER 1, 2016 ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL H>

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP). Order due date is September 27, 2016.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.

It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!

Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.

Rick Morales (LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans). Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is an excellent addition to the ever-growing canon of Batman entertainment, offering a fun, playful animated version of the character’s adventures,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to initiate a series of animated movies – under the new ‘DC Classics Collection’ brand – and honored to have Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar give life to these iconic characters.”

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Blu-ray Enhanced Content includes:
-“Those Dastardly Desperados” featurette – Joker, Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler are impossible not to watch! Those Dastardly Desperados explores how these fiends became more than just antagonists in a Batman story; they became icons in American pop culture.
-“A Classic Cadre of Voices” featurette – A new talented cast of actors join Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar in Batman: Return of The Caped Crusaders. Go behind the scenes and witness the vocal techniques and timing needed to deliver a classic Bat-Comedy!

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting October 11, 2016, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD
*Digital HD allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

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.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s16)

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. 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).

An assortment of screengrabs from the above trailer can be found at The World’s Finest.

Additional details are still expected to be forthcoming. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest and The DC Animation Forum for further updates on this title.

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Also, click here to check out The World’s Finest’s review of the recent “Batman: The Complete Classic Television Series” Blu-ray collection, available to own from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Press Release For “Batman: Assault On Arkham,” Classic Television Series Panels At San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided a press release covering the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 panel event for Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The animated movie – which will be available August 12th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman.

The press release also provides details for the Batman: The Classic Television Series panel events. Continue below for more information.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS OF BATMAN
WITH COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL PANELS FOR
BATMAN: THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES AND BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will host back-to-back nights of Batman celebrations at Comic-Con International, starting Thursday, July 24 with Batman ’66, a celebration of the upcoming release of Batman: The Complete Television Series, and culminating Friday, July 25 with the World Premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Taking over Hall H at 6:00pm Thursday, Batman ‘66 will reveals all the details of the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will reunite for a Bat-tastic look at Batman: The Complete Television Series. The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman, along with moderator Ralph Garman, will give you an inside sneak peak at all the exclusive content within this blockbuster home entertainment release, as well as exhibiting dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series. Batman: The Complete Television Series will be released in November 2014.

Friday’s 7:00pm World Premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham will take place in Ballroom 20. The first-ever public screening will be followed by a panel discussion between voice cast members and filmmakers, including the fan favorite Batman voice, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), as well as Troy Baker (The Last of Us) and John DiMaggio (Futurama), and the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano, and screenwriter Heath Corson, plus moderator Victor Lucas. Additional voice talent will be announced as confirmed.

Produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: Assault on Arkham is based on the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series. The film finds Gotham in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains – code-named the Suicide Squad – and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when Harley Quinn frees the Joker, who is intent on using a dirty bomb to blow up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.

As always, there will be special announcements, exclusive prizes for some lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. Batman: Assault on Arkham will be available on Digital HD on July 29, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on August 12.

Click here to view the trailer and additional media for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite.

Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment passed over the following promotional video for Batman: The Complete Television Series. Click on the player below to check it out.

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