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New “Batman Ninja” Clip, Movie Now Available On Digital HD, New York City Screenings Planned

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from the Batman Ninja animated feature, now available to own on Digital HD. The DC Animated Movie title will also be available for purchase on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on May 8, 2018. The clip is available in the player below. Also below are new images and details on a special two-night Batman Ninja event in New York City.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Celebrates
Batman Ninja
with Two Nights of New York City Events May 1-2

Spectacular Anime Film to Screen at The Directors Guild of America on 5/1;
Filmmakers, Key Voice Cast to Appear & Sign at Kinokuniya Bookstore on 5/2;
Free Screening Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents back-to-back nights of Batman Ninja events in New York City with a May 1 screening and panel discussion at The Directors Guild of America, and a May 2 appearance/signing by filmmakers and key voice cast at Kinokuniya Bookstore.

The visually stunning Batman Ninja received outstanding reviews for its World Premiere at WonderCon in late March. The film was officially announced at New York Comic Con in October 2017, thus this two-night New York event – a week prior to the film’s May 8 release on Blu-ray & DVD – completes the circle.

Batman Ninja‘s trio of acclaimed anime filmmakers – director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) – will appear at both events alongside the film’s core quartet of celebrated actors: Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Catwoman, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn.

On Tuesday, May 1, Batman Ninja will have its NYC premiere at The Directors Guild of America (110 West 57th Street in New York City). Starting at 7:00pm, the event will include a screening of the full film, and a post-screening panel discussion amongst the filmmakers and actors. A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public (see details below).

On Wednesday, May 2, the filmmakers and actors will make an appearance at Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas), the preeminent location for anime films, books and merchandise in New York City. There will be a Q&A and a signing of exclusive Batman Ninja posters. This event, starting at 5:30pm, is also free to the public.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York screening on May 1 must RSVP via email to BatmanNinjaNYC@gmail.com. Ticket requests will be fulfilled on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email by Friday, April 27.

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), (3) valid email address, and (4) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Please enter only once. Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Bruce Wayne
2 tickets
DarkKnight@gmail.com
Greatwebsite.com

About Batman Ninja
Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

Produced by Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment, Batman Ninja will be distributed May 8, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting April 24, 2018.





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“Batman Ninja” Hits Blu-ray/DVD On May 8, 2018, New English-Language Trailer

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on May 8, 2018. The studio has also provided a look at the Blu-ray package art, a still from Batman Ninja and a new English-language trailer. Continue below to view all of the content.

THE DARK KNIGHT IN EYE-POPPING ANIME!
BATMAN NINJA
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT,
DC ENTERTAINMENT AND
WARNER BROS. JAPAN REIMAGINE
THE CAPED CRUSADER IN FULL-BLOWN ANIME STYLE

COMING MAY 8, 2018 TO
BLU-RAY STEELBOOK,
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook ($29.98 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on May 8, 2018. Order due date is April 3, 2018.

The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018.

Batman Ninja is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.

Batman NinjaBatman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

The visually stunning Batman Ninja is the creative result of a trio of anime’s finest filmmakers: director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann), and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) produced the original movie with Warner Bros. Japan. The script was then reinterpreted and rewritten for English-language distribution by award-winning screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro Samurai). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) lead an impressive cast as the voices of Batman and the Joker, respectively. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies – Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the gruff-yet-sophisticated tones of Gorilla Grodd, a villain who must team with Batman to achieve his own personal agenda. Other voice actors include Bat-family members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin, and the Rogue’s gallery also features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Doing double duty is Tatasciore as Deathstroke, Strong as Poison Ivy, and Friedle as Red Hood.

Batman Ninja is an absolute feast for the senses, a stunning spectacle of anime wrapped around a thrill ride of a Batman story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Our partners at Warner Bros. Japan have conjured an impressive addition to the Dark Knight’s canon of entertainment, taking Batman and his friends and foes in an altogether new direction. We can’t wait for fans to see this film.”

Batman Ninja Enhanced Content
Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
-“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan. East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.

-“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime. The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design that create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.

-“New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja” – Meet the talented filmmakers behind Batman Ninja as they discuss their inspirations and challenges in bringing an anime version of Batman to life during a panel discussion unveiling Batman Ninja during New York Comic Con 2017.

MARKETING SUPPORT
Batman Ninja will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: May 8, 2018
Order Due Date: April 3, 2018
Run Time: 85 minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000695184 / 883929613645
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000695185 / 883929613472
Steelbook Blu-ray Combo Price: $29.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000707706 / 883929631049
Languages: English Audio and Japanese Audio

Batman Ninja

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. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and The Bold,” New Video Clip

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated feature, now available to own on home media. In short, the feature-length crossover adventure is not only a welcome return for one of the best animated iterations of Batman, but it’s also a solid outing for Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. crew as well. It’s riddled with easter eggs and callbacks to both properties, features a legitimately engaging story that’s full of solid action beats, and has a cool little mystery with great gags. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and The Bold

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has also provided a new clip from the Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated feature, featuring the mystery Inc. gang accompanying Batman on a visit to Arkham Asylum. Check out the clip in the player below.

For much more coverage on Batman: The Brave and The Bold – including extensive interviews and production content, along with exclusive interviews, commentary and much more – check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite. Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The Bold is now available on DVD and Digital HD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman vs. Two-Face”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman vs. Two-Face, now available to own on home media. In short, the animated movie is a great film which continues the innate brilliance of the original 1960s Batman series while also playing with the formula. Adding some noir-ish trappings to the movie really creates a unique experience, and there’s just enough of it sprinkled in that it never overpowers the very deliberate zany tones of the source material. Batman vs. Two-Face is also a great showcase and send-off for Adam West. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Batman vs. Two-Face

For more, the Batman vs. Two-Face subsite here at The World’s Finest includes an assortment of video clips, images, content and much more. Click on the review link above to further access the dedicated additional content. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has also released a clip from the movie to promote its home media debut. Check it out in the player below.

Batman vs. Two-Face is now available for purchase through online and traditional retail outlets, both in digital formats and on Blu-ray and DVD. Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest.

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Press Details, Artwork For “Batman And Harley Quinn,” “Batman vs. Two-Face” Soundtracks

WaterTower Music has released press details for the forthcoming Batman and Harley Quinn: Music From The DC Universe Original Movie and Batman Vs. Two-Face: Music From The DC Animated Movie soundtrack releases, both hitting digital on October 6, 2017. Both titles will also see a limited physical release as well. The score for both features is provided by Dynamic Music Partners, known from their long association with DC Comics-based animated properties. For a rundown of press details, and a look at the cover for both soundtrack releases, please continue below.

WATERTOWER MUSIC TO RELEASE
BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN: MUSIC FROM THE DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIE
AND BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE: MUSIC FROM THE DC ANIMATED MOVIE

BOTH TITLES TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 6 AND FEATURE ORIGINAL MUSIC
BY THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING DYNAMIC MUSIC PARTNERS

Water Tower Music announced today the October 6 release of two titles: Batman and Harley Quinn: Music From The DC Universe Original Movie and Batman Vs. Two-Face: Music From The DC Animated Movie. The albums feature the movie’s original score by Dynamic Music Partners (DMP), a team of 3 composers who previously scored Batman Beyond. The soundtracks will be available at all digital music providers and on CD exclusively at FYE stores.

“We’re thrilled that WaterTower Music is releasing soundtracks for two of our current projects: Batman & Harley Quinn and Batman vs. Two-Face!” explained the three Emmy Award-winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners. “The Batman vs. Two-Face score gave us one final opportunity to honor the late Adam West as Batman, with all the Bams! Zings! and Pows! made famous by the original television series music written by musical icons Neil Hefti and Nelson Riddle. Collaboration with producer James Tucker always brings us great creative freedom!

“With Harley Quinn, we returned to the musical world of Batman: The Animated Series, which was our first collaboration with Bruce Timm as part of Shirley Walker’s team,” they continued.  “Along with recreating that Dark Deco mood, we also paid homage to some of the greatest jazz scores of the 70’s and 80’s. Our long creative history with Bruce usually allows for a musical and dramatic shorthand while discussing the score; this particular project, with its comedic twists and turns, really kept us on our toes!

“We worked with our key music team on the scores (engineers Mark Mattson and Mako Sujishi, woodwind player John Yoakum, Greg Herzenach on guitars, Andris Mattson playing trumpet on Two-Face, and trumpet legend Wayne Bergeron on Harley) to take the listener on journeys that are simultaneously familiar and fresh for fans who will undoubtedly appreciate these distinct takes on the Batman universe.

Both albums will be available October 6 at all digital music providers and on CD exclusively at FYE Stores.

About Batman and Harley Quinn
In Batman and Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.

About Batman vs. Two-Face
As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!

About Dynamic Music Partners:
Emmy Award-winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners, have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. They have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and six Annie Award nominations as composers for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project and The New Batman Superman Adventures. Original concert works and suites of their scores have been performed in festivals and special events; from New York’s Lincoln Center to The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Tenerife – Spain and beyond, their music has received critical acclaim. Their Prime-time Emmy Award nominated musical Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister, starring Neil Patrick Harris was a historic first Batman musical to ever be composed.

They began their careers composing music for Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond, for which they each received the Emmy Award in Music Direction and Composition. As orchestrators they have worked with many of Hollywood’s A-list composers, including Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Howard Shore, Carter Burwell, Elliot Goldenthal, Mark Snow and Shirley Walker. Kristopher, Michael and Lolita are currently working on the third season of Marvel’s Avengers AssembleAn Act of Love, which received the silver award at the Mill Valley Film Festival, as well as composed 4 hours of original music for radio-play audio book Rain of the Ghosts.

Kristopher, Michael and Lolita work both collectively and individually. Kristopher recently completed the score to the Webby-nominated short film The Birds Of Anger for G4TV and just returned from a series of lectures at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Michael recently scored the latest Griffith Observatory production Time’s Up which is now playing at the observatory in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Lolita has been very active in the concert music arena this past season, having had works performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and 2 original musicals receiving performances in Latvia throughout 2014-2015, as well as the premiere of her symphonic work Overture to Light. This remarkable and very contemporary trio of composers and performers is an example of creative collaboration, business savvy, and artistic expression of the highest, most original level. They are currently working in today’s industry and are examples and role models for aspiring film composers everywhere.

Stay tuned for further coverage on both Batman and Harley Quinn and Batman vs. Two-Face right here at The World’s Finest. Batman and Harley Quinn is currently available to own on both physical and digital platforms, while Batman vs. Two-Face hits Digital HD on October 10, 2017 and Blu-ray and DVD on October 17, 2017. Click here to read The World’s Finest review of Batman and Harley Quinn.

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