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“Harley Quinn” Animated Series Heading To DC Digital Service

Warner Bros., via Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, issued a straight-to-series order for a Harley Quinn animated comedy, which is slated to be part of it’s upcoming DC Comics-themed digital platform. Initial details state the 26-episode series will be spearheaded by producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, who previously worked on Powerless. The animated series will be heavily inspired by the Harley Quinn character currently featured in the DC Comics title of the same name.

Harley Quinn

The animated series will also feature Poison Ivy and a cast of assorted heroes and villains from around the DC universe. The animated series follows Harley as she breaks things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal “queenpin” of Gotham City. Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, will be one of the executive producers. Jennifer Coyle also produces with Halpern and Schumacker’s Ehsugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Additional details will be released in 2018, along with a first look at the animated series and further details concerning the show’s cast and crew. The role of Harley Quinn is currently not cast, but Warner Bros. is expected to approach Margot Robbie, who played the character in 2016’s live-action Suicide Squad feature, to reprise the role.

Harley Quinn will join the upcoming Young Justice: Outsiders revival and the live-action Titans on DC’s forthcoming digital platform, which is set to be revealed in 2018. Stay tuned for select coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman and Harley Quinn” One-Night Nationwide Fathom Events Screening Set For Aug. 14, 2017

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following press details announcing a special one-night only theatrical screening of Batman and Harley Quinn, the forthcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie. The one-night only event will be held on August 14th, 2017. Batman and Harley Quinn is set for a digital release on August 15th, 2017, followed by a home video release on August 29th, 2017. Complete details for the event, held by DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events, can be found below.

The Dark Knight is Back for a One-Night Cinematic Event
with All-New Animated DC Universe Original Movie
Batman and Harley Quinn on August 14

Warner Bros. & DC Entertainment team with Fathom Events to Present Nationwide
Theatrical Screening, Including a First Look at Harley Quinn Featurette

Batman and Harley Quinn

Following successful big screen presentations of Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders in 2016, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment and Fathom Events are proud to announce a special, one-night cinema event for the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, on August 14, 2017 in movie theaters nationwide.

One night prior to the Digital release and 15 days in advance of its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD, Batman and Harley Quinn will screen Monday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In addition to seeing the film, audiences at the one-night screening will be the first to experience an exclusive featurette spotlighting the film’s star character, Harley Quinn.

Tickets for Batman and Harley Quinn can be purchased beginning Friday, June 30, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available June 30 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation from an original story spawned by animation icon Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn finds Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embarking 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.

“Fans of DC Universe Original Movies are a devoted legion, and never was that so evident than with the enthusiastic embracing of our Batman: The Killing Joke Fathom Events presentation,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family and Animation Marketing. “Audiences nationwide turned the screenings into true interactive experiences, and we believe Batman and Harley Quinn will inspire a similar night of celebration.”

The film boasts a stellar voice cast topped by The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch in her first turn as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. The fan favorite voices of Batman: The Animated Series – Kevin Conroy as Batman, Loren Lester as Nightwing – take the protagonist leads, while Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo of Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue, respectively.

Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) directed the film from an original story by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) with a teleplay written by Timm & Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Co-Producer is Alan Burnett (The Batman). Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

“Seeing Batman and Harley Quinn on the big screen and among fellow fans is truly the best way to experience it,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “There’s only one opportunity to do this and it’s on August 14. On that night, we’re expecting audiences to pack theater auditoriums just like they did for Batman: The Killing Joke.”

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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.

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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 projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to 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, Blu-ray® and digital media. 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).

One-night screenings of Batman and Harley Quinn are also slated for Canada and the U.K. on the same date.

Batman and Harley Quinn arrives on Digital HD on August 15th, 2017, followed by Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD releases on August 29th, 2017. For more information on the animated feature, check out the Batman and Harley Quinn subsite right here at The World’s Finest. The subsite includes videos and images not available anywhere else, along with additional content and details. Be sure to keep checking back for further updates here at The World’s Finest and on our Twitter feed.

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New Image From Upcoming “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Animated Feature

A representative for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment recently released an image from the upcoming animated feature Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The animated feature – which will be available 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. Batman: Assault on Arkham will be available August 12th, 2014 on Blu-ray, DVD, and for Digital Download.

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Click here to view the recently-released trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham. The official press release for the animated feature can be found here.

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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