Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Batman: The Animated Series Finally Hits Blu-Ray this October!

Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-Ray BTAS

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AND DC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

Batman:
The Complete Animated Series
Deluxe Limited Edition
COMING OCTOBER 16, 2018 TO
BLU-RAY™ BOX SET AND DIGITAL

BURBANK, CA (July 23, 2018) – Batman: The Animated Series, the most acclaimed animated
super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its
revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its
broadcast airing from 1992-1995, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited
Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-
ray™ box set ($112.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations
of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its
innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and
stories. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set includes all 109
thrilling episodes, plus two bonus disks containing the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated
films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.

The impressive Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition package features
approximately 2,700 minutes of entertainment spread over 10 Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus
discs – not counting 11 specially-selected episodes with audio commentaries by cast and crew. In
addition, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition includes an exclusive
ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn)
and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning
layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase.

This ultimate collectors Blu-ray box set will be individually numbered for a Limited Edition release
of 30,000. More than 2,000 copies were pre-ordered within the first 24 hours of availability on
Amazon.

Batman: The Animated Series had a ground-breaking initial run from 1992-1995, garnering a
Primetime Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Animated Program, along with three additional
Emmy wins and 13 total Emmy nominations.

The creative team behind the breakthrough animated series was headed by the producing quartet of
Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Eric Radomski, alongside executive producers Jean
MacCurdy and Tom Ruegger. Shirley Walker composed the award-winning score, while 8-time
Emmy Award winner Andrea Romano guided an unparalleled collection of actors as
casting/dialogue director. Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland and Frank Paur handled the majority of
episodic animation direction, along with Dan Riba, Dick Seabast, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and
Kent Butterworth.

The Batman: The Animated Series cast rivaled that of any animated series in its time. The cast
featured actors with laurels totaling one Academy Award, 11 Oscar nominations, 65 Emmy
Awards, 283 Emmy nods, 15 Gold Globe Awards, 85 Golden Globe nominations, four Grammy
Awards, a Peabody Award, and 17 actors forever honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.

Kevin Conroy led the voice cast as Batman, quickly and forever establishing himself as the fan-
favorite voice of The Dark Knight. The core cast featured Golden Globe Award winner Efrem
Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred Pennyworth, Robert Hastings as Commissioner Gordon, Loren Lester as
Robin, and Robert Costanzo as Detective Harvey Bullock.

The extraordinary villains guest cast was led by Mark Hamill as the now-preeminent voice of The
Joker, along with Richard Moll as Harvey Dent, Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman, and Arleen
Sorkin as Harley Quinn – the first character to be created initially for animation (by Bruce Timm &
Paul Dini) to jump to comic books. Harley Quinn is now recognizable worldwide in film, television,
videogames and comics and is one of DC’s most popular female characters, and Super Villains.
Other notable guest cast included actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams as Penguin, Melissa Gilbert
as Barbara Gordon, George Dzundza as Scarface, Brock Peters as Lucius Fox, Ed Asner as Roland
Daggett, David Warner as Ra’s al Ghul, Marilu Henner as Veronica Vreeland, Ron Perlman as
Clayface, Roddy McDowall as the Mad Hatter, Helen Slater as Talia al Ghul, Diana Muldaur as Dr.
Leslie Thompkins, John Glover as Edward Nygma, Marc Singer as Dr. Kirk Langstrom, Pat Fraley
as Bat-Mite, Kate Mulgrew as Red Claw, Ed Begley Jr. as Germs, Michael Ansara as Dr. Victor
Fries, Harry Hamlin as Anthony Romulus, Alan Rachins as the Clock King, and Adam West as
Simon Trent.

Also lending their voices were entertainment luminaries Elisabeth Moss, LeVar Burton, Elizabeth
Montgomery, Paul Winfield, Seth Green, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Curry, Michael York, Megan
Mullally, Alan Young, Brad Garrett, Heather Locklear, Ken Howard, Joseph Campanella, Matt
Frewer, Dick Gautier, Treat Williams, Richard Dysart, Peter Scolari, Meredith MacRae, Rene
Auberjonois, Tim Matheson, Joe Piscopo, Thomas Wilson, Bud Cort, William Windom, Bill
Mumy, Robby Benson, Dorian Harewood, Lindsay Crouse, John Rhys-Davies, Bess Armstrong,
Michael Gross, Henry Silva, Paul Dooley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Micky Dolenz, Ernie Hudson,
David Lander, Kevin McCarthy, Roscoe Lee Browne, Peter Strauss, JoBeth Williams, Jeffrey
Jones, Loretta Swit, William Katt, Nichelle Nichols, Alan Oppenheimer, Hector Elizondo,
Katherine Helmond, Robert Picardo, Melissa Manchester, Jean Smart, Stephanie Zimbalist, Brian
George, Bruce Weitz, Vincent Schiavelli, Richard Jeni, Andrea Martin, and Adam Ant.
“Batman: The Animated Series set the standard for super hero animation for decades to come, and
we’re proud to present this remastered box set to allow new generations – and the series’ vast, avid
fanbase – to enjoy this landmark entertainment in the highest quality possible,” said Mary Ellen
Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This
is truly a box set for the ages with an array of bonus features to perfectly complement all 109
episodic masterpieces – plus the full-length, remastered films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and
Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero.”

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Enhanced Content includes 25
featurettes – led by an all-new, 60+ minute definitive Batman: The Animated Series making-of
documentary, “The Heart of Batman” – as well as introductions to five episodes by producer Bruce
Timm, and commentary on 12 episodes by various combinations of the production team: Bruce
Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Kevin Altieri, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland, Shirley Walker,
Glen Murakami, Dan Riba, and James Tucker.

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Enhanced Content
The Heart of Batman (All-New Documentary) – A rare gathering of talent defined Batman for a
generation. Twenty-five years later, Batman: The Animated Series continues to inspire fans and
myth makers all over the world. This hour-long documentary takes an in-depth look at the
renowned storytellers behind the landmark series.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Feature-Length Film) – When the city’s most feared gangsters
are systematically eliminated, the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a
shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark
Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his own name? Unmasking the Phantasm is
just one of the twists in this dazzling animated feature. Discover revelations about Batman’s past,
his archrival the Joker, and Batman’s most grueling battle ever — the choice between his love for a
beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is “a
mystery that is genuinely absorbing, suspenseful and moving” (The Cincinnati Enquirer).
Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Feature-Length Film) – Batman faces his coolest case ever
when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of
Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to
save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find
Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl “on ice” forever. Batman
and Mr. Freeze: SubZero includes all of the special features included on the original release: All
four episodes of the animated “Mr. Freeze Saga” – Heart of Ice (Batman: The Animated Series),
Deep Freeze (Batman: The Animated Series), Cold Comfort (The New Batman Adventures) and
Meltdown (Batman Beyond); Art of Batman: Music Montage (Featurette); Get the Picture: How to
Draw Batman (Featurette); Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark
Knight’s Many Foes (Featurette); and an Audio Commentary featuring Bruce Timm, Paul Dini,
Glen Murakami and James Tucker.

The Dark Knight’s First Night Pilot Promo: Hosted by Bruce Timm (Featurette) – Witness the
1991 Batman promo reel as producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski discuss the origins of
Batman: The Animated Series.

Batman: The Legacy Continues Retrospective (Featurette) – DC luminaries join BTAS creators
as they explore the combination of exquisite design and in-depth storytelling that helped create a
once in a generation show.

Robin Rising: How the Boy Wonder’s Character Evolved (Featurette) – The evolution of Dick
Grayson from young ward to crime fighter.

Gotham’s Guardians: The Stalwart Supporting Characters (Featurette) – Batman is not the only
hero safeguarding Gotham City. This documentary focuses on the importance of the Dark Knight’s
allies in the Batman mythology.

Voices of the Knight (Featurette) – Actors Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Adriene Barbeau, Efrem
Zimbalist Jr., and Andrea Romano discuss the process of bringing their iconic characters to life.
Gotham’s New Knight (Featurette) – Barbara Gordon swings into focus in this exciting look at
Batman’s trusted ally and equal, Batgirl.

Video Commentary: “House and Garden” – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd
Kirkland and writer Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The
Animated Series.

In-Movie Experience – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd Kirkland and writer
Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Introduction (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Dan Riba, James Tucker, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and
Andrea Romano discuss Gotham’s most popular rogues.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Clayface
(Featurette) – Clayface personnel file revealed by Bruce Timm, Dan Riba and James Tucker.
Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Harley
Quinn (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini and James Tucker
discuss bringing Harley Quinn to life.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Joker (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and
Dan Riba discuss Mark Hamill’s inimitable Joker.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Mr.
Freeze (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba discuss MR. Freeze
and the Heart and Ice Origin story.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Penquin (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, James Tucker, Dan Riba and
Eric Radomski discuss The Penguin.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Poison
Ivy (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, Dan Riba and Eric
Radomski discuss designing Poison Ivy.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Ra’s Al
Ghul (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, and Dan Riba discuss why Ra’s Al
Ghul is such an exciting villain.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Riddler (Featurette) – This file discusses The Riddler and how creators differentiated him from the
Batman ‘66 Riddler with: Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano, Eric Radomski and Dan
Riba.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Scarecrow (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba
discuss the various iterations of the Scarecrow.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Two
Face (Featurette) – Discussing Batman’s key nemesis are Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett,
James Tucker, and Dan Riba.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Ventriloquist & Scarface (Featurette) – Lively discussion about one of Batman’s most unique
villains with creators Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Eric Radomski, Andrea Romano, and Dan Riba.
“Concepting Harley Quinn” (Featurette) – Producer Paul Dini discusses how Harley Quinn was
incorporated into the series.

Tour of the Batcave (Featurettes):
 Batman
 Utility Belt
 Bat-Vehicles
 Alfred

Audio Commentaries:
“On Leather Wings” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski.
“Heart of Ice” – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Eric Radomski.
“Robin’s Reckoning, Part One” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski
“Heart of Steel, Part Two” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Kevin Altieri
“Almost Got ‘Im” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Paul Dini
“Harley and Ivy” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Boyd Kirkland
“Read My Lips” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland and Shirley Walker.
“Harlequinade” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Shirley Walker and Eric Radomski
“Over The Edge” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker.
“Critters” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker.
“Legends of the Dark Knight” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James
Tucker.

MARKETING SUPPORT
Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be supported by a national
online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: October 16, 2018
Order Due Date: September 18, 2018
Run Time: 2,700 minutes
Blu-ray Box Set Price: $112.99 SRP
Catalog #: 1000717410 / 883929638482
Languages: English

Monday, July 09, 2018

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: LEGENDS OF ATLANTIS Available on Digital and DVD October 2, 2018


A CLASS TRIP TO THE OCEAN IS UNDERWAY AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: LEGENDS OF ATLANTIS
ON DIGITAL AND DVD OCTOBER 2, 2018

BURBANK, CA (June 28, 2018) – The students of Super Hero High dive deep into their latest adventure as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment bring you DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis, the newest feature in the popular, groundbreaking universe celebrating young girls. The journey with the toughest class of female DC Super Heroes will be available on Digital ($14.99 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on October 2, 2018. Special bonus content on the release includes the 44 minute previously-aired television special, “Super Hero High.”

It seems like an uneventful day at school until the powerful Book of Legends is suddenly stolen from Super Hero High. In order to uncover the mystery, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumblebee and the rest of the Super Crew must journey through the depths of the ocean to Atlantis. There, the girls encounter Mera and Siren, the ocean-dwelling thieves, who prove to be a formidable match. In order to recover the stolen tome and return it to its rightful place, DC Super Hero Girls must band together and use their collective powers to successfully get back to land…and back to class!

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls universe encourages young girls, ages 6-12, to explore their own powers and strengths through original content, including all-new films, webisodes and TV specials. The franchise offers young fans inspiration and encourages teamwork, friendship and empowerment. DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis will connect with fans throughout the world via waves of digital content, including DCSuperHeroGirls.com, the DCSHG App, YouTube Channel and Instagram, as well as a global licensing and merchandising program.

DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis features some of the top voice actors in the industry including Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) as they join forces to portray the youthful versions of some of the world’s best known Super Heroes.
 
Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton and Ian Hamilton direct from a script by Shea Fontana.  Jennifer Coyle serves as producer with Sam Register as Executive Producer.
 
“TheDC Super Hero Girls return to fight new villains of the deep in the all-new movie DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This exciting new adventure continues to spread the important message of female empowerment to young people – everywhere!”
DC Super Hero Girls:  Legends of Atlantis – Extra Content
  • “Super Hero High” TV Special
BASICS
Digital & DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Run Time: 72 Minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Digital HD Price: $14.99 SRP
Digital SD Price: $14.99 SRP