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Batman – With Adam West’s passing still fresh in our cultural memory, it seems almost cruel to take down this endearing testament to his most iconic role. But business is business, I guess. They can’t just leave it up there for posterity. Hitting theaters only two months after the last episode of the 1966’s series’ first season aired, it helped cement West’s Batman as a cultural milestone. The plot, which seems silly even by the 1960’s standards, sees the Joker the Penguin, the Riddler and Catwoman teaming up to use a dehydration ray to put down the dynamic duo and
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Celebrating a decade of DC Universe Original Movie world premieres in San Diego, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will once again give fans their first look at an all-new animated feature with the presentation of Batman and Harley Quinn on the Friday, July 21, at Comic-Con International.
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.
The world premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn will include a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The latest DC animated film features a stellar voice cast led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) reprising his role as the Dark Knight, alongside Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) making her debut as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. Loren Lester, the voice of Robin in Batman: The Animated Series, returns as Nightwing. Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue, respectively.
Fathom Events will follow that premier with their own one-night cinema event for the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, on August 14, one night prior to the Digital release and 15 days in advance of its arrival on Blu-ray™ and DVD. 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.
“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.
“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.”
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman and Harley Quinn is directed by Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) 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.
Spawned from an original story by animation icon Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn arrives August 29, 2017 as the first Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($44.98 Srp) release of a DC Universe Original Movie; Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 Srp), featuring an exclusive Harley Quinn figurine; Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp); and DVD ($19.98 Srp). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with Hdr and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film. Batman and Harley Quinn comes to Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 Sd) on August 15, 2017. »
- ComicMix Staff
The Dark Knight is back for a one-night cinematic event with the all-new animated DC Universe original movie, Batman and Harley Quinn on August 14. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment team with Fathom Events to present nationwide theatrical screenings, including a First Look at Harley Quinn Featurette.
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. Said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family and Animation Marketing.
"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. 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. Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said.
"Seeing 'Batman and Harley Quinn' on the big screen and among fellow fans is truly the best way to experience it. 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.'"
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., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (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.
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Continuing the tradition of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment releasing their animated comic book movies in theaters for one night before they debut on home video, we have details on the theatrical release of Batman and Harley Quinn. Batman and Harley Quinn is an animated feature in the style of Batman: The Animated Series which […]
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- Ethan Anderton
While most of the Internet will have you know that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight or Tim Burton’s Batman is the greatest DC film of all-time, I’m here to tell you that they’re wrong. Yes, come at me, Internet bros, because the title of the best belongs to the 1993 masterpiece known as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Helmed by the same incredible team that brought us Batman: The Animated Series, this feature film has become a cult classic over the years. In fact, no other DC movie has come close to matching this 76-minute extravaganza’s down-to-the-nail depiction of both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
I could list at least a thousand reasons to celebrate this film, but since I know that you’re probably going to head off and watch it now that I’ve mentioned it, I’ve chosen the 9 big ones to keep this relatively short. As always, healthy debate is welcome. So, if you agree or disagree with this topic (or even the reasons), sound off in the comments section down below.
- Sergio Pereira
In celebration of this year’s Halloween ComicFest, comic book publishers are set to offer readers a fantastic selection of thirty free titles, available at participating comic book stores worldwide on October 28th, 2017!
“We’re excited at the range of titles with this year’s Halloween ComicFest,” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Michael Moccio. “In additional to the all ages Mini Comics, featuring popular characters like Donald Duck and Casper the Friendly Ghost, the Full Size Comics feature a strong showing with properties like Batman, Thor, and Hellboy! With so many fans introducing their friends and family to comics and local comic shops for the first time at events like Halloween ComicFest, it’s important the titles reflect the varied interests of people coming to stores.”
Here’s a look at all of the titles available; click on any of the covers for full size versions…
Full Size Comics:
Action Lab – Danger Zone | Black Betty One-Shot
Aftershock Comics | Babyteeth #1
Archie Comics | The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season Two
Aspen Mlt | Choose Your Own Aspen Adventure
Benitez Productions | Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte
Dark Horse Comics | Hellboy and the Bprd 1953
Idw Publishing | Ghostbusters: Dia de los Muertos
DC Comics | DC Super Hero Girls
Marvel Comics | Runaways #1
Marvel Comics | Darth Maul #1
New England Comics | The Tick #1
Yen Press | The Mortal Instruments
YouNeek Studios | Malika: The Dragon Trials
Zenescope Entertainment | Gimm Tales of Terror
American Mythology | Casper the Friendly Ghost
Arcana Studio | Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom
Archie Comics | Archie’s Madhouse
Boom! Studios | Boom! Box’s One En-Haunted Evening
Idw Publishing | Donald Duck’s Halloween Scream #2
Lion Forge | Wrapped Up
Papercutz | Hotel Transylvania
Papercutz | Stitched
Graphix | The Witch Boy
Space Goat Publishing | Moonlighters #1
Viz Media | Pokemon: Omega Red and Alpha Sapphire
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- Gary Collinson
By now, you’re well aware that the world lost one of the biggest icons the superhero genre has ever produced with the passing of Adam West less than two weeks ago. Sure, he may have been the third actor to portray Batman in live action, but “The Bright Knight” was unarguably the first to put his stamp on the character and turn it into a pop culture phenomenon.
Having played the Caped Crusader across three seasons of television and in a silver screen outing in 1966, West actually continued voicing the timeless hero in various animated series for decades to come. Not only that, but recent years have seen a resurgence made by his iteration of the character, thanks to Fox (the studio that produced the TV series) and Warner Bros. (the company that owns Batman) patching things up. And due to their cutting of red tape, an animated movie (with a sequel on the way) and a line of action figures have since made the world a better place.
Thus, it was only fitting that the stars came out to honor the legend’s memory by lighting a Batsignal in Los Angeles. Among those in attendance were colleagues such as Burt Ward (Robin) and Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), in addition to DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee and legions of fans who were fortunate enough to be there. And, fortunately for those of us who were unable to partake, DC All Access was able to bring the event to us.
Aside from that, today’s episode also looked ahead to next week’s season finale of iZombie. According to lead actress Rose McIver, they’re going to payoff this whole looming threat of a zombie virus outbreak in a big way. Sure, this show is a much different beast than The Walking Dead, but you can’t play with such horrific themes and not take them to their logical conclusion at some point.
So, after paying your respects to Batman and savoring the last vestige of DC TV until the fall, be sure to watch the rest of the video at the top for the latest in publishing news. »
- Eric Joseph
It’s that time again, folks. Netflix has announced the titles that will be leaving the streaming service next month, and you better get crackin’ as the best of the bunch are departing on July 1st. If you haven’t yet honored the great Adam West with the underrated 1966 film Batman you best get on it, while Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and the comedy classic Blazing Saddles are also leaving. On the TV side of things, there’d been talk that all of Futurama was departing the streaming service, but Netflix’s release only specifies that Season 6 of … »
- Adam Chitwood
If you’re reading this, odds are that you’re likely familiar with the concept of Free Comic Book Day, which occurs on the first Saturday in May every year. In short, it sees all major publishers in the industry put out select tiles at no charge with the intention of reeling in new readers – and to increase foot traffic in comic shops.
What you may not be aware of, however, is that a smaller, yet similar, event runs every year in October, that being Halloween ComicFest. It’s basically the same concept, only many of the books often lean toward the spooktacular. Well, that’s depending on if the publishers feel like playing along.
Still, the Big Two have much to offer with Marvel set to release reprints of Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 (you can check out our review of the original printing here), Runaways #1 and what looks to be a classic issue of Thor by Walt Simonson, no doubt being released with the intention of hyping up Thor: Ragnarok.
As for DC, they’ll be serving up Batman: Night of the Monster Men #1, which is actually a reprint of that arc’s opening chapter that was originally found within the pages of Batman #7. Seeing as how the trade paperback release is approaching, offering a sampler seems like a smart move, not to mention the grotesque creatures our heroes do battle with are in keeping with the season. Aside from that, a DC Super Hero Girls sampler can be picked up, and appears to contain an excerpt from the “Past Times at Super Hero High” graphic novel.
So, if Darth Maul or any of the other aforementioned titles don’t strike your fancy, there are other fine books to choose from on October 28 such as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2 from Archie and Hellboy and the Bprd: 1953 from Dark Horse. Covers for the bigger releases can be seen in the image below, but if you require further information on the full slate, follow the source link. »
- Eric Joseph
At long last, what many consider to be the greatest Batman movie ever made is coming to Blu-ray. That's right! Warner Bros. has officially announced that a 1080p HD remaster of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm will be released next month. Previously, the very beloved animated feature had only been available on DVD, but now those who herald this movie as a truly great piece of Batman cinema can own it and watch it in a much better presentation than previously available.
Warner Archive made the announcement that Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, after quite a long period of time of fans requesting it, will be hitting shelves on Blu-ray next month. The new remaster will include versions with both the original theatrical 16x9 aspect ratio (1.78:1) and a version with an open matte 4x3 (1.37:1) aspect ratio. And, for those who really want to do a deep dive on the HD remaster, »
It may very well be the most heavily demanded home video release featuring the Dark Knight since fans clamored for complete volumes of Batman: The Animated Series on DVD about a decade and a half ago, and now we finally have word that yes, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm will finally make its way to the Blu-ray format this summer.
For those unfamiliar, this animated film was especially noteworthy because not only was it the first full-length motion picture featuring Batman of its kind, but also because it remains the only one to see a wide theatrical release. Sure, we’ve experienced “one night only” limited engagements put on by Fathom Events for offerings such as The Killing Joke, but that’s far from the same situation.
- Eric Joseph
Knowing that Harley Quinn is about to celebrate her 25th anniversary, it’s understandable that DC up the ante by taking the character that co-publisher and legendary artist Jim Lee recently described as their “fourth pillar” (Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman being the other three) in crazy new directions. So, in addition to an oversized one-shot hitting stands this fall, readers can look forward to the flagship book paying off a long gestating B-plot.
If you’ve been reading Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s run on Harley Quinn up until now – in both the New 52 and Rebirth – then you’d know the mayor of New York City is about as corrupt as they come (in the story, of course). To this point, he’s been a constant nuisance to our gal, has employed cannibals to feed on the city’s homeless and, more recently, enlisted the services of Harley »
- Eric Joseph
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- Liam Mathews
Sunday's airing, a rerun of an episode from March in which West appeared, closed with a tribute to West, who voiced the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island on the show from 2000 until
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- Liam Mathews
Warner Bros. has announced that Batman and Harley Quinn, the latest instalment in the series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, is set to receive its world premiere next month at the San Diego Comic-Con International, which will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and voice cast. Meanwhile, UK fans will be able to catch the movie on the big screen with a one night only theatrical release on August 14th.
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 »
- Gary Collinson
Following the release of Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 and the sequel Batman Returns in 1992, Warner Bros. Pictures tried their hand at bringing the animated version of The Dark Knight to theaters with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Christmas Day in 1993. As a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, which is celebrating […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Earlier today on the Warner Archive Twitter it has been announced that one of the most beloved Batman stories of all time – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment next month.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm(1993) is coming to Blu-ray next month with a new 2017 1080p HD Remaster! #Btas https://t.co/e5ZE26gZEt pic.twitter.com/l4dRWRVlvR
— Warner Archive (@WarnerArchive) June 19, 2017
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm will be getting the 1080p treatment, which is a strong step up from the DVD release over a decade ago. No special features have been announced as yet outside of the theatrical trailer, but surely the chance to watch such an iconic animated film in HD (also featuring one of Mark Hamill’s best performances as The Joker) will be enough to get fans to bust out their wallets.
When the city’s most feared gangsters are systematically eliminated, »
- Robert Kojder
DC Entertainment has released the unaired Powerless TV series finale, which NBC cancelled when it pulled the sitcom from its schedule, back in April. "Win, Luthor, Draw" features a cameo by the late Adam West, who played the first live-action Batman and Bruce Wayne in ABC’s 1966-68 Batman TV series, opposite Burt Ward's Robin/Dick Grayson. Fans had been asking the network to air it as a tribute to West. Instead, DC answered the Bat-Signal, while the Peacock Network ignored it. Watch the entire episode, below. A comedy set in the DC Comics Universe, Powerless follows spunky Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens), the new Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security. The Wayne Enterprises subsidiary specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer in a city full of super-heroes and super-villains. Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Ron Funches, »
Celebrating a decade of DC Universe Original Movie world premieres in San Diego, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will once again give fans their first look at an all-new animated feature with the presentation of Batman and Harley Quinn on the Friday night (July 21, 2017) of Comic-Con International. Since the debut of the DC Universe Original Movies in 2007 with Superman: Doomsday, Wbhe has premiered its next-to- be-released film (when available) before 4,250 ardent fans in the San Diego Convention Center's massive Ballroom 20. The studio has also released a new photo of Harley Quinn from this animated adventure.
In the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment movie 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, »
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