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Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Blu-ray artwork and special features revealed

Earlier this week we got a look at the trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the next instalment in Warner Bros.’ series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and now we have the Blu-ray artwork, as well as details of the special features set to accompany the release.

Special Features:

Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, The Death of Superman: “The Death of Superman” – The Death of Superman is widely considered one of the most popular stories in the Superman canon and the Dcu. This sneak peek at the exciting new film discusses the story and its place in pop culture.

-Outback Rogue: Captain Boomerang (Featurette) – Audiences get a deeper look at this unconventional, yet entertaining villain from Down Under and how he’s evolved from The Flash universe to the Suicide Squad.

-Nice Shot, Floyd!
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R-Rated ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Trailer Introduces New Members

It has been four years since we’ve seen the animated Suicide Squad wreck havoc in the DC Animated Universe in Batman: Assault on Arkham. This time the squad is back and badder than ever. At least that’s what it looks like. A new trailer for the all-new Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay shows us some familiar faces with some brand new additions new additions to the team. Check out the trailer below.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, sexual content, brief graphic nudity, and some drug material, “Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – [are] on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object.
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Animated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay hits Home April 10

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Burbank, CA (January 18, 2018) – Prepare to root for the bad guys when Amanda Waller sends her band of misfit DC Super-Villains on an all-new, action-packed secret mission in Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the next film in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting March 27, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, sexual content, brief graphic nudity, and some drug material.

An original story, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 Srp), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp), as well as Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 Sd). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with Hdr and
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First Trailer For DC Animation's Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay Looks Brilliant

The first trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay has arrived, and it looks promising. That used to be something you wouldn't have to say about DC Animated Features, but they've been spotty as of late in my personal opinion so all I can say here is the trailer looks pretty damn good. The lineup of heroes is better than the live-action film, Tara Strong is voicing Harley, and the violence doesn't appear to be limited as Quinn just smacked the head off that frozen guy! Let's just hope Vandal Savage is more interesting this time around than he was in Legends of Tomorrow. Christian Slater also stars in the film as Deadshot!

An original story, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so
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Review: The Zeta Project

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Lost amid the hubbub over the animated series based on the traditional DC Comics was The Zeta Project, a fun spinoff from Warner Animation’s first original creation, Batman Beyond. Thanks to Warner Archives the two season series, spanning 2001-2002, is being released on DVD.

The series is focused on Zeta (Diedrich Bader), formally known as Infiltration Unit Zeta, a synthoid, who works for the Nsa. The machine was introduced in the season two Batman Beyond episode “Zeta,” written by Robert Goodman, who developed the spinoff.

He violates his programming when he is asked to kill an innocent and goes on the run, vowing never to kill again. Of course, the Nsa wants him back and sends a team, led by the clichéd obsessive, Agent James Bennett (the well-cast Kurtwood Smith), convinced Brother’s Day, the terrorists reprogrammed the agency’s machine. He’s often accompanied by the arrogant Agent
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Live-Action Stop-Motion Animated Rabbids Film Coming To The Big Screen

Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard and Zeb Wells will team up to write the screenplay for the hybrid live-action / stop-motion animated Rabbids feature film for Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film is based on the wacky characters from the popular Rabbids TV series and Ubisoft video games.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award-winning animation studio founded by Matthew Senreich, Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner, will be a producing partner on the film, alongside Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment

Primetime Emmy® Award winner Matthew Senreich is widely known for bringing “Robot Chicken,” “Robot Chicken: Star Wars” specials, and the upcoming “SuperMansion” to life. Zeb Wells is a Primetime Emmy®-winning writer best known for “Robot Chicken,” the “Robot Chicken DC Comics” specials, Sony Crackle’s “SuperMansion,” among popular comic book titles “Venom: Dark Origin,” “Dark Reign: Elektra” and “Avenging Spider-Man.” Tom Sheppard is a three-time
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Liz Holzman, Emmy-Winning Animator, Dies at 61

Liz Holzman, an animation veteran and three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for her work on the 1990s series Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, has died. She was 61. Holzman, an animator, character designer, storyboard artist, writer, director and producer, died Monday, her family announced in a paid obituary in the Los Angeles Times. She had battled cancer for years. A nine-time Daytime Emmy nominee, Holzman also worked on such series as Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Glo Friends, Smurfs, DuckTalesMuppet Babies, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Garfield and Friends, Baby Blues and The Zeta Project

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Peter Weller, Michael Emerson and Mark Valley discuss Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

As we approach the release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Warner Bros. has been steadily increasing the promotion for the latest entry in the ongoing direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. Now comes three video interviews featuring Peter Weller (Batman), Michael Emerson (The Joker) and Mark Valley (Superman) discussing what it's like to play a superhero (or, in Emerson's case, a maniacal supervillain), along with brand new images of each of their respective characters...

Peter Weller on playing Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:

Michael Emerson on playing The Joker in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:

Mark Valley on playing Superman in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:

With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime – but his resurgence awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime, Superman
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Here's the trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

The Dark Knight Rises may have grabbed the majority of the Batman headlines lately as Christopher Nolan brought the curtain down on his acclaimed live-action trilogy, but the Caped Crusader will be back later this year in animated form as Warner Premiere unleashes the first of a two-part adaptation of Frank Miller's seminal comic book tale Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, which has just received its first trailer today courtesy of MTV Geek.

Executive produced by DC animation legend Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is directed by Jay Oliva (Young Justice) from a script by Bob Goodman (The Zeta Project). Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads the voice cast as the aged Bruce Wayne / Batman, while other talent includes David Selby (The Social Network) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley / Robin, Wade Williams (The Dark Knight Rises) as Two-Face and
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The Week in Spandex - The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Kick-Ass 2 and The Hoff: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Our weekly round-up of all the big news stories from the world of movie superheroes…

Having made way for Disney's marketing blitz on The Avengers these past couple of months, Warner Bros. stepped up the promotional campaign for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in a big way this week, flooding the world wide web with a host of Bat-related goodies. It began with a new theatrical poster, and while this left some fans underwhelmed, the studio more than made amends over the next few days, starting with six character posters showcasing Batman (Christian Bale), Bane (Tom Hardy) and Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), along with a 'secret' Catwoman design that was discovered tucked away on the official website. Of course, this was just the beginning, and soon we had two new TV spots consisting of snippets of previously unseen footage, in addition to a whole raft of images featuring Bruce Wayne / Batman,
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns voice cast revealed and first images released

Marvel may have enjoyed more success than DC when it comes to live-action adaptations (well, outside of Christopher Nolan's Batman saga, at least), but in terms of animation even the most hardened of Marvel fans would have to admit that DC Comics has the edge. With their direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies line (now rebranded as DC Comics Premiere Movies), Warner Bros. has adapted some of the most acclaimed comic book titles from the DC Universe and now they're turning their their attention to one of the all-time greats in Frank Miller's epic tale, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, for what is sure to be a hotly anticipated two-part animated adaptation.

As revealed by Heat Vision today, Peter Weller (RoboCop) has been brought in to voice Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, leading a cast that includes Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley / Robin,
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Listen Now: A Geekcast Radio Network Update

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. Each week we bring you the highlights from Gcrn, with descriptions and links to each and every episode. As a “bonus” this week, if you listen in to GeekCast Radio episode 22 you’ll get to hear my dulcet tones as we discuss numbers 80-61 in the Gcrn Top 100 Animated Series list…

GeekCast Radio Episode 22 Top 100 Animated Series 80-61

Episode 22 of the GeekCast Radio is the second installment of the Top 100 Animated Series of All-Time List. Mike finds many of his personal favorites landing on this episode much to the angst of Kevin and Phil. Join the guys for a truly diverse look at the next 20 shows on the countdown! Listen Now.

Gcrn In 2011 Part I

With the success of everything we here at The Geek Cast Radio Network did
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Review: 'Batman Beyond the Complete Series'

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I admit to being leery when Warner Animation announced their plans to follow the amazing Batman the Animated Adventures with a next generation hero called Batman Beyond. After all, it was a clear departure from the source material and there was no knowing how this would work.

As it turns out, there was little to fear. The series, which ran from January 1999 through December 2001, honored the past and showed us a future Gotham City that still needed a Dark Knight. Rather than just add wrinkles and gray hair to all the familiar figures, things have changed. Dick Grayson seems to be gone, Alfred and Jim Gordon are dead with Barbara Gordon now the police commissioner. And sitting in the gloom of Wayne Mansion is a still-angry, infirm Bruce Wayne.

He knows there’s work to be done and in time, targets teenager Terry McGuinness as his successor. The youth has
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Log Auctions: Zeta Project Season One DVD For Sale!

To benefit the Legions of Gotham site I am selling a few items out of my collection and our box of goodies!  First up is the Batman Beyond spin-off series (that also featured Batman in a few episodes), The Zeta Project on DVD.  Watch for more auctions here on Log all week..some on ebay, some just for sale/bid here!  Thanks!

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Sdcc: Hamill, Conroy Lead DC Universe Online Voice Cast

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And check out the rest of the cast members!

Sony Online Entertainment announced today the voice cast for "DC Universe Online":

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (Soe) announced today that two of animation's most well-known talents lead a triple-a cast of voice actors in providing their skills for the upcoming online action game, DC Universe™ Online. Mark Hamill (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: The Animated Series) will once again voice The Joker, while Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: Arkham Asylum) will bring to life everyone's favorite dark knight, Batman.

"We're excited that not only will Mark and Kevin bring their talent back to the DC Universe as part of DC Universe Online, but we've hit the jackpot with a full cast that are veterans of movies, TV shows and games that our fans are crazy about," said Sony Online Entertainment Vice President of Development,
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[DVD Review] Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1: Volume 2

Like many things in life (and perhaps even more in entertainment), Tiny Toon Adventures can only be fully understood when considered with what came before and after it. For example, how much more irritating were the Ewoks when you realized that they were paving the way for Jar Jar Binks? Can you watch Jack Nicholson’s original interpretation of the Joker without thinking of Heath Ledger’s more recent portrayal? All the same, Tiny Toons can really only be seen in retrospect as the link between the Muppet Babies of the late 1980s and the subsequent, far more engaging Animaniacs, which premiered in 1993. It should be evaluated on its own terms, but it can’t really be thought of or remembered any other way.

Tiny Toon Adventures takes place (for the most part) at Acme Looniversity, where younger counterparts of nearly all of the original Looney Tunes characters learn how
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[DVD Review] The Zeta Project: Season 1

12.00 Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 When I was the Saturday morning cartoon watching age the big attractions were the animated series of Spider-man, X-men and Batman. These were all classics. Of these three I still hold Batman: The Animated Series above for having writing that elevated it from mere children's programming to good, smart entertainment. I still watch the show on DVD to this day. By the time Batman Beyond rolled around I was long gone from the Saturday morning phase and probably saw one or two episodes at most. It was good, but nothing I was willing to plant myself down for on a regular basis.

A few years later I tuned back in to see what kids were watching on Saturday mornings and I came across The Zeta Project. At the time I was turned off by the sappy writing and "fluffy" animation style. The
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'The Zeta Project' Comes to DVD in March

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Warner Home Video has announced a March 17, 2009 release for the first season DVD collection of The Zeta Project. The animated series was loosely connected to the futuristic world of Batman Beyond, with the character making guest appearances after setting up the premise during the “Zeta” episode. It ran from January 27, 2001 through August 10, 2002 on the KidsWB.

Voices on the series included Diedrich Bader, Julie Nathanson, Kurtwood Smith, Dominique Jennings, Eli Marienthal, Scott Marquette, Michael Rosenbaum, and Lauren Tom.

The 2-disc set will come with the 11 first-season episodes (per the studio's "production season"; note that not all online episode guides agree with this count!).

Bonus material includes both cross-over episodes of Batman Beyond, and an all-new Featurette about the origins of The Zeta Project. Cost will be $26.99 Srp.

Here's the breakdown of episodes on each disc for the first season set:

• Disc 1

1. The Accomplice

2. His Maker's Name

3. Remote Control

4. Change of Heart
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