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After being first announced at Comic-Con 2014, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the voice cast for the next animated DC Universe Original Animated Movie, Batman Vs. Robin. The project is a follow-up to last year's Son of Batman, with voice actors Jason O'Mara (Batman), Stuart Allan (Damian Wayne/Robin), Sean Maher (Nightwing) and David McCallum (Alfred) reprising their roles from that animated adventure. The story will be based on the Batman: The Court of Owls comic, written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo.
New voice cast members include Jeremy Sisto as Talon, the Court of Owls' nearly invincible assassin, 'Weird Al' Yankovic as The Dollmaker, a popular DC Comics villain who is the son of a serial killer, Grey Griffin as Samantha, Robin Atkin Downes as The Grandmaster and Peter Onorati as Draco. Kevin Conroy, who has previously voiced Batman in Batman: Assault on Arkham, »
Accompanying the news that Arrow and The Flash have both been renewed for new seasons, The CW has announced that Marc Guggenheim is developing an animated superhero show based upon the character of Vixen, which will take place in the same universe as the network’s two current live-action DC series
Created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner, Mari Jiewe McCabe possesses the ability to mimic the abilities of any animal and is a former member of the Suicide Squad, Justice League of America, and Justice League International. The character appeared in numerous episodes of Justice League Unlimited and has also featured in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Teen Titans Go!.
Vixen is set to air on The CW’s digital network CW Seed.
- Gary Collinson
For today’s comic book readers, there’s an appetite for one flavor of Batman: brooding, angry, single-minded and largely one-dimensional. But for those of an earlier generation where the interpretation of Batman varied by editor and medium, there are other varieties to tickle the fancy and entertain the soul. After years of the unrelentingly grim animated fare, Cartoon Network and Warner Animation came up with a breath of fresh air in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. James Tucker and Michael Jelenic developed this series to mimic the days of Batman being a premier hero and collaborator, operating in a bright, colorful world filled with costumed heroes and crazy villains.
The show lasted three seasons and 65 wonderful episodes and late in 2014, Warner Archive finally released Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray. There are 26 gloriously goofy half-hour episodes here and they are »
- Robert Greenberger
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