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DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn (Not the Animated Series)

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DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn (Not the Animated Series)

Have you ever had one of the moments that really illustrates that you are getting older? For me it’s been these little celebrations of some of pop culture’s best series. Specifically with the 25th Anniversary of Batman the Animated Series. Like most of my generation, Batman was a staple for me, and what really made Batman the Animated series stand out was its attention to story. Sadly though, we may have to wait a little longer for the the full series to get its much deserved HD Remaster. Luckily the latest animated film from DC Animation is out: DCU Batman and Harley Quinn.

While the artwork is clearly based on the animated series, but did you notice that the title doesn’t reflect the original naming convention? For any Geek Parents out there that should be a decent warning. This movie is soooo not for kids. What you are about to experience is a journey into a very sexualized version of Batman the Animated Series.

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Young Justice: Outsiders SDCC 2017 Panel

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Young Justice: Outsiders SDCC 2017 Panel

After being cancelled in 2013 the odds were pretty against this show ever coming back. But due to an overwhelming outcry from fans, online support, streaming services, all social media and a sign/letter petition, it’s coming back! This new third season will be called Young justice: Outsiders. The continued adventures of the young DC heroes’ team will debut in 2018 exclusively on a new DC-focused digital service.

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SDCC 2016 – World premieres and panels from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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SDCC 2016 – World premieres and panels from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

More SDCC news is coming in, here’s the latest  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on the world premieres and panels they’ll be bringing to San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings a diverse array of world premieres and panels to Comic-Con International in 2016, ranging from the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke and a new Scooby-Doo/WWE Superstars pair-up to the younger-skewing, family-day offerings of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year and Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants.

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Review – Batman: Bad Blood

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Review – Batman: Bad Blood

While I’m not the only one that enjoys a solid Batman story, there is something to be said about over saturation of any one character. I understand the choice as a business decision; Batman is the most popular DC characters and he sells well. I’m just at the point where I might need a bit of a Bat-Break. No, DC, stop now – I’m not asking for a Nightfall DC Animated story. Perhaps focus on the other characters of Gotham. Oh wait that’s another TV Show currently on Fox…. Maybe the Bat Family?

Which, to commend DC Animation, is exactly who they focused on in Batman: Bad Blood – the other characters that make up the Bat Family. So where does this film rest in the overall DC Animation collection? Is it going to prepare you for the upcoming Bat-Fleck?

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Introduce The DC Universe – The Family Friendly Way

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Introduce The DC Universe – The Family Friendly Way

After a grueling day at work you return home. You are exhausted and all you really want to do is relax, then you feel the tug at your shirt. Your kid then asks one of the greatest questions possible “Da da, can we watch Batman?”

While the instant answer is yes, I then have to ponder the question: Which Batman should I allow my kid to watch. While there are certainly plenty of DC Animated options – there are fewer options in the Family Friendly version. You certainly wouldn’t want to pop on Batman vs Robin or Batman: Under the Red Hood. Luckily DC Animated and Warner Bros has heard the call and has some pretty decent options.

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Movie Issues: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

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Movie Issues: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

This week the guys wanted to watched a Batman flick; they chose the 2000 direct-to-video film, Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker, set in the future where an old Bruce Wayne helps the new the Batman deal with an old foe from the past, The Joker. It’s one of the better direct-to-video flick from DC Animation. Also the guys hit all the recent movie news. So please download and enjoy.  Read On

Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters

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Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters

To say DC Animation has and continues to have a huge impact on my life would be a bit of an understatement. While I may have made a bit of departure from the DC Comics Universe during its New 52 tenure, the TV and Animation departments have certainly picked up the slack. That’s not saying that the last couple of DC Animated films (Suicide Squad: Assault on Arkam and Batman Vs Robin) didn’t have their flaws.

I was more than relieved to see a departure from the New 52 and a focus on what really for me made the DC Animated universe what it is today: Bruce Timm. When I heard that he was working on an animated film, which would be something of an Else World’s tale, I was more than excited. Is DC Animation back in full force? Or is this just another diamond in the rough.

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 2

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 2

The legend of Batman continues this week as Warner Bros. Animation releases Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct on BluRay, DVD, and digitally everywhere. Although audiences may be more used to the darker and more intense Batman from Warner Bros. and DC’s usually straight-to-video releases, Batman Unlimited has lightened the tone for a larger family viewership, but is keeping all the action of Batman’s previous television stints. In this animated adventure the cape crusader faces off against a menagerie of DC’s most animalistic antagonists: The Penguin, Cheetah, and Silverback. This threat to Gotham is so huge that even the Dark Knight won’t be able to handle it by himself, so enter Nightwing, Red Robin, Green Arrow, and of course The Flash to help save the day!

While at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim we got to catch up with the incredible voice talent of Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Yuri Lowenthral (Red Robin), Will Friedle (Nightwing) and writer Heath Corson to talk to them about DC’s latest animated feature and the return of Batman to the all-ages audience.

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 1

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 1

The legend of Batman continues this week as Warner Bros. Animation releases Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct on BluRay, DVD, and digitally everywhere. Although audiences may be more used to the darker and more intense Batman from Warner Bros and DC’s usually straight-to-video releases, Batman Unlimited has lightened the tone for a larger family viewership, but is keeping all the action of Batman’s previous television stints. In this animated adventure the cape crusader faces off against a menagerie of DC’s most animalistic antagonists: The Penguin, Cheetah, and Silverback. This threat to Gotham is so huge that even the Dark Knight won’t be able to handle by himself, so enter Nightwing, Red Robin, Green Arrow, and of course The Flash to help save the day!

While at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim we got to catch up with the incredible voice talent of Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Yuri Lowenthral (Red Robin), Will Friedle (Nightwing) and writer Heath Corson to talk to them about DC’s latest animated feature and the return of Batman to the all-ages audience.

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