DC Showcase Shorts Collection Announced With New Captain Marvel Cartoon

I’ve enjoyed the DC Showcase cartoons as much or more as the longer animated features they come attached to. Now, Warner Home Video has announced a collection of four of those shorts. To drive purchase of what many superhero animation fans already have, they’re including a previously unseen debut short with Captain Marvel (aka Shazam). The DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection, available November 9, will contain four cartoons: The Spectre (originally released with Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) Jonah […]

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Batman: Under the Red Hood (DVD Review)

Batman: Under the Red Hood is the latest original DC Animated movie, written by Judd Winick based on his graphic novel telling the story of a new, more violent vigilante. The Red Hood challenges Batman’s methods for cleaning up Gotham City, but what is the historical connection between the two? There’s nothing like sitting down to watch a superhero cartoon and opening on a scene of a demented clown beating a teen boy to near-death with a crowbar, then blowing […]

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More Superman/Batman Apocalypse News, Including Casting

Now that news of September’s Superman/Batman: Apocalypse animated film has leaked, Warner today sent out the official announcement, including a much better cover image … that’s also missing the Green Arrow slug. Here’s the press release, with some kibitzing: To save an earthbound Kryptonian, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite once again -– this time to battle the powerful forces of Darkseid -– in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe […]

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Next DC Original Animated Film Is Another Superman/Batman

While Warner Home Video is promoting Batman: Under the Red Hood, out July 27, with interviews and film clips like this one, where Batman and Red Hood argue about tactics: News has already leaked about the next original direct-to-DVD DC animated film. Shown here is what the Superman homepage is reporting will be the cover for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, due out September 28. As expected, Warner is sticking with the big brand-name properties now, focusing on well-known characters. Looks like Darkseid […]

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Interview With Judd Winick About Batman: Under the Red Hood, Plus New Images

Warner Home Video has provided the following pre-written interview with Judd Winick, the screenwriter of Batman: Under the Red Hood, which is due out on July 27. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, the University of Michigan graduate gained national fame as a cast member of MTV’S The Real World, San Francisco in 1994. In the wake of the death of his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, Winick embarked on a national AIDS education […]

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Batman: Under the Red Hood Due in July

The next direct-to-DVD original animated movie featuring DC Comics characters will be Batman: Under the Red Hood, available July 27, 2010. Today, Warner Home Video released the following trailer. The premise is described as “Batman confronts new enemies, old foes and painful memories when a powerful vigilante [Red Hood] with a penchant for violence comes to Gotham City”. Batman is voiced by Bruce Greenwood, with Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as Red Hood and Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing. Judd Winick wrote […]

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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths — The DVD Review

It’s an alternate Earth, a place where Lex Luthor heads up the good guys and the characters most like “our” Justice League are murderers. (Hmm, maybe that’s not so different from current comic continuity. The darkening of superhero comics makes it hard to tell the good guys from their “evil twins” these days.) Anyway, Luthor needs the Justice League to help him return democracy to his world and overthrow the Crime Syndicate in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. I […]

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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Interview With Bruce Timm

The next DCU original animated film, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, is out tomorrow. Here’s a sample clip that explains the premise. Also of note is that this disc contains the first DC Showcase short cartoon, starring The Spectre. Right now, while it’s still technically a pre-order, Amazon has the two-disc special edition at just about half off, making it $13. To promote the movie, Warner Home Video has provided the following interview with executive producer Bruce Timm. Question: […]

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