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Legion of Super-Heroes arrives in February 2023

Legion of Super-Heroes

Supergirl ventures to the 31st century to find answers to her present-day dilemmas, only to encounter new problems and an old enemy in Legion of Super-Heroes, an all-new, feature-length DC Universe Movie coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (Canada only), and Digital starting February 7, 2023 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the action-packed Legion of Super-Heroes will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP), Blu-ray+Digital (USA $29.98 SRP), Blu-ray (Canada $39.99 SRP) and Digital ($19.99). The Blu-ray+Digital features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie.

Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation hones their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes. Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Taking her cousin Superman’s advice, Supergirl leaves their space-time to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, as well as a new enemy with old ties: Brainiac 5. But a nefarious plot lurks in the shadows – the mysterious group known as the Dark Circle seeks a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault. Find out if the budding heroes can rise to the challenge in this all-new DC Universe Movie!

Meg Donnelly (American Housewife) and Harry Shum Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians) lead a star-studded cast as the voices of Supergirl/Kara and Brainiac 5, respectively. Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol, White Collar) and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys) reprise their roles in this ongoing Justice League continuity as Superman, The Flash and Batman, respectively.

The remainder of the robust Legion of Super-Heroes cast features Cynthia Hamidi (FBI) as Dawnstar, Gideon Adlon (Blockers) as Phantom Girl, Ely Henry (Players, Smallfoot) as Bouncing Boy, Robbie Daymond (Critical Role) as Timber Wolf & Brainiac 4, Yuri Lowenthal (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Spider-Man) as Mon-El, Eric Lopez (Young Justice) as Cosmic Boy & Chemical King, Darin De Paul (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise) as Brainiac & Solomon Grundy, Ben Diskin (Muppet Babies) as Arms Fall Off Boy & Brainiac 2, Victoria Grace (Pacific Rim: The Black) as Shadow Lass, Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect franchise) as Alura, Daisy Lightfoot (Avengers Assemble) as Triplicate Girl, and Zeno Robinson (Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons) as Invisible Kid & Brainiac 3.

Jeff Wamester (Justice Society: World War II) directs Legion of Super-Heroes from a screenplay by Josie Campbell (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Butch Lukic (Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is Supervising Producer. Sam Register is Executive Producer.

Legion of Super-Heroes Special Features

4K, Blu-ray and Digital

The Legion Behind The Legion (New Featurette) – It took a heroic effort from a legion of writers, artists, animators and filmmakers to bring Legion of Super-Heroes to life. In this featurette, filmmakers and stars give us a deep dive into the making of the movie, from the original story idea through character development and final animation.

Meet the Legionnaires (New Featurette) – There are dozens and dozens of Legion members, many of whom are featured in Legion of Super-Heroes. Who made the cut, and why? Lucky for us, the filmmakers are here to introduce us to each one – and give us some background on who they are, and why they’re important to the movie.

Brainiac Attack: The Intellect Behind the Super-Villain (New Featurette) – In Legion of Super-Heroes, Brainiac 5 proves himself to be the pinnacle of all Brainiac iterations, but how did he become that way? In this featurette, filmmakers explain what we should we know about the 4 Brainiacs who came before him, and how – and why – Brainiac 5 chose his own path.Down to Earth: The Story of Supergirl (New Featurette) – Supergirl’s narrow escape from Krypton and her arrival on Earth is just the beginning of our story (literally). In this featurette, filmmakers explain why they chose to center Legion of Super-Heroes on Supergirl, what the backstory is between her and Superman at the start of the movie, and what exactly is going on between her and Brainiac 5.

Filmation’s The Adventures of Batman comes to blu-ray in February 2023

The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection

One of Filmation’s most beloved animated series has been newly remastered in high definition for release on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection on February 28, 2023, as a two-disc set featuring all 34 episodes of the classic series for $29.98 SRP (USA) and $39.99 SRP (Canada).

The Adventures of Batman was one of the spotlight animated television series to be produced by Filmation, who generated more than 50 animated series, over a dozen television shorts, specials and movies, and eight feature films. The Adventures of Batman was also paired with another famous DC Super Hero to become The Batman/Superman Hour.

Filmation veteran Olan Soule (Super Friends, The Towering Inferno) provided the voice of Batman, while American Top 40 co-founder & host Casey Kasem (Scooby-Doo franchise) played Robin. The supporting cast featured two-time Emmy Award winner Ted Knight (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Caddyshack) as Commissioner Gordon, Larry Storch (F Troop) as Joker, and Jane Webb (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Archie Show) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl.

Soule and Kasem became the reigning voices of Batman and Robin, respectively, for several years as the Dynamic Duo would appear in two The New Scooby-Doo Movies crossovers, various versions of Super Friends, and The New Adventures of Batman.

Premiering on September 14, 1968, The Adventures of Batman also featured Batman’s primary rogues’ gallery at the time – Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Riddler, Scarecrow, Dollman, Mad Hatter and Simon the Pieman – as well as some notable team-ups of those villains.

The 34 episodes in The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection are:

  • My Crime Is Your Crime / A Bird Out of Hand
  • The Cool, Cruel Mr. Freeze / The Joke’s on Robin
  • How Many Herring in a Wheelbarrow? / In Again, Out Again Penguin
  • The Nine Lives of Batman / Long John Joker
  • Bubi, Bubi, Who’s Got the Ruby? / 1001 Faces of the Riddler
  • The Big Birthday Caper / Two Penguins Too Many
  • Partners in Peril / The Underworld Underground Caper
  • Hizzoner the Joker / Freeze’s Frozen Vikings
  • The Crime Computer / The Great Scarecrow Scare
  • A Game of Cat and Mouse / Beware of Living Dolls
  • Will the Real Robin Please Stand Up? / He Who Swipes the Ice, Goes to the Cooler
  • Simon the Pieman / A Mad, Mad Tea Party
  • From Catwoman with Love / Perilous Playthings
  • A Perfidious Pieman Is Simon / Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper
  • The Fiendishly Frigid Fraud / Enter the Judge
  • The Jigsaw Jeopardy / Wrath of the Riddler
  • It Takes Two to Make a Team / Opera Buffa

NYCC 2022: Actors, Filmmakers announced for Aqua Teen, Mortal Kombat Legends, Super Sons panels

A bevy of popular acting and filmmaking talent will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) to debut three new animated films at New York Comic Con with world premieres and panels of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons and Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind over October 5-9, 2022. 

On Thursday, October 6, WBHE will host the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm at 8:30pm on Main Stage of NYCC. In addition to the screening, the event will lead off with a panel discussion amongst filmmakers and cast, including Carey Means and Dana Snyder, who voice Frylock and Master Shake, respectively, and series co-creators and the film’s directors/writers Dave Willis (who also voices Meatwad) and Matt Maiellaro.

WBHE will host the World Premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons on Friday, October 7 at 3:30pm on Main Stage, followed by a panel featuring members of the cast and crew led by Jack Dylan Glazer and Jack Griffo, the voices of Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, aloongside Travis Willingham (voice of Superman/Clark Kent), Laura Bailey (voice of Lois Lane), director Matt Peters, screenwriter Jeremy Adams and supervising producer Rick Morales

And on Saturday, October 8, actors Ron Yuan (voice of Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero) and Courtenay Taylor (voice of Kira), producer/director Rick Morales and screenwriter Jeremy Adams will offer behind-the-scenes details and entertaining anecdotes about the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on a panel at 3:30pm on Main Stage.

In addition, a limited number of free tickets remain for a special premiere screening of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30pm at Hudson Yards. See below for more details and instructions to request tickets.

WBHE panels will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with filmmakers and actors. All three panels will be live-streamed through NYCC’s partnership with Popverse, and specific panel links will be found via the NYCC website.

About Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm

Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm. The R-rated film features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Panelists confirmed thus far are Carey Means (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show) and Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies), who voice Frylock and Master Shake respectively, and series co-creators Dave Willis (who also voices Meatwad) and Matt Maiellaro. The movie was also written and directed by Willis and Maiellaro, and produced by Williams Street Productions. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting November 8, 2022.

About Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons

Witness the unveiling of Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. Ahhhh, to be young … and charged with saving the world from impending doom! That’s the burden that 11-year-old Jonathan Kent and reluctant young sidekick Damian Wayne face in this all-new DC Animated Movie. On his birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and that he has latent superpowers of his own! He also meets the legendary Dark Knight and current Boy Wonder, Damian. But when the two boys are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force, will they become the Super Sons they’re destined to be?Following the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including Jack Dylan Glazer (Shazam!, Luca, It) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), who lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, aloongside Travis Willingham (Critical Role, Sofia The First) as Superman/Clark Kent, Laura Bailey (The Legend of Vox Machina, Naruto: Shippûden) as Lois Lane, director Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War), screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise) and supervising producer is Rick Morales (Injustice, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders). Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital starting October 18, 2022.

About Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind

Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster Mortal Kombat video game series with an inside look at the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, the third in a series of MK-inspired feature-length animated films. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenseless town. The choice is simple: kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm? The presentation will include thrilling film clips and an entertaining panel discussion amongst Ron Yuan (Mortal Kombat 11, Mulan), the voice of Kuai Liang & Sub-Zero; Courtenay Taylor (Wonder woman: Bloodlines), the voice of Kira; producer/director Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise, Injustice) and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on October 9, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on October 11, 2022.

Ticket Information Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the World Premiere of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on October 5 must apply via email to WBHE.RSVP@gmail.com. The body of all fan RSVP emails need only include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit two per entry). Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email. Please note that Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind is Rated R and anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me is getting an animated film

Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me

Monarch Media, Point Grey Pictures, Lylas Pictures, and Giant Ant are teaming up for an animated featured based on the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me by Sarah Leavitt.

In Tangles, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare black and- white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions—shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration—all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah’s father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart.

The film will be directed by Leah Nelson. Vicky Patel, Steve Barnett, Alan Powell, Seth Rogen, and and Lauren Miller Rogen are producing. Patel, Rogen and Miller Rogen are all longtime activists concerning Alzheimer’s. Each has been impacted personally with family members afflicted by it.

GKIDS to release Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time In US Theaters For The First Time

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

GKIDS has announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the Evangelion franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6th, 8th and 11th only. 

Tickets will be available beginning November 2nd at FathomEvents.comGKIDS.com/EVANGELION and participating theater box offices.  

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time was released in Japanese theaters in 2021, where it was a critical and box office success becoming the highest-grossing film of the year with ¥10.28 billion (~$85 million) in local box office. The release marks the first time the film will be available in theaters in North America since its domestic release in Japan. 

Created by Hideaki Anno, the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise is considered one of the most influential animated sagas of all time. Since the 1995 premiere of the original television series, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has remained one of the most iconic titles in animation history, and a global pop culture phenomenon.

Following the conclusion of the beloved 1995 television show, the legendary project received new life as the Evangelion movie seriesThe theatrical film series began with EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (2007), followed by EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (2009), EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO (2012), and culminating in the finale Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

Last year, GKIDS released the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION on Blu-ray and digital download-to-own for the first time in North America. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for creator Hideaki Anno’s prior series, NADIA: The Secret of Blue Water.

From legendary director Hideaki Anno, EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final installment of the REBUILD OF EVANGELION films, bringing an epic conclusion to the story of Shinji and his fellow Eva pilots, with the stunning visuals and thought-provoking storytelling that has made EVANGELION a global pop culture phenomenon.

Misato and her anti-NERV group Wille arrive at Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Evas appear, Mari’s improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (Provisional Name) wander about Japan.

Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition arrives today!

Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition, the complete intense thriller with added mature content, arrives TODAY in 4K for the very first time! 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the R-rated animated film is being distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, as well as on Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (only available in Canada) and Digital.

To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated title, get a sneak peek at a clip from an engaging bonus feature entitled Batman: The Long Halloween – The Evolution of Evil that accompanies Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition. Clinical psychologist Dr. Drea Letamendi, the key voice in this clip that describes the commonalities across the film’s heroes and villains alike, is joined in the featurette by original comic writer Jeph Loeb, executive producer Butch Lukic and screenwriter Tim Sheridan.

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur gets a teaser trailer and release date!

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur, as they protect New York City’s Lower East Side from danger.

Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, the highly-anticipated Disney Branded Television animated series is slated to premiere on February 10, 2023 on Disney Channel and shortly after on Disney+.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns gets Prequel Shorts

Before darkness falls, watch the Suns rise.

Marvel‘s Midnight Suns Prequel Shorts is a set of five short videos that reveal how Lilith became the Mother of Demons, and how Super Heroes like Blade, Magik, Ghost Rider and Nico Minoru came together to form the core of the Midnight Suns.

The first Marvel’s Midnight Suns Prequel Short will debut on YouTube on October 31, 2022.

NYCC 2022: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment debuts three movies!

New York Comic Con

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will unveil three dynamic new animated films at New York Comic Con with world premieres and panels of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons and Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind over October 5-9, 2022. 

On Thursday, October 6, WBHE will host the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm at 8:30pm on Main Stage of NYCC. In addition to the screening, the event will include a panel discussion amongst filmmakers and cast.

WBHE will host the World Premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons on Friday, October 7 at 3:30pm on Main Stage, followed by a panel featuring members of the cast and crew.

And on Saturday, October 8, the filmmakers and members of the cast will offer behind-the-scenes details and entertaining anecdotes about the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on a panel at 3:30pm on Main Stage. A special screening will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30pm at Hudson Yards. See below for more details and instructions to request tickets.

WBHE panels will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with filmmakers and actors. All three panels will be live-streamed through NYCC’s partnership with Popverse, and specific panel links will be found via the NYCC website. Confirmed talent will be announced in the coming weeks.


Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the World Premiere of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on October 5 must apply via email to WBHE.RSVP@gmail.com. The body of all fan RSVP emails need only include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit two per entry). Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email on September 19. Please note that Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind is Rated R and anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

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