DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT
WORLD PREMIERE SLATED FOR
JUNE 28, 2008 AT WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO
Third DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie to Screen at Popular
Comics Convention; Post-Premiere Panel Planned for Filmmakers, Voice
BURBANK, CA, ( April 10, 2008 ) –DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home
Video and Warner Bros. Animation will present the World Premiere of
the DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie, Batman Gotham Knight,
at Wizard World Chicago on June 28, 2008, it was announced today.
Scheduled for an evening presentation, the Batman Gotham Knight
premiere will be followed immediately by a panel featuring members of
the film crew and cast, including legendary animation producer Bruce
Timm (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier); acclaimed
comics writer Brian Azzarello and Emmy Award-winning television writer
Alan Burnett. Other filmmakers and voice talent are expected to
Batman Gotham Knight is a fresh and exciting new entry into the Batman
mythos, spinning out of a 40-year history in animation including the
Emmy(R)-winning Batman: The Animated Series, widely considered a
pivotal moment in American animation. A cross section of distinguished
creators, award winning producers, and acclaimed writers weave six
interlocking stories that reveal Bruce Wayne’s journey to The Dark
Knight, each with stylish art from some of the world’s most revered
Batman Gotham Knight will arrive July 8, 2008 on DVD and Blu-Ray disc,
and will also be available On Demand via digital cable and for
download through broadband sites.
DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES
DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Warner Bros.
Animation (WBA) began the production and distribution of “DC
Universe,” a series of original, animated PG-13 movies in July 2006.
This original made for DVD movie is part of the DC Universe series of
animated PG-13 films written and directed by acclaimed comic book
creators and animators and featuring recognizable talent. WHV will be
the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all DC
Universe movies, which will include a slate of 2-3 action-packed films
per year. Superman Doomsday and Justice League: The New Frontier were
the first DC Universe original animated movies. Other DC properties
with films in development include Justice League, Green Lantern, Flash
and Wonder Woman.
About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s new direct-to-consumer
production company focused on the development, production and
marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital
content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is
committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of
quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space,
creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production
and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution
infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s
film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new
and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures,
Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and
New Line Home Entertainment.
About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest
English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such
iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman.
These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies,
television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace,
thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site
is located at http://www.dccomics.com.
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and
(c) DC Comics.
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If there are still tickets available, you may want to book that flight today! This film is looking like a real treat for fans of old long ears. While the comic is great and the movies are… sometimes fantastic, many fell for Batman after seeing the Bruce Timm Batman The Animated Series in the 1990′s.
There’s just something about this character that translates so perfectly into animation. Perhaps it’s the innocence of the long underwear hero crossed with the high drama and near-operatic level of suspense that makes Batman such an ideal character for a cartoon. Or maybe it’s the effect that Batman has on deeply talented animators. In any case, this film ‘Gotham Knight’ should whet everyone’s appetite for more Batman cartoons… more on that later.
Batman – The Animated Series, Volume One (DC Comics Classic Collection)
Batman Beyond – Return of the Joker (The Original Uncut Version)
Justice League – The New Frontier (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Batman – Gotham Knight (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)