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Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review: A Bodaciously Fun Adventure

Cowabunga dudes! Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a bodaciously fun and action-packed adventure. Loosely based on the 2015 crossover comic series by James Tynion IV, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is stylistically different than previous DC films. It expertly uses slow motion to add sizzle to the awesome fight scenes. Coupled with a clever, often hilarious script, this installment ranks as one of the best. It is a must see for every comic genre and animation fan.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in Gotham City. Batgirl (Rachel Bloom) defends a laboratory from a deadly ninja attack. She gets help from mysterious reptile men that disappear in a cloud of smoke. Batman (Rachel Bloom) is concerned about the pattern of scientific installations being robbed. He sets up a trap and is stunned by the skills of his blade-wearing, metal-helmeted adversary. Shredder (Andrew Kishino) is unlike anyone Batman has fought before.
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Five new DC Showcase animated shorts announced, including Sgt. Rock and Batman: Death in the Family

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation has announced five new DC Showcase animated shorts will roll out between 2019 and 2020 in Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family.

While details on Batman: Death in the Family are being kept under wraps for the time being (presumably its a part-adaptation of – or at least inspired by – Jim Starlin’s classic 1988 story arc), we do have official synopses and details for the other four shorts:

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company
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DC Showcase Returns with Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, Phantom Stranger

  • Comicmix
Burbank, CA – Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, are currently in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019-2020.

Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the all-new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, with exception of an innovative Batman: Death in the Family long-form animated short, which will anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.

Each of the five shorts – entitled Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family – opens with a new, live-action branding sequence that features a few Easter Eggs specially added for observant fans.

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt.
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Batman: Death In The Family To Anchor New DC Showcase Animated Shorts

If you’ve been collecting DC animated movies for some time, then you probably remember the Showcase shorts from nearly a decade ago. For those unfamiliar, these truncated stories allowed for the likes of the Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow to shine alongside whichever feature film they complemented. Not long after, each were compiled on a separate home video release, Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam, which was considerably meatier than its brethren but still technically a short itself.

Now, after a lengthy hibernation, the concept has been resurrected. Soon enough, cult favorites such as Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death and the Phantom Stranger will stand next to whatever corresponding animated flicks Warner Bros. choose. And much like before, each of those will join a lengthier short in the form of Batman: Death in the Family in one handsome Blu-ray package later on in 2020.

Previously, the whole Death
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‘Justice League vs. The Fatal Five’ Review

  • Nerdly
Features the voices of: Elyes Gabel, Diane Guerrero, Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg, George Newbern, Daniela Bobadilla, Peter Jessop, Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, Bruce Timm | Written by Alan Burnett, Eric Carrasco, James Krieg | Directed by Sam Liu

The fate of the earth hangs in the balance when the Justice League face a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern Jessica Cruz. With Cruz’s unwilling help, they aim to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus and carry out their sinister plan. Meanwhile, the Justice League discover an ally in the peculiar Star Boy, who’s brimming with volatile power. Could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!

It has been said, often, that Warner Bros’ animated DC movies are the
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Review: Justice League vs. the Fatal Five

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I have always been a big Legion of Super-Heroes fan and early on, designated Star Boy as my favorite Legionnaire. Maybe it’s because he was an underdog hero, but I’ve always liked him so was thrilled to see he would take center stage in the just-released Justice League vs. the Fatal Five. I admit to being a little less than thrilled they were going with the mentally unbalanced Star Boy as depicted in the Brad Meltzer run of Justice League. But, by pairing him with agoraphobic Jessica Cruz, I could understand the larger themes at work, I was fine with it.

I just wish their final product lived up to their intentions (and all the high-faulting hype seen on the bonus material). Instead, we get an over-stuffed, under-edited work that makes very little sense.

As best I understand it, Mano, Tharok, and the Persuader were going back in
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Movie Review – Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (2019)

Justice League vs The Fatal Five, 2019.

Directed by Sam Liu.

Featuring the voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Diane Guerrero, Kevin Michael Richardson, Susan Eisenberg, George Newman, Daniela Bobadilla.

Synopsis:

A group of supervillains and a lone hero from the future are hurled back to the present day where the Justice League must figure out what The Fatal Five are planning, and how a new Green Lantern fits into the puzzle.

Recently, DC have been pushing their animated feature films with a little more vigour and creativity. While their shared universe of films continues to flourish, they’ve also started dishing out healthy doses of nostalgia by embracing the animated style of their earlier animated television shows from the 1990s. Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is another one of these releases after 2017’s Batman and Harley Quinn. The introduction flings us right into the middle of the action as an
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"Justice League vs the Fatal Five"

"Justice League vs the Fatal Five" is the new animated superhero feature, directed by Sam Liu, showcasing the DC Comics team created by Gardner Fox, starring Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg and George Newbern reprising their roles as 'Batman', 'Wonder Woman' and 'Superman' available in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD April 16, 2019:

"...in the 31st century, three members of the 'Fatal Five', 'Tharok', 'Persuader' and 'Mano', attack the headquarters of the 'Legion of Super-Heroes', with the aim of capturing their time travel device. 'Star Boy', 'Saturn Girl' and 'Brainiac 5', the only 'Legionnaires' present, try to keep them back but fail.

"Just as the villains activate the device, Star Boy leaps at them and is taken along on their ride back into the 21st century. 

"While the time machine descends down to Earth, Star Boy manages to trigger a boobytrap Brainiac 5 has programmed into the device's computer,
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Justice League vs. The Fatal Five Review

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is a reunion of talent and style that bridges the old and the new.

Nearly 27 years after the Bruce Timm-developed DC Animated Universe began in 1992 with Batman: The Animated Series, and 13 after it ended in 2006 with Justice League Unlimited, the so-called Timm-verse is … well, not quite back. Yet the new animated film Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is a reunion of talent, and style, but with a new class of heroes joining the iconic characters (and the actors who voiced them) for a largely satisfying adventure.

Executive produced by Timm, the film reunites Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg, and George Newbern to voice, respectively, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman – roles for which their performances are definitive. Visually the movie also looks like the Justice League Unlimited animation style, complete with character Easter eggs that call back to heroes (and a couple Arkham
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Justice League Vs. the Fatal Five Review: Classic Heroes, Mediocre Story

Justice League Vs. the Fatal Five Review: Classic Heroes, Mediocre Story
Justice League vs the Fatal Five has enjoyable throwback elements, but grasps for mediocrity with its new lead heroes and underdeveloped villains. Fans of Bruce Timm, who created Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited will love the return of the nineties era characters. Kevin Conroy, George Newbern, and Susan Eisenberg return to voice Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The old guard kicks ass. It's the newbies that leaves the latest DC animated adventure lacking.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five opens with a fierce battle in the thirtieth century. Mano (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ), the half cyborg Tharok (Peter Jessop), and the slice 'em up Persuader (Matthew Yang King), steal a time travelling capsule. They escape to the present with Star Boy (Elyes Gabel) in tow. The trip doesn't go according to plan. The capsule is sealed and Star Boy, without his meds, has lost his memory.

Batman
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8 Things Batman And Harley Quinn Did Better Than Other Batman Movies

Batman and Harley Quinn came out on DVD in 2017 and it is not connected to the other DC animated film. Instead, it is a "spiritual successor" to Batman: The Animated Series. Written by Jim Krieg and Bruce Timm and directed by Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke), Batman and Harley Quinn brought back Kevin Conroy to voice Batman once again and created something very different.

The movie has Batman and Nightwing trying to stop a villainous plan devised by Jason Woodrue and Poison Ivy. To find the bad guys, they seek out Harley Quinn for her help and reluctantly end up teaming with her to save the day. Here is a look at what Batman and Harley Quinn does better than other Batman movies.

Related: Kevin Conroy Explains Why Batman: The Animated Series Was Canceled
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Justice League vs. The Fatal Five home-entertainment details and special features revealed

Warner Bros. has announced the home entertainment release of its DC Universe Animated Original Movie Justice League vs. The Fatal Five which is set for a digital release on March 30th, followed by a Blu-ray and 4K release on April 16th; check out the cover artwork and special feature details below…

See Also: DC’s Justice League vs. The Fatal Five gets a first trailer

Battling the Invisible Menace(Featurette)– This featurette will explore the nuanced hero as many characters must deal with the everyday feelings of anxiety, depression, and other incapacitating emotions that we all must battle and overcome.

Justice League vs. Fatal Five: Unity of Hero(Featurette) – A look at how the pantheon of DC heroes has never been more diverse and inclusive, as writers and artists break boundaries and smash stereotypes.

Audio Commentary– Bruce Timm, Sam Liu, Jim Krieg and Eric Carrasco share their thoughts and insights on Justice League vs.
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Own Justice League vs The Fatal Five on Digital & 4K/Blu-Ray This Spring

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The almighty Justice League is in for the fight of their lives when villains from the future invade their timeline! Justice League vs The Fatal Five releases this Spring. Details within...

We've witnessed the Justice League take on a Lot of formidable foes. Braniac, Lex Luthor, Vandal Savage, Darkseid & the residents of Apokolips, heck even each other, to name a few. In Justice League vs The Fatal Five, they'll have to take on the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok who threaten mankind, as they search for the emerging Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz, who holds the key to unlocking the rest of the Fatal Five.

Justice League vs the Fatal Five releases on Digital HD on March 30, 2019 and 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray on April 16, 2019.

The fate of the planet rests on the shoulders of a reluctant Green Lantern and an unstable hero from the future in "Justice League vs.
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Justice League vs. the Fatal Five Details Released

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Burbank, CA – The fate of the planet rests on the shoulders of a reluctant Green Lantern and an unstable hero from the future in Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting March 30, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 16, 2019.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack ($39.99 Srp) and Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with Hdr and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Justice League vs.
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Justice League Vs. the Fatal Five Trailer Reveals DC's New Animated Movie

Warner Bros. has unveiled the official trailer for Justice League Vs. the Fatal Five, their latest animated DC Comics adaptation. They've also revealed that the upcoming title will hit digital retailers on March 30, with physical Blu-ray/4K copies arriving on shelves on April 16.

As for the trailer, it's absolutely epic in scope and loaded down with action. It's also done very much in the style of the beloved Justice League cartoon, which should delight DC fans. Justice League vs. The Fatal Five sees Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman trying to find answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of up-and-coming Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz, who they intend to use in order to free the remaining Fatal Five members, Emerald Empress and Validus.

The cast includes Elyes Gabel (Game of Thrones) as Thomas Kallor/Star Boy, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern.
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Justice League Vs. The Fatal Five Release Date And Bonus Features Revealed

When the first trailer for Justice League vs. The Fatal Five dropped earlier this week, we’d suspected that much more info regarding the next DC Universe animated movie would be right around the corner. Luckily, we and other fans of superheroes in general have now been imparted with much knowledge pertaining to the highly anticipated release.

First off, let it be known that our forecasting for a spring debut was spot-on. In fact, you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy on April 16th when the flick hits shelves via 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack formats. Or, if you prefer digital, you’ll have your chance to experience the adventure slightly earlier on March 30th.

Before we go any further, let’s check out the official synopsis:

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five finds the Earth’s future hanging in the balance
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"Reign Of The Supermen"

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Take a look at more new footage from director Sam Liu's Warner Bros. Home Entertainment animated release "Reign of the Supermen", now available on digital and Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack:

"...Reign of the Supermen' finds Earth's citizens dealing with a world without 'Superman'. 

"But in the aftermath of Superman's death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery -- is Superman still alive? 

"The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals -- 'Steel', 'Cyborg' 'Superman', 'Superboy' and the 'Eradicator '-- emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. 

"In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world's true Superman."

Cast includes Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Jason O'Mara, Rosario Dawson...

...Shemar Moore, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Nyambi Nyambi, Cress Williams, Cameron Monaghan, Patrick Fabian...

...Tony Todd,
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Reign of the Supermen Review

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Back in the early 90s Superman was on the decline. Comic sales were down and the DC writers felt the iconic hero was being taken for granted.

What came next has either been credited for revitalising the character, or dismissed as a publicity stunt. Either way, The Death of Superman was a huge moment in the history of the Man Of Steel, and proved to be such a pivotal plot point that it’s been retold in a variety of ways, most recently with last year’s animated direct-to-video release, Death Of Superman.

This year we get the sequel. While the comic book arc involved three chapters – Death of Superman, Funeral For A Friend and Reign of the Supermen – the films have condensed the story into two parts.

With Superman’s demise coming at the hands of vicious killing machine Doomsday, Metropolis is in mourning, and the world slowly recovering
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Reign of the Supermen Review: DC Animated Movie Gets Classic Superman Story Right

The death and return of Superman saga continues with Reign of the Supermen, the latest DC Universe animated movie.

Six months after the Last Son of Krypton was killed by Doomsday, it’s reigning supermen in Metropolis. And, based on the rise of earthly, and otherworldly, threats, the planet is in need of a new champion. But which of the four figures claiming to be Superman is the real deal Man of Steel? That’s the premise for the new animated DC Universe animated movie Reign of the Superman, a sequel to last summer’s entertaining The Death of Superman. Available now on digital, and tomorrow on DVD/Blu-ray, the film is the latest to create a pastiche of new and classic DC Comics stories within the New 52 continuity.

Directed by Sam Liu with a script by Jim Krieg, and Tim Sheridan, Reign of the Supermen succeeds in delivering a
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Reign of the Supermen Review: An Action-Packed Superhero Sequel

Reign of the Supermen Review: An Action-Packed Superhero Sequel
Reign of the Supermen is the action-packed sequel to last year's Clark Kent focused, The Death of Superman. Both films are adaptations of the 1992, classic DC comics crossover storyline. Helmed by Warner Bros. Animation veteran Sam Liu, Reign of the Supermen is a real crowd pleaser with a popcorn cinema delivery. Recent films in the DC Animated Movie Universe have skewed darker for a more adult audience. Reign of the Superman plays it straightforward for wide appeal. It's a superhero bonanza that would have kicked major ass as a live action film.

The story picks up six months after Superman (Jerry O'Connell) was killed fighting the monstrous Doomsday. Lois Lane (Rebecca Romijn) struggles with the loss of her beloved. The Justice League is stretched thin without their heavy hitter. Metropolis is surprised when four different "supermen" appear out of the blue; each claiming to carry the mantle of the last son of Krypton.
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