Remastered Batman: The Complete Animated Series Releasing on Blu-Ray This Fall

Warner Brothers has announced that Batman: The Complete Animated Series will soon be released as a remastered Blu-ray release.

For those who aren’t familiar with the series, Batman: The Animated Series was a series developed by Bruce Timm
and Eric Radomski. The series ran on the Fox Kids network on September 5, 1992 through September 15, 1995. The series ran for 85 episodes and the final 15 episodes of the series was known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin. Due to the popularity of the series it later received a sequel season known as The New Batman Adventures, which consisted of 24 episodes. The series premiered on Kids WB on September 13, 1997 and ended on January 16, 1999. With Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures the series as a whole consisted of 109 episodes.

The set will be released on October 16 and will feature remasters of all episodes of Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures.  The set well also include the remastered versions of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Mr. Freeze: SubZero. While both films will were previously released by Warner Archive on Blu-ray, this will give fans the chance to get the series and films in one package. The new special feature including in the set is a  60 minute making-of documentary of the series titled, “The Heart of Batman.”

The remastered set is currently being sold exclusively as a Deluxe Limited Edition box set, which includes:

  • Seven lenticular art cards
  • Deluxe artbook
  • Three Funko minifgures of Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn

The Deluxe Limited Edition box will have a limit of 30,000 copies and is currently still available on Amazon.com for pre-order priced at $112.99.

The other special features include:

  • FEATURETTES

    • The Dark Knight’s First Night Pilot Promo: Hosted by Bruce Timm (Featurette) – Witness the 1991 Batman promo reel as producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski discuss the origins of Batman: The Animated Series.
    • Batman: The Legacy Continues Retrospective (Featurette) – DC luminaries join BTAS creators as they explore the combination of exquisite design and in-depth storytelling that helped create a once in a generation show.
    • Robin Rising: How the Boy Wonder’s Character Evolved (Featurette) – The evolution of Dick Grayson from young ward to crime fighter.
    • Gotham’s Guardians: The Stalwart Supporting Characters (Featurette) – Batman is not the only hero safeguarding Gotham City. This documentary focuses on the importance of the Dark Knight’s allies in the Batman mythology.
    • Voices of the Knight (Featurette) – Actors Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Adriene Barbeau, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and Andrea Romano discuss the process of bringing their iconic characters to life.
    • Gotham’s New Knight (Featurette) – Barbara Gordon swings into focus in this exciting look at Batman’s trusted ally and equal, Batgirl.
    • Video Commentary: “House and Garden” – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd Kirkland and writer Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
    • In-Movie Experience – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd Kirkland and writer Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Introduction (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Dan Riba, James Tucker, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Andrea Romano discuss Gotham’s most popular rogues.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Clayface (Featurette) – Clayface personnel file revealed by Bruce Timm, Dan Riba and James Tucker.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Harley Quinn (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini and James Tucker discuss bringing Harley Quinn to life.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The Joker (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba discuss Mark Hamill’s inimitable Joker.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Mr. Freeze (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba discuss MR. Freeze and the Heart and Ice Origin story.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The Penquin (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, James Tucker, Dan Riba and Eric Radomski discuss The Penguin.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Poison Ivy (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, Dan Riba and Eric Radomski discuss designing Poison Ivy.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Ra’s Al Ghul (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, and Dan Riba discuss why Ra’s Al Ghul is such an exciting villain.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The Riddler (Featurette) – This file discusses The Riddler and how creators differentiated him from the Batman ‘66 Riddler with: Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano, Eric Radomski and Dan Riba.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Scarecrow (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba discuss the various iterations of the Scarecrow.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Two Face (Featurette) – Discussing Batman’s key nemesis are Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, James Tucker, and Dan Riba.
    • Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Ventriloquist & Scarface (Featurette) – Lively discussion about one of Batman’s most unique villains with creators Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Eric Radomski, Andrea Romano, and Dan Riba.
    • ”Concepting Harley Quinn” (Featurette) – Producer Paul Dini discusses how Harley Quinn was incorporated into the series.

    SPECIAL FEATURES BREAKDOWN

    Tour of the Batcave (Featurettes)

    • Batman
    • Utility Belt
    • Bat-Vehicles
    • Alfred

    AUDIO COMMENTARIES

    • “On Leather Wings” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski

    • ”On Leather Wings” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski

    • ”Heart of Ice” – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Eric Radomski

    • ”Robin’s Reckoning, Part One” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski

    • ”Heart of Steel, Part Two” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Kevin Altieri

    • ”Almost Got ‘Im” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Paul Dini

    • ”Harley and Ivy” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Boyd Kirkland

    • ”Read My Lips” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland and Shirley Walker

    • ”Harlequinade” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Shirley Walker and Eric Radomski

    • ”Over The Edge” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker

    • ”Critters” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker

    • ”Legends of the Dark Knight” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker

 






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