Bottleneck Gallery has a new collaboration with Eyeland Prints showcasing artist Ben Harman’s latest additions to his ongoing classic Disney castle series. But that’s not all, because if you prefer the darkness of Gotham City, artist Mark Chilcott also has you covered with a batch of new Batman prints, each one featuring a different version of The Caped Crusader in the stunning cityscape he protects every night. Check out the new Ben Harman Disney castle prints and Mark Chilcott Batman prints below. Read More »
Batman: The Animated Series has served as an inspiration for artists like Mondo regular Phantom City Creative for years, and it’s easy to see why: the show is widely, and correctly, acknowledged as one of the best animated series of all time, and it’s full of incredible characters and imagery which are just asking to be filtered through the lens of talented artists and displayed on walls of fans across the world.
Now Phantom City Creative is back again with two brand new Batman the Animated Series Mondo posters and a 1/6 scale Catwoman figure that comes with a version of Selina Kyle’s cat, Isis. Read More »
This article contains spoilers for Akira and the Batman-centric DCAU films and TV shows.
A giant explosion of light and sound. Biker gangs and crime-ridden streets. A city run by crooked politicians and a militarized police force. A flawed hero who operates outside the law and is pitted against a villain who thrives on chaos. All these make Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, the spinoff film of Batman: The Animated Series, one of the most iconic representations of the DC Comics hero ever put to a screen, but they’re also major parts of what make the legendary anime film Akira tick, too.
Both films celebrated big anniversaries last year — Phantasm turned 25 on December 25, and Akira crested its 30th birthday on July 16 — and they’re both still widely respected as classics of their respective art forms. It’s not an exaggeration to say Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of the Akira manga and director of the film, influenced a generation of artists around the world, and you can say the same for the film’s version of Batman created by Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, and Alan Burnett.
What’s harder to pin down is what the two iconic movies have in common. While they couldn’t be more different plotwise, both films share a lot of DNA that showed up not just Phantasm‘s source TV series Batman: The Animated Series, but the rest of the DC Animated Universe properties for years to come. There’s clear homage to Akira, yes, but over the years the B:TAS spinoff properties have also borrowed its animators and — most importantly — ideas that enrich how we understand the character today.
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Last week, the quickly bestselling Batman: The Animated Series finally arrived in its entirety on Blu-ray in a limited edition box set (though some fans weren’t happy with how it arrived). That means it’s time to take a look back at what many DC Comics fans consider to be the definitive adaptation of Batman.
The Batman: The Animated Series Honest Trailer takes a look at the cartoon that presents kids with complicated themes, but also gives them scenes with Batman kicking werewolves and Penguin getting captured by a couple of kids. It’s the Batman adaptation so dark that they had to draw it on black paper. Read More »
There are no crying Batmans over at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray box set is flying off the virtual shelves, pushing the home video division to expand their sales of the beloved ’90s superhero series’ box set release.
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One of the most satisfying announcements to come out of San Diego Comic-Con was that Batman: The Animated Series would finally be getting the high-definition Blu-ray box set that the series deserves. And now that special edition release has gotten even better.
The Batman: The Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set already included all 85 episodes of the beloved show from the 1990s in gloriously remastered high-definition, as well as a cavalcade of special features including a new 60-minute behind the scenes documentary, almost a dozen episode commentaries, a bunch of featurettes, and much more. Now it’s even cheaper and will come with a digital copy of the entire series too. Read More »
The release of Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray was officially announced for October at Comic-Con, and now the official details about this incredible box set featuring every single episode from the show and more have been revealed.
The Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set comes with all 85 episodes of the beloved show from the 1990s, not to mention a cavalcade of special features including a new 60-minute behind the scenes documentary, almost a dozen episode commentaries, a bunch of featurettes, and the two animated movies featuring this renowned approach to The Dark Knight. Find out all of the details on the Blu-ray set below. Read More »
It’s been over 25 years since Batman: The Animated Series debuted, and it’s still one of the most beloved iterations of The Dark Knight. There have been some fantastic collectibles over the years commemorating the animated series starring Kevin Conroy as Batman, especially with the action figure line from DC Collectibles that keeps churning out fantastic toy versions of the various characters from the series. But we’ve never seen one like this.
Mondo has announced the release of a new sixth scale Batman The Animated Series action figure with a flawless sculpt and a paint job that perfectly captures the stylized animation of the series. You won’t believe how amazing this figure looks. Check it out below. Read More »
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Bat-fans rejoice: Batman: The Animated Series, one of the best animated shows of all time, is finally coming to Blu-ray! The stylish, and for some, definitive take on the Dark Knight will fly onto Blu-ray next year, in all its shadowy glory. Read on for more info regarding the Batman The Animated Series Blu-ray.
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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, one awesome video maps out the real geography of the opening chase sequence from Baby Driver. Plus, Batman: The Animated Series voice actor Kevin Conroy reads the closing monologue from The Dark Knight, and a video essay takes a closer look at the use of a certain auditory illusion that adds to the suspense and tension in Dunkirk. Read More »