"Epic Animated Conclusion to Frank Miller’s Comic Masterpiece
Comes to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & For Digital Download
BURBANK, CA (December 17, 2012) – Batman must battle old friends and
foes on two fronts in the epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s
masterpiece in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the next entry
in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original
Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.
Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives January 29, 2013 from
Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD
($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo
Pack will include UltraViolet™*.
With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able
sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime – but his resurgence
awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime,
Superman has been dispatched by the President to halt Batman’s
unsanctioned reign by whatever means necessary. Between the Joker’s
diabolical scheme to drag Batman to the darkest levels of insanity,
and the Man of Steel’s seemingly invincible physical presence, the
Dark Knight must confront adversaries and allies simultaneously while
maintaining the peace in Gotham City.
Primetime television stars Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost)
and Mark Valley (Human Target, Fringe) join the voice cast as The
Joker and Superman, respectively; and popular talk show host Conan
O’Brien gives voice to animated talk show host Dave Endochrine. Fanboy
favorite Peter Weller (RoboCop, Dexter) continues as Bruce
Wayne/Batman, and he is once again accompanied by David Selby (The
Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter
(Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal
Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. Also featured in the voice cast is
Maria Canals-Barrrera (Wizards of Waverly Place) as new Commissioner
Yindel, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lana Lang, and Radio Hall
of Fame member Michael Jackson as Alfred.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is directed by Jay Oliva (Man
of Steel, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights) from a screenplay by Bob
Goodman (Warehouse 13). Sam Register (Young Justice, Teen Titans, Ben
10), Bruce Timm (Justice League: Doom), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight
Rises) and Benjamin Melnicker (The Dark Knight Rises) are executive
“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is epic animated filmmaking
at its finest Crafted by an impressive team of filmmakers and voice
talent alike it’s the perfect complement to the initial installment,”
said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family &
Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Just when you thought the
story couldn’t become any more intense, the Joker and Superman arrive
to up the ante – and Michael Emerson’s approach to the Joker is
particularly chilling. This is a film no fan can do without.”
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has more
than 2 hours of exciting content, including:
• Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
• Sneak Peek at Superman: Unbound, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
• Featurette – “The Joker: Laughing in the Face of Death” – An all-new
featurette. A fitting tribute to the Joker, giving perspective as to
why this engrossing character is the true arch nemesis of Batman.
• Documentary – “Superman vs. Batman: When Heroes Collide” – An
all-new documentary. Batman and Superman have a long history of
friendship and conflict. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns brought an
end to that conflict. This is the story behind that battle.
• Featurette – “From Sketch to Screen” – An all-new featurette.
Director Jay Oliva gives a fascinating animatic breakdown of five of
his favorite moments from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
• Look Back – Sneak Peek at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
• Two bonus episodes from Batman: The Animated Series (“The Last
Laugh” and “The Man Who Killed Batman”) and an episode from The New
Batman Adventures (“Legends of the Dark Knight”), all handpicked by
producer Alan Burnett.
• Digital Comic – Excerpt from the graphic novel The Dark Knight Falls
by Frank Miller.
* Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 UltraViolet offer is a
limited time offer. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to
ultraviolet.flixster .com/info for details.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros.
Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive
entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical
operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and
next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the
global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through
and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online
channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both
internal and third party videogame titles.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman,
Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and
MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC
Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to
unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not
limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and
interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels
and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest
English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012,
DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner
divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the
iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to
fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©
DC Comics. (s12)
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of
animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and
talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers,
producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge
of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated
projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces
series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes
Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice:
Invasion, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans
Go!, for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional
original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s
multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV
programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts
featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D.
WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original
Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including
TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and
internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and
technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich
cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated
characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes
libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA
has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George
Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice
Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards
(honoring excellence in animation)."