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DC Animated Movie Slate for 2012

Old 08-01-12, 12:09 AM
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An odd art style for the Dark Knight Returns, it's far removed from the classic Frank Miller and Klaus Janson design from the comic book. I guess Warner was scared the kiddies wouldn't recognize Batman at the store, if they went with the iconic lightning cover.
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Old 08-01-12, 06:30 AM
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If I recall Under The Red Hood has covert art design that didn't match the animation style too didn't? I'll be making a custom cover once part 2 is released.
I have a spare two disc criterion case that I'm dying to use the iconic lighting image for
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Old 08-01-12, 03:42 PM
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The cover art looks okay to me. The trailer looks pretty promising too, the only thing I'm not sure on is Peter Weller as Batman. He sounds okay but not my favorite Batman voice I guess. Maybe it'll sound better when I see the whole product.
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Old 08-01-12, 05:11 PM
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Agreed, IMO I would have loved for Michael Ironside to finish what he started in BTAS.
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Back cover art for The Dark Knight Returns.

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Old 08-03-12, 10:38 AM
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It seems they are cutting down on the Showcase shorts
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I think they've really utilized the DC Nation block on cartoon network to air things that probably would have been shorts on the DVDs. Things like the Sword of the Atom, etc.
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Old 08-03-12, 01:16 PM
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It seems they are cutting down on the Showcase shorts
It was already announced they were being shuttled for budgetary reasons. Don't expect to see them again. I think their original purpose was to introduce secondary characters to mainstream consumers, in the hopes they would generate enough buzz for their own features.
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Old 08-03-12, 01:29 PM
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Peter Weller? Michael Ironside isn't voicing Batman in this one?
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Old 08-03-12, 01:41 PM
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Extras are a bit lackluster as well.
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Old 08-03-12, 01:46 PM
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Looking forward to this, very dark and violent Graphic Novel. Just be ready for it to NOT be just like the Novel, this have to change for the video format and ratings system, which is the right thing to do.
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Old 08-03-12, 04:23 PM
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I'm excited that Batman & Me: The Bob Kane Story is a bonus feature! I wonder what the chances are of a newly produced feature on Bill Finger for a subsequent DTV DCAU release.
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I'm excited that Batman & Me: The Bob Kane Story is a bonus feature! I wonder what the chances are of a newly produced feature on Bill Finger for a subsequent DTV DCAU release.
So will that be an animated adaptation of the 'official' Bob Kane version of how he created Batman single-handed? With his mother sewing a bat costume for his friend to model so Kane could draw from life?
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So will that be an animated adaptation of the 'official' Bob Kane version of how he created Batman single-handed? With his mother sewing a bat costume for his friend to model so Kane could draw from life?
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Old 08-03-12, 06:15 PM
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Since when was Robin a girl ? Oh well, I guess I shouldn't expect too much from a movie that doesn't have Kevin Conroy as Batman.
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No commentary? Come on, if any movie deserved one it would be this.
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Old 08-03-12, 06:30 PM
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Since when was Robin a girl ? Oh well, I guess I shouldn't expect too much from a movie that doesn't have Kevin Conroy as Batman.
Since 1986, when Frank Miller wrote The Dark Knight Returns...
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Since when was Robin a girl ? Oh well, I guess I shouldn't expect too much from a movie that doesn't have Kevin Conroy as Batman.
For the love of God, tell me you're ironically trolling.
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Old 08-22-12, 09:39 PM
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How is what I said trolling ? Batman's no good unless it's Kevin Conroy and I've never heard of a female Robin.
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/\ Deidrich Bader gave a great interpretation during his run on Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

Robin is female in The Dark Knight Returns.
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How is what I said trolling ? Batman's no good unless it's Kevin Conroy and I've never heard of a female Robin.
Clearly you must not read very many comics. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most famous Batman stories of all time.
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In the story Batman has been retired for many years and reappears following the return of Harvey Dent and a gang called the Mutants. In the story Carrie Kelley (aka Robin) shows up to save Batman and basically just tags along with him while he's fighting crime. Aside from The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Again (the sequel to The Dark Knight Returns), she isn't a very big character. Actually she isn't even Robin in The Dark Knight Strikes Again but a different new hero.

I'm pretty excited to see this adaptation myself. I wonder how long Warner Premiere/DC will make us wait for Part Two.
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Conroy is great but let's get past this notion that he's the only one who can voice Batman. It's like saying we won't read any Batman not drawn by Neal Adams.
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Conroy is great but let's get past this notion that he's the only one who can voice Batman. It's like saying we won't read any Batman not drawn by Neal Adams.
I agree but honestly at this point in time Conroy is clearly the voice to beat. No one else has even really come close in my opinion. The only other voice actor I thought was decent was Bruce Greenwood in Under the Red Hood and I've read he's in Young Justice (haven't watched the series).
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Clearly you must not read very many comics. The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most famous Batman stories of all time.
Spoiler:
In the story Batman has been retired for many years and reappears following the return of Harvey Dent and a gang called the Mutants. In the story Carrie Kelley (aka Robin) shows up to save Batman and basically just tags along with him while he's fighting crime. Aside from The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Again (the sequel to The Dark Knight Returns), she isn't a very big character. Actually she isn't even Robin in The Dark Knight Strikes Again but a different new hero.

I'm pretty excited to see this adaptation myself. I wonder how long Warner Premiere/DC will make us wait for Part Two.
Well, excuse me for not knowing that there was a female Robin in a single Batman story....
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No one is anywhere close to Kevin Conroy, but Bruce Greenwood isn't bad in Young Justice. When I see an animated Batman anywhere, the very first thing that comes to mind is Kevin Conroy. He's just so closely associated with the role, you can't help but think of him in the part. And when it's someone else, all you keep thinking the whole time is "the animation may be great, but the show's just not right."
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