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New "Batman Animated" DVD News?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Jim Harvey, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Jim Harvey

    Jim Harvey Second Unit

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    I was making my rounds around the internet when I stumbled onto this post from the wf.toonzone.net The World's Finest website:


    The original post can be found here at the official DC Comics boards.

    I know this is probably just a rumor, but based on what I've heard from some sources, etc, this might be...abit on the ball. Does anyone have info or thoughts on this?
     
  2. Rob T

    Rob T Screenwriter

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    I hope all the episodes will have the pre-episode commentaries by Bruce Timm just like in the volume sets! [​IMG]
     
  3. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    GOOD NEWS!

    hopefully this will make room for 5 better questions in the upcoming chat [​IMG]
     
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    Please let it be true! Thta wold be sweet.
     
  5. Jim Harvey

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    I wish there was some more concrete news on this. However, there is a WB Chat a week after the March 2nd DVDs (The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Penguin/Poison Ivy, Joker/Fire & Ice , Batman Beyond - Disappearing Inque/Tech Wars, School Dayz/Spellbound) are released, so it's possible that the box sets could be announced after these four VHS-to-DVD volumes hit shelves.
     
  6. Jim Harvey

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    Also, the big debate concerning this set now is whether it'll be season sets or just boxed sets. The first season was 60 episodes, which has many fans speculating that WB would put it all in one set. Does anyone think this can be accomplished? Does anyone have any new info on the release. WB seems to be keeping tight-lipped here.
     
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    This release is definately near the top of my most anticipated DVDs; we need to grill WB about this in the chat.



    Bryan
     
  8. Dave F

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    And Justice League! [​IMG]

    -Dave
     
  9. Rob T

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    I think it can be accomplished quite easily.
    64/8=8
    60 episodes in season 1
    4 DVD-18s with 8 episodes per side
    1 episode is approx. 22 mins.
    22 x 2 = 44
    44 mins is the approx. time for an hour long show.
    side B of the 4th disc will only have 4 episodes so they can load it up with special features. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rob T

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    In 16x9 enhanced widescreen!
    and Superman: TAS as well![​IMG]
     
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    I hope they can also bring news about more Challenge of the Superfriends being released [​IMG]
     
  12. Gord Lacey

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    I think it's more likely they will break the season up to lower the price. I don't think it's a problem if they release 2 sets of 30 episodes each rather than 1 larger one with 60 episodes.

    Gord
     
  13. Jim Harvey

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    I totally agree. I wouldn't have a problem if they broke the season up into two volumes. However, I'd be all for it if they deicded to do flipper discs, like ER. I am hoping this will be among the many animation announcements WB makes this year. I really hope this is brought up at the WB Chat on the 8th (or is it 9th?).
     
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    Don't care how, just GIMME.
     
  15. Russell G

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    I don't care how they release it, I'd just like to see it released at a $30-$40 price range. Warners giligan Island set is around this price, so their is no reason not to. I don't think there should be any music clearances or things that would prevent them keeping the price down.

    I'd also get any Superfriends or Justice League as well![​IMG]
     
  16. Jim Harvey

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    I'd love to get Superman before we get Justice League. Superman was such an iconic cartoon - probably the best interpretation of the Man of Steel. And with only 54 episodes, it would take 2 - 3 sets to get that set done. Ditto with the 52 episode Batman Beyond...

    But getting all 109 episodes of Batman is top priority...
     
  17. Rob T

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    So do I.
    This is the order that I would like them in
    Batman: TAS, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Gotham Knights
    then Superman: TAS
    then Batman: Beyond
    then Justice League (in 16x9 enhanced widescreen) [​IMG]
     
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    Would there be any point in having Justice League in enhanced widescreen? It's not like the show was shot animorphically, so you're not actually gaining resolution to take a portion of a 4x3 frame, squeeze it, author it, then unsqueeze it back.
     
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    You are when the original is higher resolution that the final product. If it worked how you were saying, anamorphic widescreen wouldn't help soft-matted movies.
     
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    I read that season 1 was animated at 4:3, and season 2 was animated at 16:9.
     

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