A fully detailed synopsis and Blu-ray featurette descriptions for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders are now available. The film is a full-length feature from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment that showcases voice-acting from members of the old-school 1960s Batman, including Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman.
We may not expect to see such actors reprise their roles as said characters in live-action Batman films, but now we can certainly look forward to a continuation or extension of the beloved Batman universe we left behind in the 1960s. Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, and Joker have joined forces in order to hatch a troublesome scheme against Batman and Robin…and the Dynamic Duo may have to pay a visit to…outer space.
You can view the trailer here.
Synopsis and Details:
BURBANK, CA (August 23, 2016) – Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP).
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!
Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.
Rick Morales (LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Blu-ray™ Enhanced Content includes:
· “Those Dastardly Desperados” featurette – Joker, Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler are impossible not to watch! Those Dastardly Desperados explores how these fiends became more than just antagonists in a Batman story; they became icons in American pop culture.
· “A Classic Cadre of Voices” featurette – A new talented cast of actors join Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar in Batman: Return of The Caped Crusaders. Go behind the scenes and witness the vocal techniques and timing needed to deliver a classic Bat-Comedy!
Look for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders on Digital HD on October 11, 2016 and on Blu-ray/DVD on November 1, 2016.
Rated PG for action, suggestive material, and rude humor.
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