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WHV Announces 'The Batman' and New 'Justice League Unlimited' DVDs (Updated)

Update (3/6): WHV has updated cover art for ‘The Batman’, as well as added a shot of the back cover. The updated cover art shows a portion of the disc, as well as an updated look at the case, changing from a “snapper” to a standard Amaray case.

WHV has announced that the first DVD for the Kids WB show The Batman, called “The Batman: Training For Power – Season 1, Vol. 1″, will be arriving alongside the previously announced Batman: The Animated Series – Volume 3 and Superfriends: Season 2 on May 24, 2005.

Synopsis: Three episodes from the all-new The Batman animated TV series available for the first time on DVD. Episodes in this release include: 1) “The Bat in the Belfry”: The Batman finds himself dealing with a new breed of criminals when the Joker takes over Arkham Asylum, then plans to fly a hot air balloon filled with Joker Gas, a toxin which leaves its victims in a strange rictus state and pop its contents all over Gotham! 2) “Traction”: The Batman faces off with masked criminal Bane, and once Bane’s Chemical steroid-infusion is activated, Batman finds himself outmatched in the Brute strength department. 3) “Call of the Cobblepot”: Ozzy Cobblepot, aka Penquin, has delusions of rebuilding the last cobblepot fortune, via high-flying robberies employing various trained birds. Unaware of Cobblepot’s criminal plans, Alfred finds himself in the run-down and decrepit Cobble pot mansion where he is ensnared by Ozzy. Now, Penguin will let his hungry birds feast upon Alfred, unless The Batman can rescue him in time.

Announce Date: 2/24/05
Street Date: 5/24/05
Closed Captioning: Yes
MSRP: $14.97
Packaging Type: Amaray Case
Media Quantity: 1
Run Time: 63
Subtitles: 1 English, 2 Francais, 3 Espanol
Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio – 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Sound Quality: English: Stereo 2S
Espanol: Stereo 2S
DVD Features: Challenges: “The Batman Junior Detective”
Featurette: “Building the Batman”
Other: “Cape & Cowl” toy easter egg

The trailer for this DVD is available online.

In addition, the DVD announcement of “The Batman: Training for Power – Season 1, Vol. 1″ was accompanied by a small “trailered on” portion in the press release. The DVD will be trailered on the upcoming JLU DVD, Justice League Unlimited: Joining Forces – Season 1 Vol. 2, which is thought to be similar to the recent Justice League Unlimited release, “Saving the World.”

A second volume release for The Batman is already in the works. Stay with Toon Zone News for more.

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