Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Batman: Gotham Knight" follows Warner Bros.' animated feature trend

Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, two of the creative forces behind our beloved "Batman: The Animated Series" and its varous offshoots, have done it again. "Batman: Gotham Knight" is an anthology of anime-inspired shorts revolving around our Caped Crusader, coming straight to DVD. Burnett is writing, and Timm is directing.

ComicBookMovie.com has more:

And there's a discussion about the DVD on Forumopolis:

The DVD is scheduled for 2008 release, according to its IMDb page.

Also in the world of animation for DC / Warner Bros., the straight-to-DVD feature "Wonder Woman" could be close to securing its star voice. TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reports that Keri Russell is in advanced talks for the title role. Well, we did enjoy "Felicity" (we were always partial to buddy Amy Jo Johnson -- Pink Ranger rocks!!!!). The "WW" feature is said to be, of course, in the same vein as not only the aforementioned "Batman: Gotham Knight" but also the "Justice League: New Frontier" and "Superman: Doomsday" feature movies mentioned in earlier posts of this blog.

It makes every bit of sense that now is the time Warner Bros. would be doing an animated feature on the fabbo Amazon princess -- they are planning a live-action feature, after all. Of course, they've been planning that live-action feature for quite a while, and this is a role that could really make a budding actress' career. Let's at least hope this animated feature signals that the awaited live-action one is getting closer to the big screen.

Boy, oh, boy, we'll tell ya one thang ... we are ALL OVER that merchandise, when it hits! Target and Wal-Mart workers, steer clear ...

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