Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the world premiere of the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature will take place at none other than San Diego Comic-Con International. Continuing a tradition that began in 2007 with Superman: Doomsday, WBHE will premiere the film before 4,250 ardent fans in the San Diego Convention Center’s massive Ballroom 20. The world premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn will include a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team.
Spawned from an original story by animation icon Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn sees Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.
The latest DC animated film features a stellar voice cast led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), reprising his role as the Dark Knight, alongside Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) making her debut as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. Loren Lester, the voice of Robin in Batman: The Animated Series, returns as Nightwing. Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue, respectively.
Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) directed from an original story by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) with a teleplay written by Timm & Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). The co-producer is Alan Burnett (The Batman), and executive producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.
Batman and Harley Quinn will debut digitally on August 15 and on Blu-ray and DVD August 29.
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