SDCC 2018: Batman The Animated Series on Blu-Ray™
Finally, Mr. J, we are on Blu-Ray™! This is what I imagine Harley Quinn would squeal out to The Joker… and honestly, I am squealing too!
The Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will of course include all episodes of the critically-acclaimed series as well as two bonus discs, which will contain 25 featurettes with an an all-new, 60+ minute definitive Batman: The Animated Series making-of documentary, “The Heart of Batman.”
The collection also includes an exclusive ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn)and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards.
During San Diego Comic-Con, I was lucky enough to talk to Paul Dini (producer), Alan Burnett (producer), Eric Radomski (producer), Andrea Romano (voice director), Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman), and Loren Lester (voice of Robin). It has been over 20+ years since the show aired and the producers talked about how they will never work on a show quite like BtAS that to this day, continues to have passionate fans and a growing audience.
When I asked the great Kevin Conroy how it felt to be have an entire generation constantly tell him that he is “their Batman,” his response was, “I would say it’s an honor, but that sounds cliche, but it is an honor. A great thing about the show is the seriousness in which the producers and the writers and the directors took the material. They never talked down to the audience– ever. There was always a great respect with the audience. To get that respect back from the audience, means the world to me. It really does. It means that you touched something.
He continued to say, “I love it. I live in New York, I was crossing the street recently, and this cop car did its siren and pulled me over– and I thought, seriously?! Am I going to get a jaywalking ticket in New York?! Nobody gets jaywalking tickets in New York, this is unbelievable! Then [the cop] pulls down the window and he goes: “BATMAN! We want our picture with Kevin Conroy!” So to have that connection with the audience, to touch that in people… there really aren’t words for it. It’s so incredible, especially for an actor, it’s gold.”