Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders | Animated Movie

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Last year, the original Batman series stars Adam West and Burt Ward confirmed they were voicing the dynamic duo in an all-new animated film featuring the voices of West, Ward, along with Julie Newmar. The film sees the dynamic duo going up against classic villains like The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and Catwoman, both in Gotham City… and in space (?).

Watch the trailer via this link: http://bcove.me/0amirrnt

It's scheduled to be released on Digital HD on October 11 and Blu-ray on Nov. 1.

More info here: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/758655-batman-return-of-the-caped-crusaders-trailer-brings-back-adam-west-burt-ward

Comments

  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,031
    This looks fun, even though West sounds reeeeally old. I've loved the Batman '66 comic and this looks to be more of the same.
  • batlawbatlaw Posts: 841
    Just glad such a thing got made.
    I won't be able to resist it, but I'm pretty sure it won't be very "good" and I doubt I'll ever watch it more than once and may even be tough for me to do that. West does sound old and ward sounds surprisingly good.
  • CaptShazamCaptShazam Posts: 1,142
    Adam West turns 88 next month so I can overlook his shaky voice. Newmar just turned 83 so she may sound a little rough too.

    I am glad this is getting made. They get to return (At least in voice) to their iconic roles one more time and probably get a decent pay check out of it.

    This is a buy for me.

  • DoctorDoomDoctorDoom Posts: 2,566
    I think I'll pass on this one.
  • fredzilla said:

    This looks fun, even though West sounds reeeeally old. I've loved the Batman '66 comic and this looks to be more of the same.

    Even though I'm really looking forward to this, and having Adam West involved, I agree he sounds way too old. I wish they had gotten Ralph Garman (Kevin Smith's sidekick, or vice versa, on their podcast Hollywood Babble-On). He is the biggest Adam West fan and does the best impersonation of him.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,778
    I think West and Ward taking part in this makes it historical and very special. I am glad they've made this and I am hopeful.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,644
    This is bought already. They just have to make it.

    West sounds very old and slightly drunk. At 88 years old, I should be so lucky to still sound as good, though.
    Ward, in contrast, sounds like he stepped right out of 1967.

    As a longtime fan, I can't wait for this.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,778
    Also, this is happening in Dallas Oct 14-16.

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    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Batman television series! Join Adam West & Burt Ward for their final appearance in Dallas. Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime photo op with Batman & Robin and the Batmobile – only at Dallas Fan Days! (CLICK IMAGE FOR DETAILS)

    What are the odds the dynamic duo is going to appear in costume?
  • BrackBrack Posts: 514
    At first the performances in the trailer reminded me of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

    Then I realised that Adam West is now older than Ernest Borgnine was when he first parodied the idea of an octogenarian Adam West in Spongebob.

    That being said, he just sounds old, not ill, so I am all for this as a nice tribute/swansong for his take on Batman.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,644


    What are the odds the dynamic duo is going to appear in costume?

    Burt Ward currently has my body shape. You do *NOT* want to see that wedged into a Robin costume. :smile:

  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,778
    Torchsong said:


    What are the odds the dynamic duo is going to appear in costume?

    Burt Ward currently has my body shape. You do *NOT* want to see that wedged into a Robin costume. :smile:

    Haha. I presumed the odds were long.
  • batlawbatlaw Posts: 841

    fredzilla said:

    This looks fun, even though West sounds reeeeally old. I've loved the Batman '66 comic and this looks to be more of the same.

    Even though I'm really looking forward to this, and having Adam West involved, I agree he sounds way too old. I wish they had gotten Ralph Garman (Kevin Smith's sidekick, or vice versa, on their podcast Hollywood Babble-On). He is the biggest Adam West fan and does the best impersonation of him.
    I think he actually might have some involvement in this? Unless I'm imagining it. Maybe voice work, maybe writing maybe both? I think I heard it mentioned sometime ago, perhaps on one of their podcasts? I Dunno
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,031
    Trailer!

  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,778
    Wish it weren't QUITE so modern looking... but I couldn't stop smiling. I'm in!

  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,087
    Terrible animation, but it could be fun.
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,031

    Terrible animation, but it could be fun.

    I feel the same way about a lot of the animation DC puts out. But I try to look past it anymore. For some reason I feel the animation in the 80's and 90's cartoon I grew up with were much better (and I don't think that's just nostalgia talking). It seems animated features from DC and Marvel are heavily influenced by anime nowadays. And not the good kind (think Miyazaki vs. Pokemon). Feel free to disagree.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,087
    fredzilla said:

    Terrible animation, but it could be fun.

    I feel the same way about a lot of the animation DC puts out. But I try to look past it anymore. For some reason I feel the animation in the 80's and 90's cartoon I grew up with were much better (and I don't think that's just nostalgia talking). It seems animated features from DC and Marvel are heavily influenced by anime nowadays. And not the good kind (think Miyazaki vs. Pokemon). Feel free to disagree.
    Part of the problem is that the more “realistic” the character designs, the more difficult it is to animate them, and animation budgets aren’t what they used to be. Miyazaki’s animation takes time and money, while Pokemon was done fast and cheap. Though, to be honest, Pokemon’s animation was better than this trailer.

    And to be fair, there was a ton of crap animation in the ’80s and ’90s too.
  • CaptShazamCaptShazam Posts: 1,142
    edited August 2016
    Do we all chip in to get this as a Christmas present for Matt or does somebody already have it covered?
  • mphilmphil Posts: 199
    I'll take this all day every day.
  • MattMatt Posts: 3,898

    Do we all chip in to get this as a Christmas present for Matt or does somebody already have it covered?

    Groovy, I'm looking to get more clay pigeons for my AK-15.
  • aquatroyaquatroy Posts: 357
    I will purchase this, but I think the old Filmation show might be better
  • mphilmphil Posts: 199
    Anyone seen this yet? I absolutely loved it. Probably my favorite DC animated movie in years.
  • CaptShazamCaptShazam Posts: 1,142
    Finally saw it today. Loved it. It really captured the tv show. It has some funny moments, definitely wacky, and overall a fun cartoon.

    I am looking forward to the sequel and hopefully a Linda Carter Wonder Woman animated film.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,778
    I had no idea this had been in the works, but it stars William Shatner as Two-Face and is set to be released in October

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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/batman-vs-two-face-blu-ray/33311166.p?skuId=33311166&ref=199&loc=je6NUbpObpQ&acampID=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-lrGKTZJ8VRiqM7ICLifOXA
  • CaptShazamCaptShazam Posts: 1,142

    I had no idea this had been in the works, but it stars William Shatner as Two-Face and is set to be released in October

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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/batman-vs-two-face-blu-ray/33311166.p?skuId=33311166&ref=199&loc=je6NUbpObpQ&acampID=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-lrGKTZJ8VRiqM7ICLifOXA

    I heard Shatner talk about it at a convention last October. After Adam West passed, I saw a press release somewhere that West had finished his part but there was no news about an actual release date.

    I am glad to see that they are still putting this out.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,778
    Agree
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