“God help us.” Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have released a new full length trailer for their upcoming original animated movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, set to be released digitally on August 15th and on Blu-ray on August 29th.
Directed by Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) from an original story by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Batman and Harley Quinn will feature the return of fan favorite voice actors Kevin Conroy as the Caped Crusader and Loren Lester as former boy-wonder, Nightwing. The Big Bang Theory‘s Melissa Rauch will make her debut as the insanely popular villainess Harley Quinn, filling the role made famous by Arleen Sorkin in the original animated series.
Returning to the world of Batman: The Animated Series, the film 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 bonus features that come with the Blu-ray release of the film include:
- The Harley Effect (Featurette): Harley Quinn, has a deep history with the fans of the DC Universe. This featurette traces her humble roots from her creators, to those that portray her at Comic book conventions. She is a symbol of strength and beloved by many.
- Loren Lester: In His Own Voice (Featurette): This documentary examines actor Loren Lester’s legacy within Batman The Animated Series, Dick Grayson’s character, and the popularity that surrounds Lester’s interpretation of the Boy Wonder.
- A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Original Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.
- From the DC Vault – Batman: The Animated Series – “Harley and Ivy” and “Harley’s Holiday”