DC - batman: death in the family animated short /tags/batman-death-in-the-family-animated-short en Batman: Death in the Family (2020) /movies/batman-death-in-the-family <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family (2020)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="schema:primaryImageOfPage" resource="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/10/Movies-Thumb_BMDITF_5f7b958460f585.33853508.jpg"><a href="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/10/Movies-Thumb_BMDITF_5f7b958460f585.33853508.jpg" title="Batman: Death in the Family (2020)" class="colorbox" rel="gallery-node-466079-JnB_-lCa8zA"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/movie_cover/public/movie-covers/2020/10/Movies-Thumb_BMDITF_5f7b958460f585.33853508.jpg?itok=Tnp5OdHP" width="575" height="290" alt="" title="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Trained as Batman’s protégé, Jason Todd brings a relentless sense of justice as Robin, who sets his sights on bringing down the Joker. But can Batman save Robin from a fate worse than death? Tragedy, revenge and redemption await in this groundbreaking DC film! Who will live? Who will die? Who will watch over Gotham?</p> <p><em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>is DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by your remote control. Central to the short film is an adaptation of “Batman: A Death in the Family,” the 1988 landmark DC comic book event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending.</p> <p>Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, <em>Batman:</em> <em>Death in the Family</em> offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and the Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Vietti's previous DC animated movie, <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood,</em> provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.</p> <p>In addition, <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>also includes four additional DC Showcase shorts: <em>Adam Strange</em>, <em>Sgt. Rock</em>, <em>The Phantom Stranger</em> and <em>Death</em>.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Bruce Greenwood</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Vincent Martella</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">John DiMaggio</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Zehra Fazal</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Gary Cole</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Karl Urban</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Keith Ferguson</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">William Salyers</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Audrey Wasilewski</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Leonard Nam</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Jamie Chung</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Darin De Paul</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Keith Szarabajka</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Kari Wahlgren</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Peter Serafinowicz</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Michael Rosenbaum</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Natalie Lander</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Grey Griffin</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Roger Craig Smith</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Charlie Weber</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Roger R. Cross</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Kimberly Brooks</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Ray Chase</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Fred Tatasciore</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-directors field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Directors:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Brandon Vietti</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:director">Bruce Timm</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Sam Liu</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:director">Butch Lukic</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-writers field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Writers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">Brandon Vietti</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:author">Louise Simonson</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">Walter Simonson</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:author">Tim Sheridan</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">J.M. 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2020 22:07:18 +0000 Tim Beedle 466079 at /movies/batman-death-in-the-family#comments Batman: Death in the Family - "A Danger to Our Mission" (Exclusive) /videos/batman-death-in-the-family-a-danger-to-our-mission-exclusive <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family - &quot;A Danger to Our Mission&quot; (Exclusive)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Bruce Wayne reaches a painful realization and makes a difficult choice about Robin in this exclusive clip from the upcoming <em>Batman: Death in the Family.</em></p> <p><em>Batman: Death in the Family, </em>DC's first interactive movie, will be available on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020 (note that the interactive experience is only available on Blu-ray). For more on this unique new release: <a href="/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" target="_blank">/movies/batman-death-in-the-family</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/batman-death-in-the-family-a-danger-to-our-mission-exclusive" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: Death in the Family - &quot;A Danger to Our Mission&quot; (Exclusive)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:39:45 +0000 Tim Beedle 466074 at /videos/batman-death-in-the-family-a-danger-to-our-mission-exclusive#comments Batman: Death in the Family - Official Trailer /videos/batman-death-in-the-family-official-trailer <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family - Official Trailer</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, including the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment history, come to animated life in <em>DC Showcase - Batman: Death in the Family.</em> Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020.</p> <p>Anchoring the compilation of shorts is Batman: Death in the Family, WBHE's first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer's remote control.</p> <p>For much more about the <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>interactive Blu-ray: <a href="/blog/2020/07/30/batman-death-in-the-family-invites-you-to-make-a-choiceagain" target="_blank">/blog/2020/07/30/batman-death-in-the-family-invites-you-to-make-a-choiceagain</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/batman-death-in-the-family-official-trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: Death in the Family - Official Trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:05:29 +0000 Tim Beedle 453469 at /videos/batman-death-in-the-family-official-trailer#comments Batman: Death in the Family Invites You to Make a Choice...Again /blog/2020/07/30/batman-death-in-the-family-invites-you-to-make-a-choiceagain <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family Invites You to Make a Choice...Again</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>In 1988, DC fans had the remarkable chance to choose Robin’s fate, as thousands of comic readers worldwide voted whether Jason Todd should live or die at the hands of the Joker. Famously, they chose for Jason to die, creating comic book history in the process and shaping the future of the character, who eventually was reborn as the vigilante Red Hood.</p> <p>But if you had the chance to do it again, would you make the same choice?</p> <p>Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is about to give you that opportunity, only this time you won’t be making the choice by calling a 900-number (remember those?), but by clicking your Blu-ray remote. Produced by DC and Warner Bros. Animation, <em>DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family </em>is an anthology of <a href="/blog/2019/05/07/sgt-rock-death-adam-strange-and-more-are-getting-animated-shorts" target="_blank">2019-2020 animated shorts</a> anchored by a new, extended-length short that adapts the iconic <em><a href="/graphic-novels/batman-1940/batman-a-death-in-the-family-new-edition" target="_blank">Batman: A Death in the Family</a> </em>comic book storyline by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo. However, in a fitting twist, the <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>short will take an interactive approach—a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment first—and offer viewers the opportunity to choose which direction the story goes by making choices using their remote control. As if that isn’t fascinating enough, this take on the classic storyline also boasts some intriguing connections to the popular 2010 <em>DC Universe Movie, <a href="/movies/batman-under-the-red-hood-2010" target="_blank">Batman: Under the Red Hood.</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/Batman_DitF_3D_5f224e9c4d9955.22192418.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 750px; height: 1004px;" /></p> <p>Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, in <em>Batman:</em> <em>Death in the Family</em>, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and the Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood</em> may provide a baseline on which the story is draped, it also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film. Bruce Greenwood (<em>The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot</em>), Vincent Martella (<em>Phineas and Ferb</em>) and John DiMaggio (<em>Futurama, Adventure Time</em>) reprise their <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood</em> roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and the Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (<em>Young Justice</em>) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (<em>Veep</em>) as Two-Face and James Gordon.</p> <p>Vietti, as many fans likely know, was the director of <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood, </em>as well as the co-director of <em><a href="/movies/superman-doomsday-2007" target="_blank">Superman: Doomsday,</a> </em>the very first <em>DC Universe Movie. </em>He’s also the co-creator and co-executive producer of <em><a href="/tv/young-justice-2010" target="_blank">Young Justice,</a> </em>the mega-popular animated series which offers its own unique take on DC’s pantheon of superheroes. With an obvious closeness to the character of Jason Todd and an understanding of what fans respond to when it comes to DC heroes and villains, Vietti is the perfect director to shepherd such a unique adaptation of a groundbreaking story.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; text-align: center;"><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qlCFzjRzTN8" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p>“<em>Batman: Death in the Family</em> is essentially a comic book come to life,” Vietti says. “We’ve paid homage to the 1988 interactive experience of DC’s <em>A Death in the Family</em> comics release by giving fans a unique opportunity to craft their own story through a branching tool that can lead in multiple directions. The viewer gets to choose these characters’ paths, and each choice paves an alternate future for all of the characters and, ultimately, the story.”</p> <p>In other words, you may think you know the tragic Batman tale that made pop culture waves over thirty years ago, but it’s time to toss those expectations out the window like one of Robin’s batarangs. The interactive <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>short offers many different ways for viewers to tell the story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. Viewers can also choose to allow the story to tell itself, with an included option to let the Blu-ray decide its own path (but really, why would you do that?).</p> <p><em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>promises to be packed with Easter Eggs, and touches on a number of compelling themes, including fatherhood, mental health, death, rebirth, revenge and redemption. Along the route, viewers will encounter new, surprising looks at some classic DC characters.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/DITF_Still_10_5f224ed4570d57.12846565.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>“From the very first navigation card, we wanted to give the audience an impression of what they’re getting into, but then also give them something unexpected—maybe even something they’ll regret, so they have to think twice about every future choice they make,” Vietti explains. “Branched storytelling has to be stronger than just the gimmick of the choices—it has to be rewarding and offer new and worthwhile insights into the characters. It needs to involve you, and keep you searching for the next twist. So, we sought to subvert expectations and do something very different.”</p> <p>Along with <em>Batman: Death in the Family, </em>the collection includes four additional <em>DC Showcase </em>shorts that were released over the past two years as bonus content for various <em>DC Universe Movies:</em></p> <ul><li>Originally attached to <em><a href="/movies/batman-hush" target="_blank">Batman: Hush,</a></em> <em>Sgt. Rock </em>(below) is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (<em>Batman: The Animated Series</em>) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (<em>Superman: Man of Tomorrow</em>, <em>Reign of the Supermen</em>). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies. Karl Urban (<em>Star Trek </em>and<em> Lord of the Rings </em>film franchises) provides the voice of Sgt. Rock. Also voicing characters in <em>Sgt. Rock</em> are Keith Ferguson, William Salyers and Audrey Wasilewski.</li> </ul><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/SgtRock_900_5f224f0a537796.85156402.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <ul><li>Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s <em>The Sandman</em>, <em>Death</em> is produced and directed by Sam Liu (<em>Superman: Red Son, The Death of Superman</em>) and written by J.M. DeMatteis (<em>Batman: Bad Blood</em>). In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy…and eventual death. Leonard Nam (<em>Westworld</em>) provides the voice of Vincent, and Jamie Chung (<em>The Gifted, Big Hero 6</em>) is the voice of Death. The cast includes Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka and Kari Wahlgren. <em>Death</em> was originally included with <em><a href="/movies/wonder-woman-bloodlines" target="_blank">Wonder Woman: Bloodlines.</a></em><br />  </li> <li>Attached as a bonus feature on the release of <em><a href="/movies/superman-red-son" target="_blank">Superman: Red Son,</a></em> <em>The Phantom Stranger</em> has Bruce Timm (<em>Batman: The Killing Joke</em>) at the helm as executive producer and director, and the short is written by Ernie Altbacker (<em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War</em>, <em>Batman: Hush</em>). Set in the 1970s, the short find the enigmatic DC mystery man simultaneously playing both omniscient narrator and active character in a story of supernatural comeuppance for evil doers. Peter Serafinowicz (<em>The Tick</em>) gives voice to the Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (<em>Smallville, Impastor</em>) provides the voice of Seth. <em>The Phantom Stranger</em> also features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith.<br />  </li> <li><em>Adam Strange</em> is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (<em>Superman: Man of Tomorrow</em>), who also conceived the original story, which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (<em>Deathstroke: Knights &amp; Dragons</em>, <em>Constantine: City of Demons</em>). The short was initially attached to <em><a href="/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war" target="_blank">Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.</a></em> On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are aware that their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber (<em>How To Get Away with Murder</em>) provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore.</li> </ul><p>Jim Krieg (<em>Batman: Gotham by Gaslight</em>) serves as co-producer on all five included shorts, while Amy McKenna (<em>Wonder Woman: Bloodlines</em>) is producer. Sam Register is executive producer.</p> <p>Like most DC animated releases, <em>DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family </em>will be available on both Blu-ray and Digital starting on October 13, 2020. However, there are some key differences between the two versions in this case. If you’d like the interactive version of <em>Batman: Death in the Family, </em>you’ll need to buy the Blu-ray edition.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/DITF-Trailer%20-%20Batman-batcyle-Robin_5f224f2b960eb4.34927330.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 504px;" /></p> <p>The Digital edition features the <em>Batman: Death in the Family</em> extended-length short in a non-interactive format (a pre-assembled version of the story, entitled <em>Under the Red Hood: Reloaded</em>), along with the other four 2019-2020 <em>DC Showcase</em> shorts, and three other non-interactive versions of the <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>short (entitled <em>Jason Todd’s Rebellion</em>, <em>Robin’s Revenge</em> and <em>Red Hood’s Reckoning</em>) as bonus features. (Be aware that not all Digital retailers offer bonus features with purchase).</p> <p>The Blu-ray offers the interactive version of <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>along with the four other <em>DC Showcase </em>shorts and approximately five minutes of additional content within the <em>Batman: Death in the Family</em> story that is not included in the Digital version. It also features commentary tracks on <em>Sgt. Rock</em>, <em>Adam Strange</em>, <em>Death</em> and <em>The Phantom Stranger</em>, plus one of the linear “Death in the Family” shorts (<em>Under the Red Hood: Reloaded</em>), by DC Daily hosts Amy Dallen and Hector Navarro.</p> <p>So, will Jason Todd live or die? What will become of Batman and the Joker? Will the truly be a death in the Bat-Family? The answer will once again soon be in your hands. 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Rock, Death, Adam Strange and More Are Getting Animated Shorts /blog/2019/05/07/sgt-rock-death-adam-strange-and-more-are-getting-animated-shorts <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Sgt. Rock, Death, Adam Strange and More Are Getting Animated Shorts</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:16</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The DC Universe Movies have long been the standard in sophisticated superhero animation, adapting classic comic book storylines or bringing original superhero tales to life for new and longtime fans alike. Yet, while the full-length movies tend to focus on the Justice League and its various members, some beloved characters from slightly deeper in DC’s bench are about to get the spotlight in new animated shorts.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/05-MAY/source-SupermanShazamReturn20Black20Adam20one20sheet_5cd1d7f3544be5.39505102.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 961px;" /></p><p>The “DC Showcase” series of animated shorts first debuted back in 2010 as bonus content for the DC Universe Movies before seemingly being retired in 2011. However, rumors of its death were greatly exaggerated, it seems, as it’s returning this year with five brand new shorts: <em>Sgt. Rock, </em><em>Adam Strange</em>, <em>Death</em>, <em>The Phantom Stranger</em> and <em>Batman: Death in the Family. </em>Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, the new shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, with exception of the <em>Batman:</em> <em>Death in the Family</em> short, which will be longer and anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.</p><p>That’s pretty exciting news, but if you need a bit more to whet your appetite, each of the five shorts feature the involvement of stalwarts of DC animation, including Bruce Timm, Sam Liu, J.M. DeMatteis and more, and boast a strong stable of voice actors such as Karl Urban, Leonardo Nam, Charlie Weber, Peter Serafinowicz, Michael Rosenbaum and Gary Cole. They’ll also each open with a new live-action Warner Bros. and DC branding sequence that will hold hidden Easter eggs for observant fans.</p><p>But what are the shorts about?</p><p><strong><em>Sgt. Rock</em></strong> is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (<em>Batman: The Animated Series</em>) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson &amp; Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (<em>Reign of the Supermen</em>). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies. Karl Urban (<em>Star Trek &amp; Lord of the Rings </em>film franchises) provides the voice of Sgt. Rock. Also voicing characters in <em>Sgt. Rock</em> are Keith Ferguson, William Salyers and Audrey Wasilewski.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/05-MAY/SgtRock_900_5cd1d7e1c01341.02983709.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p><strong><em>Adam Strange</em></strong> is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (<em>Batman Unlimited</em> franchise), who also conceived the original story—which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (<em>Constantine: City of Demons</em>). On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are aware that their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber (<em>How To Get Away with Murder</em>) provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore.</p><p>Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s <em>The Sandman</em>, <strong><em>Death</em></strong> is produced and directed by Sam Liu (<em>Justice League vs. The Fatal Five</em>) and written by J.M. DeMatteis (<em>Batman: Bad Blood</em>). In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy…and eventual death. Leonardo Nam (<em>Westworld</em>) provides the voice of Vincent, and Jamie Chung (<em>The Gifted, Big Hero 6</em>) is the voice of Death. The cast also includes Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka and Kari Wahlgren.</p><p><strong><em>The Phantom Stranger</em></strong> also has Bruce Timm at the helm as executive producer and director, and is written by Ernie Altbacker (<em>Teen Titans: The Judas Contract</em>). Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth. When odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to save her from a dreary fate. Peter Serafinowicz (<em>The Tick</em>) gives voice to the Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (<em>Smallville, Impastor</em>) provides the voice of Seth. <em>The Phantom Stranger</em> also features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith.</p><p>More information regarding <strong><em>Batman: Death In The Family</em></strong> will be available in 2020, presumably along with information on the compilation set it’ll be a part of.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/05-MAY/source-20130820115719_5cd1d8aa83a093.10370151.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 505px;" /></p><p>The original DC Showcase series was comprised of four animated shorts produced by Bruce Timm and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos: <em>The Spectre</em> (released on 2/23/2010 with <em>Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths</em>), <em>Jonah Hex</em> (released with <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood </em>on 7/27/2010), <em>Green Arrow</em> (released on 9/28/2010 with <em>Superman/Batman: Apocalypse</em>) and <em>Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam</em> (which anchored its own compilation release on 11/9/2010). An additional short, <em>Catwoman</em> (10/18/2011), was attached the following year to the release of <em>Batman: Year One</em> and was directed by Lauren Montgomery and executive produced by Bruce Timm. Screenwriters on the initial quintet were Steve Niles (<em>The Spectre</em>), Joe Lansdale (<em>Jonah Hex</em>), Greg Weisman (<em>Green Arrow</em>), Michael Jelenic (<em>Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam</em>) and Paul Dini (<em>Catwoman</em>).</p><p>Actors featured on the first five shorts were Malcolm McDowell, James Garner (in his final performance), Jerry O’Connell, Linda Hamilton, Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Thomas Jane, Michael Rooker, Eliza Dushku, Neal McDonough, Ariel Winter, Danica McKeller, George Newbern, Michelle Trachtenberg and Arnold Vosloo.</p><p>In other words, the DC Showcase animated shorts boast all of the quality on screen and behind the scenes as the DC Universe Movies, just with a shorter running time. We’ll have to see which shorts will be attached to which movies, but there are two more DC Universe Movies slated for release this year—<em>Batman: Hush </em>and <em>Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. </em>It’s a fair guess that at least one, if not both of them, will include a short.</p><p>But now it’s your turn. Let us know what you think of this news! Are you excited to check these new shorts out? Which one are you most looking forward to? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to keep your eyes right here on DC24ֱ.com for more news about these shorts and everything else DC as it breaks.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animation</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animated-shorts" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animated shorts</a>, <a href="/tags/new-dc-animated-shorts" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new dc animated shorts</a>, <a href="/tags/sgt-rock" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sgt. rock</a>, <a href="/tags/sergeant-rock" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sergeant rock</a>, <a href="/tags/sgt-rock-animated-short" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sgt. rock animated short</a>, <a href="/tags/karl-urban" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">karl urban</a>, <a href="/tags/death" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">death</a>, <a href="/tags/death-of-the-endless" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">death of the endless</a>, <a href="/tags/neil-gaiman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">neil gaiman</a>, <a href="/tags/the-sandman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the sandman</a>, <a href="/tags/death-animated-short" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">death animated short</a>, <a href="/tags/adam-strange-animated-short" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">adam strange animated short</a>, <a href="/tags/adam-strange" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">adam strange</a>, <a href="/tags/the-phantom-stranger" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Phantom Stranger</a>, <a href="/tags/phantom-stranger" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">phantom stranger</a>, <a href="/tags/phantom-stranger-animated-short" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">phantom stranger animated short</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-death-in-the-family" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: death in the family</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-death-in-the-family-animated-short" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: death in the family animated short</a>, <a href="/tags/new-batman-animated-short" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new batman animated short</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/bruce-timm" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bruce timm</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animated-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animated movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe movie</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-original-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe original movie</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/05/07/sgt-rock-death-adam-strange-and-more-are-getting-animated-shorts" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Sgt. 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