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Comic-Con: Tom Whalen's BATMAN 1960s TV Show Print to Be Released Saturday at the Huckleberry Booth

As we’ve learned in years past, Comic-Con madness isn’t just reserved for panel lines. When the folks at the Mondo booth announce drops for any number of exclusive, limited prints, a feeding frenzy occurs on the convention floor. Yet another cool new art print has just been announced, and it will be dropping at the Huckleberry booth this coming Saturday, July 20th at 9am so plan your path of least resistance accordingly. From artist Tom Whalen, this print highlights the classic Batman TV series in all its colorful glory. There’s a regular edition of 350 and a variant edition of 175, but these things will likely go fast. READ MORE...

PR: Batman The Brave and the Bold, featuring Neil Patrick Harris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEROES AND VILLAINS WILL BE SINGING A NEW TUNE IN GOTHAM CITY! Guest Star and Emmy® Nominee Neil Patrick Harris Lends his Voice and Singing Talents to a Special Musical Episode of Batman: The Brave & The Bold Airing October 23 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on the Cartoon Network New Line Records to Digitally Release Batman: The Brave & The Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister! – Soundtrack from the Animated Television Show on October 24 BURBANK, CA (October 6, 2009) – The Caped Crusader faces a new villain in the upcoming Batman: The Brave & The Bold episode, “Mayhem of the Music Meister!” The episode, from Warner Bros Animation, features the voice of Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) as the Music Meister, a menacing villain who is able to exert powerful mind-control through song. Producers and cast members received a standing ovation following a sneak-preview at Comic-Con this past July and, after much anticipation, the episode will finally air Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. On Saturday, October 24, New Line Records will release Batman: The Brave & The Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister! – Soundtrack from the Animated Television Show digitally on iTunes and other digital music outlets. will offer fans the exclusive option of purchasing either a hard or digital copy of the soundtrack. The soundtrack will feature all original songs from the episode as well as the highly sought Batman: The Brave & The Bold theme. "Being approached by the producers to do a 'Batman Musical' was a complete surprise and total thrill," said composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter. The phenomenal cast and musicians brought each song to life and we are so happy New Line Records has agreed to release a soundtrack so that this music can be enjoyed by Batman fans worldwide." About Batman: The Brave & The Bold Extremely popular on Cartoon Network with its combination of fast-paced action and humor, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is executive produced by Sam Register, with James Tucker and Linda M. Steiner as producers. The voice cast includes Diedrich Bader as Batman, James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow, Will Friedle as Blue Beetle, Tom Kenny as Plastic Man, John DiMaggio as Aquaman and Corey Burton as Red Tornado. About Warner Bros. Animation: Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). About New Line Records: NEW LINE RECORDS a division of New Line Productions Inc., has been releasing recorded music since 2002. Distributed through Warner Music Group’s independent arm ADA, NLR has released over 60 titles, including the film soundtracks to Hairspray, Sex and the City, Elf, The Notebook, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Departed, Love and Basketball and Wedding Crashers, among others. Its 2009 schedule includes The Hangover, ROCK OF AGES Broadway Cast Recording, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Sherlock Holmes. For more information contact:

PR:Music of Batman

SILVA SCREEN RECORDS PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF BATMAN THE FLAWED SUPERHERO WITH A DARK EDGE THAT INSPIRED QUIRKY, SWEEPING ORCHESTRAL SCORES WITH GOTHIC UNDERTONES Masterfully performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, this unique compilation features the music from the complete Batman silver screen franchise. Composer Danny Elfman’s off-centre gothic inspiration captures the spirit of a Batman Movie soundtrack. With its four-note minor key ascent and two-note major key descent perfectly depicting the duality of the Bruce Wayne character, Elfman's title theme had a great impact on subsequent Batman scores and Superhero blockbusters in general. Also includes music from Neal Hefti and Nelson Riddle’s sixties loungey, brassy, bass-driven beats for Batman TV series, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s minimalist angst ridden score, as well as various Batman themes from Shirley Walker (Escape from L.A.), Christopher Drake (Wonder Woman) and Elliot Goldenthal (Drugstore Cowboy, Interview With The Vampire, Heat, Frida). Tracklisting: The Films: 1. Batman - Theme (Danny Elfman) 2. Batman - Flowers & Love Theme (Danny Elfman) 3. Batman - The Joker’s Poem & Clown Attack (Danny Elfman) 4. Batman - Up the Cathedral (Danny Elfman) 5. Batman - Waltz to the Death (Danny Elfman) 6. Batman - The Final Confrontation & Finale (Danny Elfman) 7. Batman Returns - End Titles (Danny Elfman) 8. Batman Forever - Batterdamerung & Mouth to Mouth Nocturne (Elliot Goldenthal) 9. Batman & Robin - Main Titles & Fanfare (Elliot Goldenthal) 10. Batman Begins - Eptesicus (James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer) 11. The Dark Knight - Aggressive Expansion (Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard) Animated Batman: 12. Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm - The Birth of Batman / Main Title / The Promise (Shirley Walker) 13. Batman: Gotham Knight - End Credits (Christopher Drake) Retro Batman: 14. Batman: The Movie - Main Titles (Nelson Riddle) 15. Batman - TV Theme (Neal Hefti) CD: SILCD1276 REL. DATE: 24th March For more information contact:

Rumors of Eddie Murphy As The Riddler

The UK tabloid "The Sun" is reporting on a rumor that comedian and actor Eddie Murphy will be playing the Riddler, also known as Edward Nigma ("E. Nigma", or enigma) in the next Christopher Nolan Batman film, which will be following "Batman Begins" and this past summer's blockbuster "The Dark Knight". Read More

Dark Knight at the Oscars

As Oscar season approaches, the buzz behind this summer’s box-office conqueror " The Dark Knight " has begun to feel the scrutiny of definitely being considered as a contender this year, particularly in light of Ledger's standout performance. The smash hit sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight , starring Christian Bale as the avenging masked crimefighter of Gotham City, Batman , and the late Heath Ledger as the maniacal and sadistic clown-faced criminal the Joker, opened July 18th to rave reviews. Read More

Dark Knight to be Rereleased in January

Hoping to keep focus on the film during the height of Oscar season, Warner Bros. is planning to rerelease their summer Batman smash sequel The Dark Knight this January. Read More

Emma Thomas Interviewed at The Dark Knight Premiere

Watch a recent interview with producer Emma Thomas ( Batman Begins, Batman: Gotham Knight ) at "The Dark Knight " movie premiere in New York City. Read More

The Batmobile Is Up For Sale!

An authentic Batmobile from Batman Returns will be auctioned at the 38th Annual Kruse International Auction in Auburn, Indiana over Labor Day weekend. Read More

The Dark Knight Production Designer Talks About The Film

Production Designer Nathan Crowley (Public Enemies, Batman Begins) talks about the film at "The Dark Knight" movie premiere in New York City. Read More

"The Dark Knight" Continues to Break Box Office Records

For all those people out there who thought Warner Bros.' opening weekend estimate was more optimistic than realistic, a good ol' fashioned Joker "HA HA HA HA HA!" on you. "The Dark Knight," estimated to bring in $155.4 million during its opening weekend, actually brought in $158.335 million. In addition, "The Dark Knight" made $41.3 million in ticket sales from foreign markets (the film is being shown in 20 territories). Worldwide, the film has grossed $199.655 million. In a related story, the Hollywood Reporter says that despite the fact that "The Dark Knight" is screening on a record-breaking 4,366 theaters, moviegoers are still surfing eBay and Craigslist for tickets. Of course, the most valuable of these are the tickets for IMAX screenings ("The Dark Knight" is playing on 94 IMAX screens). On eBay, these IMAX tickets are going for about $50 each. So, to sum up this crazy weekend, "The Dark Knight" has broken the following records: Read the rest at: