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Late 'Batman' Actor Adam West Honored at Comic-Con

Filmmaker Kevin Smith, producer James Tucker, actors Ralph Garman and Lee Meriwether and about a thousand fans paid tribute to West on Thursday.  ...Read More... //

Adam West Getting L.A. Bat-Signal Tribute Thursday

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will light a ceremonial bat-signal tomorrow night to honor Adam West , the star of the Batman TV series who died Friday at age 88 . The signal will be projected via spotlight onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring Street downtown in an event that will start around 9 PM PT. West brought deadpan comedy and a hero's jutting jaw to the title character of the landmark TV series featuring Batman, Robin ....Read More... //

'Batman' Co-Star Burt Ward Fondly Remembers "Debonair and Suave" Adam West (Guest Column)

Ward, who played Robin to West's Batman, looks back at the start of their 52-year friendship. ...Read More... //

Burt Ward, Robin on 60s Batman, Mourns Loss of Adam West: I Will Forever Miss Him

The Robin to Adam Wests Batman has addressed the original TV Caped Crusaders passing . Here is Burt Wards full statement on the death of his co-star and friend: I am devastated at the loss of one of my very dearest friends. Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together; our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend, I will forever miss him.  ...Read More... //

Adam West, TV's Original Batman, Dead at 88

  Adam West , who played the titular caped crusader on TV's Batman , died Friday night, a family spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter . He was 88. West died at his home in Los Angeles after a brief battle with leukemia. Born William West Anderson in Washington, West began acting in films in the late  ...Read More... //

RIP Adam West: Hollywood Remembers Beloved Batman: One of My First Heroes

Adam West , TVs Batman in the 1960s and the longterm mayor on Foxs Family Guy, died Saturday at age 88. Shortly after news of the actors passing broke, Twitter turned into the Batcave for friends and fans to pay tribute to the beloved actor and gentleman. Below are some of the early reactions from a mourning Hollywood.  ...Read More... //

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