DC COMICS & WB Home Entertainment present fans with its first ever venture into INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING ALLOWING VIEWERS TO CHOOSE & CHANGE DIRECTIONS OF THE STORY IN THE RETELLING OF BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY all with your remote control.
Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, the animated short Batman: Death in the Family is based on the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending and expands upon the 2010 DC Universe Movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. This new interactive version allows the viewer to choose from multiple options which will alter the path of the core characters Batman, Robin, Joker, Red Hood and more.
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“Batman: Death in the Family” will have a spotlight panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10 starting at 1:20pm PT/4:20pm ET.
Join producer/director/writer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice), actors Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris) and Zehra Fazal (Young Justice), and moderator Tiffany Smith (DC Daily) for an in-depth panel discussion about this innovative film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital starting October 13.
“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, Batman: Under the Red Hood, provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.”
In addition, Batman: Death in the Family also includes four additional DC Showcase shorts: Adam Strange, Sgt. Rock, The Phantom Stranger and Death.
Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, including the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) history, come to animated life in DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020.
“Interactive storytelling offers an entirely new dimension of entertainment for DC animated movie fans, and an exciting look into potential titles for the future,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “Brandon Vietti has crafted a uniquely involving, multi-tiered approach to captivating the audience with both popular story devices and some very unexpected plot twists.”
Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the 2019-2020 series of shorts – which have been individually included on DC Universe Movies releases since Summer 2019 – include:
- Sgt. Rock
- Adam Strange
- The Phantom Stranger
“Batman: Death in the Family” arrives on Blu-ray™ and Digital on October 13, 2020.
NOTE: The interactive component is only available on the Blu-ray. The Digital version of “Batman: Death in the Family” offers four fully-played out linear versions of the short.