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BATMAN Animated DTV Movies

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:25 pm
by TheButcher
DC's third DTV movie will be BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT!

Bruce Timm is doing the Batman: Gotham Knight anime, plus a couple more details

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Yes, you heard it, the man who brought us the emmy award winning Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League/Justcie League Unlimited, and giving us DC's DTV series that started with Superman: Doomsday and we're waiting for the upcoming Justice League: The New Frontier, is doing the anime series; Batman: Gotham Knight.

It was revealed on the Toonzone forums where he answered a member's question that he is invovled with Gotham Knight, and revealed that its 6 segments (so this is like Animatrix), and there are three composers who will do 2 segments each. Robert Kral, who did the score for Superman: Doomsday (that you can now get at music stores), is doing two. With the other two composers being: Kevin Manthei, who is doing the score for Justice League: The New Frontier and who did the scores for Scream 2-3 and the film version of Resident Evil, and Christopher Drake, who did the two Hellboy DTVs and is also currently doing the third.

Another thing that was revealed was the three writers on this anime. The people are Josh Olsen (A History of Violence), Batman Begins writer David S. Goyer, and comics scribe Brian Azzarello.

So it looks like those who didn't want to be bothered by this are now going to get this when it comes out.
source : newsarama

Teaser image from the latest WIZARD magazine. source : toonzone forums

Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 anime direct-to-DVD anthology film of six animated short films set in-between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Directed by Bruce Timm, co-creator and producer of Batman: The Animated Series, the film's six segments are written by Josh Olson, David Goyer, Brian Azzarello, Greg Rucka, Jordan Goldberg, and Alan Burnett. Each segment has its own artistic style, just as numerous artists work in the same DC Universe.

source : wikipedia

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:31 pm
by Pacino86845
That's cool, Batman looks like a friggin' wolf in that picture, really menacing.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:16 pm
by ONeillSG1
No Kevin Conroy? NO POINT IN MAKING IT!!!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:50 pm
by Fried Gold
Not sure if Kevin Conroy's voicework would match with this Batman.

Pacino86845 wrote:That's cool, Batman looks like a friggin' wolf in that picture, really menacing.

Reminded me of Paul Pope's "Batman: Year 100" artwork.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:29 pm
by The Garbage Man
Fried Gold wrote:Not sure if Kevin Conroy's voicework would match with this Batman.


Agreed.

Conroy's an amazing Batman but Gotham Knight is meant to bridge Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, so I'd rather have Bale (or a good sound-alike).

Also, I think Conroy officially retired from the role.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:31 pm
by ONeillSG1
The Garbage Man wrote:Also, I think Conroy officially retired from the role.


Then it is a retirement well deserved.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:35 am
by Chairman Kaga
Since it's not in the BTAS-STAS-JL-JLU continuity there's no reason to stick with Conroy.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:11 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
ONeillSG1 wrote:
The Garbage Man wrote:Also, I think Conroy officially retired from the role.


Then it is a retirement well deserved.



He really retired? I guess when you think about it, he probably logged on who-knows how many hours doing Batman.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:35 am
by Cha-Ka Khan
Pacino86845 wrote:That's cool, Batman looks like a friggin' wolf in that picture, really menacing.


Le sigh. It was as if the artist said "how can I make him look more like Wolverine?"

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:48 am
by Pacino86845
Perhaps one should consider that Wolverine is basically Batman... except shinier. Let's see how you manage an off-the-shelf Batman, Cha-Ka. :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:53 pm
by beastie
Color me ignorant, but this would be the "Bat-Anime" that was recently announced, right?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:53 pm
by JpPrewitt789
I'm not an anime fan, but if it's Batman by Bruce Timm I'll watch. Bring me back to the old Batman TAS days of my youth...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:05 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
beastie wrote:Color me ignorant, but this would be the "Bat-Anime" that was recently announced, right?


Yuppers, it is. In fact a series of shorts all in the anime-style. I'm really looking forward to this.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:49 am
by buster00
Spifftacular SquirrelGirl wrote:
beastie wrote:Color me ignorant, but this would be the "Bat-Anime" that was recently announced, right?


Yuppers, it is. In fact a series of shorts all in the anime-style. I'm really looking forward to this.


All in the anime style? I was under the impression that each of the six segments would have their own artistic style.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:51 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
From everything I've read I thought it was all anime but I could be off. I'd personally love to see different styles for it.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:58 am
by buster00
Spifftacular SquirrelGirl wrote:From everything I've read I thought it was all anime but I could be off. I'd personally love to see different styles for it.


I guess it depends on one's definition of "anime."

There's a galaxy of difference between the styles of, for instance, Akira and Pokemon, Cowboy Bebop and Super Milk Chan. They're all conidered "anime." The Japanese have like 300 different words to describe their animation.

But yeah, they're gonna mix up the styles a little on the DVD.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:00 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
buster00 wrote:
Spifftacular SquirrelGirl wrote:From everything I've read I thought it was all anime but I could be off. I'd personally love to see different styles for it.


I guess it depends on one's definition of "anime."

There's a galaxy of difference between the styles of, for instance, Akira and Pokemon, Cowboy Bebop and Super Milk Chan. They're all conidered "anime." The Japanese have like 300 different words to describe their animation.

But yeah, they're gonna mix up the styles a little on the DVD.


Good point. Totally true.... and it would be weird if one of the stories was anything like Super Milk Chan.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:51 am
by Crimson King
I'm not very well versed in the Batman: The Animated Series universe, but I fucking LOVE Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. I daresay it's an even better Batman film than Tim Burton's original...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:04 am
by buster00
Crimson King wrote:...I fucking LOVE Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. I daresay it's an even better Batman film than Tim Burton's original...


Yes. Yes it is.

So is every episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:44 am
by Vameon
I am gonna buy this when it comes out, I love nolan's batman and I love anime so this just seems made for me.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:24 pm
by Evil Hobbit
I just hope the music and all is up on par with some quality. So far the DTV realy bored me to death. Doomsday was so terrible. The music, the timing, the animation. Batman the animated series is better animated then the current DTV. Let's hope this one is, at least, on par with the TAS.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:52 am
by TheButcher
Batman: Gotham Knight Trailer
Thanks to the front page for the link.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:29 am
by buster00
TheButcher wrote:Batman: Gotham Knight Trailer
Thanks to the front page for the link.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

To Whomever Is Reading This:

Whatever you were going to be doing for the next ten minutes, put it off.

Go watch this at once. You will thank yourself.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:05 am
by DerLanghaarige
Nah, it didn't work with Matrix, Riddick, Van Helsing, Season 3 of Alias and all the other movies that had an animated tie-in. Let's hope that this one won't be as boring and pointless as the other examples (Hey, Bruce Timm is involved, so let's be optimistic!)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:09 am
by Pacino86845
I beg to differ, at least as far as Animatrix is concerned: it was the best of all the Matrix sequels we got, for realz!! And the Clone Wars cartoons were better than the SW prequels!!

The Batman to samurai comparisons are just so natural that this idea doesn't come across as being gimmicky at all. Bruce Aniwayne looks a little too effeminate but besides that what we've seen so far is pretty cool.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:21 am
by DerLanghaarige
Pacino86845 wrote:I beg to differ, at least as far as Animatrix is concerned: it was the best of all the Matrix sequels we got, for realz!!

Uhm...no.
]And the Clone Wars cartoons were better than the SW prequels!!

Dude, I totally forgot Clone Wars! :oops: But even with Clone Wars were most animated tie-ins crap.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:19 pm
by buster00
Pacino86845 wrote: Bruce Aniwayne looks a little too effeminate but besides that what we've seen so far is pretty cool.


I thought that too, but remember, there are several different styles involved in the DVD. He doesn't look like a chick in all of them.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:24 pm
by so sorry
Two properties that don't excite me too much: Batman and anime.

But fuck me, that was really cool looking. Color me interested...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:11 am
by RogueScribner
buster00 wrote:
TheButcher wrote:Batman: Gotham Knight Trailer
Thanks to the front page for the link.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

To Whomever Is Reading This:

Whatever you were going to be doing for the next ten minutes, put it off.

Go watch this at once. You will thank yourself.




Link is dead. :(

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:52 am
by Hermanator X
sooperpooperscooper wrote:I have it on good authority that batman fights somebody on this cartoon, and that it was colored in, but they didnt go over the lines. Do I win a tenner?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:02 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
I beg to differ, at least as far as Animatrix is concerned: it was the best of all the Matrix sequels we got, for realz!!


I agree with this. I felt like the opening two part animation about the start of the war between man and machine was great and if anything probably helped enhanced the other films at least a little bit.

Still wonder if there's any word if Bale and company are reprising their roles as far as voice acting this.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:40 am
by TheButcher
RogueScribner wrote:
buster00 wrote:
TheButcher wrote:Batman: Gotham Knight Trailer
Thanks to the front page for the link.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

To Whomever Is Reading This:

Whatever you were going to be doing for the next ten minutes, put it off.

Go watch this at once. You will thank yourself.




Link is dead. :(

Try this one : http://youtube.com/watch?v=yuSwj5ok24k

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:01 pm
by buster00
Spifftacular SquirrelGirl wrote:Still wonder if there's any word if Bale and company are reprising their roles as far as voice acting this.


Bale is listed in the IMDb entry, but you know how those can change.

I think I'm most looking forward to the Deadshot segment. I did NOT expect him to pop up in this continuity.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:43 am
by RogueScribner
TheButcher wrote:
RogueScribner wrote:Link is dead. :(


Try this one : http://youtube.com/watch?v=yuSwj5ok24k



I'm not generally a fan of anime, but this looked awesome.

Danke!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:47 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
RogueScribner wrote:
TheButcher wrote:[qu ote="RogueScribner"]
Link is dead. :(


Try this one : http://youtube.com/watch?v=yuSwj5ok24k



I'm not generally a fan of anime, but this looked awesome.

Danke![/quote]


Not a fan..?! Blasphemy, Rogue!


;)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:32 am
by RogueScribner
Admittedly, I haven't seen a lot of it, but what little I have seen just didn't grab me.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:11 am
by Retardo_Montalban
Them batman clips looked pretty badass. Its a shame the Animatrix did it first. I'm hoping the Batman segments are a bit longer, as all of the Animatrix one acts were pretty but ultimately forgettable.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:47 am
by burlivesleftnut
TheButcher wrote:
RogueScribner wrote:
buster00 wrote:
TheButcher wrote:Batman: Gotham Knight Trailer
Thanks to the front page for the link.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

To Whomever Is Reading This:

Whatever you were going to be doing for the next ten minutes, put it off.

Go watch this at once. You will thank yourself.




Link is dead. :(

Try this one : http://youtube.com/watch?v=yuSwj5ok24k


Looks like a lot of fun.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:00 pm
by TheButcher
From Worlds Finest:
Kevin Conroy, a familiar name to fans of Batman: The Animated Series, among other related series, will be lending his voice to the upcoming direct-to-vide Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature.

It has been confirmed that Kevin Conroy will be voicing Batman in Batman: Gotham Knight. The specifics of his role, whether he'll be playing Batman for the entire animated feature or just for a segment, has yet to be revealed.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:04 pm
by Fried Gold
So...has this been referred to as "Batmanime" yet?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:07 pm
by TheButcher
Not yet.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:13 pm
by Fried Gold
Oh...


You know what they should call this?


Batmanime!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:32 pm
by TheButcher
That's a good idea. I wish I had thought of that :wink:

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:50 am
by Fried Gold
TRAILER - in glorious....MyspaceTV format...

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:56 am
by Peven
it looks pretty damn entertaining, but i am curious; is it supposed to be part of the BB and Dark Knight world the way Clone Wars was with the SW prequels?

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:16 am
by Fried Gold
Peven wrote:Master Qui Gon..I was wondering; is it supposed to be part of the BB and Dark Knight world the way Clone Wars was with the SW prequels?

It's set in-between the stories of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I think it's a bit like The Animatrix and a bit like Clone Wars...just fun stuff to fill the gap.

If you're talking about whether it's "official canon" or not...then don't. Because people who argue about "official canon" are twunts.

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:24 am
by Peven
Fried Gold wrote:
Peven wrote:Master Qui Gon..I was wondering; is it supposed to be part of the BB and Dark Knight world the way Clone Wars was with the SW prequels?

It's set in-between the stories of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I think it's a bit like The Animatrix and a bit like Clone Wars...just fun stuff to fill the gap.

If you're talking about whether it's "official canon" or not...then don't. Because people who argue about "official canon" are twunts.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

good one, FG. and don't worry, to me "canon" means a large cylindrical weapon that shoots big metal balls.......

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:32 am
by Fried Gold
Image

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:24 pm
by hackett
maybe i'll rent this at best...

imdb says that there is a character named Cassandra in this... hopefully it isn't in relation to Cassandra Caine (the latest Batgirl)

Re: BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:56 am
by buster00
In the Dark Knight Discussion Thread, yorrick brown wrote:from chud.com

MTV has an exclusive five-minute clip from Batman: Gotham Knight, the anthology animation feature that bridges Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. This is from Futoshi Higashide's piece, called Crossfire, written by Greg Rucka. This seems to be one of the shorts less mired in the fantastic, though that bit of Batman standing in the middle of an urban hell is pretty out there, and his punches seem to hit with amazing force. That extra year or so in the field really paid off. Oddly, however, I don't much like Kevin Conroy's performance as Bats here; maybe it's just me, but here he sounds a lot more...average...than in his many other years of voicing animated versions of the character. Perhaps that's just meant to be youth.


http://chud.com/articles/articles/15312/1/FIVE-MINUTES-IN-GOTHAM-CITY/Page1.html


It is highly -- HIGHLY -- awesome, but I do have to agree about Conroy's performance. It really is a bit bland.