Warner Bros. has announced the full details for the upcoming Batman ’66 animated project that was teased last week. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader will release on October 11 on digital HD, while releasing November 1 on both Blu-ray and DVD.
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!
Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.
Rick Morales (LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans). Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.
The Blu-ray release will also include two new featurettes focusing on the Batman ’66 brand. The first deals with how the villains became part icons in American pop culture, while the second showcases the original cast members lending their voices to the animated film.
As mentioned, you can get your copy of the film on digital HD on October 11 or on Blu-ray and DVD on November first. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon by heading over here. In the meantime, check out the full trailer of the film below.