Warner Bros. Animation And Nickelodeon Releases Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Trailer
Today (12th March), Warner Bros. Animation, DC Comics and Nickelodeon has released the first movie trailer for Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in the new animated movie, the ninja turtle brothers visit Gotham City for the first time and meet the Dark Knight himself – Batman through a transdimensional encounter. Eventually, Batman and the turtles team up to fight Shredder and the Foot Clan.
Voice acting talent include Troy Baker as both Batman and The Joker, Golden Globe winner Darren Criss as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Looney Tunes Show) as Leonardo. Additional voice actors in the movie will include Rachel Bloom as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (Adventure Time) as The Penguin, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls (original), Teen Titans Go!) as both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui as Bane, and Cas Anvar as Ra’s al Ghul.
The movie, Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on the six-issue crossover comic book miniseries Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II and is scheduled to be released on Digital, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack in the United States sometime in late Spring 2019. The movie will have its world premiere at the WonderCon Anaheim 2019 convention on Sunday 31st March.
Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March
On Friday 15th March, Cartoon Network Africa will be launching a superhero themed pop-up channel called “Superhero HQ” on Multichoice’s DStv satellite television platform (on channel 300). The channel will feature the best animated action content featuring DC Comics’ iconic superheroes including Batman, Superman, the rest of the Justice League, the Young Justice team and the Teen Titans. During evenings, families will get to enjoy a superhero movie including all four Superman movies and all three Spy Kids movies, plus animated movies including The Lego Batman Movie, Batman Gotham Knight and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. In the channel’s name, “HQ” means headquarters, meaning it’s the “Headquarters for Superheroes”. The channel is essentially a temporary version of “Toonami” for DStv subscribers (excluding anime such as Dragon Ball Super but includes a few live-action movies), as Toonami Africa is carried on Cell-C’s Black streaming service.
South African comedian, Comic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nominee, Mojak Lehoko, will providing a more localised African feel to the channel as well as humour, both on-air and off-air, including superhero themed comedy stand-up videos.
The channel is only a temporarily pop-up channel and will only be available until 31st March, Superhero HQ is exclusive to DStv customers who are subscribed to the following packages: Compact, Premium and Premium Plus.
From the MultiChoice (DStv) Press Release: Cartoon Network Powers New Pop-Up Channel Dedicated to the Greatest Superheroes!
Superhero HQ is an exciting new Pop-Up channel premiering on DStv, super-powered by Cartoon Network. Superhero HQ is where universally appealing superheroes will share their best stories about saving the world and their most action-packed adventures, offering viewers an almighty battle between the best of animated adventures against the unsurpassed action-packed superhero movies for the whole family to enjoy!
Between 15 and 31 March, these much-loved superheroes will set up home on DStv channel 300. During the day, the kids will get to enjoy eight of their favourite animated, caped-hero series like Batman, Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern and Teen Titans. Then, in the evenings, the whole family can settle down to watch some superhero sagas such as the four Superman films, and all three Spy Kids movies. For fans of the legendary animated superhero movies, the ultimate selection has been made including The LEGO® Batman Movie, Batman Gotham Knight, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.
But, it’s not only superheroes that will be making their rounds in this domain; they will join forces with acclaimed South African comedian, Comic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nominee, Mojak Lehoko, who brings some African flavour and lots of laughter to the channel, on and off air. In-between the anticipated superhero programming, Lehoko will present super-comedic stand-up videos where he identifies with the humour found in the superheroes of the channel.
“I like being creative, always trying to do new things, and now being part of Cartoon Network’s Pop-Up channel, with relatable characters, makes me feel like a superhero! This channel is a special treat for the legions of superhero fans young and old delivering thrilling action as well as moments to laugh out loud,” says Lehoko.
Exclusive to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact, Superhero HQ is the exciting channel where your favourite superheroes will gather for the holidays. For the full schedule, as well as the latest information, visit www.DStv.com
List of titles on Superhero HQ Pop-Up channel:
Batman the Brave and the Bold; Batman the Animated Series; Superman the Animated Series; Green Lantern; Justice League Action; Young Justice; Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans.
Batman Gotham Knight; Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker; Batman VS Robin; Justice League: Doom; Superman/Batman: Public Enemies; Superman/Batman: Apocalypse; Green Lantern: First Flight; Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite; Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!; Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (22′ Special); Son of Batman; Superman: Unbound; Justice League: Throne of Atlantis; Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League VS. Bizarro League and Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo.
Superman the Movie; Superman II; Superman III; Superman 4: The Quest for Peace; Superman Returns; Spy Kids; Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
Toonami France Now Represented By FranceTV Publicité For Ad Sales
Turner France and Africa – the owners and operators of Toonami France – the television channel for superheroes has signed up FranceTV Publicité to represent the channel for advertising sales, effective of 1st January 2019. The channel features a wide selection of shows from both DC and Marvel with famous superheroes and superhero teams such as Batman, Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Spiderman and Ironman. The channel also airs the Japanese action anime shows such as Dragon Ball Super and My Hero Academia.
In France, Toonami is available in eight million homes and is distributed on some of the country’s most popular pay-TV operators such as Canal, SFR, Orange, Free, Bouygues Telecom and Numericable. FranceTV Publicité already represents Turner’s Cartoon Network, Warner TV, Boomerang and Boing in France for ad sales.
With the Toonami brand now sadly closed in the Asia-Pacific region, it seems that the Toonami channel brand is growing stronger in the EMEA region, with new programming promised for Toonami Africa (which is on Cell-C’s Black internet TV service in South Africa) and also because of this new ad sales agreement for the channel in France. Turner also promoted the channel and Dragon Ball Super at Kidexpo Paris 2018.
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