New images released for ‘DC Showcase Animated Shorts’
Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment just released new images for the third DC Showcase Animation Shorts compilation, with each short representing distinctly different art styles and eras of comics. It’s coming to Blu-ray and 4K on Digital starting May 3, 2022.
Shorts featured include blue beetle, Losers and Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth! all of which have appeared as enhanced content on previous DC Universe movies. Debuting and serving as the anchor for the compilation of this short is the long run Constantine – The House of Mystery. The quartet of shorts is produced by Rick Morales (Legends of Mortal Kombat franchise, Injustice). Jim Krieg is producer and Sam Register is executive producer.
Constantine – The House of Mystery:
John Constantine wakes up in the strange House of Mystery with no memory of how he got there, but Zatanna and her friends are all there. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of turning into demons and tearing him to shreds over and over again!
The cast includes Matt Ryan (Constantine, Legends of tomorrow) reprising his live-action and animated role as Constantine; Camille Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy); Ray Chase (Licorice Pizza); Robin Atkin DownesStrain); and Damian O’Hare (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Gray Griffin (scooby-doo franchise) and Lou Diamond Phillips (the Bamba, Longmire, Young guns) join the cast of the short film directed by Matt Peters (Injustice) from a screenplay by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush).
Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!
Originally released as a bonus feature on Justice Society: WWII in the spring of 2021, Jack Kirby’s DC comic book creation features the last civilized teenager on a post-apocalyptic Earth ruled by talking animals. In this short, Kamandi and his friends Prince Tuftan of the Tiger Kingdom and humanoid mutant Ben Boxer are kidnapped by a cult of gorillas dedicated to finding the reincarnation of their god, The Mighty One. Cult leader Golgan puts Kamandi’s team through a series of deadly tests to find out if any of them know the secret of The Mighty One.
Featuring the vocals of Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) as Kamandi; Steve Blum (Star Wars: Rebels, cowboy bebop, Naruto Franchise) like Golgan and Tuftan; Adam Gifford (Masters of the Universe: Revelation) like Zuma; and Armen Taylor (Justice Society: WWII) as Ben Boxer. Directed by Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) from a screenplay written by Paul Giacoppo (Young Judge, Star Wars: Resistance).
The legendary ragtag team of WWII outcasts – Captain Storm, Johnny Cloud, “Mile-a-Minute” Jones, rookie Gunner and Sarge – find themselves marooned on an uncharted South Pacific island that’s completely overrun by dinosaurs ! Their potential ally in this deadly mission, the mysterious and handsome Fan Long of the Chinese Security Agency, tells them that their job is to rescue the scientists who have been sent to study a spatiotemporal anomaly. Maybe… but what is its mission?
Ming-Na Wen (Agents of SHIELD., Boba Fett’s Book) runs the cast as a fan; Dean Winters (John Wick, 30 Rock) is Captain Storm; Dave B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Kingdoms) is Gunner and Sarge; Eugene Byrd (Bones, Arrow) is Mile-a-Minute Jones; and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld, The Magnificent Seven) is Johnny Cloud.
Originally included as a bonus feature on Batman: The Long Halloween, part one, Losers is directed by Milo Neuman (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash) from a screenplay by Tim Sheridan (Batman: The Long Halloween).
Silver Age Blue Beetle is back! Welcome to the adventures of Ted Kord, aka the Blue Beetle, as he teams up with fellow superheroes Captain Atom, The Question and Nightshade to battle that infamous finagler of feelings, Doctor Spectro.
Matt Lanter (Timeless, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) stars like Blue Beetle; Jeff Bennet (Johnny Bravo, Curious George) as Captain Atom & Pops; Ashley Burch (The Ghost and Molly McGee) as Nightshade; David Kaye (Last week tonight with John Oliver, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as the question; and Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob SquarePants) as Dr. Spectro.
Originally attached to Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2, blue beetle is made by Neuman (Freedom Fighters: Ray) from a screenplay by Jennifer Keene (Phineas and Ferb) from a story by Jeremy Adams (Legends of Mortal Kombat franchise).
Launched in 2010, DC Showcase originally consisted of four animated shorts: Spectrum (23/02/2010), Jonah Hex (07/27/2010), green arrow (09/28/2010) and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (9/11/2010). An additional short, catwoman (18/10/2011), was attached the following year to the release of Batman: Year One. For 2019-20, DC Showcase returned with five shorts: sergeant. Rock (06/08/2019) The death (22/10/2019), The Phantom Stranger (17/03/2020), Adam Strange (05/19/2020), and the interactive Batman: Death in the Family (13/10/2020).
Source: Warner Bros Animation.