Warner Bros. Animation Announces Four New DC Comics Short Films

Warner Bros. has announced that the next four DC Showcase animated short films for release by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2021 and 2022 will focus on DC Comics characters Kamandi, The Losers, Blue Beetle and Constantine.

Warner Bros. Animation has been producing DC Showcase shorts for home video release since 2010, with previous entries focused on characters such as Catwoman, Shazam, Green Arrow, Adam Strange, The Spectre, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock, The Phantom Stranger and Death. The series also includes last year’s interactive Batman: Death in the Family.

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The first of the new shorts will be Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!, a post-apocalyptic thriller to be attached as a bonus feature to Justice Society: World War II in Spring 2021.

The Losers and Blue Beetle shorts will also be released as extras on future DC Universe animated movies, while the Constantine short will serve as the anchor for a compilation set to be distributed in 2022.

‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 5 on Disc Sept. 22

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 22. All 15 episodes from the season will also be available through digital retailers.

The season finale airs on the CW June 2.

Based on DC Comics characters, “Legends of Tomorrow” follows a group of misfit heroes as they fight, talk, and sing their way through protecting history from aberrations, anomalies, and anything else that threatens to mess up the timeline. In the fifth season, evil figures from history are returning from hell to cause havoc, leading the Legends to round up the reanimated souls and uncovering a supernatural plot in which the fate of the world and the free will of mankind is at stake.

The cast includes Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, Olivia Swann, Nick Zano and Dominic Purcell, plus Matt Ryan reprising his role as John Constantine.

Extras include deleted scenes, a gag reel and a “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Post Production Theater” featurette.

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The season began with the concluding chapter of the five-part “Crisis on Infinite Earth” crossover with other CW superhero series, completing the story from “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Batwoman.”

The Blu-ray edition will include a limited-edition bonus disc with all five “Crisis” episodes and six tie-in featurettes (the disc is also available with the concurrent Blu-ray seasons of the other shows involved in the crossover).

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season Four on Disc Sept. 24

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 24 (order date Aug. 20).

The season deals with the Legends fighting the forces of magic and myth.

The cast includes Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, Ramona Young, Nick Zano and Dominic Purcell. In addition, Matt Ryan reprises his role as the title character from “Constantine.”

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The Blu-ray and DVD includes all 16 episodes, plus deleted scenes, a gag reel, and the featurettes “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Legendary Storytelling” and “Post Production Theater.” The Blu-ray will include 1080p HD video with DTS-HD master audio for English 5.1.

The fourth season is currently available to own digitally, and a digital copy is included with the Blu-ray.

Warner Releasing ‘Constantine: City of Demons’ Oct. 9

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the ‘R’-rated animated feature-length Constantine: City of Demons on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and digitally Oct. 9.

Matt Ryan returns to voice occult detective John Constantine after portraying the character in both live-action on NBC’s “Constantine” and the CW’s “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” and in the animated movie Justice League Dark.

The movie finds Constantine facing supernatural obstacles to save the soul of the comatose daughter of his friend Chas.

City of Demons was initially presented as a series of animated shorts through the CW Seed website. The movie version includes more than an hour of new footage, including the climax. Warner previously used this approach with its 2017 Vixen animated movie.

The UHD combo pack will include the 4K and regular Blu-rays of the film, while the Blu-ray combo pack will include a Blu-ray and DVD. Both combo packs include a digital copy code.

Extras include the featurette “The Sorcerer’s Occultist: Understanding John Constantine” and video from the City of Demons panel at WonderCon 2018.