New ‘Constantine’ Animated Short Anchors Latest ‘DC Showcase’ Collection

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release DC Showcase — Constantine: The House of Mystery on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD digital download May 3.

The ‘R’-rated collection of animated short films features stories based on DC Comics’ library of characters.

Matt Ryan reprises his live-action and animated role as the Hellblazer himself in Constantine: The House of Mystery. In the all-new short, John Constantine wakes up in the eerie House of Mystery with no recollection of how he got there. Camilla Luddington and Ray Chase reprise their roles from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War as Zatanna and Jason Blood/Etrigan, respectively, while Robin Atkin Downes and Damian O’Hare reprise their roles from Constantine: City of Demons as Negral and Chas, respectively. In addition, Grey Griffin and Lou Diamond Phillips join the cast of the short, which is directed by Matt Peters (Injustice) from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush).

The collection will also include the shorts Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!, The Losers and Blue Beetle, which were previously released as companions to recent DC Universe animated movies.

Also included as an extra is the featurette “DC Showcase: One Story at a Time,” a look at the history of the animated shorts with interviews from producer Rick Morales and directors Matt Peters and Milo Neuman as they explore the featured heroes and villains, the comics that inspired them, and these adventures’ place in the bigger picture of the DC animated universe.

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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.