Rating: Not Rated
Diedrich Bader as Batman
James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow
John Di Maggio as Aquaman
Dee Bradley Baker as Clock King
Jeff Bennett as Captain Marvel
Kevin Michael Richardson as Black Manta
Greg Ellis as Gentleman Ghost
Tom Kenny as Plastic Man
Will Friedle as Blue Beetle
Dolby Surround Sound
Running Time: 286 Minutes
The following is the official description of the film:
“Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. Through the show’s first 13 Animated Adventures in this 2-Disc Collection, the Dark Knight allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers. He even travels to a parallel world, becoming the villainous Owlman! In this cool, cutting-edge and often funny series bringing back old-school comic-book styling and dry wit to crime fighting, Batman faces any peril – including other heroes stealing the show – in his relentless pursuit of justice.”
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season One, Part One” is not rated.
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” arrives on DVD again. While previous DVD’s only contained a few episodes, this contains half of the first season. If you already own those DVD’s, then this will be pretty annoying to you. You’re going to have to re-buy episodes you already own to complete your collection. To make matters worse, there are no bonus features on this DVD. There are no commentaries, no interviews, no featurettes, or anything else. Maybe it’s coming on the “Season One, Part Two” DVD set. Or maybe not.
If you don’t already own “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” then you’re in for a treat. It’s a Batman series unlike any other. It takes the humor and campiness of the early Batman comics, the look of the intro to the 60’s Batman series, and the awesome action of “Batman: The Animated Series.” The end result is a lighthearted series that’s fun for kids and provides a showcase for a ton of obscure DC heroes. You get to see Deadman, Bronze Tiger, Wildcat, and Red Tornado. You also get to see more familiar characters like Plastic Man, Aquaman, and Green Arrow. This is going to make it especially fun for die-hard DC Comics fans. Animation fans will also want to note that Aquaman is voiced by John DiMaggio who plays Bender on “Futurama.” Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, is also the voice of Plastic Man.
If you’re a Batman fan then this is a required addition to your DVD collection. If you’re simply a fan of animation, you’re going to want to check it out, too, for the amazing character design and voice work.