Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Batmite, Batman and Robin
Rumour has it that Warner Brothers is finally getting around to releasing the DC Superhero Filmation cartoons from the 60s and 70s.

According to Earl Kress' blog, The New Adventures of Batman and The New Adventures of Superman will be released on June 26.

For many of the DC Superheroes this was the first time they were seen in this medium. Superman and Batman already seen their own series, the Fleisher Superman series from the 40s and the Adam West Batman being the most popular, but heroes like Flash, Green Lantern, Teen Titans and Aquaman made their debuts through Filmation. Check out this previous post on Aquaman for a tast of a Filmation show.

This is an excellent start to the Filmation superhero franchise and I hope to see many more releases from Warner Bros.

While we are on the subject of classic toons to DVD, you may be interested in knowing that Space Ghost and Dino Boy and Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, two shows that Cartoon Network has bastardized into Space Ghost: Coast-to-Coast and Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, are coming to DVD on July 17. This info also comes to us from Earl kress' blog.