Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is changing up the current look of their DC Comics properties with a new animated adventure that pays homage to the 1960s Batman series in a number of ways. Not only does the animation, style, and humor of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders pull directly from the campy-yet-beloved live-action series, it also features the voice work of original actors Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar.
And while fans will be able to check out this latest animated feature once it arrives on home movie release in October/November, there’s also a one-night-only theatrical release on the way. Thanks to Fathom Events, which found success with the theatrical release of the recent animated feature Batman: The Killing Joke, the new movie will air in theaters for three exclusive showings on Monday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Audiences will also get to see “an exclusive pre-screening introduction, and a post-screening preview of “Those Dastardly Desperados,” a featurette that explores how the Bat-villains became American pop culture icons.”
Check out the trailer below, along with the movie’s synopsis and some new images (via IGN). Be sure to pick up Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders on Digital HD on October 11th or on Blu-Ray on November 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis:
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!