The announcement some fans have been eagerly awaiting for has finally arrived as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has confirmed that a Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray will officially arrive next year. Warner Bros. Animation publicist Gary Miereanu confirmed at New York Comic Con (via CBR) that the collection would arrive later in 2018 and offered no further teases of what will be included in the new packaging.
This announcement comes after the Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm earlier this summer. The cinematic continuation of the series was released in July to further acclaim for the high definition transfer. Until The LEGO Batman Movie was released earlier this year, Mask of the Phantasm was Batman’s sole theatrically-released animated feature.
Developed by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski, the fan-favorite Batman: The Animated Series aired on FOX from 1992 to 1995 with 85 total episodes, the theatrically-released film Mask of the Phantasm and two direct-to-video movies followed. The series became influential due to the creation of character Harley Quinn but also Mark Hamill’s vocal performance as The Joker and Kevin Conroy as Batman. The pair would go on to become staples of the Bat-franchise, reprising their roles in all three Arkham games and various other animated shows.
Will you be getting the Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray next year? Let us know in the comments.