DC Comics’ greatest superheroes and their arch nemeses face-off in a hilarious, action-packed battle in LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Heroes Unite ($20). Based on the popular video game series, the full-length TT Animation feature finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President. And to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology, forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.
DC Super Heroes Unite features the definitive voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown (Superman: The Animated Series, The Shawshank Redemption), as well as familiar videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) and Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show), who provide the voices of Batman and Superman, respectively. The cast also includes Christopher Corey Smith (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe) as the Joker and Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder) as Robin. Director/producer Jon Burton helms the film from a screenplay by David A. Goodman based on a story from Burton and Goodman.
Special features include:
– Building Batman: Ever thought about making your own Batman movie? Join a group of children as they learn from master LEGO builder Garrett Barati and animate their own Batman mini-movie with LEGO.
– Lego Batman Jumps Into Action: Garrett Barati’s original Batman teaser, created for LEGO Super Heroes, shows what this master stop-motion animator can do with just a few click, click, clicks of LEGO.
– LEGO/DC Universe Super Heroes Video Contest Winners: The excitement of DC Universe Super Heroes and the joy of LEGO building brings together action-packed short films from five winning submissions.
– Bonus Episodes: “Triumvirate of Terror” and “Scorn of the Star Sapphire” from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and “Overdrive” from Teen Titans
– Assorted Trailers
– The Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack includes a bonus Clark Kent LEGO figure.
The Blu-ray will be released on May 21st.