Warner Bros. Animation has released a 9-minute featurette for the “Batman and Harley Quinn” animated film, which will be included on the “Teen Titans: Judas Contract” Blu-ray and DVD. Debuting the first footage we’ve seen from the animated flick, the sneak peek offers up bundles of new information pertaining to the film, featuring several members of the feature’s creative team, including director Bruce Timm.
Take a look at the “Batman and Harley Quinn” sneak peek below:
“We knew the ‘Suicide Squad’ movie was coming, and there was a lot of buzz for the Harley Quinn character,” Animation Creative Director Mike Carlin said in the featurette. “We’re always looking for something that’s going to catch the public’s attention.”
“We don’t actually break the fourth wall, but we come really close to it,” Timm says. “There’s just certain things that happen in the movie that you just kinda go, ‘Okay, I can’t believe they went there.'”
Voice director Wes Gleason added, “…They’ve grabbed these characters that are so established from ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ and found a way to spin them in this ’80s roadshow that’s full of action, but yet has all the comedic notes to it as they still try to save the day.”
“This is kind of a strange red-headed nephew of ‘Batman: The Animated Series,'” co-writer Jim Krieg notes. “But don’t show it to your kids thinking that it is ‘Batman: The Animated Series.’ It is its own thing kind of extrapolated.”
“I would say this is a little milestone in the Batman-Harley relationship.”
Directed by Bruce Timm, “Batman and Harley Quinn” features the voice talents of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Melissa Rauch as Harley Quinn, Loren Lester as Nightwing, Paget Brewster as Poison Ivy and John DiMaggio as Swamp Thing, in addition to Eric Bauza, Rob Paulsen, Robin Atkin Downes, Mindy Sterling and Trevor Devall. No official release date has been announced for “Batman and Harley Quinn.” The film will be available to purchase on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD this summer.