Warner Bros. Animation has provided Comic Book Resources with an exclusive first look at the next all-new DC Comics original movie — “Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts.” The trailer finds the caped crusader clashing with his nemesis the Penguin — and this time they’ve both brought friends along for the fight. In this first look at the film, Penguin’s Animilitia — featuring Killer Croc, Cheetah, Man-Bat and Silverback — gnash their teeth at Batman and his team of heroic allies: Red Robin, Nightwing, Flash and Green Arrow.
As revealed late last month, “Animal Instincts” will kick off a new line of Batman toys and animated projects. Another untitled “Batman Unlimited” feature will arrive direct-to-video later this year and 22 two-minute shorts featuring the “Unlimited” cast will be released via digital platforms and a companion app. Mattel’s “Batman Unlimited” toy line is already on shelves. The new Batman brand first appeared back in June when an image of a banner promoting the line at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas surfaced online.
“Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts” will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on May 12. You can check out the trailer and official synopsis for the film below.
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts
All-new DC Comics Original Movie coming from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in late Spring 2015
When Gotham City is plagued by a slew of bizarre crimes committed by the animal-inspired villain squad, known as the Animilitia — made up of Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and Man-Bat — Batman must swing into action to investigate. These animalistic villains bring new and exciting challenges for Batman, who must find a way to bring these criminal creatures to justice! But could the Animilitia be working for powerful businessman Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. The Penguin? In the end, it’ll take the combined forces of Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing and Red Robin to fight off these Animal Instincts.