Releasing Tuesday, June 4th, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack as well as on Digital.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the 4K/Bluray Combo I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are our own.
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finds Gotham City reaching new levels of danger when Shredder joins forces with Ra’s al Ghul to enact a nefarious plan – leading to the team-up of the Dark Knight and the Turtles to combat the combined might of the Foot Clan and League of Assassins!
The Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all-star cast is led by Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us) as the voice of both Batman and the Joker – making Baker the first actor to ever play both roles in the same film. Opposite Baker are the Ninja Turtles themselves – Emmy Award/Golden Globe Award/SAG Award winner Darren Criss (American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Glee) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo.
Other key members of the voice cast include Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time, Futurama) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra’s al Ghul, Keith Ferguson (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) as Baxter Stockman & Two-Face, Brian George (Seinfeld) as Alfred, Ben Giroux (Hart of Dixie) as Robin, Andrew Kishino (The Lion Guard) as Shredder, and Jim Meskimen (Parks and Recreation) as Commissioner Gordon & Scarecrow.
Jake Castorena (The Death of Superman) directs Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from a script by Marly Halpern-Graser (Mad, Batman Unlimited, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo). The film is inspired by the comic book series “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II (published by DC Comics and IDW Publishing) and is based on characters from DC and Nickelodeon. Ben Jones (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is producer. Executive producers are Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan. Sam Register and Chris Viscardi are executive producers.
We will be the first to admit that we hadn’t read the graphic novel this is based on. Having said that we were intrigued to see this mashup. One of things that stands out is the animation style. It feels like a cross between Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Bruce Timm’s Batman the Animated Series. Both of which we love.
As far as the story goes, we really enjoyed it. Without giving too much away, (minor spoiler if you don’t want to know skip ahead to the next paragraph) we really enjoyed the fight between Ra’s al Ghul and Donatello and Raphael. Our favorite were the fights between Batman and Shredder. We had no idea that was the fight we didn’t know that we needed to see……
The cast and acting is superb and really helped tell this story. The only thing missing was Master Splinter. The interaction with Master Splinter and Alfred would have been fun to see. The special features are never a disappointment and just add to the entire experience. The Cowabunga, Batman! When Comic Worlds Collide may be one of our all-time favorites.
The sneak peek at Batman: Hush has us waiting for more. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will fit nicely in your collection. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is available NOW digitally and will be available Tuesday, June 4th on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack