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DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection Coming In November

Get ready to see Black Adam along with past animated shorts.


Who doesn't like animated shorts? Warner Home Video has announced the release date for the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 9, 2010
 
This isn't just a collection of past animated shorts. The Return of Black Adam leads the collection of the special features seen on this year's DC Animated releases. 
 == TEASER == 
In Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, Clark Kent's latest interview subject is a street kid named Billy Batson. What Clark doesn't know is Billy was chosen by an ancient wizard to represent the good of man as the World's Mightiest Mortal just by saying his name, "Shazam!" Billy soon discovers he's being pursued by a centuries' old, murderous villain, Black Adam
 
Jerry O'Connell provides the voice of Captain Marvel, George Newbern reprises his Justice League role as Superman, Arnold Vosloo is Black Adam and two-time Emmy Award® winner James Garner is the Wizard. Bruce Timm is the executive producer and Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is the director. Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman) wrote the 22-minute script. 
 
The other shorts include The Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. The single disc DVD edition features more than an hour of extra content and the Blu-ray contains more than 2 1/2 hours of extra content.
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Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Only on Blueray?  I hope not.
I keep saying, SHAZAM would make an awesome show.  the next animated (or live action) DC franchise!

Posted by The_Martian

I love the art for this.

Posted by G-Man
@ArtisticNeedham: I mentioned a 1 disc DVD as well.
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Posted by johnny_spam

I actually wish this was a film and not 22 minutes. 

Posted by TheMess1428

I need to buy all these instead of watching on Netflix.

Posted by Nick-SV(ril)

So it is actually happening. Shazawesome news. Can't wait.

Posted by Mainline

Awesome!  The art looks fantastic too.  Modern, mainstream style with a great balance between simplicity, style, and realism (look at the detail on those hands, wow!).  I hope Marvel steps up its game if only to push DC to keep improving and looking for both mature and young audiences.  
 
When Marvel wasn't even a presence, the animated DC years were pretty lean with just Krypto and Superman and the Legion.  But with Marvel spamming the air with the VS series, Super Squad, Avengers, Iron Man Adventures, Ultimate Spidey and more, DC has to counter with things like this, Greg Weisman's Young Justice, and hopefully more quality stuff on the horizon.

Posted by Ms. Omega

Kickass!

Posted by Amegashita

  Yes for Captain Marvel.

Posted by ARMIV

Aw Yeah!!!
Posted by SupremoMaximo

He goes from a boy to a super hero with a receding hairline..YES!!

Posted by Mutant X
@SupremoMaximo said:
" He goes from a boy to a super hero with a receding hairline..YES!! "
XD
Posted by Decept-O

Great!!  
 
Never thought about this one 'til now,  but perhaps Jerry O'Connell could be Captain Marvel in a live-action film if he buffed up just a bit?  Why not?  
Posted by Xion

nice!

Posted by RedK
@Amegashita said:
"   Yes for Captain Marvel. "
Posted by Eyz

Oh man... And I've bought all the special editions to HAVE the DC Showcase on disc...and now you say there's gonna be a DVD/Bluray just for them?! With Shazam included?! Ooooooh....
 
I hope they have more of these original shorts, like Shazam, on it... Cause I don't really wanna buy this short collection just for one of these shorts!!

Posted by MemnochZERO

Yeah i'm in the same boat. Buying something like this for ONE 22 minute short and bonus features seems kinda silly to me as a customer (who owns the three other shorts). I really hope they surprise us with a couple more shorts. Just imagine 2 solid hours worth of DC Showcase movies....
Posted by neillius
@MemnochZERO:
isn't only jonah hex and spectre out to date?
Posted by Hot_Sawce

this looks quite fun

Posted by Stormultt

DC congratz, your amazing.
Posted by burningmidnight

YES!

Posted by Nyogtha

Finally Black Adam gets his dues.

Posted by adribones

so a collection of shorts for fans of DS animation who likely already own most of them? gouge.

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

For some reason, I think Arnold Vosloo would be Black Adam in any media. On that note, who else thinks Adrien Paul would make a good Black Adam?

Posted by wallywest55

Im super excited. I hope they show Black adam beating the hell out of superman. =D

Posted by darkking

i want to see more spectre  shorts or a films .
Posted by CrimsonInuTears

I want~ ^_^

Posted by Mbecks14
@Ms. Omega said:
" Kickass! "
well said!
Posted by Aquamariner

how about an Aquaman, or Martian Manhunter short? Now THAT would be cool! 
 
Im so getting this anyways!!

Posted by Solitaire

Sold

Posted by busterblader

Looking forward to these, long time Bruce Timm fan, but after seeing the DCU trailer the other week I want two hours of that.  Hopefully the game will sustain me

Posted by tonis

you sold me at Captain Marvel

Edited by NightFang

This is so cool and what a sweet cast they've lined up! 

Posted by GraphicCasualFreak

Can't wait, hopefully they aren't too short.

Posted by KNIGHT SAVIOR

can't wait to see it 

Posted by ComicMan24

Good news.

Posted by brownsugar

OHHHH I cants waits

Posted by CHERP0

Really lookin forward to the Green Arrow one, really wish they would do a Booster Gold one though
Posted by roxamilli

Nice! I end up liking the shorts more than the movie sometimes so this is something i'll have to get.