With all the buzz surrounding the latest DC feature Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice what better time to bring the next chapter of the animated adventures of Damian Wayne aka Robin. Hot off the heels of their Batman: Bad Blood release DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers Animation has delivered the next chapter in the Bat-verse saga with Justice League vs. Teen Titans original animated movie.
In the film, when Damian’s over-aggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. However, adjusting Damian’s attitude turns out to be the least of the Teen Titans’ troubles as Raven’s satanic, world-conquering father Trigon begins an escape from his inter-dimensional prison. To complete his return, Trigon must have Raven’s assistance – and to accomplish his goal, he spreads his demonic forces across the globe, infiltrating the minds and bodies of the Justice League to do his bidding. To save the universe and prevent a literal hell on Earth, the Teen Titans must rescue – or defeat – the Justice League, and intern Trigon for all eternity. While the story of Damian is continued here this is clearly the next direction for their animated series with the focus clearly on the entire Titans team. Here we get some great moments with them all including an awesome Power Rangers like transformation sequence of each character getting into Titan mode to fight. The story is a bit lighter at times than the previous Damian stories, but still keeps the same overall feel. His issues with Batman are once again the catalyst to these events, but with the inclusion of the Titans he is given a chance to evolve even more.
Once again the film features a great voice cast reprising their previous roles as well as some new names including Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg and Christopher Gorham as Flash. Sean Maher also returns as Nightwing, as does Stuart Allan as Robin/Damian, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast Boy, Kari Wahlgren as Starfire and Jon Bernthal as Trigon. All of the character designs look great and deli]ver some great variations to bring them into this world. The animation is great as always and features some great action as well as some pretty violent moments, most notably during the Titans vs Justice League moments that are both entertaining and a bit unexpected.
In addition to the film this release includes numerous special features including the featurettes Growing up Titan, Heroes and Villains: Raven, and Heroes and Villains Trigon, two cartoons from the DC Comics Vault and a sneak peek at the most anticipated animated feature to date Batman: The Killing Joke that brings not only the iconic graphic novel to life, but the cast from the Batman: The Animated Series. Be there for the next journey of Robin as he joins the Titans when Justice League vs Teen Titans comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, as well as Blu-ray Deluxe Edition that includes an exclusive Robin Figurine on April 12th from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.