Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from Batman: Death in the Family that shows off the film’s styling opening sequence.
The movie is WBHE’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control.
Central to the extended-length short is an adaptation of “Batman: A Death in the Family,” the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending.
The clip below features the stylish opening title sequence to the animated short, which was designed by writer/producer/director Brandon Vietti, and executed by Supervising Technical Director Matt Girardi and his team at Warner Bros. Animation.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, Batman: Death in the Family serves as the anchor for an anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts – including “Sgt. Rock,” “Adam Strange,” “Death” and “The Phantom Stranger.” The set arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020.
The interactive component is only available on the Blu-ray. The Digital version of Batman: Death in the Family offers four fully-played out linear versions of the short.
Batman: Death in the Family: Opening Title Sequence:
Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, Batman: Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.
Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) reprise their Batman: Under The Red Hood roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and The Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as Two-Face and James Gordon.