In advance of its DVD and Blu-ray release in May, TT Animation and Warner Brothers are giving New York the first look at the animated feature based on the "LEGO Batman" games.
The screening will take place on February 11 at the Paley Center at 6:30, followed by a Q&A with the cast and the film's director, Jon Burton.
The feature, based on the second "LEGO Batman" from TT Games, sees Lex Luthor (Clancy Brown) attempting to one-up Batman/Bruce Wayne (Troy Baker) by enlisting the help of the Joker to cause a bunch of ruckus with his black block-destroying ray. Suddenly, Batman finds himself needing the help of the other heroes of the DCU (including Superman, naturally) to take on this menace.
From the official synopsis:
LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite provides the ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages.
The film finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman's technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.
LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite features the definitive voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants). In addition to Baker and Willingham, the cast includes Christopher Smith (Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe) as the Joker, and Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder) in a hilarious turn as the voice of Robin.
A limited number of free tickets are even available to the public; follow these instructions to enter for your chance:
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on February
11 must RSVP via email to LegoBatmanTheMovie@gmail.com.
The body of all qualifying fan RSVP emails MUST include the following
(please only this information):
Name of the entrant
A valid email address
The name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of
Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first
served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.
"LEGO Batman: The Movie" will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on May 21st from Warner Brothers Home Video.