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DC Universe continues to deliver new content, robust community engagement, and real-world experiences to its members. During the grand opening reception of a new, pop-up activation titled, DCU HQ, the subscription service highlighted updates to the platform and previewed new content coming in 2020.
The opening night festivities included a presentation featuring a line-up of DC executives, artists, producers and even Krypto was on hand, the fan-favorite super dog who will soon be appearing on the DC Universe original series Titans. The evening got underway with artist Jim Lee, DC’s Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, creating live art on the walls within The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery
DC UNIVERSE: The Ultimate DC Membership, today announced a new initiative to harness the creativity and talent of DC fans and unleash a new unscripted concept and video series for the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service. DC UNIVERSE, in association with Ideas United, kicked off DCYou Unscripted at its New York Comic-Con pop-up event headquarters, DCUHQ, inviting emerging creators and dedicated fans alike to submit unscripted series ideas, drawing on all things DC.
The DCYou Unscripted project will be open for entries beginning the evening of October 3 to November 18 to any Ideas United network member who is over 18 and a US resident. Any creator is welcomed to easily and quickly apply to join the iU network. During the submission process, talent and fan enthusiasts alike will be able to submit their unscripted/reality video series ideas ranging from game shows to game play to hot food and hot takes. The top 10 entrants chosen will travel to Los Angeles, California to spend a day with industry professionals to refine their concepts and have the chance to pitch their concepts in-person to a panel of DC executives and entertainment luminaries. Three finalists will move on to have unscripted pilots produced by Ideas United, with one final entrant receiving a series order which will launch exclusively on DC UNIVERSE.
For more info go to: dcuunscripted.com
BizarroTV from Blue Ribbon Content
DC Universe announced a new anthology series, titled BizarroTV, that will feature fan favorite characters from the more obscure corners of the DC universe. This mixed media series is coming to DC Universe in 2020. Produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit, this new show demonstrates the Television Group’s commitment to create original and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. Blue Ribbon taps into the Studio’s established creative team, while also identifying new and innovative talent to deliver cutting-edge series in the short form format. A showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper!
New Home Entertainment Releases
More WB Home Entertainment releases will be coming to DC Universe in 2020, particularly because the movies have been so popular with members. The most watched movie on the DC Universe to-date is the animated original Reign of the Supermen, which debuted on the service January 29, 2019. Due to its popularity, even more home entertainment movies will be coming in 2020, including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apocalypse. These original animated movies will be available on DC Universe just 90 days after their physical release date.
New Community Engagement
Many DC Universe members are familiar with Jackie Cole as the Community and Rewards Manager and oft-moderator in the DC Universe community. She provided an overview of the new features launching on DC Universe this month. New features will be available to members starting on October 23, 2019 as a part of “Community Week”, a special event for members on the service. It will include special guests and top-notch creators from comics, TV, animation, and more, who will join the fun by participating in Q&As, book club discussions, live Watch-Alongs with behind-the-scenes insights and deep dive explorations of the shows and scripts. Community week will kick off with a Q&A with Titans series star, Anna Diop.
And last, but certainly not least…….
DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL SERIES AND EXCLUSIVES
Harley Quinn Debuts on November 29!
Executive Producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker were on hand to officially announce the premiere date for the original adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn. DC artist Amanda Conner was on hand as well to share her inspiration to create some of the art that inspired the animated series. Her art is featured within the immersive pop-up installation at DCU HQ.
Other activities at and before the event. Krypto the dog came through for a photo op and a time lapse of Jim Lee drawing Harley Quinn.
by Sean Tucker
Crunchyroll Unveils “KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson” as Next Crunchyroll Movie Night with Fathom Events
Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, and Fathom Events announced today that the U.S. theatrical premiere of “KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson” will be the next Crunchyroll Movie Night, taking place in more than 600 movie theaters across the country on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM local time.
The U.S. theatrical debut of the film will offer fans an exclusive interview with Jun Fukushima (voice actor of Kazuma) and Rie Takahashi (voice actor of Megumin) to give fans a behind the scenes look at the new film.
“Crunchyroll Movie Nights are a powerful way for anime fans to connect with other fans in the Crunchyroll community,” said Mary Franklin, head of events, Crunchyroll. “We are excited to present this new ‘Konosuba’ film for them, which we're bringing to the U.S. only months after its premiere in Japan.”
“KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson” was initially released in Japan on August 30, 2019 to positive critical reception.
“I want to have your babies, Kazuma!” This unexpected confession from Yunyun, a girl from Megumin’s hometown of Crimson Demon village, triggers a series of events that has the party facing their greatest threat yet. Hilarity and adventure awaits in “KONOSUBA Legend of Crimson”!
In celebration of the film’s launch, Crunchyroll is also releasing an exclusive “Konosuba” capsule collection from Crunchyroll Loves, the brand's in house streetwear line, featuring six items, including a special tee with artwork from the upcoming film. The collection will drop early November only on the Crunchyroll Store.
Crunchyroll Digital Drops, a new app from Crunchyroll, is also launching a sticker collection to celebrate the film. The limited “Konosuba”-themed sticker pack released today (9/24) features chibi style art of Kazuma and the adventuring party, and can be found by downloading the app at https://bit.ly/2kFmrPC/ Fans should stay tuned for additional limited edition Digital Drops stickers that will only be given away in theaters.
Fans can purchase tickets for the film starting today, September 24 at www.FathomEvents.com, with additional theater locations to become available through the week.
Previously, Crunchyroll has worked with Fathom Events to bring the U.S. theatrical premieres of “Saga of Tanya the Evil - the Movie -,” “Mob Psycho 100 II” and the "Yuri!!! on ICE" marathon event to the Crunchyroll community across the country.
About “KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson”:
A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma’s life should’ve ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist of fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world--and dragging the troublemaking goddess, Aqua, the wildly dorky mage, Megumin, and the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness, with him.
Now, the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean it’s ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it... when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma’s life in another world?!