In a light week for new animated home video releases comes Batman Beyond to the rescue.
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Warner Bros., $99.98) collects all 52 episodes of the series, which ran three seasons from 1999-2001. Set in the future, it featured young Terry McGinnis taking on the mantle of Batman under the tutelage of an older Bruce Wayne.
The series previously was released on DVD in single-season sets in 2007, though this set includes three brand-new bonus features created specifically for this collection. They are:
- Tomorrow Knight: The Batman Reborn, in which the creative team looks into the character of Terry McGinnis.
- Gotham: City of the Future, a look at the future Gotham and how the series made a version both new and still true to the version seen in Batman: The Animated Series.
- The High Tech Hero, which explores the powers of the Bat-suit and the science behind it.
The set also includes a collectible booklet and a copy of Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics.
Also out this week is Animal Tails (HIT Entertainment, $14.98), a collection of episodes featuring Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Kipper and Barney.