You really can’t go wrong with any of the classic Batman: The Animated Series shows or movies. To help folks who want an updated version of one of its best efforts, Warner Archive Collection is releasing a remastered Blu-Ray of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero.
The Blu-Ray will be out March 27 at wb.com/warnerachive and most retailers.
In celebration of the big event, Warner Archive is hosting a WonderCon Panel at 1 p.m. on March 23 at Room 300B.
Warner Archive Podcast hosts D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson will be joined by some special guests to show the newly remastered footage, break down the film and the evolution of Mr. Freeze’s evolution to being one of the best characters on BTAS.
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero was one of the first direct-to-video efforts from Warner Animation when it was released March 17, 1998. Here’s some of the details of the Blu-Ray release:
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be released on Blu-ray in its original 4×3 Fullframe aspect ratio. The 67-minute film will be accompanied by several special features, including Art of Batman: Music Montage; Get the Picture: How to Draw Batman; the film’s theatrical trailer; and the Batman: The Animated Series/The Bew Batman Adventures/Batman Beyond Mr. Freeze Saga in chronological order – four episodes entitled Heart of Ice, Deep Freeze, Cold Comfort and Meltdown. The episodes will be presented in standard definition.
In Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, Batman faces his coolest case ever when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl ‘on ice’ forever.
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero is directed by Boyd Kirkland, who also helmed 21 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as well as serving as a sequence director on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. The script is written by Kirkland and Randy Rogel, who penned nine episodes of BTAS – but is probably best known for his prolific songwriting on Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs. Andrea Romano (of course) served as casting and dialogue director.