Cartoons may get a bad rap from people who view them as exclusively for children, but Warner Bros. has been pumping out mature, well-rounded comic book animation since 1992's Batman: The Animated Series. These cartoons are often better than most live-action comic book movies, and sometimes even better than the comics themselves.
Now the company is gearing up to release the holy grail of comic book adaptations, Batman: Year One. Based on Frank Miller's industry-defining story from 1987, Year One depicts the first year of the Caped Crusader's career, and how he rose up to become the savior of Gotham City. Along the way, he goes toe-to-toe against Gotham's underworld and gains the trust of Commissioner Gordon.
This latest clip is almost a panel-for-panel translation of one of the most famous scenes from the comic. Both Batman (voiced by Ben McKenzie) and Gordon (Bryan Cranston) look exactly as Dave Mazzucchelli drew them over two decades ago, which is a credit to how dedicated the creators at Warner Brothers are to the spirit of these comics.
Batman: Year One will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand, and for download on October 18. It will also be available on October 11 through iTunes, Xbox Live, Zune, VUDU HD Movies and Video Unlimited on the PlayStation Network & Sony Entertainment Network..
[via Super Hero Hype]