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Aquaman: King Of Atlantis (2021/DVD*/**)/The Bad Guys 4K (2022/DreamWorks/Universal 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray + Blu-ray/DVD Set)/King Tweety (2022/DVD/**)/Scooby Doo! And Guess Who?: The Complete Second Season (2021/DVD**)/Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Girls: Mayhem In The Multiverse (2021/Blu-ray/DVD set/*all DC Comics/**all Warner)

4K Ultra HD Picture: B+ Picture: C+/B & C+/C+/C+/B+ & B- Sound: C+/B+ & C+/C+/C+/B+ & B- Extras: D/C+/C/D/C+ Main Programs: C+/C+/C+/C/C+

Up next, a new slate of family-aimed releases, all animated...

Aquaman: King Of Atlantis (2021) is a comical animated version of the classic superhero (the older blonde version now has green hair!) and is somewhere between SpongeBob and an Aquaman LEGO project. Running over two hours, this is some of the early animated programming made for the new HBOMax streaming service and sillier than any previous version of the character.

The money is in the production, but much of it is obvious and this is overly long, yet it does not let up and at least comes up with a new twist for the character. I still like the sometimes unintentionally funny, original 1967 Filmation version of the character, his first-ever incarnation on any screen, but this is aimed at younger children or megafans, so they will like this more than most.

No extras.

The Bad Guys 4K (2022) is the new DreamWorks animated feature film, this time with a group of 'criminals' (Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina) & Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos) as a criminal group that has been getting away with crimes for many years. When they finally get caught, Wolf comes up with a con game to get them out and start a propaganda program that they have been 'reformed' and with 'never do anything bad again' if they can help it.

Of course, he's just up to his next heist and grand robbery with his gang, but things will not go quite the way anyone expects in this sometimes very amusing romp meant for kids and the whole family. Though some things are here we've seen before, there are undeniably some fun and amusing moments. The result is not bad and the additional voice work of Alex Borstein, Zazia Beetz, Lilly Singh, and the ever-reliable Richard Ayoade keeps this one going for a decent 100 minutes. The result is worth a look if you are interested.

Extras in both sets include Digital Code, while the discs (per the press release) add and ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SHORT ''MARASCHINO RUBY'': In this original DreamWorks animated short, The Bad Guys are at it again, but not in the way you think. They've gone good! Find out what happens to the team after they go rogue in this sweet original short.


    • Original opening

    • Snake Attack

    • Extra Secret Base Tour

    • You Can't Fake Good

    • Post Credits: Scientist Button

  • DEVISE THE PLAN: MAKING THE BAD GUYS: From book to storyboard to the silver screen, join the cast and filmmakers as they devise how to bring The Bad Guys to life.

  • ASSEMBLE THE CREW: Go face to face with the voices behind our favorite animated bad guys: Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula & Mr. Piranha.

  • IT'S SHOWTIME: CAST TABEL READ: Teamwork is the ultimate ingredient in pulling off a job without a hitch. now that they've agreed on the plan, it's time to bring the cast of The Bad Guys together for their first table read.

  • SNAKE'S FROZEN POP SHOP: Want to learn how to make your own version of Mr. Snake's favorite frozen pops? With these easy recipes, you'll be on your way to chill-ville in no time. Want to go the extra mile? Create your own frozen pop disguises.

  • FROM THE DRAWING ROOM: Learn step by step from The Bad Guys head of story, Nelson Yokota, how you can create your very own storyboard and draw the film's main characters

    • How To Storyboard

    • How To Draw Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula, Mr. Piranha

  • and FEATURE COMMENTARY: Feature-Length Commentary with Director Pierre Perifel, Producer Damon Ross, Head of Story Nelson Yokota, Head of Character Animation JP Sans, and Production Designer Luc Desmarchelie.

King Tweety (2022) is one of the oddest use of Tweety, Sylvester and Granny I have ever seen, with odd animation (Tweety looks like an ad for his favored Blue Bunny-brand icy) with strangely flat animation that is semi-3D, but a world away from the best art ever done for the characters. Why this style was approved is odd, but here it is and some will agree it is off-kilter, so expect not to necessarily like it.

An island queen disappears, but somehow, Tweety is a relative of this character and happens to be next in line for the throne to run the island. That does not please Sylvester, but off they all go and this runs for about 90 minutes. The results are mixed and not your usual for these characters. I guess it will be a curio for some, but can this develop into its own series? We'll see how much this odd art style catches on. See for yourself.

Three bonus episodes of The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries are the only extras.

Scooby Doo! And Guess Who?: The Complete Second Season (2021) continues the sort-of revival of the second-ever Scooby series, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which we discussed when covering the debut season of this new show here:


At only a half-hour, it was not as good as the longer original show and this time, the guest stars are not always as impressive or even as known, resulting in a poorer season.

We get several new sports stars and a few well-knowns, with the best of them being multi-Super Bowl-winning former Pittsburgh Steeler Terry Bradshaw, some TV stars like Alton Brown make an appearance that works better than you'd think. Dynomutt is back, but the biggest surprises are that they landed Carol Burnett (a great match, of course) and returning in almost the same style and mode as she first appeared decades ago, Cher!

Morgan Freeman (whose original Electric Company was as hot a hit as anything Scooby when it arrived back in the day) is another plus, but the saddest, yet one of the best episodes here is the gang appearing on Jeopardy! and the host is still Alex Trebek! He apparently made this towards the end and the show delivers. I'll save the rest of the guests for you to discover, some of whom I also liked, but we'll have to see where this goes next and how long the show can last with some of the odder choices.

No extras.

Lastly, we have Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Girls: Mayhem In The Multiverse (2021,) jumping on the multiverse bandwagon and crossing over their two DC animated series to craft a new animated film aimed at the kiddos. The animation style is similar to that In The Teen Titans Go! series and is pretty flashy and clean looking on the whole. Some of the characters featured here are kid versions, but older fans will at least enjoy how many classic characters they have crammed into this thing.

The Legion of Doom hatches a plan to wipe out superheroes and a riff in the multi-verse opens pitting the DC Super Hero Girls with Teen Titans Go! in an epic team-up to defeat the bad guys before the nature of reality and the space time continuum are destroyed forever!

The impressive voice cast of Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse includes Kimberly Brooks (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Bumblebee, Greg Cipes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Beast Boy, Keith Ferguson (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) as Batman, Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Kim Possible) as Lex Luthor & Aquaman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Wonder Woman, Young Diana, & Giganta, Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack) as The Flash, Hawkman, Green Lantern/John Stewart, Scott Menville (Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters) as Robin, Max Mittleman (ThunderCats Roar) as Superman, Jessica McKenna (Star Trek: Lower Decks) as Aqualad, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) as Cyborg, Alexander Polinsky (Blaze and the Monster Machines, Charles in Charge) as Control Freak, Missi Pyle (Galaxy Quest, Gone Girl) as Cythonna & Speaker of Nations, Tara Strong (Loki, Ben 10, Unikitty!) as Raven & Harley Quinn, Nicole Sullivan (Family Guy, Black-ish) as Supergirl, Cree Summer (Rugrats, Better Things) as Catwoman & Hippolyta, Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) as Jor El & Solomon Grundy, Myrna Velasco (Star Wars: Resistance) as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty) as Star Sapphire & Zatanna, and Hynden Walch (Groundhog Day) as Starfire.

Special Features include these episodes of shows with the two teams:

Teen Titans Go!: Season 2: Operation Tin Man

Teen Titans Go!: Season 4: Titan Saving Time

DC Super Hero Girls: Season 2: #SmallVictories

As mentioned, this animated feature is definitely aimed at the younger crowd and does a good job of at least introducing them to some of these classic characters, even if the spin they have here is a bit silly at times.

Now for playback performance. The 2160p HECV/H.265, 2.35 X 1 HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced Ultra High Definition image on Bad Guys 4K just edges out the rest of the releases here, including its own fairly-good-looking 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image on the also-included regular Blu-ray. However, the 4K edition tends to look a little richer and offer a better color range and richness. Both have Dolby Atmos 11.1 (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mixdown for older systems) and easily offers the best sonics here, a mix that has its moments, if not anything of demo quality.

An anamorphically enhanced DVD with lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is included in the Blu-ray/DVD set and is soft and barely passable, but there it is.

Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse is presented in 1080p high definition on Blu-ray disc with an MPEG-4 AVC codec, a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78 X 1, and a lossless, English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) mix. Also included is a standard definition DVD with the same widescreen spec and a standard, lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Both versions of the animated feature look fine on their respectable formats, but the HD version obviously looks a good bit better.

All three Warner DVDs sets offer anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 images with lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and are about as good as they can be in the format, but have good color, though can look soft in various shots.

- Nicholas Sheffo and James Lockhart (Titans)



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