27 June 2012
Agreement between Warner Bros. and Fox paves the way for new collectables ...
The long-running dispute between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox over the rights to the 1960s Batman show has finally come to an end – paving the way for a host of collectables based on the classic TV series.
Although Warner Bros bought DC Comics in 1969, the rights to the Batman TV series were locked in a legal battle more complicated than one of the Riddler’s puzzles but the problem has now been resolved and Warners is planning a host of new merchandise next spring.
"For the first time in over 40 years we will be able to offer fans a full merchandise programme that captures the classic, kitschy look and feel of the original Batman TV show," said Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros consumer products. ??"This new licensing programme allows our partners to take advantage of the characters, gadgets and humour that made the show a smash hit in its day and a perennial favourite decades later."
There’s already speculation a DVD release for the TV series will follow, thanks to the deal.