Month: February 2009

Home Video Announcement, Artwork For Upcoming “Green Lantern: First Flight” Release

Supporting earlier reports, Warner Home Video has officially announced that Green Lantern: First Flight will be the next release under the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner. Further details are available in the press release below.

Press Release:

WORLD RENOWNED DC SUPER HERO EMBARKS
ON HIS INITIAL MISSION IN
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO ON JULY 28, 2009!

Emmy Nominees Christopher Meloni & Victor Garber Top Stellar Voice Cast for
Fifth DC Universe Animated Original Movie

The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission in the animated Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated heros first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def for $29.98 (SRP) and $34.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is June 23, 2009.

Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.

Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

Green Lantern: First Flight – 2 Disc Special Edition versions will include incredible bonus features such as:

-Over three hours of extra content
-Two Featurettes
-Digital Copy Download
-Widescreen (1.78:1)
-Two Episodes of Justice League hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm

Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray versions will include all the great extras as the 2-disc Special Edition as well as an additional two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm.

Warner Premiere along with our partners at DC and Warner Home Video has enjoyed great success with the DC Universe titles, and were proud to present this first feature-length animated Green Lantern film, said Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere. First Flight is a compelling story and a great vehicle to tell this iconic characters story to both new and longtime fans.

In all of his incarnations, Green Lantern has stood as a fan favorite, and Warner Home Video is excited to provide fans with the characters first full-length animated adventure, said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. Green Lantern was the perfect hero to follow movies featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League.

Warner Bros. Animation is known for creating outstanding animated properties and has a legacy built upon some of the greatest characters ever imagined, said Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth, who also oversees television animation for the Studio. Producer Bruce Timm and his creative team continue that rich tradition with this terrific DVD feature.

As one of the true core DC Super Heroes, Green Lantern has captured the imagination of pop culture enthusiasts with his illuminatingly human approach to justice throughout the universe, said Gregory Noveck, Senior VP Creative Affairs, DC Comics. Alan Burnetts script captures the essence of DCs canon of Green Lantern tales, and provides a fine launching point for future stories with this character.

Apart from this animated release, Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in pre-production on a new Green Lantern theatrical motion picture, to be directed by Martin Campbell, bringing the popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time.

Marketing Support
Green Lantern: First Flight Single Disc, 2-Disc Special Edition and Blu-Ray will be extensively marketed with a national TV, online, print, and radio media campaign.

Basics:
Green Lantern: First Flight – Single Disc
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Order Due Date: June 23, 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: Estimated 75 min.
Price: $19.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 882929069958

Green Lantern: First Flight 2 Disc Special Edition
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Order Due Date: June 23, 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Disc 1 Estimated 75 min.
Disc 2 Estimated 180+ minutes
Price: $29.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929069941

Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray Hi-Def
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Order Due Date: June 23, 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Disc 1 Estimated 75 min.
Disc 2 Estimated 210+ minutes
Price: $34.99 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929070633

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainments new direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

Green Lantern and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.(s09)

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, Warner Bros. Animations characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studios rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, Green Lantern: First Flight will debut Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Stay tuned for further Green Lantern: First Flight updates coming soon!

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Exclusive Menu Shots From “Wonder Woman: Two-Disc Special Edition” DVD Release

To view the images, which include the entire menu system from the Wonder Woman: Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release, please click on the thumbnails below.

Check out the Wonder Woman subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated feature. The direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature hits DVD and Blu-ray on March 3rd, 2009.

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Actress Rosario Dawson Discusses Role In Upcoming “Wonder Woman” Animated Feature

To read the interview and view new images from the upcoming direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature, click on the image below.


Check out the Wonder Woman subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated feature. The direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature hits DVD and Blu-ray on March 3rd, 2009.

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The World’s Finest Talks To Christopher Drake About “Wonder Woman” Animated Feature

To view the new Christopher Drake interview, exclusive to The World’s Finest, click on the image below.


Christopher Drake Interview

The soundtrack to the Wonder Woman directto-video animated feature is expected to be released in third quarter 2009. Check out the Wonder Woman subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated feature. The direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature hits DVD and Blu-ray on March 3rd, 2009.

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New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Videos From Upcoming Two-Part Special Event

Cartoon Network has passed along new video clips from the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes “Deep Cover for Batman!” and “Game Over for Owlman!” Both episodes are part of a special two-part Batman: The Brave and The Bold event. To view the new videos, click on the image below.

Be warned that these clips do contain spoilers. The Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Deep Cover for Batman!” is scheduled to air Friday, February 27th, 2009 at 8pm (ET) on Cartoon Network, with “Game Over for Owlman” scheduled to air the following week on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 8pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Further details on this special two-part event can be found here.

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