Month: April 2009

Trade Ad For Upcoming “Green Lantern: First Flight” Direct-To-Video Animated Feature

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

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Animated “Green Lantern: First Flight” Release Pushed Back; New Artwork Released

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT GETS NEW STREET DATE;
FIFTH DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE ARRIVES JULY 28, 2009 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

BURBANK, CA, (April 28, 2008) The street date for Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, has shifted to July 28, 2009. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated heros first-ever full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def for $24.98 (SRP) and $29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).

Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) leads the cast as the voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. The cast includes Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is directed by 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 DVD Special Edition and Blu-Ray versions include more than three hours of incredible bonus features as well as a Digital Copy Download.

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, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature will debut Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Stay tuned for further Green Lantern: First Flight updates.

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Further Bonus Content Details For Upcoming “Green Lantern: First Flight” Release

Warner Home Video has provided the initial details for the special features slated to appear on the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight DVD and Blu-ray release. A new trade ad released by Warner Home Video states that the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight Two-Disc DVD Special Edition release will contain over three hours of extras, with the Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-ray Special Edition release featuring over 4 1/2 hours of extras.

Early special features details are as follows:

-Exclusive Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Behind the Story with Geoff Johns – The New York Times Best-Selling Writer Discusses the Mythology of the Green Lantern: Oa, The Guardians, Power Rings and the Greatest of all Green Lanterns – Hal Jordan
-Green Lantern Corps Character Profiles of Sinestro and the Guardians of the Universe
-Behind the Scenes of Blackest Night, the epic DC Comics Superhero Event in Which the Dead Shall Rise
Duck Dodgers Series Episode “The Green Loontern”
-Bruce Timm Presents Two Bonus Cartoons

Plus: Only on Blu-ray
I Am the Ring – A Look at the Symbolism of the Ring in Literary Lore -and as Reimagined for Green Lantern
-Bruce Timm Presents Five Bonus Cartoons

Warner Home Video has also announced that Green Lantern: First Flight has moved back to its original July 28th, 2009 home video release. Stay tuned for a look at the one-disc cover art and trade ad for the direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature.

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

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Upcoming “Batman: The Animated Series” Episode Schedule For Disney XD Network

The Disney XD network has released the schedule of upcoming Batman: The Animated Series episodes slated to air on the network in early May 2009. Further information is below.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
2:30am (ET) Batman: The Animated Series “Off Balance”

Monday, May 4th, 2009
2:30am (ET) Batman: The Animated Series “The Man Who Killed Batman”

Sunday, May 10th, 2009
2:30am (ET) Batman: The Animated Series “Mudslide”

Monday, May 11th, 2009
2:30am (ET) Batman: The Animated Series “On Leather Wings”

A representative for the Disney XD Network has stated that more special programming blocks of Batman: The Animated Series are slated to air on the Disney XD network later this year. Batman: The Animated Series regularly airs Sunday – Monday at 2:30am (ET) on the Disney XD Network.

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Teletoon Releases May 2009 Schedule For “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Episodes

Below are official descriptions and airdates for episodes of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series slated to air in May 2009 on the Canadian network Teletoon. Please note the information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 – “Day of the Dark Knight!”
Batman and Green Arrow are transported back in time by Merlin to go on a quest to retrive Excalibur, but must defeat Morgan Le Fey in the process.

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 – “Invasion of the Secret Santas”
Batman and Red Tornado fight to stop Fun Haus’ Yuletide crime spree.

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 – “Enter the Outsiders!”
Batman and Wildcat face off against a group of teens – the Outsiders – whose pranks turn to criminal activity.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 – “Dawn of the Deadman!”
Deadman and Batman team up as spirits to stop Gentleman Ghost from raising an army of undead criminals.

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 – “Fall of the Blue Beetle!”
Blue Beetle traces his legacy back to the original Blue Beetle, which leads him to the dangerous Science Island where he battles legions of robots alongside Batman.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Sunday at 9am (ET) on the Teletoon “Action Force” programming block, with Sunday-premiering episodes re-airing Fridays at 7pm (ET) as part of the new “Superfan Fridays” programming block. Batman: The Brave and The Bold also airs every Friday at 8:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Further Batman: The Brave and The Bold information is available at our our Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Stay tuned for further details on upcoming episodes and exclusive content.

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