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Teletoon “Justice League,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” August 2009 Episode Schedule

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

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 – “017 Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!”
31st Century Booster Gold travels back 100 centuries to join Batman and become a celebrity hero. In his quest for fame, he unwittingly enables the immortal tyrant Vandal Savage to carry out his nefarious plot.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009 – “018 The Color of Revenge!”
Batman and Robin team up again, but it’s not like it always was–there was a reason Robin left to go work on his own. As Crazy Quilt comes after Robin for revenge, all the dirty laundry comes out between the dynamic duo.

Sunday, August 16th, 2009 – “019 Legends of the Dark Mite!”
Batman’s biggest fan, Bat-Mite, is also his biggest nightmare when the 5th dimensional imp pops up and, in an effort to make Batman a better hero, causes chaos in the city.

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 – “020 Hail the Tornado Tyrant!”
Red Tornado attempts to create a being that will possess the one thing he lacks: human emotion, but his experiment goes awry after an attack from Major Disaster.

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 “Superfan Fridays” programming block.

Continuing the episode schedule update, below are official descriptions and airdates for the episodes of the classic Justice League animated series slated for August 2009 on the Canadian network Teletoon. Once again, the information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Friday, July 31st, 2009 – “116 Fury, Part One”
When a renegade Amazon named Aresia takes control of Lex Luthor’s old gang, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must unite to stop her from destroying Man’s World. Part one of a two-part episode.

Friday, August 7th, 2009 – “117 Fury, Part Two”
When a renegade Amazon named Aresia takes control of Lex Luthor’s old gang, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must unite to stop her from destroying Man’s World. Part two of a two-part episode.

Friday, August 14th, 2009 – “118 Legends, Part One”
During a fight with Lex Luthor, the superheroes of the Justice League are blasted into an alternate reality where they meet the Justice Guild of America, a group of old-fashioned comic book heroes whose exploits Green Lantern remembers reading about when he was a kid. Part one of a two-part episode.

Friday, August 21st, 2009 – “119 Legends, Part Two”
During a fight with Lex Luthor, the Justice League is blasted into an alternate reality where they meet the Justice Guild of America, a group of old-fashioned comic book heroes whose exploits Green Lantern remembers reading about when he was a kid. Part two of a two-part episode.

Justice League regularly airs every Friday at 8:30pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Fridays” programming block. Click here for further details on Justice League.

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Press Release for Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – Volume 2” DVD Release

Press Release:

BATMAN AND CO. ARE AT IT AGAIN AS WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – VOLUME 2 ON DVD NOVEMBER 10, 2009

Second Installment of Four Animated Episodes on One Crime-Fighting DVD


The anticipation has been building and the day has finally come as Warner Home Video (WHV) helps protect Gotham with the release of Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Volume 2 on DVD. Batman is back for a second time teaming up with Green Arrow, Wildcat, Blue Beetle, Speedy and others to protect the world in this thrilling series put together by the unstoppable tag team of Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics. This second release from this hit action-packed adventure series airing on Cartoon Network is being released by WHV on DVD November 10, 2009, at the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Everyone knows that by himself the Caped Crusader is more than any villain can handle, but when he has other heroes from across the DC Universe by his side, there is no chance of taking him down. Though still based in Gotham, Batman frequently finds himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman relies on his stealth, resourcefulness, strength and limitless supply of gadgets to bring justice home.

“Warner Home Video could not be any happier with the continued success of the Batman series and are ecstatic to be bringing the next installment to DVD,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Batman: The Brave and the Bold Volume – 2 proves that when superheroes band together, there is no way that they can be taken down, which provides fans with an experience like no other.”

“One of the real pleasures of producing this incarnation of Batman has been teaming him with a wide variety of characters from across the DC Universe, some more well-known than others, but each with a passionate fanbase,” said Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation. “Seeing Batman on adventures with Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Wildcat, Deadman and more has proven to be rewarding for our audience, and we look forward to telling more of these stories.”

Batman: The Brave and the Bold has been extremely popular on Cartoon Network with its combination of drama and comic relief. The show is one of the top-rated programs among boys 6-11 and men 18-49. The series, which has a full line of toys being released this year, is executive produced by Sam Register, and the producers are James Tucker and Linda M. Steiner. The voice cast includes Diedrich Bader as Batman, John DiMaggio as Aquaman, James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow, Will Friedle as Blue Beetle, Corey Burton as Red Tornado and Tom Kenny as Plastic Man.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Volume 2 Episodes:
-Day of the Dark Knight!
-Enter the Outsiders!
-Dawn of the Dead Man!
-Fall of the Blue Beetle!

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. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin’ in the Bathtub.” Since then, WBA’s 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, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA 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, the HUMANITAS prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Volume Two, the second DVD release for the new animated series, is slated to hit shelves November 10, 2009. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Writer J. Torres Discusses New Issue Of “Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” Now Available

Batman: The Brave and The Bold #7, the latest issue of the spin-off comic series from DC Comics, arrives in comic book stores today. The World’s Finest caught up with writer J. Torres, the writer for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series, to take a closer look at the issue.

“This issue reunites me with some old friends,” says Torres. “First, J. Bone, who I have collaborated with many times in the past, most notably on the Eisner-nominated Alison Dare series.”

Outside of reuniting with a collaborative partner, this issue also brings Torres together again with some characters that may be familiar to readers of the late Teen Titans Go! comic series.

“The issue reunites me with Beast Boy…Oh, how I missed the l’il green imp!” says Torres. “He also comes complete with the Doom Patrol, including The Chief, as well as a villain from our Teen Titans Go! days. “

Official details for the latest issue of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7

Written by: J. Torres
Art by: J. Bone
Cover by: Scott Jeralds

Here comes the Doom Patrol! And they want Batman to help them out withGeneral Immortus? But we just shipped him off last issue!

The cover price for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #7 is $2.50US.

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Direct-To-Video “Green Lantern: First Flight” Animated Feature Now Available For Purchase

The all-new direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own Blu-ray, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Single-Disc DVD. Warner Home Video distributes the direct-to-video animated feature, which is also available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download day and date.


Above is the cover art for all three separate home video releases for the direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature. Further information on this latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie title can be found by clicking the images above. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature and the DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Green Lantern: First Flight Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Green Lantern: First Flight DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)

In related news, Robert Kral, composer for Green Lantern: First Flight, has confirmed for The World’s Finest that the newly-released direct-to-video animated feature will get an official soundtrack release. The soundtrack is scheduled for release in early September 2009. According to Kral, the Green Lantern: First Flight score soundtrack will see a limited edition CD release from La La Land Records and an iTunes download from New Line Records. Stay tuned for official details, expected as early as later this week. Also stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Kral, coming soon to The World’s Finest.

In continuing Green Lantern: First Flight-related news, the home video release for the new animated feature also includes a look at the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of images from the “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies – First Look” featurette available on the Green Lantern: First Flight DVD and Blu-ray releases.



Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the next direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie release, is slated to hit DVD and Blu-ray on September 29th, 2009. Sam Lui (Hulk Versus) directs the feature. Stay tuned for further updates on this upcoming release.

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Actor Christopher Meloni On His Title Role In “Green Lantern: First Flight” Animated Feature

The World’s Finest continues its series of presenting studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, for the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight direct-to-video animated feature. Click on the image below for the latest installment featuring actress Christopher Meloni.


Christopher Meloni Interview

Check out the Green Lantern: First Flight subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight direct-to-video animated feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature debuts today, Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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Details For Upcoming Episodes Of “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Animated Series

The World’s Finest has received confirmation from a representative for Cartoon Network on voice-cast details for an upcoming second season episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold. The World’s Finest can confirm that the second season Paul Dini-written episode “Chill of the Night!” will feature a “who’s who” of guest-star actors familiar to fans of Batman and DC Comics-themed animation. The confirmed list of actors appearing in guest roles for the “Chill of the Night!” episode is featured below.

-Kevin Conroy as The Phantom Stranger
-Mark Hamill as The Spectre
-Julie Newmar as Martha Wayne
-Adam West as Thomas Wayne

Regular cast members, including Diedrich Bader as Batman, will also be featured in the episode. Further details on this episode are expected soon.

In further news, details on upcoming episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold were revealed over the weekend at the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009 event, including other heroes slated to appear in upcoming episodes. Upcoming characters include B’wanna Beast, Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family, Detective Chimp, Doom Patrol, Enemy Ace, Firestorm, Haunted Tank, Metal Men, Starro, Vixen and Viking Prince. Superman and Wonder Woman are still possibilities for the future.

The Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Mayhem of the Music Meister,” scheduled to air Fall 2009 on Cartoon Network, was also screened at the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009 event. The episode, written by Michael Jelenic and directed by Ben Jones, features a full orchestra-composed score.

“Mayhem of the Music Meister” also features the introduction of the villain Music Meister, along with appearances by Aquaman, Black Canary, Black Manta, Clock King, Gorilla Grodd, and Green Arrow.

Check out the Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite here at The World’s Finest for a complete collection of Batman: The Brave and The Bold coverage. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive content and news.

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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009 Details Featuring DC Comics-Themed Animation

Toon Zone, the acclaimed online animation news destination and host site of The World’s Finest, covered the recent Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009 event. Click on the image below to check out Toon Zone’s coverage of the convention, including details and reports on current and upcoming DC Animation-themed projects.


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New Warner Home Video Press Release Confirms “DC Showcase” Shorts, Other Updates

Press Release:

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT ADDS ENCORE PRESENTATION AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL ON SUNDAY, JULY 26

The overwhelming success of Thursday nights World Premiere of Green Lantern: First Flight at Comic-Con International which drew a SRO Crowd of 4,200+ fans, yet turned away 1,500 more has led Warner Home Entertainment Group to add an encore presentation of the film at CCI on Sunday, July 26 at 2:15 p.m.

Those lucky enough to gain entrance to Thursdays screening were treated to an introduction from the films executive producer, Bruce Timm. The animation legend then prompted an unofficial world record event. Timm encouraged all 4200+ to stand a recite the Green Lantern oath along with him and nobody stayed seated. Official certification by Guinness World Records is pending.

Warner Home Video will distribute the all-new film as a special edition 2-disc DVD, a Blu-Ray Hi-Def edition, as well as single disc DVD on July 28, 2009. The action-packed movie will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download day and date, July 28, 2009.

Sundays encore presentation will be held in Room 6BCF. CCI credentials/passes are required to gain admittance to the Convention
Center and, thus, the screening.

In other news from Warner Home Video

KEVIN CONROY AND CLANCY BROWN GET GRAND CCI GREETING

The definitive voices of Batman and Lex Luthor, Kevin Conroy and Clancy Brown, respectively, made their long-awaited appearances at CCI during a Superman/Batman: Public Enemies panel on Friday, July 24. The pair was greeted with an extended round of cheers and applause from a crowd of 2,100 fans during the early evening panel.

Conroy has not attended CCI in six years, while Brown has never made an appearance at the San Diego convention. Both fan favorites will be signing autographs at the Warner Bros. booth (4239 on the Comic-Con main floor) on Saturday, July 25 from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the sixth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 29, 2009 as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def, as well as single disc DVD and On Demand.

DC SHOWCASE ANIMATION SHORTS ANNOUNCED

During Friday evenings Superman/Batman: Public Enemies panel, DC Comics Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck confirmed the internet rumors that the co-producers of the DC Universe animated original movies Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video and DC Comics are indeed now producing a series of animation shorts.

While Noveck said the group was not yet prepared to issue any details of titles, distribution or release dates, he did admit that a Jonah Hex short written by Joe Lansdale would be among the initial series of animation shorts.


Courtesy of Gary Miereanu

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Green Lantern: First Flight executive producer Bruce Timm shows off his Green Lantern illuminating ring, one of the popular giveaway items at the Warner Bros. booth at Comic-Con International.

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Clancy Brown, the voice of Lex Luther, makes his first appearance at Comic-Con International for a Superman/Batman: Public Enemies panel on Friday, July 24.

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Kevin Conroy, the definitive voice of Batman for the past two decades, returned to Comic-Con International for the first time in six years for a Superman/Batman: Public Enemies panel on Friday, July 24.

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Green Lantern: First Flight filmmakers were present at Comic-Con International to promote the film’s July 28, 2009 release. From left, screenwriter Alan Burnett, director Lauren Montgomery, executive producer Bruce Timm and casting/voice director Andrea Romano.

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DC Animation-Themed Detailed Coverage From Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009

Toon Zone, the acclaimed online animation news destination and host site of The World’s Finest, is attending the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009. Click on the image below to check out Toon Zone’s coverage of the convention, including new details and reports on current and upcoming DC Animation-themed projects.


Details on related panels and events can be found here.

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Press Release For Special “Justice League Unlimited” Animated Series Weekend Marathon

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The World’s Greatest Superheroes Spend a Day on Boomerang
Justice League Unlimited to Air All Episodes In Order Starting Saturday, July 25 at 6 a.m. (ET)

This weekend, DC Comics most heroic characters will help you lose the summertime blues with a full-day marathon of the Cartoon Network original series Justice League Unlimited. Presented on the commercial-free Boomerang network, this marathon features all 39 episodes of the series, aired in order, with an encore presentation of selected episodes. The action begins Saturday, July 25 at 6 a.m.

In Justice League Unlimited, the world’s greatest superheroes enlist some help from their friends to take a more aggressive approach to thwarting alien invasions, criminal threats and global conspiracies. Superman and the rest of the Justice League-which in the past included the Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl-have come to realize that the universe might be best served by enlarging the group, being more proactive and coordinating more effectively. The group assembles an awesome collection of superheroes and brings them together aboard the Watchtower, the orbiting space station. It’s from this perch that Martian Manhunter monitors goings-on across the galaxies and assigns teams of superheroes to tackle problems.

But it isn’t always smooth sailing for the members of the expanded Justice League. Superheroes usually work alone and have powerful, and idiosyncratic, personalities, so conflicts inevitably arise. Like any co-workers, these people don’t always agree on the best way to solve a problem. But in the case of the new Justice League, these superheroes are dealing with civil wars, rogue criminals and rampaging monsters, so they must learn to work together.

“A Justice League Unlimited marathon is the perfect cure for the dog days of summer,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “The action and excitement, along with the inspiring stories of working together, are great motivators for the back-to-school season.”

The marathon begins with the following episodes:

* 6 a.m. (ET): “Initiation” – A reluctant Green Arrow is asked to join the new Justice League. He, Supergirl and Captain Atom are dispatched on a mission to stop a rampaging nuclear monster in Asia.

* 6:25 a.m. (ET): “For the Man Who Has Everything” – Batman and Wonder Woman surprise Superman at the Fortress of Solitude, in order to bring the Man of Steel his birthday present. But when they arrive, he has been immobilized by a special “gift” that Mongul has delivered to him.

* 6:50 a.m. (ET): “Hawk and Dove” – Wonder Woman teams up with super-powered two brothers, one warlike, the other a pacifist, to stop Ares’ plans to escalate a European civil war into World War III.

* 7:15 a.m. (ET): “Fearful Symmetry” – Supergirl discovers that a series of nightmares she’s having about being an assassin may be far more than just a bad dream.

Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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