Month: July 2009

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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