Month: July 2009

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.

Stay tuned for updates on all upcoming animated projects from Warner Animation and DC Comics, including further details throughout the weekend and next week.

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

Press Release:

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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