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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” “Justice League” Schedule Details For March 2010

Cartoon Network has released schedule details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes slated to air on the network during March 2010, including the premiere of the highly-anticipated “The Super-Batman from Planet X!” episode. The episode, originally scheduled to air in early February 2010, is now currently scheduled to air Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:30pm (ET) on the network. New episodes of the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series are expected to then continue airing into April 2010. Schedule details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold installments slated to air in March 2010 are available below.

Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Sidekicks Assemble!”
Aqualad, Robin and Speedy have had it with being bossed around and demand a piece of the action, but they get more than they bargained for when they find themselves facing off against Ra’s Al-Ghul and his flying island!

Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Clash of the Metal Men!”
Batman is introduced to a team of energetic androids known as the Metal Men. When their creator goes missing at the hands of the Gas Gang, Batman helps them track the villains to get him back.

Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 7:30pm (ET) – “A Bat Divided!”
A school field trip goes awry when Dr. Double X causes a lab explosion that fuses slacker science teacher Ronnie to his genius pupil Jason, creating the reluctant hero Firestorm…and unbeknownst them, it leaves Batman divided into three parts!

Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:30pm (ET) – “The Super-Batman of Planet X!”NEW!
Batman lands on this distant planet Zurr En Arrh and finds a doppelganger Batman, but more surprisingly, on this planet the Caped Crusader has super powers! Together they battle the mad genius Rhotul, who soon learns Batman’s super weakness.

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Cartoon Network has also scheduled the Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “The Power of Shazam!” to air Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 7:30pm (ET). New installments of Batman: The Brave and The Bold are slated to air well into 2010 on Cartoon Network. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Friday at 7:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network, with Friday-premiering episodes re-airing Saturdays at 8:30pm (ET).

Continuing, The Canadian network Teletoon has also released March 2010 programming details. Below are official descriptions and airdates for episodes of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series slated during March 2010 on the network. Please note the information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Sunday, March 7th, 2010 at 9:00am (ET) – “Dawn of the Deadman!”
Deadman and Batman team up as spirits to stop Gentleman Ghost from raising an army of undead criminals.

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 9:00am (ET) – “Fall of the Blue Beetle!”
Blue Beetle traces his legacy back to the original Blue Beetle, which leads him to the dangerous Science Island.

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 at 9:00am (ET) – “Journey to the Center of the Bat!”
Batman is poisoned by Chemo, who is under the Brain’s control, and Atom and Aquaman shrink down to fight the virus in his bloodstream.

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at 9:00am (ET) – “The Eyes of Despero!”
The GL corps is MIA after a battle with Despero and Batman must team with G’Nort, Guy Gardner and Sinestro to defeat Despero before he turns the living Green Lantern planet into a weapon.

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. Please note Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be pre-empted on Friday, March 12th, 2010 and Friday, March 19th, 2010 due to special event programming on Teletoon.

In additional schedule updates, below are official descriptions and airdates for the episodes of the classic Justice League animated series slated for March 2010 on Teletoon. Once again, the information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 8:00pm (ET) – “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.

Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 8:00pm (ET) – “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.

Justice League regularly airs every Friday at 8:00pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Fridays” programming block. Please note Justice League will also be pre-empted on Friday, March 12th, 2010 and Friday, March 19th, 2010 due to special event programming on Teletoon. Click here for further details on Justice League.

Stay tuned for further schedule updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to recieve a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. For this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by the end of the day today, Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

Additionally, the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie score release is also now available to own as a digital download through Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers from WaterTower Music (Click here to purchase!), with a special limited-edition CD release from La-La Land Records to follow on March 23rd, 2010. La-La Land Records was originally set to release the special limited edition CD on March 9th, 2010, but is currently experiencing production delays on the title. Further details, including track details and cover artwork for this release, are available here.

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James Woods Talks Villainous Role In “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” Feature

The World’s Finest presents the latest in a series of studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Continue reading below for the latest installment featuring actor James Woods.

TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER JAMES WOODS GIVE EVIL A SUBTLE TOUCH AS OWLMAN IN
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Nobody captures villainy quite like James Woods. The two-time Emmy Award winning actor steals his every scene as the voice of Owlman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie now available from Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.

In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a good Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

Woods was the lone member of the cast not to record his lines in the presence of voice director Andea Romano and producer Bruce Timm, instead setting up shop in Providence, Rhode Island to record via ISDN line. Youll never notice. In Owlman, Woods has crafted an affecting, subtly evil performance that brings forth a truly memorable villain in a film packed with the worlds most famous super heroes.

With two Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, Woods has drafted an impressive resume, capturing audiences imaginations with one memorable performances after another. In addition to Academy Award nods for his roles in Salvador and Ghosts of Mississippi, Woods list of films includes The Onion Field, Once Upon a Time in America, Against All Odds, The Hard Way, Diggstown, Casino and Contact, to name a few. Woods is featured in the upcoming remake, Straw Dogs. Woods television work has included his recent primetime series, Shark, as well as Emmy nods for Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, Citizen Cohn and a guest role on ER. He received Emmys for his performances in My Name is Bill W. and the Hallmark telefilm, Promise.

Woods has spent more than his share of time bringing characters to animated life, parlaying his devilishly hilarious role as Hades in Disneys 1997 film Hercules into its 65-episode television series follow-up. Since then, Woods has also voiced roles in animated film from Surfs Up and Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within to Recess: Schools Out and Stuart Little 2. He has also had a recurring role on Family Guy and Disneys House of Mouse.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League). Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday) is executive producer, and Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors. The full-length animated film is now available from Warner Home Video as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def, as well as single disc DVD, and On Demand and Download.

Woods chatted after his recording session and at the New York premiere of the film last week about the collaborative aspects of animation, his aspirations to play villainous sidekicks, the importance of super heroes for todays society, and his inclination never to develop a super power. Stick around, it gets better

QUESTION: What makes Owlman a great character?

JAMES WOODS: Owlman is a very, very modern character. He’s really the doppelganger of Batman who, himself, of course, is a very Dark Knight, torn in his motivations, wanting to avenge the death of his parents. Ultraman is the leader of the Crime Syndicate, but hes just a tough guy who solves things more with the blunt end of a bat. Hes all brute force. Owlman is the brains of the organization, and he is a thinker, which is ironic in that his greatest strength is really his ultimate undoing.

Owlman is a very calculating, dangerous individual because of his extraordinary brain power. And at the same time, it causes him to have incredibly dark, existential reservations about his acts. Hes very self-destructive and self-loathing. The whole future of the multiverse may be in his hands in our story.

QUESTION: Knowing all of that, how did you choose to implement those characteristics into the vocal performance?

JAMES WOODS: You know, this process of creating a comic brought to life is very interesting, especially a sophisticated comic like this story. I had a thought of his being a very sardonic, almost charmingly sarcastic character. But I started to think that that was a little bit like Heath Ledger’s wonderful performance in The Dark Knight as the Joker. And I must say that Andrea (Romano) and Bruce (Timm) were very helpful in helping to interpret the character. We settled on a very existential, depressed man, almost like a Jacobian character, who sort of feels that nothing matters. And there’s nothing more dangerous than a man who has his finger on the trigger and believes that nothing matters.

It’s a wonderful character to work on because you have to do certain things with your voice. I’m a very passionate, animated actor. There are people like William Hurt, a wonderful Academy Award-winning actor, who are great at being very spare in the use of their voice. I am a guy who’s a little more dynamic, so for me to repress myself, it leads to a kind of different character than I usually get to do. It’s a lot of fun for me to play something that’s not innately or instinctively what I would do. And then the great collaboration comes from these wonderful artists, including the director, the producer, the writer. Everybody has an artistic vision of how things should be and, when you work together, you come up with some confluence of ideas that creates a unique character. I really think we came up with something nice.

QUESTION: Can you elaborate on the romantic side of Owlman?

JAMES WOODS: In our story, Owlman and Superwoman have this strange, power-hungry kind of, I won’t call it love affair, but certainly a strange attraction. And it is the dark side of love, so it involves all kinds of power and domination. Owlman really makes her need him without giving her any kindness. That’s the nature of a dark, dark character like this. So they have this really brutal, bitter kind of love. And to get that kind of tone into it was kind of strange, because it’s not what love would be about. So you have to do things that are kind of counterintuitive, but it’s fun to try it.

QUESTION: What’s the joy for you in playing a villain, particularly this type of cerebral one?

JAMES WOODS: Villains are the best characters to play because the possibilities are really quite endless. A hero has certain things that we expect of him or her, while a villain can be pretty far out there. Owlman wants to destroy everything, and yet is fascinated by how the world became so awful, in his mind. And he blames it on man and on choice.

All the things that we as civilized human beings celebrate the freedom of being able to choose and to have free will Owlman sees as the source of chaos throughout the universe and the alternate universes. He sees everything wrong in all of these universes as being a permutation of choice. I think most people would agree that choice has allowed people to create, to put man on the moon and write Hamlet. And people can aspire to do good. Owlman see the opposite — he sees the celebration of evil as a way of asserting one’s meaning in life, and the way to have meaning is to have things be meaningless. It’s a strange, strange thought, but there are pretty sophisticated 20th century existential philosophers who’ve said the same thing. Its pretty impressive to realize that comic books get that fundamental in terms of a philosophical understanding of the human condition. It’s much more sophisticated than you expect when you get involved with doing an animated super hero movie.

QUESTION: Is that a direct reflection of why comics are so popular?

JAMES WOODS: Comics have never really talked down to their audience. The comics have always respected what the audience wants. I have always said that one of the greatest faux pas made by the denizens in the film business is that they tend to want to put their own personal points of view whether they be political, spiritual, religious, whatever on their stories and promote their own agenda rather than respect what the audience is looking to hear and see. We should get into their wheelhouse and not be ashamed to sell a hero to people who love the idea of good versus evil. You know good versus evil worked great for Sophocles? It worked great for Shakespeare and it certainly works great for Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern and Owlman.

QUESTION: Was there a stash of DC Comics on your nightstand as a kid?

JAMES WOODS: I don’t know anybody in America who didn’t read Superman and Batman. I was young enough that I actually watched George Reeves on television, and when he took off, I would believe it like any other kid. It was amazing that he was flying around in that black and white television. He used to hop and probably crash on a set of cardboard boxes right off the camera. But to me, there he was Superman flying around, saving the day.

I actually liked the idea of Superman because it was so pure. I liked the guy who was kind of away from his own home and, in a kind of way, a little lonely, but trying to do good in a place where he was always kind of an outsider. Batman always disturbed me because he was so dark and so full of sadness and rage. It’s interesting because playing Owlman is full of an emotion that is actually probably less angry and vengeful, and almost demonic in its passion than Batman. Owlmans darkness is such an empty void of soullessness.

And yes, Ive always been a fan of the comics, especially in their reflection of the times. Our country has gone through enormous cultural changes in the past 50 years, and DC Comics was always very hip to those changes. They weren’t afraid of them. They just wanted to ride with them. They know their audience.

QUESTION: Would you like to be a super hero?

JAMES WOODS: I like the idea of being Owlman. Hes got it made. Think about it. The dark side of all these superpowers is that, as a super hero, youre always inclined to use them for everybody else. What makes that so great? You’re sitting around, the clicker in hand. You’re in your nice old pajamas, youve got your Uggs on, you just settled in to watch Gladiator for the 58th time. You got some popcorn, the pizza just arrived it’s gonna be terrific. And suddenly its Oh crap, they just blew up the U.S. Mint! And Ive got to put on that rubber suit and dont forget the talcum powder and rush into action. Who wants to wear latex all the time? Harvey Fierstein? Not me. I don’t want any superpowers. If they offer, Ill politely decline.

QUESTION: Youve played a lot of characters in both live-action and animation. What role are you still waiting for?

JAMES WOODS: I would like to do a doofy henchman. I’m always the guy in control. I’m always going to destroy the universe and then I’m gonna go get a sandwich. (he laughs) Id like to be the guy who says Hey, I can go and get the sandwich for you while you destroy the universe, and then we can go get some key lime pie. I’m so tired of being the A personality in the villainy department. Give me the goofy henchman. I think that would be fun.

QUESTION: When you portray real life figures like cops and lawyers, you can research, you can talk to cops, you can talk to lawyers. In playing a superhero, what kind of research did you do before you stepped into the booth?

JAMES WOODS: That is an interesting thing that people don’t understand about animated work. The voice actor does a lot to create the character. It’s amazing. I mean, obviously the writers and the directors and the producers have set up months or years of work to prepare it. But I’ve been in situations where, unfortunately, maybe an actor was replaced, not because he was doing a bad job, but because it just wasn’t working somehow. It’s a very unique thing. For all these big animated movies, no matter who you are, you audition. Mel Gibson at the height of his career, had to audition. Everybody does because they want to hear the voice, and sometimes you come in with a slant that will bring the character to life. I did a television series called Shark. I played a very sophisticated lawyer, a very dark guy. We had a former Dream Team district attorney as one our technical advisers. Five of the writers were lawyers. So we had all the resources to make the characters real. But theres no place you can go to ask how a super hero behaves. You don’t get to ask those questions. You kind of have to figure it out. So you go in with an open mind and things kind of just come to you.

Sometimes you really fall flat on your face, and I’m sure we all have. But by and large, usually everybody figures it out together. And it’s fun. Really fun. I love doing these animated films because I think the actor has a great deal more input into the creation of the character than he or she does when you’re doing a real-life film, even though there’s a lot more acting involved when you’re being photographed. In animation, you have the possibility of improvising. We work alone and use a great deal of imagination, and rely just on our instincts to create the character.

QUESTION: Was there any particular scene in the script that stood out for you?

JAMES WOODS: There’s a wonderful sequence in this story where Owlman and his opposite spiritual twin, Batman, have a confrontation about the future of the multiverse, all the universes, all the earths that were created. And it was a very sophisticated conversation about the existential meaning of life. I’m reading this thing and thinking, This is a comic book character talking? I mean, it was very sophisticated, and I found myself wondering how you would do that.

I thought, this is like The Remains Of The Day with Anthony Hopkins — it’s that kind of character. He’s a character speaking with such a loss of any ability to dream for anything good. It was all about a dark, empty void of the meaningless existence. When you read something that deep, you find yourself instinctively going to a better level of performance. So it wasn’t a challenge so much as an invitation to be unique and maybe better.

QUESTION: Have you had any reaction from your fans or the legions of fanboys to your playing the role of Owlman?

JAMES WOODS: They talk about fanboys and the Comic-Con audience and so on, calling them geeks and such. But I have to tell you those guys know what they like, and they embrace the hard work that goes into these stories. And it’s really fun to give them what they want, because I’m a fanboy at heart. I’m much older than the usual base, but I have to say I love these characters. And I love being one of them. I would be Owlman forever. I love the concept.

QUESTION: Why do you think super heroes important today to people?

JAMES WOODS: I think there aren’t a lot of heroes in the world today because there aren’t a lot of clear cut battles. It’s really hard to know who the enemy is today. I don’t know who the enemy is. I know we are at war, but I don’t know who the enemy is. And I don’t think anybody else does. It’s like the enemy is famine and despair and the banality of evil. In comparison, World War II was easy. Hitler was a good enemy a dark character who did heinous things to millions and millions of people, and enlisted the help of others who may or may not have been inclined to do so until he inspired them to be at their worst.

But in this day and age, there are people who hate people that other people completely admire. And the people who admire that person are decent people. I think our politics are so divisive in this country and so bitter because I don’t think anybody on either side of the political divide has a bad intention. I think they want things to be good, they just see a very, very different way of going about it. And yet they’re so hard on each other. I’m always disappointed by how negative and petty people are on either side of the equation in politics. And that’s a symbol of how disruptive our spirituality is right now in the world. I think that’s why super heroes are important because, in the long run, at the end of Act III, their triumph is something that fills us with joy because their triumph is a clear cut victory in a world where almost nothing is clear cut.

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Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor James Woods, pictured at the World Premiere in New York City on February 16, is the voice of Owlman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.

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Owlman fires a shot at Wonder Woman during an action-packed scene in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. James Woods provides the voice of Owlman. The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.

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Owlman flies into battle in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. James Woods provides the voice of Owlman. The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.

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Owlman (voiced by James Woods) gets the upper hand on Batman (voiced by William Baldwin) in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.

For more information, images and updates, please visit the films official website at www.JUSTICELEAGUECRISIS.com.

Also made available by Warner Home Video, new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths media has been released by the studio. To view the new clip from the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature in the Quicktime format, please click on the thumbnail image below.

Continue to the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest to view additional media along with further coverage and details on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Additionally, The Worlds Finest has published a review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, available here to view. A review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray release is also available here to view.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature is now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the included The Spectre DC Showcase animated short.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
The Spectre Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to recieve a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. For this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by the end of the day today, Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

Additionally, the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie score release is also now available to own as a digital download through Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers from WaterTower Music (Click here to purchase!), with a special limited-edition CD release from La-La Land Records to follow on March 23rd, 2010. La-La Land Records was originally set to release the special limited edition CD on March 9th, 2010, but is currently experiencing production delays on the title. Further details, including track details and cover artwork for this release, are available here.

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Writer Steve Niles Discusses “The Spectre” Animated Short, New Video Clip Released

The World’s Finest presents the latest in a series of studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, this one for the The Spectre DC Showcase animated short included on the home video release of Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Continue reading below for the latest installment featuring The Spectre writer Steve Niles.

Writer Steve Niles Infuses Horror Into the Super Hero Realm with First-Ever Animated Take on The Spectre

Inaugural DC Showcase short appears on Blu-ray/DVD release of Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths


Renowned horror/comics writer Steve Niles adds his special touch of terror to the first-ever animated version of The Spectre, the initial entry in the DC Showcase series of animated shorts. The Spectre is being distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.

From the creative forces behind the DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, DC Showcase puts the spotlight on favorite characters from throughout the annals of DC Comics in fascinating, short-form tales sure to entertain longtime and new fans alike.

The Spectre focuses on a detective story with an ethereal twist, featuring the otherworldly character originally introduced by DC Comics in 1940. The voice cast is led by Gary Cole (Entourage) as the title character and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) as Aimee Brenner.

Niles is one of the comtemporary writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Named by Fangoria magazine as one of its 13 rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next 25 years, Niles is currently working for seemingly all of the top American comic publishers. His current ongoing series is “Simon Dark” for DC Comics with artist Scott Hampton, and “Batman: Gotham After Midnight” with artist Kelley Jones.

In 2002, the success of his “30 Days of Night” sparked renewed interest in the horror genre, and was developed as a major motion picture with Sam Raimi producing and David Slade directing. Niles co-wrote the screenplay. The film debuted as the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office. Also in development are adaptations of Wake the Dead with director Jay Russell, and Criminal Macabre and The Lurkers.

Niles got his start in the industry when he formed his own publishing company called Arcane Comix, where he published, edited and adapted several comics and anthologies for Eclipse Comics. His adaptations include works by Clive Barker, Richard Matheson and Harlan Ellison. IDW released a hardcover and softcover collection of Niles’ adaptation of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend.

Niles has been nominated for multiple Eisner Comic industry awards and was the recipient of two Spike TV Scream Awards for Best Horror comic and Best Comic Adaptation. He also won the Scribe Award for Best Original Novel in 2007.

Currently his graphic novel Freaks of the Heartland is being developed for film by David Gordon Green. Niles is also writing a major videogame property that will soon be announced.

Niles took a pause from his daily marathon writing schedule to chat about The Spectre. Heres what he had to say

QUESTION: How familiar with The Spectre were you entering this project?

STEVE NILES: My knowledge of The Spectre was fairly minimal. I had done a series called “Batman: Gotham County Line,” where I had used a few of the supernatural c haracters. For that writing, I looked at Dr. Fate and Spectre, but in that case, I went with Phantom Stranger.

Within six months, I got a call from Todd Casey at Warner Bros. Animation asking if Id be interested in writing this short, and thats when I got really interested in him and he does fascinate me now. I dove headfirst into all of the 1970s Spectre stuff, and the more I read, and the more I talked to Bruce Timm about the him, the more I fell in love with the character. Judge, jury, executioner. He kills. I wish I had been more into the character before because hes perfect for me.

QUESTION: So The Spectre really hits home for you?

STEVE NILES: I have a big affection for crime and noir, and a big affection for horror, and The Spectre is the one character that I can literally combine them. He can be a detective when I need him and, then, when he gets the confession out of you, I can have him kill you. Hes very Ditko-esque, or even a kind of Rorschach. But I like The Spectre better in that, because hes a dead guy and hes haunted, you trust his judgment a little more. You figure hes justified. Thats why Batman doesnt kill he cant judge a living peson. But this is a guy who is dead, he knows how the system works, he understands the ramifications, so he figures he can save us all a dime and kill them with a muscle car.

I remember as a kid reading The Spectre comic and the true fun of it was that this guy had a flair for the ironic in his retribution. There was this issue where a hairdresser gets killed by giant scissors. I loved that so much. It makes it such fun to write a character who gets to look into each bad guy, see what makes them work, and then turn that on them. Its like he gets to give them a little taste of hell before he sends them to hell.

QUESTION: Youve worked in a number of mediums, but this is the first time in animation. How did that experience compare to comics, film, etc.?

STEVE NILES: I loved it. I find it really liberating working in other peoples sandboxes. Tell me what your rules are, and I can stay there and have fun, instead of just staring at a blank piece of paper. It was fun working with Alan (Burnett) and Bruce (Timm) and bouncing ideas off them. They say too much dialogue, I say Okay, cut it out. There can be no ego in this writing. And it was probably the easiest time Ive ever had writing something. Ive had lots of fun writing movies and comics, but this was just plain fun. The worst part of the whole experience was that we had to lose one of the killings, but that was no big deal. And thats as bad as it got.

QUESTION: No ego? But you must still feel a certain amount of pride to finally earn your first written by credit for The Spectre?

STEVE NILES: Even 30 Days of Night was a story by credit and I had the script credit divided with three other people. This is the first time, love it or hate it, that I can watch the film and say, Thats my freaking dialogue. The Spectre is the most complete thing Ive ever had go from script to screen, and that in itself is really exciting for me. Being able to see what you write actually get onto the screen is phenomenal and so hard in movies.

QUESTION: Did you work closely with Bruce Timm on this project?

STEVE NILES: Ive been a fan of Bruce Timm for years, and we had never had an opportunity to meet. Ironically, I was doing last minute edits on the script on the way to Seattle for a Con and he was sitting right next to me and that was the first time we met. Hes as big a nerd as me. We like the same comics, we both love the 70s were both fans of guys like Herb Trimpe, Frank Robbins, Sal Buscema, Jack Kirby. We do the classic geek stuff, sitting around and talk about this stuff, and buying comics weve already bought before. Right now Im on a major Spectre binge, buying every damn Spectre I can get my hands on. The Golden Age art looks insane, but fortunately the prices on those will keep me in check.

QUESTION: Will viewers find Steve Niles fingerprints all over this script?

STEVE NILES: Theres a lot of me in this script, and people that know me will see that quickly and throughout. If I could do a comics series called Monsters and Muscle Cars, Id be a happy guy. I have a 1973 Nova that I keep running. When Im not writing, Im out driving in that. I love that damn car.

I also have a big love for noir, so theres an homage to, say, speech patterns that sound like Fred MacMurray from Double Indemnity. This script offered some great opportunities to throw a lot of this stuff I love into it. As well as to take a nice swipe at Hollywood greed, which is such an easy target, but still fun. The people who know me who have seen it say Geez, why didnt you just put yourself into it. I guess I shouldve just had the Spectre kill me.

QUESTION: Did Warner Bros. ever curtail your freedom in creation?

STEVE NILES: The funny thing is that I was going to be more restrained. I thought, Well, I cant rip heads off. And they were saying, No, come on. Lets see what youve got. I think people will be surprised at how actually scary this thing is. Its a good little horror story.

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Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) is the screenwriter of The Spectre, which is being distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.

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The Spectre makes his animated debut as the title character in the inaugural entry within the DC Showcase series of animation shorts. Gary Cole (Entourage) provides the voice of The Spectre, which is being distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.

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Detective Corrigan has a slight edge on most investigators in The Spectre, the first entry within the DC Showcase series of animation shorts. The Spectre is being distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.

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A bit of romantic history flows between Detective Corrigan and Aimee Brenner in The Spectre, the inaugural entry within the DC Showcase series of animation shorts. Gary Cole (Entourage) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) provide the voices of Detective Corrigan and Aimee Brenner, respectively. The Spectre is being distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.

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For more information, images and updates, please visit the films official website at www.JUSTICELEAGUECRISIS.com.

Also made available by Warner Home Video, new The Spectre media has been released by the studio. To view the new clip from the The Spectre animated short, included on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths home video release, please click on the thumbnail image below. The clip is presented in the Quicktime format.


A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature is now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the included The Spectre DC Showcase animated short.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
The Spectre Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to recieve a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. For this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by the end of the day today, Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

Additionally, the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie score release is also now available to own as a digital download through Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers from WaterTower Music (Click here to purchase!), with a special limited-edition CD release from La-La Land Records to follow on March 23rd, 2010. La-La Land Records was originally set to release the special limited edition CD on March 9th, 2010, but is currently experiencing production delays on the title. Further details, including track details and cover artwork for this release, are available here.

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New “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” Clip Released From Warner Home Video

Made available by Warner Home Video, new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths media has been released by the studio. To view the new clip from the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature in the Quicktime format, please click on the thumbnail image below.

Continue to the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and details on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Additionally, The Worlds Finest has published a review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, available here to view. A review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray release is also available here to view.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature debuts today, February 23rd, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the included The Spectre DC Showcase animated short.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
The Spectre Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.


The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to recieve a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. For this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by the end of the day today, Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

Additionally, the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie score release is also now available to own as a digital download through Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers from WaterTower Music (Click here to purchase!), with a special limited-edition CD release from La-La Land Records to follow on March 23rd, 2010. La-La Land Records was originally set to release the special limited edition CD on March 9th, 2010, but is currently experiencing production delays on the title. Further details, including track details and cover artwork for this release, are available here.

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Actress Gina Torres Discusses Role In “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” Feature

The World’s Finest presents the latest in a series of studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Continue reading below for the latest installment featuring actress Gina Torres.

ACTRESS GINA TORRES PUTS A
SEXY SPIN ON EVIL AS SUPERWOMAN IN
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

Gina Torres mixes equal parts evil, sexy and powerful of conjure the hypnotic voice of Superwoman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie arriving TODAY, February 23, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.

In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a good Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and puts the balance of all existence in peril. Torres plays Superwoman, the evil doppelganger to Wonder Woman and one of the leaders of the powerful Crime Syndicate.

Torres had an unanticipated assist in bringing about the powerful, yet sultry voice of Superwoman, coming into the booth in the final days of a bad flu that slightly lowered her vocal range and added a smoky sexiness to the outstanding performance. Even more impressive is her perfect match with the voice of Owlman, James Woods considering the two actors recorded on opposite coasts, weeks apart, and have never met each other.

She is well known throughout the fanboy realm for her standout roles in Joss Whedons Firefly/Serenity and Angel, her performance at Cas in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, as well as 28 episodes in Cleopatra 2525. Torres has since been a mainstay across primetime television with recurring roles on 24, Alias and Standoff, in addition to guest appearances in CSI, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Bones, Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies, Criminal Minds, Dirty Sexy Money, The Unit, FlashForward, Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries, to name just a few.

Torres has also spent some time in the animated world, working with Warner Bros. Animation as Vixen on Justice League.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League). Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday) is executive producer, and Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors. The full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray and Special Edition 2-disc version DVD, as well as single disc DVD, On Demand and For Download.

Torres spent a few minutes after her recording session and last week during the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Paley Center for Media to chat about her performance as Superwoman, the importance of strong female role models, the acting strengths of Whedon alums, her childhood obsession with Wonder Woman, and the fun of allowing her evil side to come out and play. Listen up or else.

QUESTION:
As you stepped into the sound booth to voice Superwoman, were you actually feeling wickedly sexy, delightfully cruel and ultimately powerful or was that all just acting?

GINA TORRES:
I’m so glad they called me to do Superwoman, (she laughs) because I was in the mood to get back in there and be a badass. Superwoman is one of those super heroes that knows her power, and is very comfortable in her power. And it’s all cat it’s no mouse with her. She likes to bat around her prey and she really enjoys what she’s doing.

In the booth, you sort of have to become this person. When you’re not on stage with other actors and you’re not on camera, you really get to free up your body and do all kinds of things that maybe aren’t as pretty on camera. You get to have a good time getting your whole body involved in the interpretation.

QUESTION:
Have you ever had a relationship with comic books?

GINA TORRES:
Do the Archies count? (laughs) I was a big Archie fan. I love Veronica I want to look like Veronica. Betty was great, but Veronica was the girl. And that whole Sugar, Sugar (singing) thing was great. I’m telling my age I’m really only 28. My sister is older (laughs). I was listening to her 45s.

I don’t want to disappoint any comic book fans out there, but I’m a girl so I really wasn’t reading the super hero comic books much. But it’s done great things for my marriage. The husband loved the idea of me playing Superwoman. And my girlfriends said, Well, that’s just kind of you every day, isn’t it? So Im happy.

QUESTION:
So there was no super hero role playing games when you were a kid?

GINA TORRES:
I absolutely played Wonder Woman when I was a kid. I had the lasso, the whole bracelet thing, I even had my twirl down. I just knew that I was going to be taken back to Paradise Island, because that’s really where I belonged. I was this small little Amazon just waiting to express myself, waiting for my true mother to come and get me. (laughs)

QUESTION:
Can you give me an idea of what Superwomans motivations are in this film?

GINA TORRES:
Let’s see. Superwoman is motivated by power and money and sex, and sex and money and power. Who cant relate to that?

QUESTION:
Good answer. Not that Superwoman is a role model, but do you feel like women have enough super hero representation these days?

GINA TORRES:
What do you mean Superwoman is not a role model? Isn’t she a role model? She rules the world (laughs). She’s Superwoman! (laughs). What I love about super heroes, and Superwoman in particular, is that in that comics world they’re all curvaceous. There aren’t really any skinny bitches in the world of comic books. They’ve got muscle. I like that. I appreciate that. They’re strong. And it’s important to have strong images of women out there, women who aren’t afraid of expressing themselves, women who aren’t afraid of taking chances, women who aren’t afraid of their own power. Unfortunately, being a woman in society means that sometimes you have to sort of quell what is instinctually broad and magnificent and magical about you. I think a lot of people feel that way. I don’t know if that’s necessarily relegated to being a woman, because we’re all so worried about fitting in and not sticking out. So what’s great about this whole genre is that it’s all about sticking out. It’s all about being magnificent to the highest power.

QUESTION:
You’re a terribly nice person by everyone’s perception. Whats your trick for turning on the villainy in a performance?

GINA TORRES:
Oh, there is no trick to capturing villainy. (laughs) The rumor is that I’m a nice person. I love that rumor. Everybody has different sides to them. Everybody has that inner villain that you want to break out and express. It’s a good time going out there and letting her come out. Lock good Gina in the closet and have evil Gina come out and play.

QUESTION:
You’ve been in this universe before, most notably as Vixen for Justice League. Do you have an attraction to the medium or just when the situation presents itself?

GINA TORRES:
I love voiceover work. It’s wonderful, it’s expressive. It’s a way of using a part of my instrument that I’m comfortable and familiar with. The voice is such a vital part of crafting a character. I’m so pleased that I have the kind of voice that prints well and that people want to hear. I’ve had friends actually say, You know, I was in the kitchen, and the television was on and I heard you. I love hearing that there’s something familiar about my sound, and that to some people it’s soothing.

QUESTION:
The DC Universe animated original movies have been blessed with numerous members of the Joss Whedon alumni association from Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion to David Boreanaz and James Marsters, to name just a few. Is there something about the Joss experience that lends itself to this universe?

GINA TORRES:
Joss has an attraction to a certain kind of actor. Obviously, we’re all so very different in our own way. But when he’s choosing a world, he really does inhabit it quite completely. I mean, it is an entire universe. It is a Whedonverse, which is why I believe he’s so successful when he creates these worlds that one can get lost in. All the inhabitants in it require, without sounding self-serving, a kind of intellectual whimsy. You have to understand where you are and be true to it and at the same time let it go and let it fly and enjoy it for what it is for the maniacal, for the fantasy, for the tragedy of it. I think all of these actors have lent themselves to these kinds of projects because we’ve been in that place. And so we can come here and say, Yeah let’s have fun. I know where we are and let’s just go and have a good time.

QUESTION:
Youve got significant sci-fi fantasy experience. Is that by choice or happenstance?

GINA TORRES:
I would say that I was dragged into the sci-fi genre. (laughs) I wouldn’t say kicking and screaming. I actually went willingly. But it wasn’t something that I sought out. I grew up in New York, born and raised, and cut my teeth in the theatre. I did a lot of off-Broadway, and some Broadway. Sci-fi was certainly not where I thought I’d be making my bread and butter for this period of time. It’s been a pleasant surprise, certainly. I find that it’s a niche that I’m comfortable with. What else are you going to do with a strong, almost six-foot girl? Give her a gun. Give her superpowers. (laughs) And you give her a hefty belt with things attached to it. Yeah!

QUESTION:
Can you quantify the passion of the fanboys out there?

GINA TORRES:
That passion of the fanboy is immeasurable. And it is priceless. And it is necessary when you’re doing these things because you dont quite realize while youre doing the work that you’re in a bubble. And it’s not until you’re released into the world that you realize that you’re making an impact and that you’re making somebody’s day brighter and someone’s universe broader. It is great fun to be confronted with these guys and gals.

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Gina Torres (Serenity/Firefly) is the voice of Superwoman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. The film will be distributed February 23, 2010 by Warner Home Video. (Photo courtesy of Gary Miereanu)

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Superwoman flies into battle in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. Gina Torres provides the voice of Superwoman. The film will be distributed February 23, 2010 by Warner Home Video.

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Superwoman cant decide whether to kiss or kill Batman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. Gina Torres and William Baldwin provide the voices of Superwoman and Batman, respectively. The film will be distributed February 23, 2010 by Warner Home Video.

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Superwoman (voiced by Gina Torres) and one of her Made Men ponder what to do with a beaten Batman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the next DC Universe animated original movie. The film will be distributed February 23, 2010 by Warner Home Video.

For more information, images and updates, please visit the films official website at www.JUSTICELEAGUECRISIS.com.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature debuts today, February 23rd, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the included The Spectre DC Showcase animated short.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
The Spectre Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.


The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to recieve a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. For this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by the end of the day today, Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

Additionally, the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie score release is also now available to own as a digital download through Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers from WaterTower Music (Click here to purchase!), with a special limited-edition CD release from La-La Land Records to follow on March 23rd, 2010. La-La Land Records was originally set to release the special limited edition CD on March 9th, 2010, but is currently experiencing production delays on the title. Further details, including track details and cover artwork for this release, are available here.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Videogame Coming Fall 2010 To Wii, Nintendo DS

Press Release:

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – THE VIDEOGAME

Hit Animated Series Brought To Life on Wii and Nintendo DS for Kids and Families to Play Together


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, on behalf of DC Comics, announces Batman: The Brave and the Bold – the Videogame, an action-adventure videogame based on the popular animated series, available this Autumn for Wii and Nintendo DS. In the game, fans play alongside Batman and many of his allies in the DC Universe to take on dozens of popular villains.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – the Videogame fully immerses fans into the vivid animated world of the successful TV series where kids can play as Batman or together with family and friends in two-player co-op mode. Players can choose from iconic characters Robin, Green Lantern, Blue Beetle, along with drop-in heroes such as Aquaman to help solve puzzles and fight foes.

The game provides maximum replay value to those who own both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions by allowing them to connect the two systems to unlock Bat-Mite as a playable character. Players can control him with the Nintendo DS to wreak havoc or fight alongside the main characters in all levels of the Wii videogame.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – the Videogame further illustrates the diverse appeal of the Batman brand and the gameplay is a fun, vibrant extension of the animated series, said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President of Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The games co-op play offers kids, families and Batman fans an interactive way of experiencing the cartoons iconic characters.

In Batman: The Brave and the Bold – the Videogame, players embark on an exciting journey through crime-filled alleys, alien planets, abandoned underground cities and mysterious laboratories. Further lending to the authentic cartoon feel of the game is the inclusion of Batmans iconic gadgets such as Batarangs and his Grapnel Gun.

For more information, please visit www.BraveandtheBoldVideogame.com.

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“Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” Animated Feature, Soundtrack Now Available

The all-new direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and Single-Disc DVD. Warner Home Video distributes the direct-to-video animated feature, which is also available on Pay-Per-View, OnDemand and for legal day and date download. Also available exclusively on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release is the inaugural DC Showcase animated short The Spectre. The soundtrack score for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature is also now available for digital download, through iTunes and other digital music distribution sites, and on compact disc through Amazon.


Above is the cover art for all three separate home video releases for the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature along with artwork for the soundtrack release. 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 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the The Spectre DC Showcase animated short.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
The Spectre Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Continuing, the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths home video release also includes a look at the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, Batman: Under the Red Hood. Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of images from the “A First Look at Batman: Under the Red Hood” featurette available on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths home video releases.



Batman: Under the Red Hood, the next direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie release, is slated to hit DVD and Blu-ray in Summer 2010. Brandon Vietti (Superman Doomsday) directs the feature. Warner Home Video is expected to release new details on the upcoming direct-to-video animated feature shortly.

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In further Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths news, The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. For this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

Additionally, the highly anticipated Wonder Woman Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie score release is also now available to own as a digital download through Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers from WaterTower Music (Click here to purchase!), with a special limited-edition CD release from La-La Land Records to follow on March 30th, 2010. La-La Land Records was originally set to release the special limited edition CD on March 9th, 2010, but is currently experiencing production delays on the title. Further details, including track details and cover artwork for this release, are available here.

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DVD Package Art For “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths,” CD Soundtrack Contest

Click on the thumbnails below to view exclusive images of the disc and package artwork for the upcoming Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is the latest title under the popular DC Universe Animated Original Movie direct-to-video line released by Warner Home Video.


Continue to the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and details on the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Additionally, The Worlds Finest has published a review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, available here to view. A review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray release is also available here to view.

In further Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths news, The World’s Finest and WaterTower Music have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to recieve a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Beginning today and for this week only, The World’s Finest will be giving away ten copies in total of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Soundtrack CD release to ten lucky recipients, courtesy of WaterTower Music.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital music retailers beginning Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010. The soundtrack is available as both a digital download (Click here for iTunes!) and an Amazon-exclusive compact disc release (Click here to purchase!).

To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com, including your name, full mailing address and phone number by Friday, February 26th, 2010. Please label the email “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths CD Contest.” Only one entry per person will be accepted. From there, ten entries will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music. Please note this special giveaway is only available to residents of the United States.

Only those randomly chosen to receive a copy of the CD release will be notified via email shortly after the closure of the contest. Please note the terms and conditions of this special giveaway are subject to change without notice.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers beginning February 23rd, 2010. Official details for the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Soundtrack From the DC Universe Animated Original Movie CD release from WaterTower Music are available here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature debuts February 23rd, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video.

Stay tuned for further Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths updates here at The World’s Finest.

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“Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Menu System

A selection of images from the upcoming Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release are available below, exclusive to The World’s Finest, including a look at the menu system for the title. The Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, the all new animated feature from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 23rd, 2010. Click on the thumbnails for a closer look at the menu system from both discs included.



Continue to the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and details on the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Additionally, The Worlds Finest has published a review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, available here to view. A review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray release is also available here to view.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature debuts February 23rd, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video.

Stay tuned for further Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths updates, including exclusive content and an upcoming promotional contest, here at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Home Video Releases New “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” Video Clip

Made available by Warner Home Video, new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths media has been released by the studio. To view the new clip from the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature in the Quicktime format, please click on the thumbnail image below.

Continue to the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and details on the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature. Additionally, The Worlds Finest has published a review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, available here to view. A review of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray release is also available here to view.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature debuts February 23rd, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video.

Stay tuned for further Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths updates, including exclusive content and an upcoming promotional contest, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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