Month: October 2010

Main Cast, Crew Details For “Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam”

The main cast and crew rundown for the Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam direct-to-video animated short, as listed in the official credits for the feature, are as follows below. The direct-to-video Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam animated short is the anchor for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Shorts Collection home video release set to hit next month on Blu-ray and DVD.

Zach Callison as Billy Batson
James Garner as Shazam
Josh Keaton as Punk
Danica McKellar as Sally
George Newbern as Superman/Clark Kent
Jerry O’Connell as Captain Marvel
Kevin Michael Richardson as Mister Tawky Tawny
Arnold Voslo as Black Adam

Executive Producer – Sam Register
Executive Producer – Bruce Timm
Based on the DC Comics Characters
Producer – Bobbie Page
Co-Producer – Alan Burnett
Editor – Margaret Hou
Music by – The Track Team Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn
Casting and Voice Direction – Jamie Thomason
Written by – Michael Jelenic
Produced and Directed by – Joaquim Dos Santos

The animated short runs for over 24 minutes.

The Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short is the main feature on the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. The release will include the all-new Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short along with three additional extended editions of previously-available animated shorts featuring characters The Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. Click here to view the hi-res Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. To view the accompanying press release made available by Warner Home Video, please click here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video release debuts November 9th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Upcoming “Batman Beyond” Episodes Slated To Debut On The Hub Network

Details for upcoming episodes of the classic Batman Beyond animated series scheduled to debut on The Hub have been released. The Hub network is the rebranding of the Discovery Kids network, and is being marketed as a new product. Below is the schedule of classic Batman Beyond episodes slated to air on the network next week.

Monday, November 1st, 2010
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Splicers”
5:30pm (ET) – “Splicers”

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Lost Soul”
5:30pm (ET) – “Lost Soul”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Rats”
5:30pm (ET) – “Rats”

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Mind Games”
5:30pm (ET) – “Mind Games”

Friday, November 5th, 2010
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Revenant”
5:30pm (ET) – “Revenant”

Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Batman Beyond
12:00pm (ET) “Hidden Agenda”
2:00pm (ET) “The Winning Edge”
2:30pm (ET) “Dead Man’s Hand”

Additionally, the fan-favorite Batman Beyond episode “Zeta” is scheduled to air November 11th, 2010 at 7:30am (ET) on The Hub.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

Click here to view the Batman Beyond subsite located here at The World’s Finest, and click here to view the The Zeta Project subsite. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Latest Issue Of “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” DC Comic Title Available

Batman: The Brave and The Bold #22, the latest installment of the current DC Comics title based on the animated series airing on Cartoon Network, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. This is the final issue of the current volume of the series before it is relaunched next month as The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Official details for this issue of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #22

Written by: J. Torres
Art by: Andy Suriano
Cover by: Andy Suriano

Aquaman’s kingdom is under attack…from his own brother, the Ocean Master! Can The Dark Knight lend a hand in this underwater family matter? Batman will have to do something fast, or he’ll be trapped in Davy Jones’s Locker forever.

Further details on both the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series and comic title are available at the Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite here at The World’s Finest. The cover price for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #22 is $2.99US.

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Boomerang Schedules Halloween-Themed Episode Of “The Batman” Series

The specialty network Boomerang, a spin-off channel of Cartoon Network, is scheduled to air a similarly-themed episode of The Batman during the network’s block of Halloween-based programming on Sunday, October 31st, 2010. The network is slated to air the The Batman episode “Grundy’s Night,” a fan-favorite episode from the second season of the series. The official details for the episode are available below


Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 11:30pm (ET)
The Batman “Grundy’s Night”
Solomon Grundy, a legendary zombie, emerges from a swamp on Halloween to wreak havoc on Gotham. But Batman and Alfred discover that there is more to Grundy than there appears.

Please note that some TV schedule listings show the The Batman episode “Strange Minds” as scheduled to air at 11:30pm (ET) on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 with “Grundy’s Night” airing the night before on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 11:30pm (ET). For further details on The Batman and this episode, please continue to the The World’s Finest The Batman subsite.

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Teletoon Lists “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Second Two Debut Episode

Episode-specific details for the second season debut of Batman: The Brave and The Bold have been released by Teletoon. The Canadian network is scheduled to debut the second season of Batman: The Brave and The Bold on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 7pm (ET) with the episode “The Long Arm of the Law.” The logline for the episode is as follows below, courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation.

Kite Man, comes back for revenge against Plastic Man. With the help of his unstoppable henchmen Rubberneck, he imperils Plastic Man’s loved ones and threatends to remove the heroes powers forever.

The network currently scheduled to air new episodes throughout the remainder of 2010, with the occasional preemption due to special event programming.

The Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “The Long Arm of the Law” originally premiered December 2009 on Cartoon Network. Full details on the episode, including images and videos, can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

In related news, Cartoon Network is scheduled to debut the new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “The Criss-Cross Conspiracy!” on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 7pm (ET), followed by the new episode “Plague of the Prototypes!” on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 7pm (ET) and “Cry Freedom Fighters!” on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 7pm (ET). Further details on these new episodes will be made available later this week.

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