Month: November 2010

Trade Ad From Upcoming Animated “All-Star Superman” Home Video Release

Featuring new images from the upcoming All-Star Superman animated feature, Warner Home Video has released an online trade ad for the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title. Click on the thumbnail image below to view the trade ad.

Click here to view the press release for the forthcoming All-Star Superman animated feature. Click here for a breakdown of the seperate home video releases for All-Star Superman, including hi-res artwork for each edition. Click here to view the trailer for the All-Star Superman animated feature.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video All-Star Superman animated feature debuts February 22nd, 2011 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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Press Release For “All-Star Superman” Home Video Release, Casting Details

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SAVING THE WORLD ONE LAST TIME

MAN OF STEEL FACES THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

Coming Feb. 22, 2011 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia Lead Stellar Voice Cast;
Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition and Single Disc DVD


Grant Morrisons beloved, Eisner Award-winning vision of Supermans heroic final days on Earth is brought to exquisite animated life in All-Star Superman, the latest entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies coming February 22, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. The highly-anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for $24.98 (SRP), as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthors perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earths safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.

The celebrity-packed voice cast is headed by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor. The stellar cast includes seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White, Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Jimmy Olsen and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty.
Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Catherine Cavadini (The Powerpuff Girls), Finola Hughes (General Hospital), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Obba Babatunde (That Thing You Do!), Michael Gough (Batman) and John DiMaggio (Futurama) round out the voice cast.

Based on the Eisner Award-winning DC Comics series/graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison with illustration by Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman is executive produced by animation guru Bruce Timm and directed by Sam Liu (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by acclaimed comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths).

All-Star Superman 2-Disc Special Edition DVD features approximately 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:
Feature film (est. 75 min)

-Sneak Peak at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
-Featurette: Superman Now In a moment of inspiration, Grant Morrison was provided an opportunity to revamp the Man of Steel into something modern, something more relevant for todays audience. This is the story of All-Star Superman where it all started, and what it came to be
-Two bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm

All-Star Superman Blu-Ray Combo Pack will include approximately 2 1/2 hours of intriguing bonus features, starting with all of the content available on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and adding:
-Featurette: Incubating the Idea A conversation with Grant Morrison
-Audio Commentary: Bruce Timm and Grant Morrison
All-Star Superman Digital Comic Book
Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
-Digital copy on disc of the feature film

“The All-Star Superman comic was the work of two immensely talented creators at the absolute top of their game,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All-Star Superman is one of those modern classics, and I can’t wait to see it brought to life as an animated film.”

Grant Morrisons fascinating comic vision comprised all the aspects of a truly great film action, drama, fantasy, romance, sacrifice and hope and the animation team of Bruce Timm, Sam Liu and Dwayne McDuffie have passionately translated that vision into an enthralling movie experience no Superman fan can resist, said Hersin Magante, WHV Marketing Director of Family and Animation. As the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, All-Star Superman stands as a shining example of the creative heights possible from the partnership of Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. (s10)

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, MAD and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch The Looney Tunes Show, ThunderCats, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studios rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Click here for a breakdown of the seperate home video releases for All-Star Superman. Click here to view the trailer for the All-Star Superman animated feature.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video All-Star Superman animated feature debuts February 22nd, 2011 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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Animated “All-Star Superman” Home Video Release Announced, Initial Details

Warner Home Video has released the initial details for the upcoming All-Star Superman direct-to-video animated feature, including home video release date and a breakdown of separate home video releases. Continue below to view the breakdown for each release date along with the respective cover art. All-Star Supermna arrives on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and single-disc DVD on February 22nd. 2011.

All-Star Superman Blu-ray Edition

Synopsis: Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his lifes dreams especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earths Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.

Special Features:
Sneak Peek at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie
Featurette: Superman Now In a moment of inspiration, Grant Morrison was provided an opportunity to revamp the Man of
Steel into something modern, something more relevant for todays audience. This is the story of All-Star Superman where it all
started, and what it came to be
Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by Bruce Timm.
Featurette: Incubating the Idea A conversation with Grant Morrison
Audio Commentary: Bruce Timm and Grant Morrison
All-Star Superman Virtual Comic Book

All-Star Superman Two-Disc DVD Special Edition

Synopsis: Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his lifes dreams especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earths Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.

Special Features:
Sneak Peek at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie
Featurette: Superman Now In a moment of inspiration, Grant Morrison was provided an opportunity to revamp the Man of
Steel into something modern, something more relevant for todays audience. This is the story of All-Star Superman where it all
started, and what it came to be
Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by Bruce Timm.

All-Star Superman Single-Disc DVD Edition

Synopsis: Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his lifes dreams especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earths Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.

Special Features:
Sneak Peek at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie

Click here to view the trailer for the All-Star Superman animated feature.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video All-Star Superman animated feature debuts February 22nd, 2011 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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Tucker Comments on “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” DVD, Episode Update

The World’s Finest recently caught up with Batman: The Brave and The Bold Producer James Tucker to comment on the next DVD home video release of the acclaimed, latest animated series to headline The Dark Knight. The forthcoming release, Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part Two, arrives on March 15th, 2011. Collecting the final thirteen episodes from the first season, the DVD title is not set to include any bonus material.

When asked about recording bonus material for Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part Two, Tucker commented, “So far no one associated with the show has been asked to do anything bonus feature related on the DVDs to my knowledge and I havent been informed of any extras being included.”

Despite that, Tucker remains confident that bonus material may be included in future Batman: The Brave and The Bold DVD home video releases. The official Cartoon Network website for Batman: The Brave and The Bold includes a short behind-the-scenes featurette on the series.

The Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season One, Part Two press release is available to view here. The recent exclusive The World’s Finest interview with Producer James Tucker can be found here.

Additionally, details for the upcoming new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Darkseid Descending!” have been released. A description for the episode, scheduled to air on Friday, December 2nd, 2010 at 7pm (ET), is available below.

Batman assembles a new, motley Justice League to thwart a pending Earth invasion by Darkseid. The rag-tag group can hardly get along – let alone battle a near god – but they have to learn to pull it all together when they become Earth’s last hope.

The episode is written by Paul Giacoppo and directed by Michael Goguen. Further media for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Darkseid Descending!” is expected shortly, along with additional December 2010 schedule details. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Additional Crew Details, Images From “Young Justice” Special Event Premiere

Additional crew details for the new special one-hour Young Justice episode event on Cartoon Network are now available. The two-part episode event is scheduled to debut tonight, Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET). The two-part episode special airing, entitled “Independence Day,” will offer a first look at the upcoming highly-anticipated animated series. The additional crew details, available below with the previously-released synopsis, are straight from the official credits for the Young Justice special premiere.

Casting and Voice Direction – Jamie Thomason
Animation Timing Director – James Tim Walker
Music By – Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuiston, Lolita Ritmanis
Lead Character Design – Phil Bourassa
Character Design – Dusty Abell, Jerome Moore
Line Producer – Dave Wilcox
Editor – Jhoanne Reyes
Animation Services – MOI Animation, Inc
Production Supervisor – Bobbie Page
Executive in Charge of Production – Jay Bastian

YOUNG JUSTICE
“Independence Day”
Special One-Hour Movie Event Airs
Friday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis:
In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis will found out whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero.

In the premiere episode, Robin, Speedy, Aqualad and Kid Flash are finally granted access to the headquarters of the Justice League. But when that access turns out to be little more than a glorified backstage pass, Speedy walks, and the other three sidekicks go on a mission of their ownto Project Cadmus, where they make a startling discovery

The two-part Young Justice episode event “Independence Day” is scheduled to debut tonight, Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET). Following this special airing, Young Justice is then slated to become a regular fixture to the Cartoon Network Friday-night programming block beginning in early 2011. Three additional images from the Young Justice one-hour special event are also included below.


Click here to read a review of the Young Justice “Independence Day” special event published here at The World’s Finest, with additional images and video available to view here. Stay tuned for further Young Justice updates here soon at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and much more.

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