Month: February 2011

“Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Cartoon Network, Teletoon Schedule Details

Cartoon Network has released schedule details, including the return of Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes to the American network line-up. Batman: The Brave and The Bold is slated to return to Cartoon Network beginning March 25th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET), the new regular timeslot for the series. Schedule details for upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes on Cartoon Network are available below.

Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “The Battle of the Super-Heroes!”

Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!”

“The Battle of the Super-Heroes!” is written by Steven Melching and directed by Ben Jones and features an appearance by Superman, voiced by Roger Rose. “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!” is also directed by Ben Jones and written by Paul Dini. “The Battle of the Super-Heroes!” is listed as Episode 305 and “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!” as Episode 225.

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Friday at 6:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network beginning Friday, March 25th, 2011.

Teletoon has provided the following schedule details for episodes of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series slated to air on the Canadian network during March 2011, including a new-to-the-network episodes of the acclaimed cartoon. Please note the episode details listed below are provided by Teletoon.

Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!”
Barry Allen has long been presumed dead and his “ghost” has been haunting Jay Garrick and Kid Flash. When Batman sees it to, they realize he’s not dead — he’s been kidnapped by Reverse Flash!

Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)- “The Siege of Starro, Part Two!”
Star Conqueror may be defeated, but Faceless Hunter is not! The alien warrior manipulates B’Wana Beast, forcing him to combine the tiny starros into one massive beast he plans to use to destroy the planet! But Batman has his own back-up — the Metal Men!

Please note Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be pre-empted on Friday, March 18th, 2011 and Friday, March 25th, 2011 due to special holiday programming on Teletoon. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Friday at 7:00pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Friday” programming block, with Friday-premiering episodes re-airing Sundays at 8:30am (ET) as part of the “Action Block” programming block. Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

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Details For Upcoming New “Young Justice” Episodes Debuting In March 2011

Cartoon Network has released early schedule details for the March 2011 installments of Young Justice, the new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation. Young Justice is airs Fridays at 7:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network, with special encore presentations airing Sundays at 8:00pm (ET). The schedule break-down is as follows below, along with episode-specific details.

Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)
Young Justice – “Downtime”
After a disastrous mission with the team, Aqualad returns to Atlantis to choose between a life on the surface world or one beneath the waves with the Aquagirl of his dreams. But other forces at play may make Aqualad’s decision for him.

Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)
Young Justice – “Bereft”
The team finds itself wandering the desert of Bialya with no memory of the last six months…or of each other. Only Miss Martian can restore their minds and figure out what happened, but is she too late to save Superboy?

Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)
Young Justice – “Independence Day (Part One)”
Justice League sidekicks Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad investigate a lab fire and end up finding a clone of Superman.

Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)
Young Justice – “Fireworks (Independence Day, Part Two)”
Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad rescue Superboy from Cadmus.

Please note that Young Justice will be pre-empted on Friday, April 1st, 2011, due to special programming, but will return Friday, April 8th, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET) with an as-of-yet undetermined episode. Young Justice airs on Cartoon Network every Friday at 7:00pm (ET), with the network airing special encore presentations the following Sunday at 8:00pm (ET). Stay tuned for further coverage on Young Justice here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Upcoming “Batman Beyond” Episodes Scheduled To Air 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 rebranded name of the late Discovery Kids channel. Below is the schedule of classic Batman Beyond episodes slated to air on the network over the next two weeks.

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Batman Beyond
1:00pm (ET) “Spellbound”
1:30pm (ET) “Shriek”

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Out of the Past”
5:30pm (ET) – “Out of the Past”

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Speak No Evil”
5:30pm (ET) – “Speak No Evil”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Inqueling”
5:30pm (ET) – “Inqueling”

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Unmasked”
5:30pm (ET) – “Unmasked”

Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Batman Beyond
1:00pm (ET) “Ascension”
1:30pm (ET) “Joyride”

Monday, March 7th, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “The Call, Part One”
5:30pm (ET) – “The Call, Part One”

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “The Call, Part Two”
5:30pm (ET) – “The Call, Part Two”

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Rebirth, Part One”
5:30pm (ET) – “Rebirth, Part One”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Batman Beyond
7:30am (ET) – “Rebirth, Part Two”
5:30pm (ET) – “Rebirth, Part Two”

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Batman Beyond
1:00pm (ET) “Splicers”
1:30pm (ET) “Earth Mover”

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.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Videogame” Moves Over 100,000 Units

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame, released September 2010 for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS consoles, has moved over 100,000 units worldwide in its first six months of sales. According to independent research and available data, the Nintendo Wii Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame release has managed consistent sales since its debut six months ago.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame Nintendo Wii edition moved almost 50,000 units worldwide in its first month, afterward able to sustain roughly 10,000 units moved on a monthly basis. While not a major hit, it has been showing respectable legs in the following weeks. In just North America alone, Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Videogame has moved nearly 70,000 units since its release.

In the game, 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. 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. Also, those who own both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions can connect the two systems and unlock Bat-Mite as a playable character.

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Warner Home Entertainment and The World’s Finest has teamed up to giveaway five Blu-ray editions of the highly-anticipated All-Star Superman direct-to-video animated feature, now available everywhere. To enter, simply send an email to bbeyond@yahoo.com including your name, mailing address and phone number. Additionally, please label the email “All-Star Superman contest.” The contest runs from 12:00am (ET) February 15th, 2011 to 12:00am (ET) February 23rd, 2011. Only the winners will be contacted upon closure of the contest and recipients selected. Please note this contest is open to Canadian residents only.

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 Olsenand 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.

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 is now available from Warner Home Video.

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“Justice League Unlimited,” “All-Star Superman” Writer Dwayne McDuffie Passes Away

The World’s Finest has learned that animation producer, writer, editor, and comic industry vet Dwayne McDuffie has passed away. He was 49 years old. McDuffie died Monday, February 21st, 2011, a day after his birthday, due to complications after undergoing emergency heart surgery at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, said Gary Miereanu, a publicist for Warner Home Video.

McDuffie is remembered for his work with Milestone Media, classic animated television programs including Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock, among many, many others. His most recent projects included the animated series Ben 10 and the just-released All-Star Superman direct-to-video animated feature. A highly influential creator in his field, his work was noted by many others as the high mark to which they aspire to.

McDuffie recently attended the Paley Center Los Angeles premiere of All-Star Superman, which was held last week, and was active across his website and social media accounts as of this past weekend. All-Star Superman, which was officially released today, was his latest long-form animation project, though he had at least two others in various stages of development.

This news has hit both his colleagues and the fan community tremendously hard. Other media outlets have also picked up this tragic story. Dwayne McDuffie is survived by his wife.

The World’s Finest would like to express our deepest condolences to his friends and family.

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