Month: May 2011

Cast And Crew Details For Upcoming “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Animated Title

The complete main cast and crew rundown for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights direct-to-video animated feature, as listed in the official credits for the new DC Universe Animated Original Movie animated feature, are as follows below. Also below is an image from the film’s brief opening credits. Further extensive coverage on the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights release is forthcoming here on The World’s Finest.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan
Jason Isaacs as Sinestro
Elisabeth Moss as Arisia
Henry Rollins as Kilowog
Arnold Vosloo as Abin Sur
Tony Amendola as Kentor
Steve Blum as Kloba Vud
Grey Delisle as Ree’Yu
Kelly Hu as Laira
Maichael Jackson as Ganthet
Peter Jessop as Salaak
David Kaufman as Rubyn
Sunil Malhotra as Bolphunga’s Ship
Roddy Piper as Bolphunga
Andrea Romano as Abin Sur’s Ring
Jane Singer as Wachet
James Arnold Taylor as Tomar-Re
Bruce Thomas as Atrocitus
Mitchell Whitfield as Avra
Wade Williams as Deegan
Gwendoline Teo as Blu

The First Lantern
Written by Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, Directed by Christopher Berkeley

Kilowog
Based on New Blood by Peter J. Tomasi and Chris Samnee
Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Directed by Lauren Montgomery

Mogo Doesn’t Socialize
Based on Mogo Doesn’t Socialize Illustrated by Dave Gibbons
Written by Dave Gibbons, Directed by Jay Oliva

Abin Sur
Based on Tygers Illustrated by Kevin O’Neill
Written by Geoff Johns, Directed by Christopher Berkeley

Emerald Knights
Story by Alan Burnett and Geoff Johns, Screenplay by Alan Burnett and Todd Casey, Directed by Lauren Montgomery

Laira
Based on What Price Honor? by Ruban Diaz and Travis Charest
Written by Eddie Berganza, Directed by Jay Oliva

Executive Producers Sam Register, Bruce Timm
Producers Donald De Line, Greg Berlanti
Producer Lauren Montgomery
Co-Producer Alan Burnett
Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Editor Margaret Hou
Music Christopher Drake

Storyboard Christopher Berkeley, Eric Canete, Christine Juhl Delk, Joaquim Dos Santos, Gary Hartle, Jay Oliva, Sean Song, Coan Stone, Keo Thongkham, Olga Ulanova, Alan Wan, Adam Van Wyk, Melchior Zwyer

Character Designers Dusty Abell, Jose Lopez, Joshua Middleton, Jerome Moore, Jay Oliva, Junpei Takayama

Animation Services – Studio4C

Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Cartoon Network Releases Schedule Details For “Young Justice” June 2011 Episodes

As confirmed earlier this week at The World’s Finest, Young Justice reruns are currently slated to air during the month of June 2011 on Cartoon Network, delaying any previously-scheduled new episodes. Cartoon Network has provided the following schedule details for Young Justice episodes slated to air during the month, and are available to view below.

Please note that beginning Friday, June 3rd, 2011, Young Justice moves to its new 6:00pm (ET) timeslot.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#7 Denial”
When the team investigates the disappearance of Kent Nelson (formerly Doctor Fate), the scientific-minded Wally West is forced to confront his disbelief in magic while battling Abra Kadabra and Klarion the Witch Boy for the ultra-powerful helmet of fate.

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#8 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 are at play, which may make Aqualad’s decision for him.

Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#9 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.

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#1 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, July 1st, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#2 Fireworks (Independence Day, Part Two)”
Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad rescue Superboy from Cadmus.

Young Justice airs Fridays at 6:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network.

Additionally, as previously reported and now confirmed by Cartoon Network, Batman: The Brave and The Bold is not currently scheduled to air during the month of June 2011. Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on both Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment passed along the following new images from the upcoming video game release Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters. Hitting shelves on June 7th, 2011 for all major consoles, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters ties into the upcoming Green Lantern theatrical film. Please click on the images below for a closer look at each.



Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters Description:

In Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, players will fill the role of gifted pilot Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern, and create an arsenal of ring constructs and take flight in outer space and beyond to restore intergalactic order. Players will use the Power Ring to build an array of weapons from green energy to defeat the Manhunters an evil android race bent on destroying the Green Lantern Corps. Packed with intergalactic missions, alien androids and out-of-this-world combat, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is an action-adventure videogame that delivers the Green Lantern experience right into the hands of gamers.

From Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters will be available June 7th, 2011 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Stay tuned for further coverage on this upcoming video game here soon at The World’s Finest.

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New Episodes Of Both “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” And “Young Justice” Delayed

New episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice have been delayed, as confirmed by Cartoon Network. A block of new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes were set to air beginning this week, with the debut of “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!,” but now repeats will air instead. New episodes of Young Justice have also been pushed back.

New Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!” and “Time Out for Vengeance!” were originally set to debut this Friday and next, respectively. According to Cartoon Network, a rerun of “Mayhem of the Music Meister” will now air this coming Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) instead followed by “The Color of Revenge!” at 7:00pm (ET). Additionally, as of next Friday, Batman: The Brave and The Bold is once again temporarily removed from the network’s schedule line-up.

In addition to new episodes being delayed, Young Justice will also move to a new timeslot beginning June 3rd, 2011. The series will now air at 6:00pm (ET) on Fridays, according to Cartoon Network. The episode “Denial” is now slated to air on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) instead of the new episode “Targets.” “Denial” is then set to air on Friday, June 10th, 2011.

A 90-minute block of Young Justice episodes is still scheduled for Friday, May 27th, 2011, with “Infiltrator” airing 7:30pm (ET), “Drop Zone” at 8pm (ET), and “Downtime” at 8:30pm (ET).

Cartoon Network has not yet scheduled when the delayed new episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice will now air. To view the original May 2011 schedule for Batman: The Brave and The Bold, click here.

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Warner Home Video Issues Press Release For “Justice League: Season Two” Blu-ray

Press Release:

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN SHINE LIKE NEVER BEFORE IN BLU-RAY RELEASE OF
JUSTICE LEAGUE: SEASON 2 COMING JULY 26 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Two-disc collector set includes all 26 second-season episodes of popular Warner Bros. Animation series


Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their DC Comics super hero comrades burst onto the scene in dazzling high definition as Justice League: Season 2 arrives on Blu-ray for the first time. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series 26-episode second season will be distributed on Blu-ray by Warner Home Video on July 26, 2011 for $39.99 SRP. Order due date is June 21,2011.

Amping up the action, intrigue and epic storylines from its successful first season, Justice League: Season 2 crossed new boundaries in its portrayal of the greatest fighting force in the universe. Comprised of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl, the Justice League wages war with their own personal demons and internal issues of mistrust and insecurity, all the while battling a most heinous collection of villains led by Darkseid, Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, Amazo, Joker, Vandal Savage and more.

Justice League Season 2 was produced by Bruce Timm and James Tucker. The core voice cast features George Newbern (Superman), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), Michael Rosenbaum (Flash), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern) Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter) and Maria Canals Barrera (Hawkgirl).

The guest cast includes many topline actors from film and television, most notably Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as Joker, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (The F.B.I.) as Alfred, Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Felix Faust, Powers Boothe (Deadwood, 24) as Gorilla Grodd, Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as both Clayface and Orion, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Lobo, Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) as Kilowog, Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) as Metamorpho, Eric Roberts (Runaway Train) as Mongul and Robert Picardo (Stargate) as Amazo.

Justice League: Season 2 on Blu-ray boasts several interesting bonus features, including:

-All-New Featurette: The Justice Lords and Beyond An in-depth exploration of the alternate reality concept, the use of this physical theory in the DC Comics Universe and the alternate Earth created in the fan-favorite Justice League episode A Better World.

-Featurette: “Justice League: Declassified” Actor Phil LaMarr (the voice of John Stewart/Green Lantern) takes you behind the scenes with the show’s creative team.

-Easter Egg: “Not Too Savage” A never-before-seen deleted scene with an introduction by producer Bruce Timm.

-Commentary on Three Key Episodes: Twilight, Part II, A Better World, Part II and Starcrossed, Part III — Producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker, director Butch Lukic and the late writer/story editor Dwayne McDuffie provide fans with keen behind-the-scenes insight on three important episodes.

In terms of compelling stories, character development and enhanced humor, Justice Leagues second season took the series to another level and Warner Home Video is proud to finally give fans the opportunity to witness these exciting episodes in the true high definition available via Blu-ray, said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Director of Family and Animation Marketing. This is a must-add to any collection.

BASICS
Street Date: July 26, 2011
Order Due Date: June 21, 2011
Languages: English
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
Packaging Type: 2-disc Elite

Justice League: Season 2 Blu-ray
Price: $39.99 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929138760

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment 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 Cinema.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties asSuperman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash,MADMagazine,andFables, 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 thelargest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

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 theatrically released CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch 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).

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Justice League: Season Two arrives on Blu-ray July 26th, 2011. The two-disc set will retail for the suggested price of $39.99. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Elisabeth Moss Talks “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Feature, New Images And Video

The World’s Finest presents the latest in a series of studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights direct-to-video animated feature. Continue reading below for an interview actress Elisabeth Moss as she discusses the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title. Additionally, click on the two thumbnails images of Moss directly below for two interview clips of Moss talking about the role. Clicking on other thumbnail images will provide a closer look at each.

MAD MEN STAR ELISABETH MOSS GIVES VOICE TO ARISIA
IN GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS

Actress gives feisty, smart performance as newest Green Lantern Corps recruit in
All-New DC Universe Animated Original Movie Coming June 7 to Blu-Ray, DVD

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss returns to animation as the voice of new recruit Arisia in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie coming to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7, 2011.

Long before she caught the TV viewing worlds attention as Peggy Olsson in AMCs hit series Mad Men, Moss stood before a microphone to give voice to characters in such landmark series as Batman: The Animated Series and Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, as well as the animated holiday special Frosty Returns.

Moss continued working in animation with roles in series and specials like Freakazoid! and Its Spring Training, Charlie Brown! as her on-screen career began to blossom, eventually stepping away from voiceovers to act in a succession of popular series, most notably The West Wing, Invasion and Picket Fences.

Now Moss has undertaken the task of bringing to animated life Arisia, a young recruit forced into her first mission on just her third day as a Green Lantern. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, and distributed by Warner Home Video, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the Green Lantern Corps rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan (voiced by Castles Nathan Fillion) mentors Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hals comrades including Kilowog, Abin Sur, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona.

Recording her lines on a day off from the Mad Men set, Moss had time for a few questions about her role, working in animation, and the importance of great footwear.


QUESTION: Whats the essence of Arisias story in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights?

ELISABETH MOSS: Its sort of Arisias first day on the job, so theres a huge learning curve for her. Shes just been basically plucked out of class on her home planet and thrown into this intergalactic police force just as the universe is under attack. So its all very overwhelming for her. But shes smart and courageous, so she rises to the occasion.

QUESTION: You get years to develop your character on shows like Mad Men and The West Wing. Was it difficult to have just one day in Arisias shoes?

ELISABETH MOSS: Well, I really love Arisias boots theyre very cool, I like their style so I like being in her shoes (she laughs). Animation is great because youre part of a large team effort. Im only required to provide my voice for a single character, and to act that role while the director and writers and animators create the entire story. So its fun to see that all come together, especially to see an animated sort-of version of yourself.

QUESTION: What was it about Arisia that attracted you to the character?

ELISABETH MOSS: I like that shes strong, and at the same time shes a pretty girl. But she really adapts well to her first day on the job, and she has a lot of responsibility. I think shes a nice, strong female character.

QUESTION: Youve been away from animation for many years. What prompted the return?

ELISABETH MOSS: It sounded like a cool thing to do, and it sounded like a lot of fun something great to do on a day off from Mad Men.

Ive always wanted to do more animation. I think its a really fun job; Obviously, it has a certain ease to it, but at the same time it can be difficult. Theres technical things that Im not very good at or that Im just learning, things about your voice and making clicking sounds and (using) the headphones but its fun to learn and its definitely something Id like to get to do more of.

QUESTION: Do you find animation is more liberating than on-screen acting?

ELISABETH MOSS: Whats liberating about animation is that you can show up in your jeans and t-shirt and not worry about make-up or hair style. You can show up in your pajamas if you want. Thats tremendously liberating, as opposed to going through three hours of hair and make-up before going before the camera for my day job. So its much more relaxing.

QUESTION: So youd like to do more voiceovers. Are you seeking any particular roles?

ELISABETH MOSS: Im not familiar enough with all the comic book characters to choose. Im just happy to be asked to do anything. I couldnt necessarily pick one I would just like to be involved with whatever somebody thought I was suitable for.

Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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