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Titles, Initial Details For Final Episodes Of Animated “Batman: The Brave And The Bold”

While the actual production order for the final four episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold have not yet been confirmed, The World’s Finest has received confirmation on the episode titles – along with initial details on some – for said episodes. The final four episodes of the acclaimed animated series consist of “Powerless!,” “Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!,” “Four Star Spectacular!” and “Mitefall.” These four episodes will make up episodes #62 – 65 of Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

“Powerless!” will feature Batman teaming up with Captain Atom to face a dire threat, while “Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!” features a story inspired by the classic Justice League of America/Justice Society of America team-up stories published by DC Comics. Details on the episodes “Four Star Spectacular!” and “Mitefall!” are being kept under wraps to avoid plot spoilers. While not the final episodes produced, “Four Star Spectacular!” and “Mitefall!” are expected to act as a wrap-up for Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

New episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold are slated to return Fall 2011 to Cartoon Network. Click here to view the August 2011 Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode schedule for Cartoon Network. Continue to the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite for more on the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation.

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“Young Justice,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Episode Schedule For August 2011

According to Cartoon Network, Batman: The Brave and The Bold is back on the network starting August 5th, 2011, returning to the 6:00pm (ET) Friday timeslot. Reruns of the acclaimed animated series slated to air for the month. Schedule details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes airing during the month of August 2011 are available below, with descriptions directly from Cartoon Network.

Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#57 Battle of the Superheroes!”
The Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader do battle after Superman is infected with red kryptonite. Batman must find a way to turn Superman back to his old self because he is going to need all the help he can get when Lex Luthor unleashes his latest scheme on Metropolis.

Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#51 Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!”
Bat-Mite hosts a series of Batman’s most bizarre adventures including the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin, a Japanese-influenced Bat-Manga and a guest starring role from the Scooby Gang and Weird Al Yankovic.

Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#52 The Malicious Mr. Mind!”
Batman and the Marvel family take on the evil Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society!

Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#53 Joker: The Vile and The Villainous!”
Joker teams up with the Weeper to stop Batman!

September 2nd, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) – “#54 Shadow of the Bat!”
Batman gets infected by a vampire bite, and proceeds to attack his JLI friends!

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs Fridays at 6:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. An updated episode guide for the series, featuring episode production numbers and additional details, can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Cartoon Network has also released schedule details for the August 2011 installments of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series, the show moving to the 6:30pm (ET) timeslot beginning August 5th, 2011. Reruns are currently slated to air during the month of August 2011, but new Young Justice episodes are slated to air Fall 2011, beginning with the tenth episode “Target.” The schedule break-down is as follows below.

Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “#5 Schooled”
Superboys anger over his non-relationship with Superman is getting out of control. He refuses to train with Black Canary, and when the team faces an opponent that even the Justice League had trouble defeating, the Boy of Steel goes rogue.

Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “#3 Welcome to Happy Harbor”
After Speedy declines to join the new team, Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash fear Young Justice is just a big jokewhile new member Miss Martian fears theres no room for her to be part of it. So when the four heroes and Superboy come up against Mister Twister, it looks like all their fears have just been realized

Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “#6 Infiltrator”
Artemis faces an uphill battle trying to win over her new teammates as she tries to fill Red Arrow’s boots on a mission he initiated: saving a brilliant young scientist from the League of Shadows.

Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 6:30pm (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, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:30pm (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.

Young Justice airs Fridays at 6:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Clips from the upcoming episode “Targets” are available to view here.

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Latest Issue Of “Young Justice” Comic Series Now Available Both At Stores And Digitally

Young Justice #6, the latest issue of the new DC Comics title based on the current Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. The issue, written by Art Baltazar and Franco with artwork by Christopher Jones, features the team reacting to Superboy’s startling revelation. Official details for this issue are available below.

YOUNG JUSTICE #6


Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art by: Christopher Jones

Campfire bonding continues as the members of the team share their background stories as well as their hopes and fears. But when do these team-building exchanges cross over into TMI territory? How about when Superboy tells everyone how he’s thinking of taking out Superman?

The cover price is $2.99US. Young Justice #6 is also available same day digitally through DC Comics and Comixology.

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New “Justice League: Season Two” Blu-ray Set Now Available From Warner Home Video

Today sees the release of the new Justice League: Season Two Blu-ray title from Warner Home Video, collecting the entire 26-episode second season of the classic Cartoon Network animated series. In addition to 26 episodes, the two-disc high-definition release also includes commentaries, featurettes, and trailers, including the all-new featurette “The Justice Lords and Beyond.” Further artwork and details are below.

Description:
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl – they have all used their unique powers to fight evil across the galaxy. These seven super heroes unite to become the Justice League. Dangers across the galaxy threaten Deep-rooted feelings of mistrust and insecurity surface and plague the Justice League, causing internal strife and leaving them vulnerable to attacks from their enemies. But when one of their own commits the ultimate betrayal, it could be the end of the Justice League and Earth forever!

Extras Include:
-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.
-Trailers

Justice League: Season Two, on sale for the suggested retail price of $39.99, is available at all retail and online retailers. Click here for a review and further details on this Blu-ray home video release.

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“Young Justice” Animated Series Making Highly-Anticipated Debut This Fall On Teletoon

Teletoon Canada Inc. today unveiled its Fall 2011 lineup for the Teletoon animation network featuring a mix of new series and returning favorites, with Young Justice slated to join the popular Superfan Friday programming block beginning September 2011. Teletoon will also be the exclusive Canadian home for Young Justice. Details for the Canadian debut of Young Justice can be found below, including a series description and premiere date.

Young Justice
Premieres Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Airs Friday at 7 p.m. ET/PT

Being a teenager means proving yourself over and over – to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and ultimately, to yourself. But what if you were a teenage superhero? How much harder would it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Would you be ready for life or death rites of passage? Would you be ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis will find out as members of Young Justice.

The first season of Young Justice will consist of thirteen episodes, according to a representative from the network.

New episodes of Young Justice will debut Friday nights on the Teletoon Superfan Friday programming block, and will then re-air the following Sunday at 8:30am (ET). Young Justice will also air Saturdays at 1:00am (ET) as part of the Teletoon At Night programming block.

In additional schedule news, Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be temporarily removed from the Teletoon Fall 2011 line-up to promote the new action shows hitting the animation network. New episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold will return later in the season. The new Fall 2011 Teletoon schedule launches September 5th, 2011.

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Cartoon Network Releases New “Young Justice” Clips For San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation released two clips from the upcoming Young Justice episode “Targets” during the weekend San Diego Comic-Con 2011 event. The clips were released to promote the slate of upcoming new episodes of Young Justice set to hit Cartoon Network Fall 2011. Click on the thumbnails below to view the clips in the High-Definition Quicktime format.

The official synopsis for “Targets” is available below.

Red Arrows battle to prevent the League of Shadows from inciting a war, pits him against the worlds most dangerous assassins and allies him with someone more dangerous still. Too bad Aqualad couldnt convince him to ask the team for help

Young Justice currently airs Fridays at 6:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network, but will move to its new 6:30pm (ET) Friday timeslot beginning August 5th, 2011 to accommodate the return of Batman: The Brave and The Bold to the network line-up and the premiere of the new ThunderCats animated series. New episodes of Young Justice are slated to debut Fall 2011 on Cartoon Network.

August 2011-airing episodes of Young Justice include “Schooled” on August 5th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET), “Welcome to Happy Harbor” on August 12th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET), “Infiltrator” on August 19th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET), “Denial” on August 26th, 2011 at 6:30m (ET) and “Downtime” on September 2nd, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET).

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Executive Producer Bruce Timm Lists “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” 2012 Slate

During a discussion panel following the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 debut of Batman: Year One, the next entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th, 2011, executive producer Bruce Timm revealed the slate of animated titles to be released in 2012 from the Warner Home Video series. The 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles will feature a string of adaptations of acclaimed and popular works from DC Comics history.

The previously-announced Justice League: Doom is slated to be the first DC Universe Animated Original Movie title released in 2012. The animated movie, written by the late Dwayne McDuffie, is set to be a loose adaptation of the fan-favorite JLA: Tower of Babel storyline written by Mark Waid.

Set for a mid-2012 release is Superman Versus The Elite. No official details on this animated feature have been released at this time, though some speculate the movie will be based on the acclaimed one-shot Superman: What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way, originally published in Action Comics #775.

Lastly, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line will tackle its first two-part release with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The two-part animated feature adapts the acclaimed, popular comic mini-series of the same name by Frank Miller. Both parts are expected to be released within the 2012 calendar year, likely to tie into both the theatrical and home video release of the upcoming live-action film The Dark Knight Rises, but that is currently unconfirmed.

According to executive producer Bruce Timm, he states the two-part Batman: The Dark Knight Returns animated feature will be very faithful to the source material. The above details were revealed during discussion panel following the San Diego Comic-Con debut of Batman: Year One on Friday, July 22nd, 2011.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” “Young Justice” Cartoon Network Schedule Updates

After a lengthy hiatus, Batman: The Brave and The Bold is returning to Cartoon Network in August 2011. The series has been off the Cartoon Network schedule since late May 2011, with the last new episodes airing back in April 2011. Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be returning to the 6:00pm (ET) Friday night timeslot on Cartoon Network beginning August 5th, 2011 with the episode “The Battle of the Superheroes!”

New episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold are scheduled to air during the Fall 2011 season on Cartoon Network. The series has recently completed production on the final episodes for its third and last season of regular installments.

Additionally, Young Justice will move to a new timeslot with the return of Batman: The Brave and The Bold to the Cartoon Network schedule. Beginning August 5th, 2011, Young Justice will air Fridays at 6:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. The episode “Schooled” is slated to air on August 5th, 2011.

While episodes are slated to continue airing, new Young Justice episodes are slated to air Fall 2011, beginning with the tenth episode “Targets.” The remaining episodes of the first season are slated to air out over the 2011 – 2012 regular television season before the second season, Young Justice: Invasion, begins in mid – late 2012.

Cartoon Network is expected to release further August 2011 schedule details next week. Stay tuned for further updates, including details on upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice episodes, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new trailer for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game. The trailer focuses on The Penguin, who is featured in the upcoming video game sequel. Batman: Arkham City will be available October 18th, 2011 in North America for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. Click on the thumbnail below to view the footage in the Quicktime format, along with additional press details for the title.


Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, AKA The Penguin, is continuing his shady business dealing within Arkham City, bringing chaos and corruption to the dark alleys and foreboding corridors of the sprawling cityscape.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the new trailer for Batman: Arkham City showcasing the scheming villain in his role as the black market racketeer of Arkham. The foul fiend brings his criminal and financial genius, hand-to-hand expertise, treacherous toys and his feathered friends into the walled streets of Arkham City, with the sole aspiration of ridding the world of the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum and the new maximum security home for all of Gotham Citys thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics core Batman license. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game and join the discussion on the recently launched community site at http://community.batmanarkhamcity.com to participate in forums, read upcoming developer diaries and stay abreast of all the latest Batman: Arkham City news.

The following additional Batman: Arkham City announcement and image has also been released.

Stana Katic of ABCs Castle Confirmed to Voice Talia al Ghul
in the Much Anticipated Batman: Arkham City Videogame

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed at Comic Con International 2011 that Stana Katic, star of ABCs popular series Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in Batman: Arkham City. The game will be available in North America beginning Oct.18, 2011, for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system.

Talia is such a complex character and it was great to voice her in Batman: Arkham City, said Katic regarding her role in the game. I was amazed at all the detail put into the project and its great to see how excited the fans are about the game.

Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their respective roles as Batman and Joker in Batman: Arkham City, the highly-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, along with Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini again penning the story.

Batman: Arkham City hits PlayStation3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC on October 18th, 2011. Click here to view the full-length Batman: Arkham City trailer. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Final Package Art, Discs For Upcoming “Justice League: Season Two” Blu-ray Release

Continue below to check out the final package artwork, along with disc art, for the upcoming Justice League: Season Two Blu-ray release from Warner Home Video. The two-disc collection will be available at retail and online outlets on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011. Click on the images below for a closer look.


The Justice League: Season Two Blu-ray release also includes an exclusive new featurette “Infinite Realities: The Justice Lords and Beyond.” The featurette, which runs over 17 minutes, explores the idea of infinite realities and dopplegangers. Trailers for Young Justice, Green Lantern: Emerald Knight and the DC App are also included amongst the new content.

Additional details and previous coverage for this Blu-ray title, including a press release and more, can be found here and here.

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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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have released the following trailer and details for the upcoming video game Gotham City Imposters. This new upcoming title is a first-person shooter which takes place within Gotham City, featuring two warring gangs. Gotham City Impostors is scheduled for release Winter 2012 and will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and for PC download. Click on the image below to view the trailer.

Gotham City Impostors, a multiplayer game unlike any other, gives players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers will create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons. The game will feature maps and modes inspired by DC Comics Batman license.

Gotham City Impostors, is scheduled for release Winter 2012 and will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStationNetwork. The game will also be available for download for PC. The expected price is $15 /1200 Microsoft Points.

For more information visit www.GothamCityImpostors.com

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Early DVD Cover, Promotional Blu-ray Artwork For “Batman: Year One” Animated Feature

New promotional artwork for the upcoming Batman: Year One direct-to-video animated feature has been released by Warner Home Video. The artwork featured below is not the final cover art for the title’s respective Blu-ray and DVD releases, but is instead used for promotional purposes by retailers. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look.

Batman: Year One is the twelfth entry in the acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video. The animated feature adapts the renowned graphic novel of the same name.

Details on the home video release of Batman: Year One, including a rundown of Blu-ray extras, can be found here, along with the official trailer. Additional updates in the aforementioned link include details on the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 premiere of the film, scheduled for 8:00pm (ET) Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at the annual convention, and final Blu-ray cover artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Year One animated feature debuts October 18th, 2011 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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