Month: September 2011

Boomerang Returns To The First Season Of “Teen Titans” Animated In October 2011

A regular fixture of the Boomerang network, the specialty Cartoon Network spin-off channel will be returning Teen Titans to its first season in October 2011. The network is currently cycling through all 65 episodes of the acclaimed animated series that ran for five seasons on Cartoon Network, from 2003 to 2006. The current Teen Titan episode cycle will come to an end at 11:00pm (ET) on October 26th, 2011 with the episode “Things Change.” The network will then air the debut episode of Teen Titans, “Divide and Conquer,” immediately afterwards at 11:30pm (ET) on the same day. Teen Titans currently airs daily from 11:00pm – 12:00pm (ET) on Boomerang. Continue below for more schedule details.

Teen Titans
October 26th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Divide and Conquer”

Cyborg quits the Teen Titans after getting into an argument with Robin, and allowing Cinderblock to escape. Cinderblock returns to his mysterious boss Slade with his prize: a sleeping inmate who becomes the monstrous Plasmus whenever he is awakened.

Teen Titans
October 27th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Sisters”

Starfire’s sister, Blackfire, seems to click with all the Titans better than she does but possesses a secret of which they are unaware. Deciding that her sister fits better with the group than she does, Starfire decides to quit the Teen Titans

Teen Titans
October 27th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Final Exam”

Gizmo, Mammoth and Jinx – members of Hive Academy – try to make an impression on Slade by taking out the Titans. This forces the Titans to learn how to work together in order to be victorious.

Teen Titans
October 28th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Forces of Nature”

Dark clouds blow in, bringing Thunder and Lightning, two stormy brothers looking for a good time. Unfortunately their idea of fun is wrecking everything in sight. Meanwhile after one of Beast Boy’s practical jokes misfires, Beast Boy learns his lesson.

Teen Titans
October 28th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “The Sum of His Parts”

Cyborg is reminded he’s not completely human, when his power cell dies during a wild junkyard battle with the Amazing Mumbo. The Titans fear Mumbo has taken their friend, and search the city for Cyborg. But Fixit, a cybernetic hermit who finds and repairs broken things, finds Cyborg.

Teen Titans
October 29th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Nevermore”

Raven’s creepy tantrum of crackling black energy leaves Dr. Light begging for mercy, and the Titans see a new side of Raven- her temper. But, when Cyborg and Beast Boy find a Mysterious Mirror in Raven’s room, they’re suddenly transported to a strange nightmare world that’s somehow connected to Raven.

Teen Titans
October 29th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Switched”

Starfire and Raven don’t really “get each other.” Star doesn’t understand Raven’s repression, and Raven can’t deal with Starfire’s emotional outbursts. But when The Puppet King imprisons Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy inside wooden puppets and takes control of the boys’ bodies. The girls are going to have to understand each other — if they want to survive.

Teen Titans
October 30th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Deep Six”

When a mysterious amphibious villain called Trident makes off with a boatload of dangerous Toxic Waste, the Titans hop into the T-SUB and go on an undersea adventure to put a stop to Trident. This is Beast Boy’s big chance to morph into all sorts of undersea animals and show the team what a big hero he really is. But unfortunately another big hero shows up to steal the spotlight: a good-looking water-breathing teenage do-gooder named Aqualad.

Teen Titans
October 30th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Masks”

Slade sends a team of Robotic Commandos to steal a high-tech chip. Now Robin is more determined than ever to find out who Slade is — and what he’s planning. But while Robin is obsessively researching his arch-nemesis, a mysterious new bad guy called Red X tries to steal the same chip.

Teen Titans
November 1st, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Mad Mod”

The Titans awake to find themselves captured as prisoners of Mad Mod, a madcap bad guy in a psychedelic suit. Mad Mod has decided to teach the teens a lesson, creating a massive mind-bending school full of optical illusions and brain-washing hypno-screens. Will the Titans be “re-educated” and lose their minds in the process?

Teen Titans
November 1st, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Car Trouble”

Cyborg has just finished building the vehicle of his dreams: the super-cool, super-fast, ultra-high-tech T-Car. But before Cyborg can take it out for a spin, the Titans are called to an electronics superstore where Overload, an electrical menace, is wreaking havoc. But after the Titans capture Overload, Cyborg freaks because the T-Car is gone. A wild adventure unfolds as the T-Car changes hands from bad guy to worse guy.

Teen Titans
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Apprentice, Part One”

Who is Slade? And what is he planning? The questions that have been keeping Robin awake at night are about to be answered. Slade contacts the Teen Titans and unveils his master plan: A Chronoton Detonator – – a sinister-looking high-tech device has the ability to stop time… forever. The Titans spring into action on a mad hunt to find the Detonator before it freeze-frames the entire city.

Teen Titans
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Apprentice, Part Two”

With no signs of Robin since Slade’s “Chronoton Detonator” turned out to be a fake, the four remaining Teen Titans search the city for their missing leader. But their search is cut short when the Titan signal alerts them to a new villain in town.

Teen Titans currently airs daily from 11:00pm – 12:00pm (ET) on Boomerang, save for occasional special programming pre-emptions. Teen Titans will be pre-empted on Octoebr 31st, 2011 due to special holiday programming. The above schedule is subject to change.

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Schedule Details For Upcoming “Batman Beyond” Episodes Airing 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.

Monday, September 19th, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) – “Plague”

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) – “April Moon”

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) “Sentries of the Lost Cosmos”

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) “Payback”

Monday, September 26th, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) “Where’s Terry?”

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) “Ace in the Hole”

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) “King’s Ransom”

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Batman Beyond
4:00pm (ET) “Untouchable”

Additionally, the fan-favorite Batman Beyond episode “Zeta” is scheduled to air Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 4:00pm (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.

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Latest Issue Of “The All-New Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Comic Now Available

The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #11, the latest issue of the all-ages DC Comics title based on the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. The issue, written by Sholly Fisch with artwork by Rick Burchett, features Batman teaming up with Jonah Hex. Official details for this issue of the The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #11

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Rick Burchett

Old West gunslinger Jonah Hex would rather ride the range than the streets of 19th century Gotham City, but thats where he ends up on his latest bounty hunt. Now, unless he and a time-traveling Batman can stop a threat put in motion back in 1879, todays Gotham will face certain doom!

Don’t miss the latest issue of the comic based on the hit cartoon series!

The cover price for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #11 is $2.99US. Further details on both the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series and comic title are available at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

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Large-Size Images Released From Upcoming “Batman: Year One” Animated Release

Two large-size images from Batman: Year One, the next installment in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line set for release on October 18th, 2011, have been made available from Warner Home Video. Please note that while the images are of large size, they are not in high-definition quality. One image is from the Batman: Year One animated feature, the other from the Catwoman included on the home video release. Click on the thumbnail images before for a closer look at each image.

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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. Warner Home Video is expected to cross-promote the release of Batman: Year One with Batman: Arkham City, the latest entry in the Batman videogame franchise from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which is also scheduled for an October 18th, 2011 release.

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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Producer James Tucker Discusses New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Episode

The World’s Finest caught up with Batman: The Brave and The Bold Producer James Tucker to discuss the latest episode of the acclaimed animated series, “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!” The all-new episode debuts Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Continue below for the all-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold Q & A, along with a new production image from the series.

The World’s Finest: First off, can you give us a rundown of what we can expect in the episode “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!,” debuting this week on Cartoon Network!

James Tucker: “Scorn of the Star Sapphire” is our Green Lantern showcase for this season. As you can guess, the villainess is Star Sapphire and will also include some cameos from some old and more recent Green Lantern villains. We havent used Hal Jordan much on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, so we thought it was time to give him a spotlight. I really wanted to do a Green Lantern story that didnt focus on OA or the space opera aspects of GLs mythos as much. With Hal, theres his whole life on earth that usually gets ignored when it comes to non-comic related representations, so I really wanted this to be an earth-bound Green Lantern story with none of the Guardians or other Green Lanterns around that dealt specifically with Hal Jordans personal life and his relationship to Carol Ferris. This was a far more psychological story than we usually do and I think, especially for those not familiar with all things Green Lantern, that there are some nice revelations into his character. J.M. DeMatteis did his usual stellar job on the script as well.

The highlight of this episode for me though, was the teaser which features the first official appearance of Wonder Woman. She had a cameo in one episode that we snuck in but this one will be the one old school Wonder Woman fans will have been waiting for. I personally storyboarded this teaser because Im a huge Wonder Woman fan, so it was a lot of fun and one of the perks of being the producer! I tried to cram as much Wonder Woman-centric stuff into the teaser as possible including some very nostalgic references to the old TV series.

WF: This series has used Guy Gardner and Hal Jordan on a fairly regular basis, moreso Guy than Hal. What do you find engaging about these two Lanterns? Would you have ever considered bringing in John Stewart or Kyle Rayner, like Justice League Unlimited?

JT: The challenge of this show was always deciding which version to use of the multiple versions of heroes who share the same name that exist in the DC Universe. The thing I love about DC is that DC characters tend to be about family and legacy, so the mantels (I hate that word, by the way) tend to get passed along from person to person, parent to offspring, etc. This is very cool for a kid reading about the history of these characters and its great playing connect the dots and trying to figure out the history of DCs characters, but to make it understandable for a casual viewer has always been a challenge. Its just not possible to use every version of a character that exists and not hopeless confuse the audience that isnt in the know. Having said that, we regularly pushed the boundaries of that in our episodes and I think by and large we embraced the whole of what DC comics is and tried to make it accessible and enjoyable to fans who only had passing knowledge of the comics as well as enjoyable to long time fans. Anyway, its my feeling that the earth based Green Lantern situation is just one of those things thats just too confusing to lay people and having two earth based Green Lanterns in one show is pushing it. So, since we used Kyle and John very prominently in the earlier DCUA series, I wanted to stick with Guy and Hal. Mainly Guy, since he has a very strong personality that creates sparks when hes bouncing off other heroes. Hal as a Green Lantern is fine, but its his private life as Hal and the complications he has with his interpersonal relationships that make him interesting for me.

WF: The classic villainess Star Sapphire gets plenty of screentime in this new episode. Given her infamous barely there costume and sometimes conflicting origin, was she a hard character to adapt? Is there any other GL villain you wouldve liked to have used? Perhaps Hector Hammond? Maybe even Black Hand?

JT: I really wanted to do a Star Sapphire focused story because shes got a great origin and complicated relationship to Green Lantern that weve never been able to touch on in animation. Mainly because we used John Stewart on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and also the default villain mode with Green Lantern is always Sinestro. So Im glad we got to use Sapphire and give her a decent showcase. I wasnt as interested in Hector Hammond because weve already used The Misfit as a reoccurring villain, and you dont need more than one huge headed mega genius villain in any given series, in my opinion. I never got Black Hand to be honest, but its kind of moot since we knew wed probably only do one Green Lantern related story in our last season.

WF: Green Lantern is a character with considerable powers. How do you balance having him and Batman share an adventure, or fight a villain, and making sure both heroes are on equal footing?

JT: Batman doesnt have to do much to hold his own with other heroes. People root for him because hes the only one usually without superpowers, and he does tend to be the smartest person in the room. The fact that Batman isnt afraid of anything helps the audience buy that, even when hes on another planet surrounded by Para Demons, all he needs is a couple of batarangs to handle the situation. The force of his personality is enough for the audience to believe that he can stand shoulder to shoulder with these other god-like beings.

WF: Any final hints, perhaps an inside joke or easter eggs, that fans should keep an eye out for when watching the new episode “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!,” debuting this week?

JT: Given that we finished these episodes almost a year ago, the memory fails, but expect a lot of nostalgic shout outs to Wonder Woman history in the teaser and a lot of Green Lantern references in the main story. The teaser especially was a labor of love for me to produce!

The all-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!” debuts Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Continue to the Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite for further details and media for this episode, including hi-res images and clips. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs on Cartoon Network every Friday at 6:00pm (ET).

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