Month: November 2011

New “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Comic Preview Issue #0 Now Available

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0, a special preview issue of the new DC Comics title based on the upcoming animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. The comic features stories based in the continuity of the Green Lantern: The Animated Series cartoon, debuting March 2012 on Cartoon Network. This issue features scripting duties by Art Baltazar and Franco with Dario Brizuela providing the art. Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0 will set the stage for the monthly series, also slated to debut in March 2012 from DC Comics. Official details for this issue are available below.

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #0


Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art by: Dario Brizuela

Green is the color of will power, and one of the most powerful lights in the universe. The Guardians have harnessed this power to create an intergalactic police force wielding green power rings. What happens when Hal Jordan and Kilowog find one of these rings abandoned in space? Has one of their comrades fallen, or is something even more sinister happening?

The cover price is $2.99US. Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0 is also available same day digitally through DC Comics and Comixology. More details on both the Green Lantern: The Animated Series cartoon and comic title can be found at the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite.

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“Young Justice,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” December 2011 Episode Details

Both Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be in reruns for the month of December 2011. The network has provided specific episode details for both fan-favorite shows. Schedule details for December 2011-airing episodes of both series are available below, starting with Batman: The Brave and The Bold, directly from Cartoon Network.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Shadow of the Bat!”

Batman gets infected by a vampire bite, and proceeds to attack his JLI friends!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Night of the Batmen!”

When Batman gets hurt, his friends Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Plastic Man attempt to fill his cowl.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!”

Batman and Hal Jordan work to take down Green Lanterns greatest enemy, Star Sapphire. Hal Jordan is the only one who knows her secret identity.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Invasion of the Secret Santas!”

In this weeks episode, the evil Fun Haus plans to steal Christmas with his army of robot Santas and killer toys including Dynamite Dolly and the Presto Play Pals! Red Tornado teams up with Batman to save the day and in the process, finds his holiday spirit. In our weekly teaser, Batman and Blue Beetle throw Sportsmaster a perfect strike when he sets up a deadly game with human bowling pins at the alley!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Sword of the Atom!”

When the Atom goes missing, Batman needs the original Atom and Aquamans help to find him!

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs Fridays at 7:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. An episode guide for the series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

The Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “The Mask of Matches Malone” currently remains unaired on Cartoon Network as of the December 2011 schedule release. The episode has already aired in countless regions worldwide.

Cartoon Network has also released episode details for the December 2011 installments of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series. Young Justice will return to the rerun cycle until the next batch of new episodes air in early 2012. The episode breakdowns are provided below.

Young Justice
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “Targets”

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
Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “Terrors”

Batman assigns Superboy and Miss Martian to go undercover inside Belle Reve Penitentiary, a federal prison designed to house the worlds worst super-villains…

Young Justice
Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 6:30pm (ET) – “Homefront”

When The Cave itself is attacked, can Artemis and Robin the two teens without super-powers save the Team (or even themselves) from the unknown invaders?

Please note Young Justice will be pre-empted on December 2nd, 2011 due to a special programming event, and again on December 23rd, 2011 due to a special movie presentation. Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Young Justice airs Fridays at 6:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. An episode guide for the series be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Additionally, the Young Justice episode “Homefront” is slated to air Friday at 7:00pm (ET) on Teletoon. New episodes of Young Justice will debut Friday nights at 7:00pm (ET) 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.

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Direct-To-Video “Batman: Year One” Animated Feature Continues Strong Video Sales

Batman: Year One, the latest installment in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie home video line, has performed successfully in its first months of sales. The direct-to-video animated feature is on pace to easily move over 300,000 units on Blu-ray and DVD before the end of 2011. Warner Home Video has also provided new images from the Batman: Year One feature, which adapts the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, as seen below.

The above images are currently exclusive to The World’s Finest.

According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, the new Batman: Year One direct-to-video animated feature has sold an estimated 272,200 units in its first month, with 110,000 of those sales coming from DVD and 162,200 from the Blu-ray format. Blu-ray sales accounted for nearly 62% of the total Batman: Year One home video performance. The animated feature has been available at retail and online outlets for over a month, originally hitting stands in late October 2011. Keep in mind the sales numbers above do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers. Batman: Year One was available early for legal download in mid-October 2011 as part of an special promotion.

This release continues the trend of Blu-ray editions for DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles surpassing sales of the DVD counterpart. Batman: Year One was released on both Blu-ray Combo Pack and two separate DVD releases, including a two-disc Special Edition and a single-disc casual release.

Click here to read the The World’s Finest review of the Batman: Year One home video release (and included Catwoman animated short) and continue to the Batman: Year One micro-site for more media and content from the animated feature.

Click on the links below to discuss both the Batman: Year One animated feature and its respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases, along with the included DC Showcase: Catwoman animated short.

Batman: Year One Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Year One DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
DC Showcase: Catwoman Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

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 is now available to own on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video, as well as legal download.

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The Hub “The New Batman Adventures” Network Premiere Coming December 2011

Episodes from the The New Batman Adventures era of Batman: The Animated Series are set to debut on The Hub in December 2011. This will be the first time these episodes have aired on the network. The Hub network, the rebranded name of the late Discovery Kids channel, recently celebrated its first anniversary on the air. The The New Batman Adventures era of Batman: The Animated Series consists of the last 24 episodes of the acclaimed series in addition to related animated features. Batman: The Animated Series airs two back-to-back episodes every Monday to Friday at 5:30pm (ET) on The Hub. Continue below for further schedule details.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
6:00pm (ET) – “Holiday Knights”

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “Sins of the Father”
6:00pm (ET) – “Cold Comfort”

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “Never Fear”
6:00pm (ET) – “You Scratch My Back”

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “Double Talk”
6:00pm (ET) – “Joker’s Millions”

Monday, December 12th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “Growing Pains”
6:00pm (ET) – “Mean Seasons”

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “The Demon Within”
6:00pm (ET) – “Over the Edge”

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “Torch Song”
6:00pm (ET) – “Love is a Croc”

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “The Ultimate Thrill”
6:00pm (ET) – “Cult of the Cat”

Friday, December 16th, 2011
Batman: The Animated Series
5:30pm (ET) – “Critters”
6:00pm (ET) – “Animal Act”

Please note the schedule is subject to change. Additionally, The Hub is expected to announce holiday programming events for December 2011 very soon. Batman: The Animated Series airs two back-to-back episodes every Monday to Friday at 5:30pm (ET) on The Hub, having joined the network in September 2011.

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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Interview With “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Composer Frederik Wiedmann

Music Composer Frederik Wiedmann sat down with The World’s Finest for a brief Q & A concerning his current stint on Green Lantern: The Animated Series, the latest comic book animated series to come to Cartoon Network. The new animated series centers on the adventures of Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kilowog on the edge of outer space. An assortment of established and new characters from the Green Lantern mythos will be featured during the first 26 episodes. After a special November 2011 preview earlier this month, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is set to become a regular fixture on both networks in early 2012. Click on the image below for the following The World’s Finest interview with Frederik Wiedmann.

A review of the special Green Lantern: The Animated Series preview is available right here at The World’s Finest. Preliminary ratings data released by Cartoon Network showed the special Green Lantern: The Animated Series had nearly two million viewers, and was top-rated program for the night – Friday, November 11th, 2011 – on Cartoon Network.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series will return to Cartoon Network in early 2012 as part of the DC Nation block, and will feature episodes focusing on Razer, Kilowog, the Red Lantern Corps, the Guardians’ secret, backstories for regular or reoccurring characters, the return of Carol Ferris, and more. The first season of the series will also follow Razor attempting to atone for his past misdeeds as a Red Lantern. Stay tuned for further updates on Green Lantern: The Animated Series, including exclusive content and more, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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