Month: December 2011

Animated Batman, Green Lantern Productions Score 2011 Annie Award Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the nominations and award recipients for the 39th Annual Annie Awards earlier today, with some DC Comics-highlighted projects garnering nods. Batman: Year One, Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Green Lantern: The Animated Series all nabbed nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. The 2011 Annie Award winners will be announced at the Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, at UCLAs Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Continue below for further specific details, with the complete appropriate nominees highlighted.

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production
Adventure Time: Thank You Cartoon Network Studios
Batman: Year One Warner Bros. Animation
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Blue Sky Studios
Kung Fu Panda Secrets of the Masters DreamWorks Animation
Prey 2 Blur Studio
Star Tours Industrial Light & Magic

Best General Audience Animated TV Production
Archer FX Productions
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Warner Bros. Animation
Hoops & YoYo Ruin Christmas Hallmark
MAD Warner Bros. Animation
Mary Shelleys Frankenhole Season 2 Starburns Industries, Inc.
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Walt Disney Animation Studios
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
The Simpsons Gracie Films

Music in a Television Production
-Adam Berry, Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle Penguins of Madagascar Nickelodeon and Technicolor
-Ben Locket The Amazing World of Gumball Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi
-Frederik Wiedmann Green Lantern The Animated Series Warner Bros. Animation
-Grace Potter, Michael Giacchino Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Walt Disney Animation Studios
-Joel McNeely, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda Pixie Hollow Games DisneyToon Studios
-Kevin Kliesch Thundercats Kliesch Music Inc.
-Shawn Patterson, Zeb Wells Robot Chicken ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult Swim

Voice Acting in a Television Production
-Carlos Alazraqui as Denzel Crocker Fairly OddParents Nickelodeon
-Dan Harmon as Jekyll Mary Shelleys Frankenhole Season 2 Starburns Industries, Inc.
-Daran Norris as Cosmo Fairly OddParents Nickelodeon
-Dee Bradley Baker as Obi-Wan Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
Diedrich Bader as Batman Batman: The Brave and the Bold Warner Bros. Animation
-H. Jon Benjamin as Sterling Archer Archer FX Productions
-Jeff Bennett as Kowalski Penguins of Madagascar Nickelodeon and Technicolor
-Jeff B. Davis as Victor Frankenstein Mary Shelleys Frankenhole Season 2 Starburns Industries, Inc.
-Jessica Walter as Malory Archer Archer FX Productions
-Judy Greer as Cheryl Tunt Archer FX Productions
-Logan Grove as Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi
-Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
-Scott Adsit as the Creature Mary Shelleys Frankenhole Season 2 Starburns Industries, Inc.
-Tara Strong as Timmy Turner Fairly OddParents Operation Dingleberg Nickelodeon

The Annie Awards honor overall excellence in the field of animation as well as individual achievement in nearly 30 different categories ranging from production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music and voice acting. More details can be found at the official website for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. The 2011 Annie Award winners will be announced at the Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, at UCLAs Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. The official website for the 39th Annual Annie Awards also contains a complete list of nominations.

Click here for an interview with musician Frederik Wiedmann, nominated for his work on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Visit the following links for further details on the related nominated projects – Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite, Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite, and Batman: Year One subsite. Stay tuned for further details right here at The World’s Finest.

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Writers Art Baltazar And Franco Talk New “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Comic

The World’s Finest caught up with writers Art Baltazar and Franco for a brief Q & A concerning their work on the new DC Comics Green Lantern: The Animated Series title. Baltazar and Franco are known for their work on Young Justice, Tiny Titans, Billy Batson and the Power of Shazam, among other comic titles. This week sees the release of Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0, a special issue previewing the upcoming DC Comics title, set to debut in March 2012.

The comic is based on the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series cartoon from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, also set to debut in March 2012. Cartoon Network recently aired a one-hour preview of Green Lantern: The Animated Series in November 2011. The new monthly series from DC Comics will feature stories set in the Green Lantern: The Animated Series animated universe, with Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kilowog fighting off the Red Lantern Corps and other outer space threats. Click on the images below for the following The World’s Finest interviews with Art Baltazar and Franco, the first leading to Franco’s Q & A, the second to Baltazar’s.

A preview of Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0 is available at The World’s Finest. The issue is now available in comic stores and through digital download.

In addition to Green Lantern: The Animated Series returning to Cartoon Network in March 2012 as part of the DC Nation block, DC Comics will kick off the monthly Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic title in early 2012.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment present a new animated trailer for Gotham City Imposters chronicling the latest tensions between the Bats and Jokerz. Gotham City Impostors is a download only title that will be available beginning January 10th, 2012 in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationNetwork and Windows PC. A console beta for the game is expected to go live worldwide this month. Fans can go to www.GothamCityImpostors.com to register for their chance to take part in the beta.


Gotham City Impostors is an original download-only first-person shooter where up to 12 players battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by Impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker. Gotham City Impostors is an online multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Fighting for justice or creating chaos, gamers will create their very own version of the Bats or the Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homemade gadgets and a wide range of traditional and inventive weapons. The game will feature maps and modes inspired by DC Comics Batman license.

Gotham City Impostors is scheduled for release on January 10th, 2012 and will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStationNetwork, as well as for PC. Fans can go to www.GothamCityImpostors.com for more information and to receive updates regarding the game.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold – Season Two, Part Two” DVD Artwork, Initial Details

Initial details and cover artwork for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold Season Two, Part Two, set to hit shelves March 20th, 2012, have been made available by Warner Home Video. A full press release is expected to be released within the coming days. The two-disc DVD release is set to include fourteen episodes from the acclaimed animated series, including the currently un-aired episode “The Mask of Matches Malone!” Warner Home Video states the two-disc set will also include a free digital comic. Official initial details are available below.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold Season Two, Part Two

Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. Through the shows season two 14 Animated Adventures in this 2-Disc Collection, the Dark Knight allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers

Product Info:
Announce Date: 11/30/11
Street Date: 3/20/12
MSRP: $19.97
Media Quantity: 2
Disc Configuration: DVD 9
Packaging Type: Double Eco Amaray Case

Episodes Included:
The Siege of Starro! Part One
The Siege of Starro! Part Two
Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!
The Last Patrol!
The Mask of Matches Malone!
Menace of the Madniks!
Emperor Joker!
The Criss Cross Conspiracy!
Plague of the Prototypes!
Cry Freedom Fighters!
The Knights of Tomorrow!
Darkseid Descending!
Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!
The Malicious Mr. Mind!

More details on Batman: The Brave and The Bold can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Stay tuned for further details on this title, including the official press release and further images, here soon at The Worlds Finest. The Batman: The Brave and The Bold Season Two, Part Two two-disc DVD release is set to hit shelves March 20th, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

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