Month: May 2012

Media, Details For New “Young Justice,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” “DC Nation”

The World’s Finest has a look at media promoting new upcoming episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice. Both series air as part of the hour-long DC Nation programming block airing Saturday mornings at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

New episode details, two video clips, and a collection of images have been provided by Cartoon Network from the upcoming all-new Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode “Regime Change.” The new Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode is scheduled to air at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and Quicktime-format video clips. The official episode description is also provided below.

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series – “Regime Change”
Airs Saturday, May 5
10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: Hal and the gang must return to the planet Betrassus to help Queen Iolande defend her world. Her brother Ragnar has received a red power ring and eagerly accepts it. Now, Hal, Kilowog and the rest of the crew must save Queen Iolande and Betrassus before Ragnar takes over the planet… or destroys it altogether.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Green Lantern: The Animated Series and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

The above content is also available at The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series sub-site.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Green Lantern: The Animated Series also re-airs Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

Continuing, Cartoon Network has passed along the episode synopsis, video clips, and a collection of images from the upcoming all-new Young Justice episode “Earthling.” The new Young Justice episode is scheduled to air at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 as part of the new DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and Quicktime-format video clips. The official episode description is also provided below.

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Young Justice – “Earthling”
Airs Saturday, May 5
10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: Miss Martian, Superboy, Beast Boy and Adam Strange arrive on the distant planet Rann to stop the alien infiltration of Earth at its source

Young Justice Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Young Justice and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

The above content is also available at The World’s Finest Young Justice sub-site.

Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Green Lantern: The Animated Series proceeds the show at 10am (ET/PT). Young Justice also re-airs Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network has also released new media for the animated shorts set to air during the May 5th, 2012 DC Nation programming block. Continue on for videos and an image from a new Animal Man animated short and a new DC’s World’s Funnest animated short. The hour-long DC Nation block airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT), with encores airing the following Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). Continue below to view the new content, the first two images leading to Quicktime-format clips and the remaining to a hi-res image.


New DC Nation Animated Shorts:
“Animal Man”
“DCs Worlds Funnest”


The DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with an encore Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). The block kicks off with an all-new episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series at 10:00am (ET/PT), followed with an all-new episode of Young Justice at 10:30am (ET/PT). DC Nation shorts air during commercial breaks of the two above-mentioned show, and rotate and change every week.

Stay tuned for further updates – including exclusive content and much more – here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Teletoon Announces Official Canadian Cartoon Network Launch Coming July 4th, 2012

Continue below for the official press release, made available by Teletoon, announcing the debut of Cartoon Network Canada. The network arrives July 2012.

CHECK IT: CARTOON NETWORK TO LAUNCH IN CANADA
JULY 4, 2012

Cartoon Network and [adult swim] programming blocks will debut on TELETOON, TELETOON Retro and TELETOON at Night this spring


TELETOON Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that the Canadian launch date for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim has been set for July 4, 2012. In advance of the big day and to whet the appetites of eager Canadian viewers TELETOON will begin broadcasting a weekly Cartoon Network programming block on the main network as of Saturday, May 5. To further support the launch, on Friday, June 1, a weekly block of fan-favourite Adult Swim shows will premiere on TELETOON at Night. And finally, TELETOON Retro delves deeper into the Cartoon Network programming library to broadcast a block of classic Cartoon Network shows every week beginning on Saturday, June 2.

Cartoon Network Nested Blocks

TELETOON
Premieres Saturday, May 5
The Amazing World of Gumball
Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
Regular Show
Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT
Dexters Laboratory
Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT

TELETOON Retro
Premieres, Saturday, June 2
Dexters Laboratory (Classic Episodes)
Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET
Powerpuff Girls
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET
Codename: Kids Next Door
Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET

[adult swim] Nested Block

TELETOON at Night
Premieres Friday, June 1
The Venture Bros.
Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Squidbillies
Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Fridays at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Fridays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

The excitement continues online, with websites for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim each featuring video clips, games, extra content and programming information launching simultaneously with the network.

Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, TLTOON, TELETOON Retro, TLTOON Rtro and Cartoon Network (Canada). Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.5 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than 8 million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $245 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com. TELETOON: Its Unreal!

A more comprehensive list of included series for Cartoon Network Canada, including animated series based on DC Comics characters, is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further updates, including schedule details and much more, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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DC Entertainment Issues Press Release, Images For New DC Nation App And Magazine

Continue below for a the press release and a selection of images promoting the recently released DC Nation app and the forthcoming DC Nation Super Spectacular one-shot magazine. The DC Nation app is now available for the iPad, iPod and iPhone. The DC Nation Super Spectacular magazine will hit shelves on May 30th, 2012 for the cover price of $4.99, and will feature 64 pages of exclusive content.

Family-Friendly DC Nation App Inspired by Cartoon Network Programming Block Available for Download Today

DC Entertainment announced today that it has released a new family-friendly DC Nation app offering instant access to the best in all-ages content from DC Comics. Based on the popular Saturday morning programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the free app features thousands of pages of kid-safe content including free, first issues of three of the all-time greatest kids comics Batman Adventures #1, Superman Adventures #1, and the multiple Eisner Award-winning Tiny Titans #1.

The app will also offer several Super Hero Origin mini-comics and the first six installments of the ever-expanding DC Nation Secret Files, an encyclopedia of the coolest characters from DC Comics. A monthly DC Nation mini-mag will highlight the latest happenings with the Cartoon Network TV programming block. In addition to the wide-range of free comics in the app, more than 100 all-ages DC Comics titles will be available for purchase at $.99 each, with more titles added every week.

On the heels of the app launch, DC Entertainment will also release a new DC Nation Super Spectacular magazine in May. The 64-page magazine will be on newsstands and in comic book shops for $4.99 throughout the summer, offering kids a collection of new comics based on popular DC Nation shows including Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. The magazine will also include exclusive versions of content that extends from the DC Nation app programming, including special versions of DC Nation Secret Files and a DC Nation Sneak Peek. The magazine is sponsored by LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, an upcoming game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment,.and will include an exclusive game code for its readers.

DC Nation has already proven to be an extremely popular kids franchise, stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. The new app and magazine will extend DC Nations reach while also delivering fresh content to core fans of the TV programming block.

Other comic book titles available in the DC Nation app include: Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice, The Batman Strikes!, Krypton the Superdog, Teen Titans, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade and Young Justice: Classic Series, among others.

The DC Nation app is now available for the iPad, iPod and iPhone. There is currently no official details released by DC Entertainment concerning an Android version of the app. More details on the upcoming DC Nation Super Spectacular magazine, hitting shelves on May 30th, 2012 for the cover price of $4.99, are available here.

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New Playable Characters Revealed For Upcoming “Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game

Video game publisher Little Orbit has announced another batch of new playable characters in the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game. The title, released in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is based on the popular Young Justice animated series. The new video game will launch February 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii.

Zatanna, Tempest, and Beast Boy – three super heroes – and Psimon, Riddler and Blockbuster – three super villains – are the latest playable characters revealed by publisher Little Orbit. These playable characters already join a substantial list of heroes Artemis, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Robin and Superboy – and villains – Black Manta, Cheshire, Icicle Jr., Killer Frost, Lex Luthor and Sportmaster.

Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from twelve possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16.

Further announces – including more playable characters, locations and plot details – will be announced throughout the year, leading up to the release of the video game title. The first trailer and a playable build for Young Justice: Legacy is expected to debut at the E3 convention in June 2012.

Young Justice: Legacy will feature an original storyline set in between Seasons One and Two of the television series, written in collaboration with show writers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. How the game will fit in between the two seasons has yet to be revealed. According to publisher Little Orbit, the game will feature fan-favorite playable characters, cameo appearances by popular Justice League heroes and villains, and includes online multiplayer as well as local multiplayer modes. Little Orbit states the game will fit seamlessly into the overall storyline of the Young Justice world.

Click here for the original press release announcing Young Justice: Legacy.

Young Justice: Legacy, will launch February 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii. Young Justice: Legacy will be released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ have released a new trailer for the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises theatrical film. The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale (The Fighter) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.

The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on Batman Begins and the record-breaking blockbuster The Dark Knight. The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres July 20th, 2012 on 2D screens and IMAX.


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