Month: June 2012

La-La Land Records Announce New “Batman: The Animated Series” Soundtrack, Re-Issue

The record label La-La Land Records has announced that a second soundtrack release for Batman: The Animated Series is set for release July 2012 following the sell-out success of Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume One. La-La Land Records revealed a San Diego Comic-Con debut for Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Two and will be exclusively available July 12-15th, 2012, and on Preview Night July 11th, 2012, at Comic-Con from La-La Land Records at Booth 429, before going wide on July 19th, 2012 through the label’s official website and specialty outlets. A modified second edition version of Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume One will also be issued. The official details and cover artwork can be found below.

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 2 (4-CD SET)
Literally years in the making, La-La Land proves the wait was worth it with this amazing 4-CD set of previously unreleased music from arguably the greatest animated television series of all time! The set’s 36 page booklet is packed with in-depth liner notes that take you through a treasure trove of astounding orchestral scores; music that rivals any blockbuster feature film. Composers Shirley Walker, Harvey R. Cohen, Carlos Rodriguez, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Carl Swander Johnson and others are musically represented here, as well as Danny Elfman’s iconic theme. Limited Edition of 3500 Units. Comic Con price $60

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 1 (Second Edition)
Back by popular demand, La-La Land has re-issued its 2008 sold-out title for the legions of BTAS fans who missed out on this dynamite release’s initial debut. This “second edition” re-issue is virtually identical to the 2008 version, except the bonus tracks “Gotham City Overture” and “Music of the Bat” have been removed to preserve the integrity of the initial release. Get it before it sells out – again! Limited Edition of 5000 Units. Comic Con price $25

Our COMIC CON titles will be exclusively available July 12-15th (and on Preview Night July 11) at Comic Con from La-La Land Records (Booth 429 “Toy Hungry”). All four titles will subsequently be released at www.lalalarecords.com (and other online soundtrack boutiques) on July 19th, 1pm PST. In addition to these wonderful new releases, La-La Land will be offering at its Comic Con booth (#429 “Toy Hungry”) the usual assortment of exciting soundtrack titles, with many worthwhile specials and deals to be had.

La-La Land Record will also debut expanded scores to the theatrical films X2: X-Men United and The Phantom during San Diego Comic-Con 2012, as well as discuss upcoming titles from the label, including the score release of Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center on July 12th – 15th, 2012, with Preview Night on July 11th. The convention is held every year, focusing on host of different genres and pop culture events. Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.

Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Two will be exclusively available from July 11-15th, 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con courtesy of La-La Land Records at Booth 429, before going wide at 1pm (PT) on July 19th, 2012 through the label’s official website and specialty outlets.

An interview with Dynamic Music Partners, including discussion on Shirley Walker and Batman: The Animated Series, can be found here. Click here for more on Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume One.

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“Young Justice,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Episode Schedule For July 2012

Repeats of both Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series are slated to air on Cartoon Network for the month of July 2012. Both series air back-to-back as part of the hour-long DC Nation programming block, airing Saturdays at 10am (ET) on Cartoon Network, with encores on Sundays at 10am (ET/PT).

After fifteen consecutive new episodes, Young Justice continues its summer break by airing installments from the first season of the acclaimed animated series. Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block, with encore presentations the following Sunday at 10:30am (ET/PT). Continue below for the July 2012 episode schedule details, provided by Cartoon Network.

Young Justice
Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#22 Agendas”

Superboy returns to Project Cadmus, where he learns the top-secret genetics lab may have created another Super-clone…

Young Justice: Invasion
Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#23 Insecurity”

Red Arrow’s return undercuts Artemis’ confidence, while the team’s mission to track down Sportsmaster threatens to expose her darkest secrets.

Young Justice
Saturday, July 21st 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#24 Performance”

The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe. But a thief isn’t all they find…

Young Justice
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#25 Usual Suspects”

The Team gets a new member and a new mission – a mission that may finally expose all the Team’s secrets… and all their lies!

Young Justice
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#26 Auld Acquaintance”

The Team finally learns the identity of the traitor in their midst, forcing a battle against an enemy more dangerous than any they’ve ever faced before!

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The above content can also be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Continuing, encore presentations for first season episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series will air for the month of July 2012, and currently for the remainder of the summer leading into the second season debut come Fall 2012. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with encores the following Sunday at 10am (ET/PT), as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. The episode breakdowns are provided below.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#6 Lost Planet”

Hal and co. follow an errant GL ring to a mysterious planet, looking for a new GL. Introducing Saint Walker!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#7 Reckoning”

Razer goes to the Red Lantern home world Shard in an attempt to kill Atrocitus!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#8 Fear Itself”

Hal and Kilowog visit an alien planet in search of food, but encounter two warring races of aliens!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#9 In Love and War”

Introducing the Star Sapphires!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#10 Regime Change”

Hal and company go back to Betrassus, where Queen Iolande needs help from her evil brother, Prince Ragnor, who is now a Red Lantern!

Please note schedule details are subject to change. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) with encore presentations the following Sunday at 10am (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation on Cartoon Network. Continue to the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite for more content and details from the Warner Bros. Animation production.

Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block – including exclusive content and much more – right here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Superman Versus The Elite” Animated Feature Makes Fine Debut On Home Video Market


According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, the recent Superman Versus The Elite direct-to-video animated feature made a serviceable debut on the home video market. The latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie title moved an estimated 131,500 units in its first week, with 42,500 of those sales coming from DVD and 89,000 from the Blu-ray format. Blu-ray sales accounted for an estimated 68% of total Superman Versus The Elite home video sales in its first week, with the high-definition format easily the dominant media. These sales numbers are for the week ending June 17th, 2012, the first week of the availability for the animated title. Keep in mind the sales numbers above do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers. Additionally, please note that the Superman Versus The Elite Two-Disc Special Edition release is currently exclusive to all Wal-Mart chains, though will go retail wide come July 24th, 2012.

To compare, the previous DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Justice League: Doom debuted with an estimated 265,000 copies sold on DVD and Blu-ray editions sold during its debut week in February 2012 – nearly double Superman Versus The Elite‘s numbers. DC Comics Premiere Movie Executive Producer Alan Burnett stated to The World’s Finest in a previous interview that Justice League: Doom exceeded sales expectations.

Above is the cover art for all three separate home video releases for the direct-to-video Superman Versus The Elite animated feature. Click here to read the The World’s Finest review of the Superman Versus The Elite home video release and continue to the Superman Versus The Elite micro-site for more media and content from the animated feature. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Superman Versus The Elite animated feature and its respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases.

Superman Versus The Elite Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Superman Versus The Elite DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Action Comics #775 Comic Talkback (Spoilers)

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Superman Versus The Elite 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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Teletoon Planning Special “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Marathon For July 2012

The Canadian network Teletoon is planning to air a special two-hour marathon of Batman: The Brave and The Bold episodes starting at 7pm (ET/PT) on Friday, July 13th, 2012. The two-hour block of episodes will air during the network’s weekly Superfan Friday programming block. This block will also be the last planned appearance of Batman: The Brave and The Bold on Teletoon, as the series will turn over exclusively to Cartoon Network beginning with the new network’s July 2012 launch. Continue below for specific episode details of the special programming event provided by Teletoon.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Episode 39 “The Seige of Starro! Pt. 1”
Airs Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT

Led by Faceless Hunter, the Starro Invasion comes on full swing. Only Batman and a handful of unlikely heroes remain uninfected to thwart the alien parasites and their mind-controlled hosts before all of Earth is sucked dry.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Episode 40 “The Siege of Starro! Pt. 2”
Airs Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT

Star Conqueror may be defeated, but Faceless Hunter is not! The alien warrior manipulates B’Wana Beast, forcing him to combine the tiny starros into one massive beast he plans to use to destroy the planet! But Batman has his own back-up – the Metal Men!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Episode 41 “Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!”
Airs Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Formally known as “Perpetual Motion!” Barry Allen has long been presumed dead and his “ghost” has been haunting Jay Garrick and Kid Flash. When Batman sees it too, they realize he’s not dead – he’s been kidnapped by Reverse Flash!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Episode 42 “The Last Patrol!”
Airs Friday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

The outsider-heroes The Doom Patrol are pulled out of a hasty retirement when supervillains begin trying to assassinate them – or perhaps re-unite them? Batman comes to their rescue, but in the process learns the true reason they disbanded – a reason that may undue them yet again!

Starting Thursday, July 5th, 2012, Batman: The Brave and The Bold will air exclusively on Cartoon Network in Canada, airing Mondays to Fridays at 7:15am (ET/PT). The above marathon is currently slated to be the acclaimed animated program’s last showing on Teletoon. Please note that scheduling details are subject to change.

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DC Comics Reveals New Collections For “Young Justice,” Animated Batman And Green Lantern Titles

DC Comics has released initial details for upcoming trade paperback releases coming the first quarter of 2013, including titles collecting issues of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Young Justice, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic books. All titles are based on their respective animated source material. DC Comics is expected to release more titles based on assorted animated properties well into 2013. Continue below for initial press details released by the comic publisher.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series TP
Writers: Art Baltzar, Franco and Ivan Cohen
Artists: Dario Brizuela and Luciano A. Vecchio
Collects: Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0-5
January 2013, $12.99 US, 128 pg

Young Justice Vol. 3 TP
Writers: Kevin Hopps and Greg Weisman
Artist: Christopher Jones
Collects: Young Justice #14-19
February 2013, $12.99 US, 128 pg

All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Small Miracles TP
Writers: Sholly Fisch and J. Torres
Artists: Robert Pope, Scott McRae, Rick Burchett, Stewart McKenny, Dan Davis and Andy Suriano
Collects: Batman: The Brave and the Bold #15 and 17 and The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13-16
March 2013, $12.99 US, 128 pg

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